Festival Fashion in the Wilderness

A last minute trip to Wilderness Festival in Charlsbury, Oxfordshire, proved to be an absolute feast of music, cuisine, art, rolling hills and most of all fantastic festival style. Saturday night’s masked ball brought out a stunning array of magical costumes, and the party took on the feel of a fairy tale land; think medieval gowns, top hats, corsets and plenty of plumage. Musical highlights included Laura Marling, Anthony and The Johnsons and Toots and the Maytals.

Topshop Orange DressFlo wears sheer orange dress from Topshop, bumbag from Urban Outfitters and vintage boots.Ecuador Print ShawlJade Moore, a seamstress from Bethnal Green, wears shawl – fabric from Ecuador, vintage shorts, T-Shirt from New York, bum bag from Happy Harriet, hand made head dress and charity shop boots.

Topshop Leather LeggingsCharlotte Heffer (left) wears Topshop leather leggings & jacket, Kangol leopard print trainers & feather head dress. Her sister, Sophia Heffer, wears beaded dress from a thrift store in San Francisco & red mask from Preposterous Presents.

Beyond Retro shorts & Dr Martens Emily Pustelnik from Bethnal Green works for Barfly in Camden. She wears vintage jacket from Argentina, pastel striped shorts from Beyond Retro, Topman vest and Dr Marten boots.

Brick lane and Camden vintageGreta from Tasmania wears dress and hat, Brick Lane market,  vintage creeper brogue shoes from Camden, chunky gold earrings from an Indian clothes store in Bethnal Green, and a home made necklace.

Hareem pants and slouchy t-shirtLorna Turnbull a florist from Leytonstone, London, wears hareem pants, slouchy tee and a money belt from India.

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Street Style: Sugababes, Ponchos & Maxi Skirts at Wireless Festival 2011

Wireless Festival attracted hoards of immaculately dressed ladies and gents. I was struck by how city festival goers manage to remain so sleek, probably helped by the fact that everybody goes home for a wash at night rather than rolling out of tents and having baby wipe showers, and as the weather was superb there wasn’t a hunter welly in sight. In between Plan B and The Black Eyed Peas I snapped these three lovelies… See more festival style.Topshop Maxi Skirt Wireless Festival 2011Sam Terrell, a finace PA from London’s Docklands wears maxi skirt, vest, sandals, bangle, aviator sunglasses and feather necklace, all from TopshopAmelle Berrabah The Sugababes Wireless FestivalAmelle Berrabah of The Sugababes hanging out in the guest area in double denim and desert boots, topped off with scarlet lips

Leroy Palms Vintage PonchoSinger Leroy Palms combines noughts and crosses with tweed in a vintage English poncho, which he travelled to 1963 to obtain

Mud and Glamour at Goodwood Vintage Festival

Amazing outfits & alternative girl band Gaggle

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rmed with red lippy, fish nets and our best charity shop attire we headed to the first Vintage Festival at Goodwood in Sussex.  We caught The Noisettes, The Faces and rocked our floaty frocks in the roller disco and soul casino. The festival, dreamed up by Wayne Hemingway, included a pop-up 300 yard high street with a John Lewis, The Body Shop, Oxfam, Primark and a vintage catwalk theatre. Fortunately our wellies weren’t needed and the weather allowed us to get photo’s of some great retro outfits from rockabilly and mod to burlesque and 1940’s glam. One of our music highlights was 20-piece female choir Gaggle, (see bottom) described as “a response to boring man bands and bad burlesque and a force to be reckoned with musically, sexually and creatively”, who sang whilst simultaneously strutting their stuff on the catwalk.

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Braces Checked Trousers Tatoos Felt Hat

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival


Vintage Festival Street Style

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

Street Style at Vintage Festival

One of our music highlights was 20-piece female choir Gaggle, described as “a response to boring man bands and bad burlesque and a force to be reckoned with musically, sexually and creatively”, who sang whilst simultaneously strutting their stuff on the catwalk.

Gaggle at Vintage Festival