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Trash Or Treasure? The Week’s Most Iconic Looks In Music

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Here at the interns we give our ears and proper workout so we thought we would give our eyes a chance to prove their worth. Here are the best threads worn this week by people in the music biz, from Glastonbury stunners to some front row shockers.

Florence Welch at Glastonbury 

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Dancing barefoot around the stage in her custom made Chanel suit, Florence Welch had just as much fun headlining Friday night at Glastonbury as everyone in the crowd did watching her. The chic – androgynous outfit allowed her to move freely and resulted in an enthusiastic and explosive performance. Foregoing her usual whimsical ’70s style for an outstanding high fashion look has become Florence’s style lately and it seems she’s onto a winning thing.

Pete Doherty at Glastonbury

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Sending the crowd wild when being announced as the surprise act on the famous Pyramid Stage, The Libertines didn’t disappoint and played an incredible set. Not as surprising however was Pete Doherty appearance in shambles. Despite recently coming out of rehab, the musican didn’t exactly look fresh and well rested. His outfit of choice though suited the indie rock band and did look very similar to something his ex-girlfriend and unofficial face of Glastonbury, Kate Moss, would wear to the festival.

 

Paloma Faith at Glastonbury

Festival ready in my full @fizzyfingers garb!!! #glastonbury

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Her everyday look still has a fancy dress like feel to it, but I think she step it up for roaming around Glastonbury. Completely out of the ordinary and not everyone’s cup of tea, the English singers relaxed attitude towards fashion is that “Getting dressed should be a fun experience!” Playful and flamboyant in a multi coloured poncho and leopard print wellies, no doubt she’s having a ball here.

James Bay Glastonbury

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Call his music folk rock or indie pop, whatever it is his style looked everything bit typical Glastonbury. Wearing his signature hat, military jacket and reflective sunglasses, his best accessory was his red vintage looking guitar. The musican who was hand picked by Christopher Bailey to perform at the SS15 Burberry Prorsum show and where Mario Testino approached him for a photoshoot, seems like he will be transferring to the fashion world sometime soon.

 

Grace Chatto at Glastonbury

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Whilst she does look like she could be going to the gym, sport luxe is the all the rave and is becoming increasingly more popular at festivals. Looking a lot more sensible than her on stage fur coat choice, which could hold up in a Russian winter.  Wearing an Adidas outfit and Calvin Klein jacket, the Clean Bandit cellist and vocalist topped the look off with some very cool Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Everything Everything at Glastonbury 

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Looking like a modern Franki Valli and the Four Seasons in their matching suits (well, jackets), Everything Everything played to a large audience, where the only criticism of their set was that it was too short. As they climb the ranks of the later slots time in years to come maybe they’ll upgrade from the red, orange and pink. Sorry, guys…

Adele at Glastonbury

 

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She’s back! For her rare appearance, Adele looked festival appropriate in an embroidered tunic, black jeans, ankle boots and a maroon Chanel bag. Looking comfortable yet stylish, I’m sure her emergence has reminded all fans how excited they will be to hear her upcoming stuff. She is reportedly working with Pharrell Williams on her third album.

Elektra Kilbey-Jansson from Say Lou Lou

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One half of the Say Lou Lou duo. They describe their music as “ethereal disco noir” which pretty much sums up their style too. Elektra Kilbey-Jansson here in Paris looking understatedly feminine. Only having just released their debut album in April, they are definitely one to watch out for both music and fashion wise. They’ll be the new Florence Welch.

Johnny Hallyday, Lenny Kravitz and Liam Gallagher at Saint Laurent, Paris Fashion Week

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The French rocker, the American rocker and the English rocker. Hallyday and Kravitz look every bit the divine rock stars they are and well Liam… looks like he’s just come off a trek in Nepal. Together they sit front row at the Saint Laurent menswear spring/summer 2016 show.

Sky Ferreira at Saint Laurent, Paris Fashion Week

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Saint Laurent’s favourite indie pop singer (she’s modelled for the brand’s style book twice before) usually has a classic cool girl look but in this instance looks a little unpolished for the front row. With her ‘couldn’t give a fuck’ attitude and her tough accessories, I guess she’s just staying true to her style. Props on the jacket though.

