Bridge / by Cathy Carey

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1. Name/Age/Occupation?
Bridge/29/Makeup artist and studying for a doctorate in psychology.

2. Tell me about one thing you're wearing.
I've had this jacket for years and I intend on wearing it until it totally disintegrates, which it's well on its way towards. It's had some unfortunate run-ins with pointy-toothed pets and is mainly held together by safety pins and badges. 

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3. What influences the way you dress?
I've always been really into clothes without having much of an interest in fashion, if that makes sense. I don't read magazines or keep up with current trends. I mainly shop in charity shops but I'll look around high-street shops sometimes too. How I dress generally depends on how I feel and where I'm going and I'm a strong believer in committing to a look. I don't do things in half measures. If I'm going to look ridiculous it has to look intentional! 

4. Tattoos are such a personal statement, are your tattoos something you style around, and are they ever a talking point for others?
I don't place a lot of importance on my tattoos so I don't ever consciously style around them. The only way they would influence what I'm wearing is when I'm in therapist mode and have to look professional; then I have to think about buying blouses that button up to the neck and have full length sleeves and the like.

People often ask me about my tattoos but I don't have a lot to say about them, to be honest! They don't have any meaning or sentiment. I tend to personalise a lot of the things I own and they serve the same function - like putting a sticker on a notebook! 

5. Last question... “Less is more” or “more is more”?
I have a tendency to overdo it with accessories so I like to take off one item just before I leave the house. Less is more!

Head over to our Instagram to see more snaps of Bridge this week - there were so many nice ones we couldn't fit them all into the interview! And if you enjoyed this week's post, come back next Monday for a whole new one.

Photos by Gavin Hartigan