“Blink” Events: thank you Wilderness

August 22nd, 2014
This way for Wilderness festival fun!

This way for Wilderness festival fun!

The sun is setting both literally and figuratively, on our Wilderness festival coverage.

Wilderness festival 2014

Wilderness festival 2014

We hope we managed to convey the beauty, joy and brilliance of this unique festival. Thanks to Wilderness and Family PR for the wonderful time, as well as to all of you who let us take your picture. It was immense, regardless of the rain. Hope to see you all again next year.

Pandemonium, Wilderness festival 2014

Pandemonium, Wilderness festival 2014

Blink rocking a finger torch at Wilderness

Blink rocking a finger torch at Wilderness

Wilderness festival 2014 , view of the spa from across the lake

Wilderness festival 2014 , view of the spa from across the lake

Next on our festival schedule is Bestival, our final festival fling before London Fashion Week, so watch out for lots of nutty brilliance from that!

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Go Wild, Wilderness style

August 22nd, 2014
festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Wilderness gets Spangled

August 21st, 2014

Did you spot the pictures of Cara Delevingne wearing some rather special shades at Wilderness festival?

Cara Delevingne wearing Spangled shades at Wilderness festival, 2014 (image with thanks to Mulberry)

Cara Delevingne wearing Spangled shades at Wilderness festival, 2014 (image with thanks to Mulberry)

We did, and we also saw a few other sartorial front-runners knocking about in these dino-tastic sunnies too. When we found the source of these super sunglasses we were very happy campers indeed. These are the work of Spangled and we met up with Sarah Jane, the founder and designer, as well as the rest of the Spangled team.

Spangled, Wilderness festival 2014

Spangled, Wilderness festival 2014

Spangled, Wilderness festival 2014

Spangled, Wilderness festival 2014

Spangled, Wilderness festival 2014

Spangled, Wilderness festival 2014

In addition to the sunnies, Spangled make some fabulous swimsuits, bodysuits, dresses and more besides, all dino-decorated or smothered in their signature prints, limited edition and handmade. If you missed shopping with them at Secret garden Party or Wilderness, you can buy from their online shop.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Events: Wilderness festival, the look

August 20th, 2014
Wilderness festival 2014, by Blink London

Wilderness festival 2014, by Blink London

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Metallic Addict

August 19th, 2014

As I salivated over yet another pair of shiny shoes, it occurred to me that I might have a bit of an obsession. I may well have been a magpie in a former incarnation because anything with a some sparkle and glitter is pretty much irresistible to me.  It appears that my nemesis is particularly the metallic shoe. Here’s my collection, but I can justify every single one as they all do a different job, are a varying metallic hue, have different heel heights and types- should any justification ever be needed!

my metallic shoe obession. From left to right we have old gold from LK Bennett, Greek sandals from Mykonos, silver winklepickers from Topshop, mahoosive wedges from Zara and my stunning silver wedges from Prada.

my metallic shoe obsession. From left to right we have old gold from LK Bennett, Greek sandals from Mykonos, silver winklepickers from Topshop, mahoosive wedges from Zara and my stunning silver wedges from Prada.

I have owned those Prada beauties for about 9 years. That silver finish also coated the soles (until I danced most of it off). You see, a well chosen shoe can be a style investment that you will enjoy over many years. Upon reflection and seeing them all laid out together, I think this is all pretty reasonable and that there’s room to add a few more variations on this theme!

Oh, and as I was shooting this at home the other morning, Bobby decided to photobomb. Yes, you are more gorgeous and more loved than my shoes, don’t worry x

Bobby photobombing my shot

Bobby photobombing my shot

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Beauty: makeup, Wilderness festival style

August 19th, 2014
Wilderness festival, 2014

Wilderness festival, 2014

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Rosa Bloom defines Wilderness style

August 18th, 2014

We hope you’ve been enjoying our coverage from Wilderness festival. We’re almost through it, but before we finish up we wanted to share with you the heart of this festival’s style statement. We hope you enjoyed our summary of festival fashion trends (read that post here). Well, most of the looks that we loved the best could be traced back to this wonderful vintage meets circus costume department meets bizarre Bazaar festival boutique! This is all about the wonder of Rosa Bloom. Not a name you know? Well, we didn’t either before we were passing by and heard one of Blink London’s favourite tracks.