Ryn Weaver

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Indie pop artist, Ryn Weaver certainly has presence. Somehow she makes this awkward pose look graceful. Proving the ’70s trend isn’t going anywhere she models a dress that is reflective of her own style.  Photographed for tumblr in a Gina Correll creation.

Joe Jonas and Zayn Malik at Maison Valentino, Paris Fashion Week

Well looky here. I like the change in boy band style (or perhaps ex-boy band). Zayn Malik took a break from doing nothing to hang out at Maison Valentino menswear show in Paris with his “homie” (according to Jonas’ tweet). Both dressed in Valentino they almost looked like they colour coordinated. Even if they did, you can’t deny, the boys have swag. This was also Zayn’s first fashion show. Good choice, Zayn.

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Trash Or Treasure? The Week’s Most Iconic Looks In Music

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Here at the interns we give our ears and proper workout so we thought we would give our eyes a chance to prove their worth. Here are the best threads worn this week by people in the music biz, from some serious man candy to…uh…you lost me at man candy.

GQ’s 20 Most Stylish Men Alive

The GQ team took it upon themselves to trawl through thousands of male celebrity street style photos to compile a list of whose they would most like to steal. To ensure the most deserved of fashionable men where chosen, the following rules of thumb were adhered to:

1. Celebrities on the list may not necessarily be ones who spend the most cash on designer clothes (even though Kanye topped the list) or hire the best stylists.
2. Those who make the list must be guys who carry themselves through the world with confidence and originality (don’t know how original John Mayer is, but okay)
and who also:
3. Follow their own spirit guides (Can Pharrell be my spirit guide?).

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The list of musicians that were included are as follows (from top left):
1. Kanye West
2. Pharrell
3. A$AP Rocky
4. Mark Ronson
5. Harry Styles
6. Jay Z
7. Jaden Smith
8. John Mayer

Madonna in the Bitch, I’m Madonna music video 

(ft. Nicki Minaj with Diplo, Kanye West, Rita Ora and, for a split second, Alexander Wang, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus) 

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So much for the Queen of reinvention. Madonna’s endless attempts to push the boundaries and be provocative are getting a bit old (just like the singer herself). The video in general along with the Moschino-heavy costumes (no one would actually call them outfits) are nauseating. Also, banding a group a celebrities together for a video was sooo Taylor Swift a month ago.

Drake wearing his clothing brand, Octobers’ Very Own

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After snubbing Drake in their 20 Most Stylish Men Alive list, GQ posted this picture, along with the caption, “Drake’s yellow sweatsuit sucks”. Ouch. He can add that to his list of woes.

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OVO’s new WOES snapbacks in IYRTITL font. I’ll take ‘6’.

 

Kylie Minogue at British Summer festival in London

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Age-defying Kylie Minogue looked every bit the 25 year old she wishes she was. The queen of dancepop did, however, dazzle in Dolce & Gabbana. Her delightful and cheeky performance was just as much about her outfits as much as it was about her music.

Paul McCartney at his Philadelphia Concert

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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Always one to rock a suit (or a variation of one), the eternally stylish Paul McCartney looks classic and chic at his concert in Philadelphia.

Zoë Kravitz

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Reinforcing her rock royalty title, the singer/ actress/ model arrives at LAX showing us only few could pull this off without looking like they were trying too hard. Her authentic style floats between bohemian (like her Mum) and rock (like her Dad) and sometimes she blends the two together.

Kanye West on Japan Vogue Cover

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If you listen really hard you can hear Kim Kardashian weeping like a little kid left out in the playground. Kanye gets a second mention this week because if you grace multiple fashion covers in the short time he has then whatever, you’re perfect. The Givenchy Gang consists of Artistic Director Riccardo Tisci, sister in law Kendall Jenner, musician Jamie Bochert, actress Jessica Chastain and other models Mica Arganaraz and Akimoto Kozue.

Christina Milian

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If style is a way of expressing who you are without having to speak, I wouldn’t want a lilac satin bomber jacket and neon pink shoes speaking on my behalf. Even if they are Giuseppe Zanotti. It looks like Christina’s style hasn’t evolved much from her AM to PM glory days.

