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The Comedy of Errors

City Stylin'

12 January 20 photos: Georgianna Scurfield
interview: Georgianna Scurfield

We took to the streets to find Notts' best dressed...

 

“We’re here for a ‘Magic: The Gathering’ tournament. There was a pre-release of cards this morning, so everyone has to play with whatever random selection they received. I’m not playing though, I’m not very good at it! I prefer stuff to do with Pokémon. I’m here with my friend Vic and her boyfriend. And my boyfriend, but he’s busy playing in the tournament. I think board game cafes are a good way to come and meet up with friends – they’re not too expensive, you get food and they have all sorts of games you can rent out and play.

I’m a student at Trent, I study fashion. My particular style is quite gothic and witchy. I want to start my own line, to bring gothic clothing more out there, rather than the casual, sporty stuff. There’s so much variation when it comes to gothic style, you can do whatever you want. It’s more of an idea to explore. If your favourite colour is pink, wear pink. I have a comfortable style – just lots of black, apart from the hair. My clothes are my external style but my hair represents my true personality.

I’m proud of the way I express myself. I’ll wear anything I want, go out with confidence, and be glad I still feel like myself without keeping up a façade for other people’s benefit. It’s taken me a while to get to that state. I was bullied for just being how I am. I’ve learnt to live with it. More than that: enjoy it. Don’t ever be afraid to be a bit different.” - Leigh Green 

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