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One-stop Festival Inspiration Post

Hey All,

So it’s finally Oxegen time again. Ireland’s biggest mudbath festival has a rather large pop line-up this year, with Beyonce, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and The Black Eyed Peas in the line up. Not my bag naturally, but more on that later, fashion comes first.

I’m posting a little festival ‘street’ style round-up, looking at what people have already worn to this summer’s festivals and get some last-minute inspiration.

I’m thinking:

Light-blue denim shorts – high-waisted or dungareesWith a bandanna & vintage paisley blouse -Cara Delevigne at Glasto –

With a Smiths T.Shirt, pink Cons and an ice lolly – Olivia Hazlewood  at Hop Farm –

Tribal influencesWith a Naval hat and a hit of crazy, I love this completely – Florazeman at Glasto –

With a sh*t load of cool – K-OS and Mike at Sasquatch –

with leather shorts – Lia Nicholls at Glasto –

and a headdress – Lotta at Glasto –

with big earrings and white crochet shorts – Megan L at Sasquatch –

Vintage stripestie-front stripes with colour-blocking – Kate Brighouse at Wireless –

with lace up boots and simple black shorts – Georgia Beeston at Hop Farm –

with tan bag, boots and legs – Tanita Sira at Hop Farm –

Anything blackSheer and coy – Charity Thielen of The Head and the Heart at Sasquatch –

Dapper as – Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips at Sasquatch –

Badass – Jade & Chloë Lamb of

Cropped topswith American flag denim shorts – Cleo Gloves at Glasto –

Probably only good for the VIP area – Ellen Kerry at Wireless –

A Wax jacketWith colour-block shorts – Unk at Glasto –

A button-up Fred PerryPerfect blond hair and a black Parka – Martha at Glasto –

If Festivals were held on tarmac and you stayed in a hotelBlack silk, tan leather and perfect hair and make up – Katy at Wireless –

Accessorise with tons of bracelets and a 80’s rock-star attitudeAlexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells at Sasquatch –

On how to Festival-dress; Florazen (pictured above) says – “Blister plasters, glitter & raid your drama school’s dressing up box!”

And for an alternative musical line up I’d fight to see:

Friday – Fun Lovin’ Criminals to kick things off, then Maverick Sabre and Metronomy

Saturday – British Sea Power, Imelda May and Beady Eye (just to make proper use of the Fred Perry shirt you’ve packed)

Sunday – Nice and easy, spend the day at the Heineken Stage for Ocean Colour Scene, Crystal Castles, Chase & Status and Primal Scream


Whisty Xx


My Festival Essential? – A Parka

Dear Readers,

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, 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:

The Sartorialist – (a bit short but loving the leather trousers / parka combo)

Kate Beckinsale

Rihanna – Teaming Aran knits with hers

The Girls with Shannon in her Parka

The ultimate Parka – as worn by Jimmy in Quadrophenia


All images via google unless stated otherwise.


River Island SS10 Press Preview

This afternoon River Island on Grafton Street previewed their SS10  collection and it was all about pretty, pastel shades, neutral tones and softer takes on the current 80’s punk and Tribal themes. I know it’s way too early for us to be thinking about our Spring / Summer wardrobes but it’s still nice to know what the more on-trend high street stores will be focussing on.

The collection was pretty and floral and there were lots of embellished, fringed and distressed elements. Fabrics were softer than the luxe and sequins we saw in ’09. Think denim-jersey, linen and cotton lace for clothing and soft suede on footwear. Colours were rich beiges and pale browns with subtle greens, pinks and blues. In fact the colour palette as  a whole was pretty neutral and feminine with some bold tribal prints and edgy pieces mixed in.

I really liked these floral pillazzo pants, (above and below) …

these fringed shorts and ladder-stitch jumper would be amazing festival pieces (if I were brave enough)… Plus the peep-toe knee-high wedge-boots are fab.


Loved Florence and the Machine at Electric Picnic?

Florence and the Machine. Electric Picnic 2009. Photo: Dara MunnFlorence and the Machine had the Picnic in a whirl this weekend with a beautiful set yesterday, (Sept 6th). have loads of pics of performers and fans from across the weekend, as well as lots more Florence and the Machine.

But if you are now officially in love with the band / the lady herself, then here’s some super news… Dates have just been announced for a date at the Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, on December 7th and tickets go on sale this Friday (Sept. 11th).

You really should even if it’s just to look at her outfits; Topshop collaborated with Florence (surname Welch) for her set at the UK’s Glastonbury festival earlier this year. No-one was surprised, it seemed like such a natural choice for the fashion-forward high street store.

The signer / songwriter has a naturally quirky and ethereal style which is also reflected in her music, of which she says:

“I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe… “It’s something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills you up, and you’re either going to explode with it, or you’re just going to disappear.”


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Leccy Pic Festival Look

Fine Jersey T Dress American ApparelIt may be sunny in Dublin this morning but you know that if you’re off to Leccy Pic you are going to need your wellies, or at the very least, a decent pair of biker boots. You’re just going to have to rock ’em properly. It’s still warm enough to wear a short dress or shorts with them if you remember to layer-up everything else. Think slouchy tees and cardigans, boyfriend shirts and blazers, hats, gloves and scarves (the Pashmina / Hermés type not the woollen type).  Choose lightweight fabrics too, because they will dry quicker after it rains, than thick cotton and denim.

If you’ve got time, head to American Apparel as they have cheaper, easily layered pieces, like this Fine jersey T shirt dress which is €26. I bought it in navy blue and teamed it with a green slouchy cardi from Penney’s, €14 and by buying the cheap stuff I justified the last-forever Hunter wellies at €80 from Schuh. (I played it safe with traditional green). Click what I wore here (September 5th).


A|wear Festival Offer Starts Today

It may be too late for the ladies already down in Punchestown, but for the rest of us we’re able to make use of the €4o A|wear festival Fashion offer!

Festival Fashion Awear lo-res

So for your €40 you get, 1 Pair Treggings, 1 slouchy, print tee, 1 pair over-sized sunnies plus an ‘goodie bag’. Inside which contains a festival survival kit, to ensure some happy camping, including:

Nivea Mini Moisturiser, Triple Velvet Toilet Roll, Listerine Mini Mouthwash, Sanex Mini Shower, Rimmel Make up treats, L’Oreal Elvive Shampoo, Plus other such goodies…. I’d say that’s probably worth a bash! Read the do’s and don’t’s of festival fashion here

Nivea Mini Moisturiser

Triple Velvet Toilet Roll

Listerine Mini Mouthwash

Sanex Mini Shower

Rimmel Make up treats

L’Oreal Elvive Shampoo plus lots more

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