The Weeknd

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He’s already got some fashion cred after taking over Alexander Wang’s instagram at Coachella so it’s not surprising The Weeknd’s recent instagram photo looks like a snap from a photo shoot. Not one to give too much away, his vibe is mysterious and shadowy and his look is urban and simple.

Diana Ross at her daughter’s wedding

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Didn’t really go for the matronly look, did she? Not one to do subtle though, She epitomises glamour in a Vivienne Westwood Red Label gown. At 71, I say if you can get away with it, do it.

YAS. QWEEN.

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10 Looks In Music This Week

Here at the interns we give our ears and proper workout so we thought we would give our eyes a chance to prove their worth. Here are the best threads worn (or not worn) this week by people in the music biz, from stunning fashion campaigns to some questionable birthday suits.

 

Katy Perry

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While the brand may have been cooler in the ’90s, Katy’s a devoted fan and her fun and quirky style makes her a very fitting choice to be the new face of Moschino.

Lionel Richie + Tinie Tempah at The Ivy Club.

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One of the best dressed men in music today standing alongside a veteran whose style expands way beyond his fashion choices; the hip hop artist and the soul singer both look incredibly stylish at Tommy Hilfiger’s dinner celebrating London Collection Men SS16.

Jennifer Lopez in Prince Royce’s and Pitbull’s Back it Up video

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Still refusing to give up her ‘girl from the hood’ style in her forties, the ultimate diva’s sexiness is undeniable. Seen here in Mugler.

Lorde on Vogue’s July cover

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Chosen to front the cover of Vogue’s July Music Issue, Edwina McCann (Editor in Chief of the magazine) said it perfectly: “She is fiercely intelligent, equally talented, and I am very proud of this, her first Vogue Australia cover.” Congratulations, Lorde!

Foxes in an upcoming H&M campaign 

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Are we not all sick of festival fashion yet? Although a step down from her usual looks, Grammy winner Foxes still looks beautiful as the new face of H&M.

Miley Cyrus on Paper magazine’s cover

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Carolina Herrera can add another celebrity to her list. Commenting on dresses worn by Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez at the Met Gala this year, Herrera states “In life, there should be a little mystery. They’re supposed to be fashion icons and they’re not wearing anything.” Speaking as an animal right activist throughout the article though, I say Miley gets the benefit of the doubt.

Mark Ronson & Keyone Starr on the Alan Carr Finale 

Just like their performance, the duo’s look epitomises retro chic with that soulful vibe.

Every bit the gentlemen, Ronson yet again puts his own spin on tailoring and unknown musician Keyone Starr (who features on Ronson’s album, Uptown Special) is a like a modern Donna Summers.

Anthony Kiedis and his son for Marc Jacobs 

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Marc Jacobs is all about the musicians this season. In the evolving campaign Jacob explains that the ads “feature friends, each of whom evoke a sense of intrigue and inspiration and collectively provoke a true consideration for individuality”. So far each choice has reflected exactly that.

Justin Bieber at Calvin Klein Event in Hong Kong

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Standing next to Kendall Jenner in Hong Kong promoting Calvin Klein, Justin Bieber looks every bit the model she does (shockingly). First it was the car ride with James Corden, now this. I have to say I kinda get what all the beliebers are going on about.

Mariah Carey – The Elusive Chanteuse 

Jean Paul Goude, Carine Roitfeld, Stephen Gan and….. Mariah Carey? And she had to wear pink to meet them, didn’t she…

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10 Looks In Music To Channel (Or Avoid) This Week

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Here at the interns we give our ears and proper workout so we thought we would give our eyes a chance to prove their worth. Here are the best (and worst) threads worn this week by people in the fashion biz, from some festival favourites, all the way down to some total douchebags.

Rihanna in NY
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Looking cute but cas in her hoodie, pumas and stonewashed jeans whilst running errands during the day = Cool.
Rocking up to a nightclub in the Meatpacking district later that night in her hoodie, pumas and less exciting jeans = Not so cool.

