The Secrets Of The Secret Garden Party

29 July 2013

It's almost impossible to capture the craziness, the eccentricity and the beauty that is The Secret Garden Party, so I thought the best way to give all of you a taste of just how amazing this festival was, is by showing you what all the lovely people wore to the party!



I adored this chick's style, her 'all in one' jumped right out at me as she was strolling from the Temple of Boom to the main stage! How much do you adore the glasses - these beauties are from a very cool online store called SPANGLED - Here 





And so my love of jumpsuits goes on.... this one is from also, oh yes Spangled!



And another!!! 


Secret Garden Party is based near Cambridge and can only be described as one of the coolest festivals happening at the moment, quarter the size of Glastonbury and attracting only 25,000 people this makes it a wonderfully intimate and an easy festival to be at/get around. If you are looking for a new festival to attend next year this is a must!!!



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Festival Fever

26 July 2013

This weekend it's wellie time!! Oh yes last year i did Latitude and this I'm heading off to the mystical fields that home one of the coolest festivals in the UK; Secret Garden !

Now what would be a summer without some festival street style, therefore, I will be trotting around secret garden - cider in one hand and camera in the other to bring back some fabulous chic festival fashionistas!

To get you in the spirit of what's to come here are some of my favourite street style moments from last year!!

If you're going too tweet to me and ill come and stalk you!!!






Back To Basics

24 July 2013

As soon as the sun hits London I'm out of it like a shot and straight back to the country, with the sole purpose to sunbake sunbake and oh yes sunbake!

Last weekend I toddled back and relaxed in some new items I'd "accidentally" bought myself from a new boutique I'm rather obsessed with called The Dressing Room !!!




Basic tees are an absolute essential for any heat wave, one of my favourite brands has to be American Vintage, their tees are the most beautiful soft material and I can guarantee you won't want to buy any other!



The scarf is from a brand called Becksondergaard, you may remember I blogged about them previously in my 'brands to watch' post, highly recommend these guys if you want a scarf with a little oomph ! Check out the rest of their collection here.





With basic tees I think it's always a good idea to glam them up slightly with big statement jewellery, I'm wearing Tokyo Jane, which is a relatively new brand with fabulously cool designs and uh-hum very affordable!

I'm wearing: Tee: American Vintage, Scarf: Becksondergaard. Necklace: Tokyo Jane . Bracelets; Tokyo Jane. Bag & Shoes: Zara


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Stalked: Mitch On Regent Street

22 July 2013

I recently stalked Mitch on Regent Street, it was one of those beautiful sunny days that had a cool bite in the air, so the velvet jacket he was supporting looked fab and was perfect for the weather! I loved the way he dressed it down with jeans turned up and scruffy boots.





Mitch had just got back from travelling in China, so when I asked him to give me a flash of his personality for the shot he did the well known peace sign that we all love to do!



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INTERVIEW: THE LOVEBULLETS

16 July 2013

A few weeks ago I stumbled across the jewellery brand Lovebullets, their brand ethos and values shone out amongst the sea of emerging jewellery designers! You may have already noticed my obsession with these guys, as I now never take off my own 'LOVEBULLET'.

I had the pleasure of interviewing the guys behind this fast up and coming brand, and taking a closer look at some of their coolest pieces.



What first gave you the idea to create this type of jewellery and why? 

 The concept evolved from a fantasy story I wrote whereby five LOVE ANGELS: DESIRABELLE, WILLIAM, MARTIN, LAMBERT AND KOHN defy an evil force; IZOR, by ‘freezing’ his destructive weapons and electrifying them with positive power and beauty. This story inspired us to manifest the ideology and create a symbol that could represent a positive movement. After months of working artistically with artillery the concept was finally launched in Shangri-La at Glastonbury Festival 2008.


I have always strongly believed that we need to work to combat violence and I felt an immediate affinity to War Child, which is the charity we work with, as it’s a great cause.  The charity’s way of working mirrors the Lovebullets ethos perfectly because it works to invert destruction and violence, and uses positive experiences – art, music etc - to spread its message, in the same way that we do.



What are your inspirations?


The aim is to always soften the hard aesthetic bullets and artillery and to lend it a fashion appeal.  Looking at the bigger picture though, I also draw inspiration from nature as a whole: the way that plants grow for example, or the natural formation of the crystals I incorporate in my designs. 



Favourite piece you've designed? 

I’m working on a bullet corset at the moment which is going to be amazing, but it’s got to be our Glastonbury installation this year!




Tell me about your art installations, why did you start creating these? 

It all started with the art installations: our first was the Love Tank at Glastonbury Festival 2008.  This was a decommissioned army tank that we turned into a DJ booth: a symbolic dance on violence.  Our jewellery line was born of this concept.



Advice for any budding jewellery designers? 

Innovate don’t imitate!

I think you will agree this is one very cool brand, even better news is that their jewellery is fabulously affordable, check out their latest collection here. You can also find them in big retailers such as Urban Outfitters and ASOS.

Now all is left is to get your Lovebullet - the ultimate guilt free purchase!





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