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Pelin by Efrosinya Anisenkova

published on 2 November 2018

"I feel in power when anywhere I go, any room I enter, people can’t instantly detect who I am and what to expect from me. I love wearing white to reflect and enhance this inner feeling. Am I wearing it because I come in peace or is it because I simply don’t care? You can’t know, unless you engage with me to find out. What I love about this blouse [by Sinéad O’Dwyer] in particular is that its silhouette is unusual in some places while keeping a classic feminine spirit at the same time. This makes me feel empowered as the garment doesn’t force femininity upon me. It gives me enough freedom to decide in each social interaction how feminine I want to be.”

- Pelin

"I feel in power when anywhere I go, any room I enter, people can’t instantly detect who I am and what to expect from me. I love wearing white to reflect and enhance this inner feeling. Am I wearing it because I come in peace or is it because I simply don’t care? You can’t know, unless you engage with me to find out. What I love about this blouse [by Sinéad O’Dwyer] in particular is that its silhouette is unusual in some places while keeping a classic feminine spirit at the same time. This makes me feel empowered as the garment doesn’t force femininity upon me. It gives me enough freedom to decide in each social interaction how feminine I want to be.”

Illustration: Efrosinya Anisenkova
Clothing Sinéad O'Dwyer
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