FKA twigs at Parklife in Manchester

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Absolute rockstar. Whether you think this framed denim Faustine Steinmet ensemble is ultra cool or just plain heinous, the UK goddess can basically pull off anything. The Agent Provocateur body suit though… No one can argue against that.

Pharrell at the Dope Premier in LA 

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Spending my week’s wage . Whatever, I don’t need to eat.

Chris Brown on set of Pia Mia’s new single Do It Again

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This guy just just keep confirming his douchebag title. The Bruce Jenner comment, this pose, this outfit. And they’re only examples from this week.

Sophie Ellis Bextor At the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards

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She killed the groove again but did not murder the red carpet.

Ellie Goulding At the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards

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“I’m sorry, do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention you have to go to?”

Usher at the Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner

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Looking proud as punch (awww) after being honoured and accepting his award on the night, Usher looks very suave in his grey marbled, shiny suit.

Grace Jones at Parklife UK

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Step aside Bey, Graces Jones might have just won most fearless on-stage presence. And she’s 67! Insane.

St Vincent 

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Mixing with fashion’s elite alongside gf Cara Delevingne, Annie Clark looked adorable whilst sticking to her style at Stella McCartney Spring 2016 Resort Presentation.

Nicki Minaj

Damn, gurl! Queen of Booty (sorry, Kim) looks amazing on her new Cosmopolitan cover.
Yay to her stripped down, more natural look that she’s recently adopted (well, not always but she’s getting better).

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12 Looks In Music This Week

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Here at the interns we give our ears and proper workout so we thought we would give our eyes a chance to prove their worth. Here are the best threads worn this week by people in the fashion biz from high street to catwalk, all the way down under for some local threads.

Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris

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Date night! Wine and pizzas (gluten free though, ptfff) at Soho eatery L’asso in New York.
Looking every bit the demure pop princess she is, Tay Tay teams a crop top/skirt outfit (which retails for less than AUD$100!) with her tad bit more expensive Prada tote. Calvin looks a bit more casual but still cool in his black leather bomber and high tops.

Harry Styles & Mick Jagger

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Harry Styles channeling vintage Mick Jagger whilst standing NEXT to Mick Jagger. Apparently the two are friends. Cute. It’s hard to buy the ’70s rocker vibe from the kid from One Direction wearing the women’s YSL shirt though.

Ciara

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Babe! Coinciding with her recent album release (Jackie), Ciara has been named the new face of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli. However, unlike the underwhelming album, the campaign already seems to be a hit as she effortlessly models the beautiful collection, ever so seductively.

Lady Gaga

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Huh? Lady Gaga looks half Geisha, half drag at Vancouver Jazz Festival, performing alongside Tony Bennet. The braless look isn’t really working for her. The remaining outfits in the show got better. But only slightly.

Ke$ha

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Looks like Tinkerbell on acid.

Ke$ha hosted and performed at Hard Rock’s Rehab Pool Party in Las Vegas. The dancers that joined her on stage were dressed as a rabbit, tiger and chicken (according to the LA Times) so she probably just wanted to fit in.

Drake

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Looking the same as ever. Doesn’t matter though, whilst he doesn’t bang on about fashion as some of the other rappers out there, Drake knows what’s up and has got his own cool style.

Cher

The first face of our Fall '15 ad campaign ✨ @Cher ✨

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The trend of choosing older models in major fashion campaigns continues. Flawless and fierce. Cher is the first face of Marc Jacobs’ Fall ’15 advertisements.

Bey & Jay

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Bonnie and Clyde killing it yet again. Holidaying in Italy, Bey repping Australian label Zimmermann with Jay, looking equally as stylish in his cream coloured linen suit.

John Legend

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He’s so beautiful… Just like that chair, just like that suit and just like this setting. I guess like his wife as well, who he did the photoshoot with for DuJour magazine.

Florence Welch & Stevie Nicks 

Was a dream to harmonise 'happy birthday' with this magical woman, All my love to @stevienicksofficial xx

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Two of fashion’s ethereal and bohemian, musical muses.

Azealia Banks

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Editorial on stage. Only few artists could rock a Christian Cowan glitter denim ensemble. Azealia pulls it off.

Yukimi

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Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon at one of their gigs in Calgary. Much like her music, her unique outfit choices are colourful and eclectic.

