The festival run down!
Summer of FES-T-VALS by Thea Natalie
And on the seventh day God created the summer music festival!
As the lazy days stretch out into the lively nights and music drifts across the rooftops and fields, the festival spirit awakens. Out of astonishing 450 music festivals held in the UK in 2011, one of the most loved has to be the Secret Garden Party, which takes place 21st-24th July outside of Cambridge.
SIX will be heading over there to stretch out our limbs after many long days at the office, fully loaded with a selection of the season's essential festival Tee's in our backpacks. Whatever mood takes us, a Tee is the easiest way to transform whether we are rocking out to Goldierocks or dancing wildly to the sounds of Blondie, come rain or sunshine. And if you have one or more festivals still ahead of you (or you're still deciding where to go), then follow our Festival Tee Guide, and we promise you will never be stuck with where to be and what to wear (especially if you are an S&E girl like us!).
Every year the quiet green space that is Clapham Common transforms into intense, loud and fun festival mayhem. Edgy techno beats and a crowd devoted to the music makes SW4 the street wear festival of the summer. Pair an ethical Tee with a photographic print jumpsuit and party the night away! SW4 is on 27th-28th August. Jumpsuit by Tramp In Disguise, top by Patrick Mohr, both @ Not Just A Label.
What could be more fitting at a world music festival than a world wide brand changing fashion for the future? ASOS Africa's cotton top and a sheer midi will keep you cool while dancing to the flutes & drums. This home grown festival combines theatre, music, dance and some good old fashioned audience participation for a diverse and different festival experience. Womad is on 20th-23rd July in Sicily, 29th-31st July in the UK, 21st-23rd October in Australia. Top ASOS Africa, skirt stylist's own.
Sundae on the Common
Candy floss clothing and ice cream galore, Ben & Jerry's Sundae on the Common brings peace, love and sugary fair trade goodness to the festival line up this summer. A floaty organic top and cut offs are just the fit for the relaxed vibe, artist competitions and social games that make this family friendly event a refreshing change in pace. As B&J say, you'll be over the Moo-n to be there! Sundae festival is on 23rd-24th July London and Manchester. Shorts by Rokit Remade, top by Beaumont Organic.
Secret Garden Party
Finding your summer romance will be easy at Secret Garden Party. Taking place on the grounds of a Georgian farm house, the location has its own lake, river and even landscaped gardens. The beautiful backdrop and still relatively small size make Secret Garden one of the best festivals of the year. Easy breezy silk and a retro skirt make an effortlessly cool combo to sway through the days. Secret Garden Party is on 21st-24th July. Skirt by Rokit, top by From Somewhere.
Nothing says dance music like 80's inspired tasselled top and glasses with attitude. Slip into a pair of stretchy skinnies, like the Levis ones from their Waterless range, and head down to Global Gathering where beats and bass will propel you through the weekend. One of the biggest electronica events in the world, GG is the place to let your hair down and dance like no one's watching! Global Gathering happens on 29th-30th July. Top by Rokit Remade, jeans Levis Water<Less.
Rock style it up in a band Tee and boots for the indie day of the year at the Reading Festival. My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, The Strokes, and Pulp, there's something for every rock lover in the nation. No room for pretty pastels and swishy maxis here, pull on your rockiest Tee, it's time for air guitar and swinging hair. Rock on! Reading Festival is on 26th-28th August. Leggins by Beaumont Organic, top by Bitching & Junkfood.
All jewellery is by MADE.
Model Egle @ Sapphires Model Management, Hair and Make up Mustumi Shibahara, Stylist Thea Natalie @ Creatures of Life, Photography Antonio Milevcic.
Sorry I can't post the images and text together, I am clearly not a techo-savvy blogger, oh the shame! For the full article with images please go to: this link!!