June 28, 2010

No muss, No fuss!

Once upon a time, when I was 17 years old, I went to a music festival. As I set off with my humongous bag on my back, I was excited. However, the excitement soon ended when my friends and I could not put up the tent. Frustrated, someone helped us in the end. My excitement ended when it was time for food. Being a naive 17 year old, I brought cans of baked beans, little boxes of cereal...please don't snigger!

Excitement ended when my friends thought it would be 'fun' to lock me in the tent, for three hours. Excitement ended when I realised my Cowboy boots just looked plain silly. Again, please don't snigger! My excitement ended when I smelled the toilets after three hours of continuous use by complete randomers. Yes, I am a wimp-a massive one!

I don't think I was ever so excited to leave the place. However, my excitement ended there also when we had to walk for 2 and a half hours in the sweltering heat, with this massive bag, just to get the bus.

As you can figure out, I am NOT really a festival girl. I'd be more in favour of festivals if there was a hotel on-site. But there never is, is there? I looked like I was dragged through a bush for the duration of the festival. Yet, when I see all these celebrities looking AMAZING in their designer gear at festivals, my heart drops. How do they do it?

One such celebrity who was AMAZING before (at the airport) and during the Glastonbury festival was Alexa Chung. There are no surprises there really though! She epitomises the way I want to dress. However, I neither have the figure nor the wallet to pull off her festival looks. But, hey a girl can dream right?!




What do you think of Alexa's style in the airport and at Glastonbury? My favourite is definitely where she is wearing just the shorts, casual shirt and those amazing Chloé flats. Casual, but perfect!







All images from product websites, or otherwise stated.
Alexa Chung images from justjared and dailymail.co.uk

50 comments:

jemina said...

another FABULOUS post and this is so hilarious, i remember my naivete when i was 17 too, so no snigger here ha ha ha, I love Alexa Chung too she is so laid back and yet cool, happy monday dearie, love love, XOXO

Pop Champagne said...

Alexa's style is refreshing and so laid back! And I actually really want a pair of cowboy boots haha!

Silver Strands said...

Ugh ... tenting is usually no fun!
oxox
Denalee

LA said...

Love Alexa, she can wear a bag of potatoes and looks stylish! LOVE IT!




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LA

Lindsey said...

I've never been to a festival, but I doubt I'd like it much either (the very thought of tents is enough to make me shiver).

But I know what you're saying! Alexa always has the cutest style, no matter what she's doing! I wonder what her festival secrets are.

Marie Z. said...

I love Alexa Chung's style, wherever she is! I am not a fan of weekend music festivals. I remember years ago camping in dirt. My skin was dirty all day, we had to use wet wipes as there were no showers on site and I wished every day I could have stayed in a hotel.

Great post!

Olivia Isabella. said...

I never really thought I was a festival girl and your description sounds exactly what I think mine would be like! Thank you for the advance warning... I must remember this post everytime I think "Hey, maybe a festival would be fun".
All that aside, my favourite of Alexa's looks is the first... Love polka dots and the rest are too relaxed for my liking! (Yes, I know it's a festival! But as I said, I don't really do festivals.)
UO x
http://unionolivia.blogspot.com/

ilsteviewonder said...

Shes very stylish! I love her casual look! :)

Forever Boho said...

Sorry to say..but, what a funny/sad post!I am totally the opposite..love festivals and i find camping fun =) LOL
But nways..Alexa always looks very stylish,simple and chic.

peace & love
www.foreverboho.com

Couture Carrie said...

Love Alexa's casual style and your collages!

xoxox,
CC

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

Alexa Chung ? The best of the best ! <3

http://cupcakesarefashion.blogspot.com/

XOXO, C.

Lannie said...

love alexa's style too. i love that denim shirt from topshoP! xoxolannie.

ediot said...

nice festival picks darling. i didnt laught at you- at all. im not really a festival girl either-- the only time i spent more than one night at a festival - i was one week later sent to the hospital- being really really sick. Pyelonephritis.( it was raining all the time- and my clothes never got dry when i was sleeping in the tent- )
and i was at the hospital for 5 days.. horrible..
so not that into festivals ;)

xxx

My Republic of Fashion said...

ediot: Oh no thats awful, at least you have a genuine reason for not liking festivals.SD:)

E said...

Alexa always has the best festival looks. I wish I could look that good in casual grunge!

Mia Delessi said...

I love her style. It's so different.

michellehendra said...

i love alexa so berry much! she's like gorgeous!

xx

Aattlee said...

Ahhh Alexa Chung, who doesn't love her? She is truly brilliant, but so is your writing! Had me laughing, thanks for that and thanks for your comment! :)
http://fashionregardless.blogspot.com/

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea she looks so great!! Love your recreations too! :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Jonna said...