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10 Of The Best Looks In Music This Week

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All the best looks from this week to guide you on what to wear next week. However, if you’re taking a quick trip to the grocery store maybe ditch the FKA twigs or Bjork outfits. RiRi’s no-shoe ensemble will do just fine.

Elliphant rockin’ the best pair of Nike’s we saw all week

SpringTime ina StockholMTown!

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The Love Me Badder singer continues to make it so easy to love her.

Solange strolling Marie Antoinette’s house
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The ever-stylish singer took to Versailles in France in this perfect combo, complete with a flowing trail on her top.

Rita Ora meeting Mariah Carey in a Chanel belt


If you’re going to meet Mariah Carey you better be prepared to bring the bling and that’s exactly what Rita Ora did. She looked near perfect in all black with a hint of gold.

Janelle Monáe becoming the Queen of the yoga studio
Janelle Monáe made a name for herself by rocking tuxedos but these days she’s moving away from that. Performing her latest track Yoga on Jimmy Fallon, Monáe donned a crown and channelled half-sport, half-chic.

Björk performing a surprise DJ set in a gold mesh mask

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When you’ve defined avant-garde fashion for more than two decades it must be hard to keep churning out interesting stuff but Björk never fails. This week she took to Tri Angle Records fifth anniversary in Manhattan and DJ’ed for an hour looking perfect.

Rihanna going from Dior to denim

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Last week Rihanna was glamming it up in the Dior ads and this week she’s strolling the streets barefoot. Bitch better have her shoes, RiRi is coming for you.

Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé winning everything in the Feelin Myself video
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It was a big week for clips but none featured better fashun than Nicki and Bey‘s video. With Nicki wearing Chloe and Moschino and Bey wearing Oscar de la Renta, the pair took Coachella like never before. Carry on…

Kanye going up in flames in a bullet-proof vest

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Wearing all black, took the Billboard awards channelling early 50 Cent (not that he would condone the comparison). Is there a man who does all black better than Yeezus himself?

Taylor Swift fully-aware that she’s owning the Billboard Awards

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You debut a video that goes on to be the most watched Vevo in 24 hours and you turn up wearing a Balmain jumpsuit that makes everyone die. I die, you die, we’re all literally dying.

FKA twigs debuting Congregata in dominatrix leather

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By all accounts FKA twigs‘ all-encompassing Congregata show for the Red Bull Music Academy in New York was flawless as was this black leather-clad outfit.

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12 Of The Best Looks In Music This Week

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Here at the interns we give our ears and proper workout so we thought we would give our eyes a chance to prove their worth. Here are the best threads worn this week by people in the fashion biz from Valentino to Alison Wonderland’s tees.

Tinashe rockin’ it on the gram

Just the way I like you

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Yeah, I’d DP this shit.

Rihanna becoming the first black Dior woman

@Dior x badgalriri x #SecretGarden4Campaign #iHeartDior

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Unexpected. Bravo Dior, you just became a lot more relevant to the younger generation.

Kanye West receiving his Honorary Doctorate From the Art Institute of Chicago

Dr. Kanye West!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you baby & I know your mom would be so proud too!!!! ?

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He’s probably wearing Margiela underneath…

Alison Wonderland continuing to rock the tee better than anyone else

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My first thought when seeing this: “But that’s not an Alexander Wang t-shirt?”

Rita Ora does her best femme fatale


It may be a cartoon but Rita Ora still looks perfect on her new single cover. The sophisticated frenchwoman look suits her.

Pharrell wearing that hat
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Ohhhh no, is he still wearing these??

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I don’t care what Daily Mail says, even if she did copy JLo (multiple times over…) I LOVE this. The best one out of a good bunch of outfits she wore for her Tokyo concert.

Miley channelling ’90s grunge

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Leave it to Miley to do the best impression of a coked-up, ‘90s Courtney Love-version of Cher from Clueless…

Kimbra bedazzling herself in Valentino

I am a universe wrapped in skin…#valentino

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I just want to dance with these stars in this Valentino moonlight sky.

