So I thought I’d write a little post about my time at this year’s V Festival!
To be honest, I never thought I’d see myself go to V, as I’m into more rockier music & usually favour Reading & Leeds. However, when I heard Justin Timberlake was on the bill, I knew I just had to go! You see I’ve loved Justin forever and really wanted to see him sing some of his new material (epecially ‘Suit and Tie’). I know he did a tour recently, but the tickets were so expensive I couldn’t really justify it to myself.
Anyway, we were a bit worried about the weather as it was a tiny bit overcast when we got to the Hylands Park site in Essex, however luckily it stayed nice all day & was only a bit chilly in the evening. We just bought a day ticket for the Saturday (Justin’s headliner spot), however looking at the line-up for the Sunday, I would have liked to have gone to both as there was people such as Paulo Nutini, Tinie Tempah, Lily Allen, Rita Ora & Rizzle Kicks who I missed out on, who always seem fun acts.
We got to the festival a little later than the opening time so didn’t get to see everyone. However, we did see some great acts such as Bastille, Example, Birdy, Ed Sheeran, Josh Record (who we got a photo with) and Justin, of course.
Also to brighten up our day we took an inflatable banana, which we named Barry, with us as a laugh. That made for some funny pictures and a great talking point as people called us the banana girls.
I would definitely say V Festival is great for younger people who like good pop music, or for first-time festival-goers as it’s not too big or scary. I can’t really say I found any great new bands at the event, however I definitely had fun.
Check out some of my snaps from the festival below…
Left: Fooling around with Barry the Banana. Right: Bastille perform!
My sister Kerri with our yummy (but expensive) fruity drinks.
Watching Josh Record on the Futures Stage was one of the highlights of the day!
With this year’s Southsea Fashion Week on its way next month, I decided to get in contact with one of the organisers of the event.
Lauren Barnett, 19, is the Liasons Manager for this years event, which is taking place over three days from June 12-14 at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. The event is designed to raise awareness of the creative talent in Southsea as well as the local areas.
I arranged to meet with Lauren over a coffee at Southsea’s Garage Lounge on Albert Road this week to find out more information about the event and what’s been going on behind the scenes…
Check out what she had to say, plus a few images of what you can expect from the event below…
Hi Lauren! Can you tell me how you ended up involved in an exciting event like Southsea Fashion Week?
Yes of course. It’s the first addition of Highbury College’s Southsea Fashion Week, with students from the Fashion & Clothing course running things. There has been Southsea Fashion Weeks before, with other individuals running them, however this year our college tutor, Kevin Freeman thought it would be a great idea if we handled things.
So will this count towards your coursework?
Well, there is usually an end of year fashion show at the Pyramids in Southsea, based on first and second year’s end of collections. However, this year they wanted something bigger and better, so the college decided to head up Southsea Fashion Week. Five students in the class were asked to volunteer to each have a job role, with me taking Liasons Manager. It’s been down to the students to organize everything.
What does your role involve?
I’m the person who gets all of the retailers and designers in and I’m also helping to promote the event on Instagram. As well as this, I’m helping with more general stuff too, such as putting posters and flyers around to try and raise awareness of the event.
Along with the students, who else will be involved in the show?
We have quite a few independent retailers who will be part of the show, as well as a couple of designers. We’re trying to keep things local as possible to discover and promote local talent. Things are still in progress at the moment, however we are excited about the people already on board.
What can people expect from this year’s show?
Lots! The first day, the Thursday, will concentrate on hair and beauty. Then on Friday there will be the independent retailers, who will each have a stall and the independent designers, who will have their own show. On Saturday, the independent retailers will return and there will be showcases of students major final projects. These can be on anything. One of the students is concentrating on gypsy theme, another is focusing on the ‘Clueless’ film and I’m doing 70s punk!
How would you describe your own style?
I am definitely into my vintage. I have my own business on Facebook where I sell this sort of clothing. Obviously I’m quite busy at the moment, so I haven’t been able to put as much effort in as I’d like at the moment, but it’s definitely something I’m passionate about.
Do you think Southsea has it’s own unique style?
Oh yeah definitely – is renowned for being quite quirky and unique. You can definitely see this when you go out here at the weekend because everyone is so individual. I think that’s great.
What would you say are the biggest influences in fashion right now?
When it comes to designers, I love what Moschino has done recently. It’s not easily wearable but that’s what I like about it. When it comes to celebrities, I think people like Fearne Cotton, Rihanna and Rita Ora are definitely big influences. Cara Delevingne is also a huge as she is everywhere at the moment.
How can people buy tickets for this year’s Southsea Fashion Week?
The tickets are a bargain at just £2.50 each per day (Or £8 for a family of four). People can buy these from the Healthy & Beauty reception at Highbury College in Cosham at the moment and they will available to purchase online from our website soon.
Do you have any other ways people can keep up with whats going on for Southsea Fashion Week?
Great thank you so much Lauren, can’t wait for the event!
Thank you, me too!
Check out what sort of thing you can expect from the show in the images below…
Yes, seven years on from when she presented her first collaboration with the brand, the legendary model is making fashion fans happy by working with the high street favourite again.
Excitingly enough, official images have been released today which show you some of the items that will feature in the new range! As you will see from the pictures belong, Ms Moss is definitely loving fringing in this new line, which comes perfect just ahead of something. She has also incorporated elaborate embroidery and unique patterns, as well as a splash of leather, stars and chiffon.
The new line comes after Kate was named as a contributing fashion editor to British Vogue earlier this year – showing she is still on top when it comes to the modelling world!
You will be able to buy the collection from Topshop instore and online from April 30. The line will also be stocked at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com and Net-a-porter.com
Check out the images below and let me know what you think!