I went along to the University of Dundee’s art, design and architecture degree show opening at DJCAD on Friday night and had a chat to some of the stylish guests, who were all really supportive of the University, the degree show and the students graduating this year. Not only did I have great fun chatting to everyone, it was great to see so many people supporting local business, designers and retailers by shopping local.
Below are five looks from the opening night. I have a *prize for the best dressed but I’m really struggling to decide who should win! So, I’m asking you, fellow daydreamers, to vote for your favourite look – the winner will be announced on Thursday 26th May, so cast your vote before midnight the night before!
If you didn’t make it along to the degree show over the weekend, you have all week and the upcoming weekend. It’s really worth a visit – there is so much talent here in Dundee – and I’d love it if you shared your thoughts with me on social media or in the comments below.
As always, thank you so much for reading the blog – happy voting!
Degree show highlight? “My niece, Rhea Stewart, is showing her work tonight – she graduates this year.”
Lynne wears: blazer, top, trousers and bag, Zara; shoes Gabor.
Linda Spalding, Dundee
Degree show highlight: “I work at the University, so it’s nice to celebrate with the students having seen them from the beginning of their journey, when the apply. I love seeing the students all dressed up – usually they’re in the studio!”
Linda wears: top, M Boutique; necklace, H&M; jeans, Savannah Miller for Designers at Debenhams; Shoes, Next; ring, Wallis; bracelet, Tina Ramsay.
Liam Clarke, Brechin
Degree show highlight: “I’m a second year jewellery and metal design student here, so I’m excited to see my fellow students and feel inspired. There’s a fourth year performance artist I’m here to see this year, but I’ve been coming to the degree show with my grandfather since I was small.”
Liam wears: suit, charity shop; shirt, vintage; ring, his own design; necklace and collar, eBay; earrings, Amazon; shoes, Dr Martens.
Helen Macdonald, Dundee
Degree show highlight: “Looking at the awesome work that can always be found at the degree show, being inspired, and shopping, of course!”
Helen wears: jacket, vintage; cardigan and skirt, H&M; boots, Ted & Muffy; specs, Spex Pistols; ring, Kenzie Wallace.
Heather Fulton, Edinburgh
Degree show highlight: “I was a student here, and now my friend, Esther Farrell is graduating this year, so it’s very special.”
Heather wears: coat, Zara; blouse, Next; necklace, DCA shop; leggings, H&M; bag, M&S; shoes, New Look.
*T&Cs: Vote in the comments below, or on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. First round of voting is to shortlist two finalists and voting closes at midnight on Monday 23rd May. The second round of voting is to decide a winner, and will close at midnight on Wednesday 25th May 2016. The winner will be announced on Thursday 26th May 2016. The prize is £20 Overgate vouchers. No cash alternative is available. The Daydreamer’s decision is final. The Daydreamer reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time. This post is sponsored by University of Dundee, with thanks.