Festival Fever – No Thanks!

When it comes to festivals, it is safe to say I am now firmly on the side of 6 out of 10 magazine and their stance in the article ´Why festivals aren´t for me´.

Now, I am the first to admit that Kate Moss and her crew of super cool friends still look amazing glamping in their Winnebago´s, complete with their own toilet and home comforts. And yes, the music is still super exhilarating in its brilliance. I am so looking forward to the Goddess that is Florence Welch headlining this Friday night. But I will be just as happy to watch it on the TV in my Menorcan hotel (blessed with all BBC channels) rather than actually experiencing it at Glastonbury.

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Why? Well there´s the British Weather for a start. If I wanted to bathe waist high in mud, I would make sure it had some theraputic or beauty properties first – maybe in a Turkish mudbath? British festivals are well known for mud, rain and storms, it just seems the mention of the word ´festival´ seems to turn the best British Summer into Monsoon season!

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And then there´s the toilet situation. The 6 out of  10 article hits the nail firmly on the head when it says ¨…It is insane how much of my festival hate is urinary based´. There are the portaloos filled so high you literally rise when you sit down on them. The obligatory peeing in a bottle, and then throwing it (if it´s cold it´s beer, if it´s warm it´s pee…) is a sad but true fact when you have found yourself a good space and don´t want to lose it. Why would we pay good money to put ourselves through a urine soaking?

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Then there´s injuries. Pryers Solicitors have produced a great infographic of festival injuries that you can also view on the 6 out of 10 page. Falling whilst crowd surfing, being hit by flying objects, slips, trips, falls and all manner of crushes just add to the absolute ´fun´of festivals.

When you put it all together, maybe it is best to enjoy it all from the comfort of your armchair, with a clean toilet just a step away…

 

Festival styling by Boden

If I’m being truly honest, Boden would not necessarily be the first place I would look for festival friendly clothing. It doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Ellie Goulding style Glastonbury wear. But this is the season that Boden has emerged as a new contender for festival fashion, with an eclectic collection just released that is dedicated to pieces that will look perfectly at home in a muddy field this summer. With pieces christened ‘Boho’ ‘Festival’ and ‘Glastonbury’, Boden has definitely got caught up in the summer music mood.

Classic Festival style

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Boden has taken the elements of classic festival style, and has given them the Boden twist. This means there are hot pants, but with a Boden print rather than plain denim. There are cute printed vests that will contrast nicely with jeans or a denim skirt. There are animal print short wellies, these will practically go with whatever you choose to wear. And there are the usual raft of florals, items that every year we say are unsuited to a muddy field, but then marvel at the sheer style and bravery of the celeb wearing them (think Kelly Osbourne or Nicola Roberts in a tea dress, or Katy Perry at Coachella virtually every year.)

What do you think of the Boden festival range – a yes or a no?

Festival Vest BA049 (Was £25.00 ) now £21.25 click to visit Boden

Festival Vest
BA049
(Was £25.00 ) now £21.25 click to visit Boden

Glastonbury Jacket BE023 (Was £110.00 ) now £93.50 click to visit Boden

Glastonbury Jacket
BE023
(Was £110.00 ) now £93.50 click to visit Boden

Boho Shorts BJ002 (Was £45.00 ) now £38.25 click to visit Boden

Boho Shorts
BJ002
(Was £45.00 ) now £38.25 click to visit Boden

Ankle-Boot Welly AZ185 (Was £39.00 ) now £33.15 click to visit Boden

Ankle-Boot Welly
AZ185
(Was £39.00 ) now £33.15 click to visit Boden

Boho Printed Dress BH057 (Was £69.00 ) now £58.65 click to visit Boden

Boho Printed Dress
BH057
(Was £69.00 ) now £58.65 click to visit Boden

Fun Summer Tee BA046 (Was £49.00 ) now £41.65 click to visit Boden

Fun Summer Tee
BA046
(Was £49.00 ) now £41.65 click to visit Boden

Festival Skirt BG013 (Was £59.00 ) now £50.15 click to visit Boden

Festival Skirt
BG013
(Was £59.00 ) now £50.15 click to visit Boden

Festival Scarf BD027 (Was £25.00 ) now £21.25 click to visit Boden

Festival Scarf
BD027
(Was £25.00 ) now £21.25 click to visit Boden

To view the complete collection, click here.

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Glam celeb looks from Ashley Benson, Kate Winslet and Florence Welch

This weeks celebrity focus turns to the glamorous. Some ladies are never really off duty, always looking immaculate even if they are just walking from A to B, today I have featured some such ladies. We have Florence Welch wearing Amanda Wakeley in Cinnamon, a colour she was just born to wear, and Kate Winslet showing that her pregnancy style is just as elegant as when she isn’t pregnant, wearing Isabella Oliver, and, even though it is such a cliched saying, absolutely glowing.

We have Pretty Little Liars style Ashley Benson in French Connection, proving that a shrunken biker jacket should definitely be part of your wardrobe this Autumn/Winter, whilst Fearne Cotton shows that Zara Taylor is the jewellery designer that the celebs just love to wear.

There are lots of other great looks to, but I’ll let you check them out for yourself.

Nicky Hilton in Celeb Boutique

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Maddox dress £109.99 click to visit Celeb Boutique

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Denise Van Outen

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DECO MAXI DRESS £395.00 click to visit Coast

DECO MAXI DRESS
£395.00 click to visit Coast

Ashley Benson wears French Connection

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 Athena Colour Block Biker Jacket £97.00 click to visit French Connection

Athena Colour Block Biker Jacket
£97.00 click to visit French Connection

Fearne Cotton wears Zara Taylor London

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Crystal Quartz Point Pendant £25 click to visit Zara Taylor London

Crystal Quartz Point Pendant £25 click to visit Zara Taylor London

Kate Winslet wears Isabella Oliver

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 Somerton Maternity Dress £109.00 click to visit Isabella Oliver


Somerton Maternity Dress
£109.00 click to visit Isabella Oliver

Florence Welch wears Amanda Wakeley

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Lyza Pant in Cinnamon: click to visit Amanda Wakeley

Arlinda Coat in Cinnamon

Lyza Pant in Cinnamon click to visit Amanda Wakeley

Lyza Pant in Cinnamon

 Mollie King wears Reiss

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 CONTRAST TRIM SILK TOP WHITE £110 click to visit Reiss

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 TEXTURED SLIM TROUSERS BLACK/WHITE £120 click to visit Reiss

TEXTURED SLIM TROUSERS
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Get the Charlize Theron look with Wallis

Black Beaded Shoulder Maxi Dress Price: £90.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Beaded Shoulder Maxi Dress