Yes, the Rosa Bloom girls were having a kiki. If you too would like to have an impromptu kiki, just play this video and turn up the volume…

Once we’d finished wiggling, giggling and singing I asked the girls if I could take their picture. They all look wonderful, wearing bits and bobs from Rosa Bloom.

the Rosa Bloom girls, Wilderness festival 2014

the Rosa Bloom girls, Wilderness festival 2014

Rosa Bloom beauty, Wilderness festival 2014 2

Rosa Bloom beauty, Wilderness festival 2014 2

We stepped inside and the team told us about their key pieces, signature style and the label’s inspiration, rooted in circus, theatrical, vintage-inspired costumes, clothing, and accessories. Everything is made by gifted artisans in Bali, where Rosa herself lives for part of the time. I think you can see the sunshine in every piece actually; in the colour, sparkle and lightness.

Rosa Bloom, Wilderness festival 2014

Rosa Bloom, Wilderness festival 2014

You may recognise some of the pieces in these shots. The festival fashion shots that we’ve already posted featured lots of Rosa Bloom. We came away with a gorgeously scalloped capelet created from graduated, opalescent sequins as well as a perfect pink feather headdress. We also chose some gorgeous pom pom rings that have translated pretty well from festival to real-life and cheer us up every time we pop them on.

Rosa Bloom pompom rings, Wilderness festival 2014

Rosa Bloom pompom rings, Wilderness festival 2014

You can invest in some fabulous festival fantasy fashion on Rosa Bloom’s online shop. For more retail inspiration, look here. For more accessories posts, look here.

 

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Accessories: Hands-free handbags at Wilderness

August 18th, 2014
Me and my bum bag, Wilderness festival 2014

Me and my bum bag, Wilderness festival 2014

When Gilly, our Design Director, saw my outfit for Wilderness festival she look aghast. I thought I had been very practical in choosing a bumbag for our Wilderness weekend away, but apparently she felt this was a style step too far. That’s the thing about the humble bumbag; it’s a love or hate thing. I think it’s quite clear which side of that fence Gilly sits on.

I have to tell you I think this was the best accessories purchase that I have made in a long time. Let me tell you why…

1) It’s a bit gold

2) It’s got some animal skin print on it

3) I could throw my hands in the air like I just don’t care whenever I liked

4) I could have a drink in one hand and a pie/cake/camera/glowstick in the other, and my bag was still safely and neatly stashed.

5) minimal handbag movement when dancing

6) there was room for all of my festival essentials (tissues, hand sanitiser, finger torches, lippy, glitter, more tissues…)

7) it was a tenner in the River Island sale

8) If it’s good enough for Karl, it’s good enough for me. This goatskin ‘waist bag’ from Chanel would set you back £1,170.00 though.

the Chanel 'waist bag'

the Chanel ‘waist bag’

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” New Designers: Humphries & Begg & Laurence & Wilderness

August 14th, 2014

Here is a short story of fashion serendipity for you…

Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Picture your self in festival field surrounded by the joys of Wilderness. A smily faced, dapper young man wanders past. He looks just the type we like to feature in our streetstyle shots so we stopped him and asked for a photo. “Hello” he said “My name’s Laurence. Shall I make some shapes for you?” And so Laurence made some shapes and we fell in love with his crazy grin and his boundless energy. His final shape was a pointing one “Come with me and meet a wonderfully creative lady. She made my outfit.” How could we refuse?

Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Laurence of and in Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Laurence of and in Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Laurence took us to meet Alice, one half of Humphries & Begg, although there is no longer a Begg as she just married Humphries. Alice designs all of the print and pattern that is applied to the collection of jumpsuits, bodysuits, playsuits, shirts and ties. These patterns are block or screen printed on to their products using some traditional techniques along with modern ingenuity and everything is made in Jaipur, India by a small family run business. I fell for one of the graphic monochrome playsuits created in collaboration with a performance troupe called Artful Badger. I can’t wait to have a moment to look on the Humphries and Begg online shop and place my order.

Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Alice wearing the Artful Badger playsuit. Humphries and Begg, Wilderness festival 2014

Now that Wilderness is over for another year, Alice and the team have returned to Hackney Downs where there studio is based, to work on new printed silk shirts to add to their collection. We’re not sure where Laurence is. The last we heard he’s married two police women in the Wilderness festival Village Hall…

For more New Designers, just have a look here. For more from Wilderness, check out our events section here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Events: Wilderness festival, the look

August 13th, 2014
festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

festival fashion, Wilderness 2014

Some perfect examples of the sequin-tastic festi trend that we told you about. Watch out for our post on Rosa Bloom where we’re sure these two did lots of their festival fashion and accessories shopping!

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Enjoy! Lucy