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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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Throw back Thursdays – Street Style Snaps from London

A few of my snaps of the Street Style that London had to offer last year :D.  **All my own photography**

IMG_0643-2Spotted outside the Topshop show space at London Fashion Week in September.  Those trousers are SO good.  I wonder if I could do that myself? Attack a pair of jeans with a stanley knife..? Paired with a casual, loose fitting black polo neck and a pair of  white Nike blazers this look is a perfect example of sport luxe styling.

 

SAM_0937 SAM_0941 SAM_0942SAM_0945 I loveee Sinead’s bright blue roots – created using Kiko Hair Shadow, great for a temporary change – and hides root growth at the same time, win.  This would look great paired with some gel and glitter, as seen in my Glitter Hair Inspiration post.

 

SAM_0933 SAM_0936 bagCheck out the spiky leather backpack she’s wearing here

IMG_0625-2More amazing accessories  – that hat is the one!

IMG_0650-2Some great back patches & conversational prints:

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IMG_0706-2Sneaky celebrity snap!! Leah McFall‘s grey hair & futuristic glasses are on point! The High neck top layered underneath the ‘NYC’ jumper is from  Shade London – check them out! IMG_0715-2 IMG_0716Overt branding – top to toe outfit from Nasir Mazhar  check out my post on Nasir Mazhar’s use of diverse models for his 2013 catwalk show here.

IMG_0698-2Fwuffy wuffy lil rabbits tails!

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IMG_0615Faux fur scarfs <3.  Here’s a very similar one from ASOS – on sale too 😉

IMG_0720-2Super kawaii! The girl on the right’s shorts are from the Illustrated People x Phoebe (from Made in Chelsea) collab collection – All on Sale now!  I hope they do another collab – I have the Eyeballin’ shorts seen here 😀

IMG_0746 IMG_0747And finally – RAINBOW SEQUIN AMAZINGNESS. Perfect as it was outside the Ashish show – the KINGS of rainbow sequins (check out a video of their SS15 collection here)

Nuala x

Ibiza: Moments in Love

Ibiza: Moments in love

Looking at photos of people partying gives me the same tingly happy feeling you get when you hear -that-song-you-heard-the-other-night-when-everyone-was-going-mental.  Good party photography will capture a moment of pure freedom from the daily grind; the let-your-hair-down joy that comes with clubbing.  No worries; just music, and smiles, and dancing, and sitting at the back having  heart felt conversations with someone you’ve only just met -what’s your name again?-

The Ibiza: Moments in Love exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a time portal into the island Ibiza once was:

SAM_0876 SAM_0878 SAM_0875The first thing that really strikes me about these photographs is the people’s style; care free and costume-like.  I would love to rock up to a club with my tatas out and a bit of silver paint on the nips.  And why shouldn’t I.  (Pass the silver paint)

As well as these photographs the exhibition contains past artefacts; magazines, posters, signed tickets, mix tapes etc.  I’m glad to say that I have a shoe box in my room that is absolutely full to the brim with my own collection of similar items.  I keep everything.  I’m going to have to get a bigger box soon.

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All photos above were taken by me at the Ibiza: Moments in Love Exhibition.  It’s on until the 2nd of Feb so if you’re in London go down and check it out http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/ibiza-moments-love.  The photographs featured are a set of previously unpublished pictures by the British photographer Derek Ridgers taken at Ku in 1984.

Nuala xoxoxo