The Kravitz family donning their best threads

#we ❤️ mama

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Probably the coolest family in the world. I don’t know whose wardrobe I’d want to raid first…

Hannah Diamond looking to the future
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The PC Music star took on Britney in the year 2075 for the label’s Red Bull Music Academy Pop Cube event in Brooklyn.

Lady Gaga undergoing a make-under

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Lady Gaga was once the queen of over-the-top outfits but it seems like this year the most shocking thing she could’ve done was rein it in. Here she is killing it in a Tome trench-dress.

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How To Dress Well: What We Learnt from Splendour in the Grass 2014

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As the dust settles over North Byron Bay Parklands; the port-a-loos loaded on to the back of unfortunate trucks and the festivities of the weekend replaced by abandoned tent pegs and forgotten cigarette butts, it’s fair to say there’s only one thing on your mind as you try to shake that three day hangover and realise you’re not as young as you once were: next year’s Splendour. While you sit at your desk, reminiscing about all the fun you two shared, and lamenting the demise of your brief, whirlwind romance, consider this; the best way to get over someone, is to get right back under someone else. So instead of waiting and wishing for Splendour in the Grass 2014 to call you and say come home, why not jump straight into bed with Splendour in the Grass 2015, his mysterious, seductively aloof cousin, who will hold you at that irresistible arm’s length for another year of teasing and hinting, promising big things and last-minute cancellations. When it finally comes time for you two to meet after a prolonged internet relationship and a rumour-mill in overdrive, you’ll want to put your best foot forward and dress right for the occasion. Here we’ve complied a fail safe guide to dressing for your first date with Splendour 2015 as per this year’s standout stars.   

Wigs

Andre 3000 proved that trying to maintain a blow dry is simply unnecessary labor amidst festival conditions. Ditch the 20 minutes spent in front of a mirror taming your mane in favour of a hides-a-mulititude-of-sins wig. This will let Splendour know while first impressions and personal appearance are a priority of yours, they do not detract from valuable time that could be spent roaming the festival looking for friends or in pursuit of elusive phone reception. 

Jumpsuits 

While greeting Splendour itself is a three day affair, it comes sandwiched between sideshows, interviews, pre-parties, after parties and traveling nonsensical hours to reach the far corners of this inexplicably large country to party with to comparatively small (yet equally awesome) crowds. The last thing on ones mind is selecting which party pants go with which ill-fitting crop top or which mini-skirt covers just enough ass without appearing prudish. Solution? The humble jumpsuit. Donned by the likes of OutKast’s Andre 3000 and Grouplove’s formidable leading lady Hannah Hooper over the weekend, the jumpsuit saves time and energy when it comes to dressing for the Splendour stage. Consider it your one stop shop. Slimming and sexy, go tight and shiny a la Hooper or get ready to race a la Andre.

Tight and Bright

Put Simply, Lily Allen and Kelis killed it over the weekend. Why? Was it because of their undeniable vocal ability and shared status as comeback queens? Perhaps. Was it because of their killer bodies and the unexpectedly large crowds they each drew? Maybe. Or was it because, when all is said and done, the two divas donned tight and bright attire like it was 2006, when we were all at our prepubescent best, running around flushed from a game of spin the bottle at yet another Tight and Bright themed party? I vote the latter. When greeting Splendour 2015, why not mix up the standard leather and lace hippie-for-the-weekend fair in favour of some neon highlights, and can’t-hide-no-VPL Lycra.

Slogans

When you meet someone for the first time, it’s more than likely at some point words will fail you. Be it because you’ve momentarily got lost into their glassy beer goggles, or simply because the awkward small talk has run out, when the words are gone, a slogan t-shirt is your saviour. Make like Andre 3000 and have what you’re thinking about emblazoned your chest. 

Shoes

Splendour stars know better than most that, as you stand above the crowd, staring out over the masses while 10s of 1000s of people belt out your lyrics and willingly kneel at your throbbing feet, it’s only polite to give them something to focus on as they lose their breath trying to match your lofty falsetto. Enter the statement shoe. Any girl worth their weight in Sex and the City quotes, and any guy worth their limited edition Yeezus Nike (Or was it Adidas?) trainers, knows shoes are where it’s at. Consider Sam Smith stomping about in his quintessentially British brogues, or Kelis teetering atop Back to the Future style barely-there gold wedges or Mark Foster bringing back the socks and loafers like a Jackson incarnate. It’s fair to say statement footwear is a festival fashion must… Unless of course it’s Hunter Gumboots.

