Category: Spring/Summer 2015

AVA Festival 2015: Festival Street Style

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Photography: Luke Joyce

AVA Festival 2015 went above and beyond my expectations and was genuinely the best event I’ve been to all year, it was like 3 Boxing Nights rolled into one!  I feel so proud to say that I was a part of something so exciting that happened right here in Belfast. Hats off to the whole AVA Team and absolutely everyone involved, it was brilliant.

IMG_4008I was able to scoot down before everything really kicked off, and it was class to see the venue before it filled up.  I had never been to T13 before so wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was an amazing venue and I loved the fact that the skate ramps were still there from T13’s usual usage as a skate park.

As you can see below, the main stage looked even more impressive during Space Dimension Controller’s lazer show.

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The Boiler Room stage was unreal, the crowd swarmed around the DJ’s playing in the centre; with the back drop of Belfast’s iconic Harland and Wolf.  I’ve never heard so many YEO’s, hollers and joyful bird-calls from a crowd in my life never mind on any other Boiler Room.

IMG_0305  The video below shows just a snippet of the atmosphere during Space Dimension Controller’s Boiler Room set, it makes me smile and gives me goosebumps to even watch it back.

Well done Belfastians :D, you’ve showed the world how to have the craic! It Goes to show that we aren’t a pretentious bunch with an old trance tune getting a reaction like that.

FESTIVAL STREET STYLE

Throughout the day I was on the look out for the best fashion offerings from the crowd, and I have to say every one looked amazing, the photos we took are just a small representation of how class you all looked!  (All festival street style photographs by Ruairi Drayne)

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Photography: Ruairi Drayne

I’ll start things off with my own outfit from the festival (Oh haaay!) Featuring: Halterneck top from Bill & Mar, vintage windbreaker from local store Octopus’s Garden, shorts from Urban Outfitters, my Dad’s old leather bumbag :), and black Nike Huarache’s from Office.

01-IMG_0040One of my favourite shots of the day; Vintage windbreakers were a strong trend for girls’ festival style at AVA, worn loose and over-sized.  I love the print on Gloria’s jacket and the whole outfit is completely made by that amazing hair! Only you could pull that off gal.

18-IMG_0893Another great, vintage printed bomber here paired with a clashing printed shirt.  I love the loose styling of this outfit and the clashing prints work really well together.  The silver hair styled back and away from the face gives the look a crisp edge, beaut!

07-IMG_0808 Again, loose, vintage sports styling prevails; the colour-blocked windbreaker is given an interesting and fresh feel when paired with a floaty skirt featuring an insane (but great!) print.  Black accessories continue the sporty feel but allow the focus to stay on the colour and print.

 

05-IMG_0804Another amazing jacket! Jesus ladies, where are you pulling these from!!!? 😀 I love this hat shape with the curved peak; I’ve seen this baseball hat shape trending recently as a backlash from snap-back hats.  Light blue mom jeans and cute pale grey trainers let the bright jacket do all the talking.

1-IMG_1019 c Lauren showing off her signature festival style here.  Loads of colour, sparkles and a bit of fancy-dress, made grungey with the addition of the vintage Dr. Martens – love!!

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16-IMG_0870Mermaid hair 😀

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11-IMG_0847What an attractive bunch, eh? I wish we had taken some shots of the girl on the right on her own too, her pastel outfit is fab, loving the Lazy oaf dress and desert boots.

04-IMG_0802All black, understated-cool girls provided a contrast to the brightly printed, vintage sportswear styling earlier in the post.  This multi-layered, laid back style looks great paired with long natural hair and THAT face, wow!

17-IMG_0892Yaaas girl strike that pose! All black everything and layered floaty shapes look class on this girl, bare legs give the look a sexy edge.

27-IMG_0944Continuing the all-black trend, Georgia’s look has a tom-boy sexy feel that is signature to her personal style.

02-IMG_0793Laid back and grungey! The little gems above Lauren’s eyebrows give this look a bit of festival sparkle.

2-IMG_1013Olivia’s pink hair and short fringe is on point! DR. Marten boots continue to trend for girl’s at AVA, which isn’t surprising really as they’re the perfect festival footwear.

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06-IMG_0806The last look of day the day and one of the best- Dark blue double denim looks amazing set off with a tight white crop top, silver hair and a Stussy bucket hat.  Clean white trainers keep the outfit looking fresh and the jeans fit beautifully!

09-IMG_0831I leave you with a shot of me having loads of craic :D, I’d do it all again tomorrow.  Roll on AVA 2016.

Nuala

Photo credits: 1-4 Luke Joyce, 5-18 Ruairi Drayne.

 

 

 

 

 

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Belfash Loves <3..Hattie Stewart

British Artist Hattie Stewart; a self confessed ‘Professional Doodler’, is currently exhibiting her first solo show, ‘Doll House’  at London’s KK Outlet  .  Her work will be on display from the 6th-28th of February 2015 (LONDON pals – get to it!)

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She has also just brought out two collaborative clutch bags with Australian designer, Poppy Lissiman.

PoppyLissiman-HattieStewart-article-01 PoppyLissiman-HattieStewart-article-03And they are amazing! Thank you instagram for directing me to @hattiestewart ‘s account 😀

Bright, loud and girly cartoon hearts, smiley face and mushroom graphics with a few cheeky lit-feg illustrations in there to boot! What more could you want?

Shop the bags here and here on Poppy Lissiman’s online store.  They’re 95 AUD each which is £48.10.. I feel like I could definitely part with £50 for a bag that fun..also my birthday is just around the corner (plz Mum).

Some of Hattie’s cracker Magazine illustrations:

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& These unreal illustrated leather jackets from her solo show ‘Doll House’ on from the 6-28th of Feb 2015 at the KK Outlet, London

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Later! N xx

 

GLITTER HAIR – Hair inspo SS15

GLITTER ON EVERYTHING.  SPARKLY DISCO BBZ!!!

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I’ve been noticing this trend emerging for a while now in editorial shoots & on the catwalk – but was surprised by how much imagery I found when I actually researched it. Glitter in general has been having a massive beauty moment – check out my glitter lips and eyebrows from 2014:

tumblr_nf1id9phhI1rvh0qno1_1280Using MAC Glitter in 3D pink over lipstick.

1609749_10152587459334764_3268850467790693288_nNot the best image in the world but yeah- taken at Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam:  bottom left glitter eyebrows using Topshop Gold glitter pot and a swipe of eyelash glue.

Here’s some glittery sparkle hair inspiration photos I’ve found:

First up – glittery roots

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Brushed through to the lengths, possibly sprayed on?:

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Artfully applied streaks:

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Thickly applied & slicked back:

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How not to do it..

tumblr_ni0tiipNmQ1s50b0ho1_500Looks like a homemade ceramic Christmas decoration!?!

I intend on trying this out myself ASAP.  I’m thinking glitter hair spray from Claire’s Accessories will work nicely.  Literally the same stuff I used when I was going to the Primary School Disco haha. Nostalgia! I’d probably try some standard hair gel + craft shop glitter for the more slicked back styles & glitter roots.  If it works out well I’ll post it up ;).

Most images sourced from tumblr.com

Nuals xx