i’m 18 years old, and i live in the netherlands. i’m currently studying allround styling, and i already know that’s not really what i want to do in my life. i personally don’t like to label my style, since i feel like i would restrict my creativity by doing so, because everything you do and wear should conform to that particular style. i guess it’s fair to say that my style is quite alternative. when I wake up in the morning, i never think “let’s make a statement today”. if I do so in the process, that’s fine, but it’s not my main goal. i wear what i like, and i like what i wear, and i’ve let go of the opinions of others on it. i’m not wearing clothes to impress or scare people. i often hear people say ‘i wear a mask, because i want to keep people at distance’. this is not the case for me at all. i would rather call my style ‘a filter’, because it does keep ignorant, close-minded people at distance and that’s a blessing. i have a lot of self-harm scars everywhere, especially on my arms, hips and thighs, but I'm not ashamed of those anymore.