Suits

Look, if you’re going to meet Splendour in the Grass for the first time and the idea of wearing a synthetic wig while jumping about in a jumpsuit selected from a palette of flamingo pinks and obnoxious oranges and stomping around in impractical footwear overwhelms you, you can always take the safe road, disregard all that has been said thus far and wear a simple, yet timeless suit like Big Boi or Yacht Club DJs

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Splendour in the Grass – Fashion Checklist – Male Edition

Ladies aren’t the only ones to get involved with trends on the field. Men also take the chance to trade in their beanies and board shorts for some more outlandish fair. Donning brightly coloured tie-dye shirts and animal onesies for the weekend, it seems some fall victim to the infinite world of fashion choice.

Click here to download the PDF of your very own Festival Paper Doll to cut and fold into your favourite fashion attire and scroll below for detailed descriptions.

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1) Beard

Where to begin with the old facial hair? As far as festival life savers go, this is a king amongst men. A place to store food for ‘ron, a way of keeping half of your face both warm AND sunburn free, a way of affectionately tickling the neck of ladies one might court mid mosh…the possibilities of this festival fashion are endless. I’ve even heard, when matted, they become a suitable substitute for flotation devices. Gentlemen, shavers down.

2) Plaid Shirt

It’s a little known fact that within all young men exists a lumberjack just yearning to bust out of that polyester Politix suit and chop some shit down. While splendour is not the place to be wielding about an axe or chainsaw, it is a place surrounded with many a tree that often threaten to over excite one’s inner lumberjack. A plaid shirt is thus the safe, festival appropriate compromise between Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wolf of Wall Street.

 

3) Bucket Hat

You know that beardless part of your face susceptible to burn, cold and well… not as adequate at storing food as the bearded part? A bucket hat resolves all these issues. Throw a hamburger under it and you’re good to go! When you’re done with it, please return to Jim’s mowing ASAP, if not before.

4) Slogan T-shirt

At best, men are, well, men of few words. With all the loud noises, pretty shiny things and lost participants of The Denim Diaper convention wandering about, those men of few words, often become men of no words. Slogan T-shirts are a way of demonstrating that, despite your current inebriated, thoroughly distracted state, you remain a literary-mind man, partial to conversations regarding inspecting female bodies and who is indeed with stupid.

5) Coloured Plastic/Reflective Wayfarers

While the nights are cold and dark, the Splendour sunshine is often harsh, so you’re going to need some shades. Remember, you’re not on Phuket Beach where this blinding, fluoro eyewear would cost less than 100 Baht. You’re in Byron, where fluoro colours are a thing of hallucinogenic dreams not needed in broad daylight. Just like rainbow roads and real love.

6) Tie-Dye T-shirt

A tie-dye shirt is the perfect way to show you’ve made the transition from big-city corporate into joining Byron’s great search for Lucy In The Sky Diamonds. However, beware. You’re about 50 years too late and Woodstock’s hippy fantasy has been deluded by phone-charging lockers and VIP toilets. Also, if people are looking up for Lucy, how will they see your questionable swirl of primary colours?

7) Animal Onesie

Look, sometimes we forget who we are. We forget our values, our morals, our dreams, our desires. Most Saturday nights I forget my address, my phone number and the fact that a wallet is worth holding onto. Some, however, take it one step further and forget what species they are. Like the urban myth of that boy who took too much acid one day and henceforth greeted the day as a sunflower (admit it, you’ve heard it too), some come to Splendour and mentally check out. They toss in the human world and become cows, dinosaurs and chickens out to frolic in the fields for 3 days straight. These people will be wearing animal onesies… Come to think of it, maybe they mentally checked out before Splendour.

