Sussex is a great university near to Brighton, a lovely city, which - perfect for me - was built in the 1960s in true 1960's brutalist design. I know that when I arrive I will spend all my time pretending I AM in the 60's. I am even planning my outfits around this inevitability. Along with this, I have spent a LOT of time scowering this Flickr account "Sussex Scrapbook", where they post images from the uni's past. The black-and-white pictures of mini skirted girls are a serious inspiration to me right now.
Sigh!! It's dreamy. Like I said, I'm getting very excited now and all I wanna do is get outta here and explore. I was going to post a whole load of pictures that are "inspiring" me at the moment but, since I am already keeping a kinda inspiration diary on tumblr, I have just tagged some of the posts that give you an idea of the sorts of things I can't stop thinking about at the moment... classic "school girl" outfits, oranges and yellows, the beach and shells, plants, plaid skirts and turtle necks, the 60's (of course), brutalist and modernist buildings, autumn, books, bikes, new friends, ginger hair, growing my hair out, loafers, stationary, glasses and wildlife. I would have tagged more but it was making my computer lag, but you get the picture. Here are just a few of the most "important" pictures.
National Geographic June 1969 - Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts
70s Seventeen Magazine scans from "justseventeen" - especially the 'preppy' tag
Ali Bosworth (duffle coat, ginger bob, red, the seaside 10/10)
Ahhh. I just can't wait to go - even though I will be sad leaving. At least I have a trip to Ikea to look forward to - I plan to decorate my room in oranges, yellows, and reds, bcause I got this great pillow case in a junk shop for 50p...
Plus I got these groovy cups from a charity shop for a couple of quid...
And these red mugs were a gift from my grandma from Margate when I went to stay a few days ago.
PLUS my mum got me a cute crochet blanket on eBay, so everything is going to be very colourful!
I'll be in touch with pictures then, of course.