Friday, 15 August 2008

"the festival seemed like a pretty good plan"

Right so I've been away for a while and I'd like to say I have an excuse, that I've been doing lots of CV and bank-balance enriching things. However I have not. I've basically just been doing stuff. Seeing friends, drinking too much and dressing up every now and then. So continuing with that theme, we're off to Leeds Festival on Wednesday til Monday, early day passes and all that.

The Killers, Last Shadow Puppets, MGMT, Pendulum, Justice, The Kills. Shut me up I will go on.

However this does pose the age old question: What the frick to wear?? I have to be prepared for every weatherly eventuality, this is England after all. Festivals are pretty much the only time you can wander round a field looking an absolute wreck without being judged. However there is a fine line between looking a wreck and being one. You just know I'm going to fail miserably. But all notions of social norms are pretty much out of the window after the first couple of days, so hopefully people won't take too much notice.

I'm going about tackling this in the most logical way, the art of collage. I've created two subsections: the "real" people and the catwalk.

First "real" people: I bloody hope these photos were taken on the first day because I don't care who you are no one can look this good after 3 days of dancing in sweaty pits, no sleep and constant drinking. If this is after 3 days I can only conclude they have had no fun because they haven't done these lovely things.
These are the type of girls who will saunter out of a tent and put everyone else to shame. I know it's cruel but I automatically dislike these people. They carry off simple looks in a way only skinny blonde girls from LA can. I have nothing against these people, jealously is an ugly emotion. Ok well I'm ugly then.
These two are less 'fuck off I'm gorgeous' I think it's how they're standing. But they still look awesome and effortless. That first one could probably kill you if she wanted though.
These guys are from the school of marching to your own tune, excellent. Feather headgear is always a conversation starter but try wearing that while you're bopping along to Metallica. I will be neither bopping nor watching Metallica though, so that's a thinker.
The first girl because I love this dress, I've seen it in the flesh and it is excellent. And she wears it very very well. The second girl because she does the effortless look with a touch of humour.
Alexander 'white trash couture' Wang. If I could pull this off hell yeah I would.
Anna Sui. 'Oh I was just wandering around some fields and wow look here's a festival now let's dance would you like a flower?' Can you tell I'm getting carried away here?
Gucci. Either a.) I'm with the band or b.) I will be, you just wait bitch.

Now I just have to find some clothes in my own wardrobe to try and create 5 fabulous outfits. I'm thinking I'll take my "pagan" dress. Oh you're worried already.

I would do a photoshoot of my potential outfits but my parents have taken the camera to freakin Croatia, I've been home alone for two weeks, I'm beginning to get used to it actually...maybe I'll change the locks... Anyway, Wendy's taking disposable camera's so we will try to get something vaguely resembling an outfit post when we get back. Have a lovely week!

22 comments:

the_kitten said...

wow your inspiration pics are kick ass!!! I love the selection, gonna save some of them on my own hard drive to indulge in inspiration. I am very looking forward to your outfits, too, please make it work, hey?

emsie said...

Sounds like you'll have an amazing time. I like the brights and florals in your inspiration pics. & I'm liking the bohemian vibe on the catwalk.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-have a great time, the florals are a great idea, don't forget some cardis too!!

bronwyn said...

All cute outfits, and all perfect for festivals. Very well dressed for music festivals I might add - alot better than me in my music festival going days:)

Katie Rosemary said...

OOH I am leedsing also! How strange I will probs walk past you and not even know... blogging is a small world.
But yes I have found large group of female friends = clothes sharing = more room in bags for alcohol.
Especially since there's no beer amnesty this yeat *sob*
But have a brilliant time dears!

Penny said...

totally loving MGMT's album, makes me want to dance around in the sun!
i think maybe you could look cool but effortless by doing some of the things those people have like wearing sparkly things or eyecatching colours like red and bright blue.
i do know what you mean though.. i reckon they actually sleep in a hotel nearby - how do you look that put together when you are so hungover?!!

1234 said...

the killers? justice?? so jealoous!! the outfits look awesome, but i noticed that i found some of them on style.com from lollapalooza? are leeds and lollapalooza the same thing?

Wendy said...

The festival outfits are always so vibrant and interesting. And I love Alex!

coco said...

I am in love with Alexander Wang at the moment. And I love the festival pictures, some great ideas.

FashionSqueah! said...

Have an amazing time! I've never attempted a festival but I'm sure the dressing is totally the hardest part, aside from gross toilets/weather! I don't think it's wrong to hate the perfect, thin blondes who look neat and clean even though they slept in a tent, it'd be worng not to! Great photos though! Char x

Sister Libby said...

I like the Anna Sui. It's so...bohemian. Very fieldy, I agree.

Caroline said...

hahaha i love your commentary on the girls from the festival. they all do look fantastic though, I can only hope they didn't look that adorable the whole time...

di said...

love the entry.

I also have a music festival the next saturday and I have the same dilema aghhh!

besos

LOENTJE! said...

Oeh nice post! I would def wear something Alexander Wang ish! And I love that outfit from the girl with the conversation starter on her head :P.

Savvy Mode SG said...

i like alex. wang's casual look. i can see myself lounging around in them or a chic casual lunch with friends.

Richel said...

I especially enjoy the second look. Moccasins are so versatile!

parmaviolet said...

ooh lucky you! i hope you have a great time! :D

i went to latitde festival an lived in stretch tshirt fabric dresses from h&m my cardigan wellies and tights. (and a bright pink mac for rain)

and my mate bought me a headdress thing the first ngiht so that was added to the equation.

parmaviolet

Sugar Pop said...

I love the second to last street girl! that dress from H&M MAKES ME SWOON. I was going to buy it, but hell, I can make one myself :)

I've never been to a festival, but one day when we all reside in the same country, we'll go to one togehter ;)

Winnie said...

What a great post, I haven't been to reading for the last two years and really miss it! I hate those girls who clearly go and have showers every morning...so unfestival like! enjoy rage!

kirsty said...

disposable cameras are such a good thing at festivals, the photos always come out so well! it doesn't matter what you wear! you will be there by now, so have a great time! hope you see MGMT and the kills, both amazing!!

nv said...

i love the little comments for anna sui and gucci. and I am absolutely in love with alexander wang's designs. I wish I could afford and pull them off as well

That London girl said...

wow....ure blog is ace!!!!!!!
this post is sooo funnny
hahaha :]