 

 

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Splendour in the Grass – Fashion Checklist – Female Edition

You’d be a fool to think a music festival like Splendour is all about the music. At best, music and seeing those bands you’ve handed over the dollars for make up about 50% of one’s festival experience. The rest of our happy pie chart is made of up of times spent waiting in long shower and toilet lines, pre-gaming, post-gaming, pitching and re-pitching tents, getting lost in the Teepee Forest, sitting for long, nonsensical hours at the Grill’d truck and, of course, deciding what festival trend you’re going to adopt over the weekend. While we can’t help you out with your collapsed tent or contrived, unique ways to sneak alcohol into the camping grounds, when it comes to fashion, we’ve got your back.

Click here to download the PDF of your very own Festival Paper Doll to cut and fold into your favourite fashion attire and scroll below for detailed descriptions. Try before you buy baby, try before you buy.

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1) Short, Short Denim Shorts

Some people mistake Splendour in the Grass music festival for the Denim Diaper Convention that runs at the same time of year around Byron. Should you see any confused souls with denim so tightly wedged up their ass that it’s not longer covering their peachy-keen bum cheeks, kindly point them in the right direction. It’s up, through those trees and deep into the forest. Very deep.

2) Henna Tattoos

Like tattoos. But fake. So really, like designer mud. Like muddy designer stains on your hands to match the designer gumboots on your feet. Yippee.

3) Flower Garland

See our Coachella paper doll and then throw your floral monstrosity in the bin.

4) Bindis

Because apparently one set of eyebrows isn’t enough these days. We’ve become greedy and now want a second set of glittery blue and gold dotted eyebrows a la Gwen Stefani in her No Doubt days, to compliment our own home-grown set.

5) Oversized Parka Jacket

Usually army green, you can find these at your local General Pants store masquerading as “recycled vintage” for triple the price. Mmmm bargain. They do have a distinct advantage of many pockets, however. Fill yours with hand sanitiser, toilet paper, ponchos, gum, and an emergency whistle. You know, for emergencies like finding yourself in the Teepee Forest alone.

 6) Hunter Boots

Hunter Gumboots say “I’m rough, I’m tough and ready to get muddy. But I also own a house at Palm Beach, play polo on the weekend and really don’t want to ruin my caviar pedicure.” If you are dishing out $100 plus for a pair of these wellies thinking you’ll immediately sprout legs as enviable as Sienna Miller or Kate Moss circa every Glastonbury for the past decade, go find a lost friend sporting reflective sunglasses and take a long hard look at your greeny self. You may want to seriously reconsider your priorities.

7) Reflector Sunglasses

These are sure-fire friend winners. When you’ve lost all your friends (as is inevitably going to happen at least once over the weekend), don a pair of these and watch, like moths to a flame, as girls flock to you to ensure their bindi eyebrows are still stuck on tight and their flower garlands blooming.

8) Poncho

Splendour times are divided into two types of times: pre-poncho and post-poncho. Pre-poncho is a happy, mystical place where superfluous accoutrement reign supreme and you have clearly defined limbs.

Post-poncho, an equally, if not more important time, occurs about 8pm when the sun descends and all of a sudden hell freezes over. Bodies morph into water repellant blobs and acquire a strange swishing noise when they move. A word of warning, do not confuse the times. No one likes a poncho-less person post 8pm. Bring a couple.

9) Animal Beanie/Mittens

We get it, while flower garlands are pretty, those thorny roses don’t really send the right message when you just want to go all big ol’ bear hug on a new found friend.

Solution?

Reach into the shallow depths of your mini backpack and whip out one of these bad boys. You’ve been carting it around all day, may as well get a half-assed bear hug out of it.

10) Mini Backpack

Usually made from an ironic vinyl material with a Dora The Explorer or Barney print, these would be entirely practical, if your oversized parka jacket wasn’t so goddamn oversized and your mini backpack wasn’t so goddamn mini.

11) Hippie Bracelets

There will be moments when you’ve just had enough. Enough with noise, enough with lines, enough with people and, dear God, enough with your loved up, crusty friends who, after 3 days of a tactical shower-in-can hygiene regime, are beginning to smell.

Cue hippie bracelets. Stack these up to your elbows so, should you ever want a timeout, you can busy yourself pretending to untangle, re-tangle and colour code an abundance of Sportsgirl plastic beads.

 

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