Blink Events: The Vintage Festival

So, last night we were delighted to be invited to meet Wayne Hemingway, and his son Jack. They spent the evening showing us around the Royal Festival Hall and telling us all about the plans for the amazing Vintage Festival. Its official, we cannot wait until 29th July when this event begins. We’ll have lots more info and some great shots for you over the next few days, so keep ’em peeled. In the mean time, take a look the Vintage Festival’s brilliant blog, or read up on the event on our earlier post. Enjoy!

Blink Events: Roskilde Festival, Denmark part 3

Here’s the final post covering this years Roskilde festival. A few more style shots for you to finish off this week’s blogging. Its been a great week with various members of the team spread around Europe scouting, searching and style spotting for our blog and our reports. Thanks for everyone’s contributions.

Back to the lovely Rebecca and her time in a field just outside of Copenhagen. There was both sun and showers at Roskilde festival this year so we have a mixed bag of warm weather and wrapped up looks. Here’s a few slightly more diverse style shots for you, after the focus on denim and shorts yesterday. There were some lovely variations on the floral print theme spotted when the sun was out. We also love the two final shots showing how to do festival super stylishly when the weather gets a little more challenging.

If you like these and would like to see more streetstyle shots, click here. If you’re after more festival coverage, click here. If you’d like a broader look at the events that we have covered, then just click here. Enjoy!

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Blink Events: Roskilde Festival, Denmark part 2

So, from setting the mood with yesterday’s post to day we get to share some Roskilde style shots with you. It seems that festival style is pretty much a global look (tweaked a little to reflect the weather!).We are starting with some great denim oriented looks- and a focus on shorts. It may not be super new news, but it is still very cool.

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Roskilde festival, Denmark

Enjoy and there will be more to come tomorrow!

Blink Events: Roskilde Festival, Denmark part 1

Our wonderful intern, Rebecca, was at Roskilde festival, held in a field about 40 minutes drive outside of Copenhagen. Here’s her account of the event, and we have some great style shots to follow tomorrow…

The festival is pretty commercially focused, and this year’s line up featured some really big names with Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Strokes and Portishead all making appearances, but its primary focus is still on showcasing new, smaller names. Portishead played an amazing set on ‘the Orange stage’. This stage is the biggest at the festival with a capacity of 60,000 people. This stage has been designed to represent the logo of Roskilde festival, and was actually originally the Rolling Stones’ tour tent- a nice bit of recycling by the Roskilde team! Another great concert was the Charles Bradley gig, which was on one of the smaller stages. The band created a really relaxed and harmonious atmosphere which was really cool after some of the more hectic shows. Overall, the crowd was very mixed, with a slight majority of indie/rock fans, a fair amount of hip hop fans as well as a rapidly growing segment of electro/house fans.

The atmosphere at Roskilde was, as always, very relaxed, friendly and fun. It is, in many ways, a continuation of the hippie traditions and mindsets that founded the festival 41 years ago, and all profits go to charitable causes with a promise from the organizers that it will all be allocated before next year’s festival. The tree like, wooden constructions on some of the pictures were made by architecture students. They were really beautiful and great to hang around and sit on. The festival organizers work really hard to create an atmosphere that feels really calm and safe, with a big emphasis on encouraging the festival-goers to avoid drugs, go easy on drink and instead focus on the brilliant music.

Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde, Denmark

For more great festival posts, just click here. Enjoy!

Blink Events: Distortion, Copenhagen

So, day three of the coverage from Distortion and its the last hit of festival streetstyle for now.

Its about great knits today, and a smattering of leather and denim too- well, it wouldn’t be a festival without some cool denim now would it? It is refreshing that the denim isn’t purely about cut offs. The knits are textural and quirky, with a touch of vintage chic- the poncho is both fashionable and functional in Copenhagen this Summer it seems, working very well with a key Copenhagen accessory- the bicycle!

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

Distortion, Copenhagen. Images by Rebecca Krasnik

For more inspirational streetsyle, just click here. Enjoy!

Blink Events: LED, In Depth

Following Friday’s first look at LED, we have some more great shots for you. It was a stylee event, but on the whole in a less ‘dress up’ way than some of the other East London festivals that we have covered this Summer. Here are some of our favourite looks for you- and the weather Gods were smiling down on the event too…

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LED festival

LED festival

LED festival

LED festival

LED festival

LED festival

Friday Festival Fun: OTT at LED

Whilst Reading and Leeds was a strong festival option for the weekend of 27th August, those who seriously wanted to party headed to Victoria Park for London’s Electronic and Dance Festival.

LED had a deadly line up with a perfect balance of up and coming as well as established acts. So not only was there the buzz of excitement in the air, there was also a lot of bass. Boy 8-bit, Audio Bullys, Tiga, Calvin Harris, Soulwax and David Guetta got LED of to a banging start on Friday. Professor Green performed to his Hackney home crowd on the Saturday. Annie Mac got the crowd going early in the evening, followed by the incomparable Aphex Twin and indie-electro act, Friendly Fires. The beautiful Alison Goldfrapp performed a greatest hits set adding a blond streak of super glamour to the event.

We’ll have more style shots from the event next week, but in place of our usual ‘Friday Fun’ spot, we wanted to feature this young lady’s style. These are probably my favourite shots of the festival season. Well spotted Cat! Great outfit, and bursting with joy. Amazing oversized accessories and eye popping print. Whats not to love?

LED

LED

LED

Events- Little London Fields, part 6: the Finale

This post is the grand finale of our Little London Fields tribute week! Are you relieved or disappointed? If you are feeling either then fear not, we have something very different to inspire you next week…

We saved the final post to feature some more fantastic accessories shots. A new approach to jewelery revealed itself at this music and arts event in London Fields. The common theme through all of this weeks post has been to close up approach to finishing touches on the looks we loved the best. Individual style was the guiding principle and we think that these shots express that even more succinctly.

Enjoy, and thanks to Cat for the great subject choices and perfect shots.

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Events- Little London Fields, part 5: Shadey Lady

And second in our accessories focused set of posts from Little London Fields, we look at some super shades. Sunnies have long been the ultimate badge of cool in fashion terms and we really love the diversity and individuality shown on the crowd at this small but perfectly formed fest. In recent Summers, the choice of whats hot and whats not in terms of sunglasses has been a narrow field of vision between Aviators and Wayfarers. We are delighted to say that this is no longer the case. Bring on big, bold, vintage, binocular style rounded shapes and colourful looks.

Click on the highlighted words for more posts featuring glasses and sunglasses.

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Events- Little London Fields, part 4: Best foot forward

And there’s more from Little London Fields! We could have posted it all in one big mega post, but that might just have been too much information and we would hate for you to miss out on any of the finer details captured in these shots.

We hope that you have enjoyed our posts so far this week. We have decided that today and tomorrow will be accessories days. As we noted in the first post on Monday, the details are what make an outfit absolutely your own look. We saw some stunning attention to detail on the fastidiously stylish folk at Little London Fields and today we start at the bottom with a shoe focused post. Its a mixed bag, with the overarching theme being a personal take on what functional style means for each individual and the look they chose to project that day. Don’t underestimate the importance of the sock choice or the pedi colour either. Details are never mere details when it comes to accessories…

Enjoy, and if you’d like to see more accessories, why not contact your nearest “Blink” agent and ask to have a look at our quarterly ‘Accessories’ report?

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields

Little London Fields