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Welcome to my blog! I'm Kathryn and I blog about  fusing Vintage and modern Fashion together to create a unique style. I am also passionate about slowing down the fast fashion industry  and hope to encourage others to do likewise through my posts showcasing  my personal style through the vintage and thrifted items that I have sourced.

Festival Fab!

Festival Fab!

Festival ready Summer Style!
Festival ready Summer Style!

Summer simply wouldn't be .............well SUMMER if it weren't for the music festival........planning months ahead.....working jobs to afford tickets and then finally purchasing several ......Summer's Sorted....Excitement begins as time draws closer.

Music, being the big attraction and freedom from mundane everyday life , if just, for a little while. Open air headiness highs and lows , most of the time well anything goes.........OR MAYBE NOT!!!!!!!!!

The term "Festival" first appeared on the radar scale in the middle of the 16th century!!!  Throughout history music has played an important role at these mass cultural events. Music festivals as we know them today date back to the 1950's. The Newport Jazz festival was founded in 1952 in Rhode Island and 13,000 people attended. Jazz ,Gospel and Blues were performed by artists of the day such as Billie Holliday (one of my all time favourites) , Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillispie. In 1959 a "sister" festival was formed called the Newport Folk Festival  and was the launching pad for Mr Bob Dylan. See Here

1967 saw the Music Festival as we know it today called the Montery Pop Festival in California. This festival kick-started the careers of Janis Joplin, The Who and Ravi Shankar into the spotlight. It was also famously where Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire which was one of the most iconic moments in Rock  Music Festival  history.  See Here

Two years later 1969 and Woodstock was born in Bethal Woods New York.  400,000 people came for three days of Love, Peace and great music. The "Music Festival" was firmly launched and rooted in the minds and souls of all the creative and hippiefied beautiful people that attended that famous festival. Stories and tales which would be retold to children and grandchildren in years to come were made on those famous 3 days. ( JEALOUS NOT!!!!) See Here

1970 saw the first Galastonbury which was held the day after Jimi Hendrix died. It was held over a period of two days and was formed by a guy called Michael Eavis.  The acts that were included on that faithful two days were Marc Bolan , Al Stewart ,  Keith Christmas and  Stackridge . 1500 people attended and it cost £1 entry fee!!!!!! and that included free milk from the nearby farm!!! Ha Ha Ha!!!! Oh the charm and simpliciticy of it all .  See Here   This festival has gone from strength to strength over the years and is stronger today than ever before.  175,000 people attended Glastonbury this year and it  cost £228 pounds sterling per ticket. However its one of the most popular and successful festivals in the world.

Many of todays festivals were launched in the 1990's. Big Day Out in Australia , Fuji Festival in Japan , and Coachella in California .

Ireland is no exception when it comes to the popularity of the Music/Rock Festival. Longitude and Forbidden Fruit in Dublin , Body and Soul in Co Meath , and the up-coming  Electric Picnic in Stradbally Co Laois  all hold their own when it comes to music talent and the all important fashion stakes.......

Festival ready !
Festival ready !
Festival ready Vintage style!
Festival ready Vintage style!
vintage style 80's jacket gives this festival look an individual style!
vintage style 80's jacket gives this festival look an individual style!
Fringing on the bag detail and accessories help to make this look unique!
Fringing on the bag detail and accessories help to make this look unique!
The fringed sandals gives off a holiday vibe and the cut-off jeans gives a casual laid back festival feel!
The fringed sandals gives off a holiday vibe and the cut-off jeans gives a casual laid back festival feel!
Accessories like the silk bandana scarf worn in hair together with the reto style blue shades fro river Island finish this festival look!
Accessories like the silk bandana scarf worn in hair together with the reto style blue shades fro river Island finish this festival look!

My STAR FESTIVAL BUY has got to be this fab kaftan top from Penneys/Primark. Its a light cotton with great embroidery details. A steal at only €18 . LOVE THIS!

STAR BUY! Embroidered kafton top from Penneys/Primark. A bargain at only €18. Love it!
STAR BUY! Embroidered kafton top from Penneys/Primark. A bargain at only €18. Love it!

Nothing beats the sun shining , the music beating and cool summer fashion vibes......shorts , shirts , retro boots , fringing , crop tops worn with cut-offs with vintage kimono's and shades ,  hippy bags and most important loads and loads of attitude!!!!! Ha Ha !

Festival cool accessories! Neck piece from a local market and embellished bag from Primark/Penneys. Sandals from the Ilac Cente Henry Street Dublin
Festival cool accessories! Neck piece from a local market and embellished bag from Primark/Penneys. Sandals from the Ilac Cente Henry Street Dublin

When it comes to festival fashion our Irish Girls take it very seriously albeit in a fun fun way! They certainly know how to keep it cool, yet , oh so edgy when it comes to looking Festival Ready.

Everything from original vintage,  to modern takes on retro trends are experimented with and almost always conquered. So if your heading to any festivals this summer remember to .............

STAY COOL.........KEEP COOL............ and............GROOVE COOL!!!!!

Hope you all continue to have a fab music filled summer. As usual Violinkit has added some pics of her take on festival cool .   ENJOY!!!!!!!    Last but not least my STAR FESTIVAL BUY! (see above photo)

LOVE AS ALWAYS VIOLINKIT XXXX

Irish Blogger Awards 2016

Irish Blogger Awards 2016

Bebop Summer!

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