My goal for bridge 5 was to see how we as consumers could take cheap, poorly made clothing marketed to us heavily through social media by influencers and brands; and make it our own. Overall I think my journey was successful, but I hit a lot of bumps in the road along the way. The first obstacle I faced was cost. I couldn’t afford to purchase these clothing items new so I opted to purchase them from a thrift store. I also couldn’t afford to buy trimmings and things to decorate these clothes with. I happen to work at Mood Fabrics so I collected trimmings to use. These endeavors proved to be fruitful as it turned into my end result. I think that its a good comment on the fashion industry as it stands today.