Like something that’s meant to be – a few things came together today.
1. The wettest weekend music celebrations known to man; AKA the UK / Ireland festival season, started this weekend, with Download at Donington Park.
2. This prompted someone to ask me what my one, single festival essential was, for a magazine survey*.
3. I tried this frikkin amazing parka on in River Island this afternoon.
and 4. I just got back from watching the new Noel Clarke film, 220.127.116.11. In which Shannon, played by Ophelia Lovibond wears a similar parka.
*Naturally then, my answer was, “why, a Parka of course”. I have decided that I need one of these in my life; especially for hanging around, drinking and dancing in fields. Wearing it with Hunters, cut-offs and a few layers on top will do the job. The River Island one is lined with something to make it warmer and I’m thinking, if I manage to ‘loose’ my tent, this coat will easily double up as a sleeping bag. It’s huge too.
If you’re unconvinced by my converse / Parka combination, here’s a few looks for real inspiration:
Trendtastic-ny.com – (a bit short but loving the leather trousers / parka combo)
All images via google unless stated otherwise.