One of the biggest music festies in the world was held last week and if you weren’t there, the snaps above from style.com‘s Glastonbury Street-style Photos pretty much sum up exactly what ‘festival dressing’ is. It seems there’s a pretty stock-standard uniform for PYT’s at these things. It generally consists of hair out, cut-off denim shorts (no matter how played out they are, girls will wear them forever), gumboots, and parkas. Trust me, I did the math. By my calculation:
- Boots are practical in situations where you’re going to be frolicking around in the mud. Pretty much everyone wore boots. But what’s interesting is the brand of boot you’re wearing. 18 of 32 girls inwore the infamous (thanks Kate Moss) Hunter wellies (stocked at Karen Walker’s Playpark for those looking for a pair).
- 14 wore some form of denim cut-off shorts. This is not including the girls who wore shorts that weren’t denim.
- 7 donned Army-esque-green parkas.
- 19 claim to be wearing some form of ‘vintage’. (Not including the 1 person who said she’s wearing ‘mom’s old shorts’.)
- 33% (that’s 10!) wore Topshop.
- 22 had their hair down – ultimate festie style.
- 23 wore sunglasses, 5 wore hats. 3 of them wore both at the same time.
- There were 5 dresses, 3 pants, 3 all-in-ones. Everyone else wore shorts.
- 5 had Mulberry handbags.
- 1 (Alice Dellal) wore a (slightly offensive) boob-tube.
- 1 (Cara Delevigne) wore a (slightly boho-esque) headband.
- 6 wore outfits I would like to wear to a festie, and
- 30 went to a festie I would have loved to have gone to.
I don’t envy photo-bloggers. Photo-blogs are hard work. Especially the kind that consist of ‘found’ imagery. Sure, there’s less writing time involved than there is in a traditional blog, but to be a successful* found-photo-blogger, not only do you need a really great eye – you also need to have a point of difference. And to have a point of difference you need some kind of originality. And how hard is that in the age of the internet? There are only so many places one can find an image that hasn’t already been heavily circulated around the- web-already, right? Anyway, my point is I have a lot of respect for photo-bloggers. Found-photo-blogging: I couldn’t do it.
One person who can and does do it (incredibly well), is the man behind Yimmy’s Yayo. No doubt many of you already follow his blog, but for those who don’t, Yimmy’s Yayo is the ultimate – the ray of light in a ever-increasing mountain of photo-blogs. I have been subscribing to his blog for two years now, and am still consistently impressed with his skills as a curator.
I found out who Yimmy* was just over a year ago. I met him backstage at a show at Australian Fashion Week. Back then he was pretty anonymous. I’d heard a rumour from another photographer that he was the man behind the blog but no one I asked seemed to know for sure. I decided to approach him to find out. At first he denied it, but after a short chat he confirmed it for me. It was like Christmas – the best secret I’d ever been privy to. It was pretty damn exciting. I asked if I could take a photo, he declined but did let me get away with this one.
It was only a couple of months ago that Yimmy officially revealed his identity to the public. He did so in the form of this Jake Davis screen test video. Since then, I’ve been keeping an extra watchful eye on the man and the press he’s received. Yesterday I came across this interview with him for T Magazine and it was such a good read I had to share it with you. Not only does the man have a discerning eye, he also has an incredible way with words. So talented! (And such a babe!) Check it out now.
(And for those who may have missed it, check out Yimmy’s (late… but totally worth it) contribution to my ‘What guys want‘ post!)
Continue reading ‘The post where I fan-girl all over Yimmy's Yayo.’
L-R: Kitty Riddell, Krystian Heath, Rosie Herdman and Alistair Boyd. Images/R&G's Facebook Page.
UPDATE: R&G’s Managing Director responds to this post in a comment below.
If you’re in New Zealand and you’ve got a little bit of an interest in fashion, you have may have heard about Rodd & Gunn‘s latest ‘Face of R&G’ competition. For those who haven’t heard or for those who need a recap, for the last couple of weeks, Australasian retailer Rodd & Gunn has been on the hunt for a girl and a guy to be the new faces of R&G (the younger, ‘cooler’ line under the same brand):
“We are not necessarily after the traditional model look,” says Mike Beagley, Managing Director of R&G. “R&G is for real men and that’s who we want representing our brand; a guy with rugged good looks and of course a gorgeous girl to match him.” (Isaac Likes)
The winners would receive a trip to Turkey to model in the upcoming campaign (shot by Derek Henderson). To enter, all you needed to do was be 18 years or older, ‘like’ the R&G Facebook page, and upload a photograph of yourself to it. Simple enough, right?
Fast forward to last Thursday. After choosing finalists based on their submitted photographs, one in-person casting was held and the winners of the competition were announced last week at an event in their store. They decided to choose four winners instead of two: Kitty Riddell, Rosie Herdman, Alistair Boyd and Krystian Heath.
This is where I start feeling a bit weird about the whole thing.
Continue reading ‘Was Rodd & Gunn's 'Face of R&G' competition really a competition?’
I love this guy. Image/streetfsn.com
Although I like to think I know what guys want, I really don’t. All my posts have been based on what I think they want (or what I think they should have). Because of this, I’ve decided to make this last ‘What a guy wants’ post about what guys really want. And what better way to do that than going directly to the source? I enlisted the help of a few males around town (and abroad), and asked them what guys really want. So without further ado, I present: What a guy wants – the what he really, really wants* edition:
Continue reading ‘What a guy wants #7: the final edition. (What he really, really wants.)*’
I’m pretty sure all guys want a pair of shoes by Mark McNairy. To be honest, I don’t even know if it matters which style, guys just want to have the cool-guy-points you get for having a pair encasing your feet. So, while all of McNairy’s styles are pretty good I’ve decided to focus on one of my favourite pairs of the current collection – the Navy Buck.
Continue reading ‘What a guy wants #6: Mark McNairy Navy Bucks.’