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.
I 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.
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.
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)
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.
One 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.
Another 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!
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.
Another 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.
All 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!
Olivia’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.
The 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!
Photo credits: 1-4 Luke Joyce, 5-18 Ruairi Drayne.
- Galaxy Print Windbreaker Jacket – Pop Sick Vintage (Asos Marketplace Boutique)
- Bobble Hat – Lazy Oaf
- Caterpillar Boots – ASOS
- Red lipstick- ‘Ruby Woo’ by MAC
My jacket game feels very strong! What an amazing print 😀 – this Pop Sick Vintage windbreaker arrived in the post yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with it. There are loads of fun hidden pockets and compartments and it’s just the right amount of over-sized. It’s also lined so its cosy for a windbreaker, which is great for Newcastle’s blustery weather.
I hate the winter, and around this time of year I would usually say that I can’t wait to put my coats and jackets in to hibernation and break out the skimpy summer clothes..but a jacket like this changes that. I feel so cheerful wearing it!
Hiii. Willing myself to bring Belfash out of hibernation here. I hate winter.
But Winter is coming to an end, as we can see in this v. tropical looking pic of Belfast I took last week. (except for random outbursts of snow in London etc.) Spring/Summer fashion 2012 is here so that’s all that matters.
However, before I start into all the S/S12 trends, I wanna do a post on some independent brands I’m into atm.
All the photos and names of the brands are linked so click on them if you want a wee juke!
An australian company mainly consisting of photo-real prints on leggings, swimming cossies and dresses. According to their website they’ve a new collection coming out in 10 days – woo.
Purple Galaxy Leggings – $75 australian dollars (about 50 quid). The print is taken from an actual picture of a galaxy. What. Amazing.
Wet look sheer stripe leggings – $90 AUD
Tiger swimsuit $90 AUD
Watermelon skirt – £38
Anorak £110, bobble hat seems to be sold out – but they have this one instead 🙂 :
Red stripe bobble (unisex) -£18
Purple metric jumper – £60
Screech collar polo shirt – £38
Denim shirt – £35
Love these guys. Did a li’l shoot for them so I’ll show yas that first. Everything’s unisex which I like a lot. Also, as well as the prints being bangin’, all their t-shirts are super amazing quality. No freaking out every time you put it in the wash. I would defs have everything on the site if I had the mondula.
The Erin Elizabeth Kelly Black Label tee – £20
Erin Elizabeth Kelly is the photographer who took these shots as well as the print on this t-shirt. Check out her work it’s amayayazing: http://erinelizabethkellysexier.tumblr.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Erin-Elizabeth-Kelly-Photography/159318945165
Im wearing a size medium here, naiiice ‘n’ baggy.
Original Delicious (Black Label) tee – £20, mines is a medium.
Logo oversized tank – £18
I also haveee these:
Revenge Black Cherry Sweat £25
Black and Gold Slushy Bobble – £18. Gots the Cocoa version too – last one ever made yeha.
Moomin booty tee – £18. Luv da moominz <3.
Yeah so, complete fanboy for Monroe like. Don’t let me put off any fellas though it looks sweet on use too:
You might notice that a few of their things are sold out – some of them will be actually sold out forevz but you can like the Monroe Apparel page on Facebook to get updates of when they replenish stock: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monroe-Apparel/104245259639400
Lovee SMUT too, Erin took some photos of me wearing their Naughty Vicar tee and they ended up using it on their FB page, yayayay.
Naughty Vicar T-shirt – £12. Sold out atm but I think they’re getting some back in.
Naughty Vicar cropped version – £18. Photographer: Erin Elizabeth Kelly. Also comes in this colour:
Check out that model Ellis Cooper – complete girlcrush: http://www.facebook.com/EllisCooperX
White Tassel Heart T-Shirt – £18 (coming soon)
Yay! C-Heads magazine – check them out: http://www.c-heads.com/collection/issue-27-2/
Star Wars + pin-up girls = sweet. Another unisex brand.
‘Storm Trooper Bikini Babe’ – £17.99
‘Fighter Pilot’ – £17.99
That’s all I got for now poppets, hope you enjoyed it.
Oh check out my wee modelling page plz fanks http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nuala-C/229948687092037