Love the shoes and the leopard bag in the second picture! x

Ashley said...

Ha. We don't really have festivals like that here, but I think I'd be in the same boat as you...my idea of camping is in a hotel. My friend talks about some festival she went to and about not showering for a week and giving herself baby-wipe baths...I don't know about that. Not for me.

Love the Mulberry leopard print bag you posted! I still don't know about this Alexa Chung character. I've seen a lot of blog posts about her, but I'm not sold just quite yet. :D

Diana Mieczan said...

Your posts are so fantastic...I love Alexa and she has the best style:) Hope you are having a wonderful MOnday my dear and see you soon:)
muah

Fashionablemente said...

I love Alexa's style, I wonder how they do it, haha either Coachela or Glastonburry they manage to look flawless but yet relaxed ans super stylish.
I want her secret haha.

Xoxo
Miss M
http://fashionablemente.blogspot.com

Vintage Mavens said...

I LOVE alexa. Thanks for doing a post about her :) xoxo

Clare said...

Aww, I hope you have a better festival experience in the future!

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x

Margaux. said...

Alexa is just too great

Kristin said...

I pretty much adore look all the time!

Kristin said...

I meant adore HER look. HA!

Style, She Wrote said...

We love Alexa's style!! Wish we could afford that wonderful Mulberry clutch!

Thanks for stopping by, commenting, and following! We feel the love. <3 xo style, she wrote

Becca said...

I've been stalking the style at Glastonbury. There are always such stylish gals at music festivals. Of course Alexa is the top of any list of stylish girls, she really can do no wrong!

MarchMusings said...

Love her style and sense of cool. I'm sure I couldn't pull off that look even if I wore the exact clothes she's wearing :(

Wendy said...

I love Alexa's 2nd outfit with the 3rd look :)
She is effortlessly chic!


<3

Alice said...

wonderful! love alexa. so pumped for her madewell collection.

xx
AZD
www.xAZDdesign.com

à la Modest said...

Ah, I need those Chloé flats! They are so adorable and look very comfy.

I am not much of a festival girl either. I just can't stand heat. My hair is super thick, and summer insects just LOVE my skin. It's weird because I grew up in a tropical country. You'd think I'd be used to it naturally. I think the stork just dropped me off the wrong place... I can't stop going to festivals though. My husband is a musician, and we both love music... He doesn't do to well with the heat either. You can't believe how many times we've wished for a hotel, too!!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I've never been to a festival, but I have a feeling I would not much like most of it. The music would be great, but the smell, lack of comfort, and grim would annoy me. I'm with you. Where is my personal stylist who can make me look like Alexa Chung for these types of activities?

Twee + Kz said...

love Alexa Chung's style! But believe that only people with charisma can carry simple clothing like hers. If ordinary people like me wear what she wore at the airport will just appear as a girl who's "rushing to the supermarket and obviously have no time to think of what to wear"~,lol =P

love your message and thanks so much for that~!!!!
have followed you too!

x
twee
EzzentricTopz.blogspot.com

Noble Beeyotch said...

NOt a festival girl either. I have never been to one and nor do I plan one visiting soon!...

I loved Alexa in that striped Lacoste shirt. So chic!

Call Me Stylista

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

she's so perfect, all the time. I'm convinced that she's superhuman. SHe got dipped into some sort of magical stylish potion, so we can't feel bad. :)


xoxo merissa
http://merbri.blogspot.com/

ari said...

love the last image where she is wearing the denim overalls! I just adore her style, and great picks.

Signe said...

Love that second outfit :)

NOIR_XXX said...

im really NOT a fan of alexa but i do LOVE your 3rd montage with the polka dot shirt and denim shirt ensemble! v.inspiring!

Gia Illusion said...

I love her style.

Maddalena said...

Waauw the second outfit!

Fashionlee said...

alexa!!!! i love that girl lol

http://4everfashionlee.blogspot.com

Lady Moriarty said...

This look with the shorts and mulberry leo bag is yet a hit !

see U !

avalonne lou summers said...

Alexa is my hero seriously. I also love her raspy deep voice and British accent :)

HELLOCATHERINE. said...

Oh god i know what you mean about festivals. I'm not a festival girl either, i think one day, might be ok, but overnight couldn't do it, even if all my fav bands were playing!
I love alexa's festival looks, totally chic and comfortable but so stylish.
Ps- that tablecloth dress from leftover green beans would totally be my dream wedding dress! hahaa so adorable! x

Sparkles said...

Oh nooooo! why did your friends lock you in the tent?! that's just plain mean. i'm not really a festival girl either except I am I must just love the immense PAIN and discomfort I guess... ho hum!

sparkles x

small woman . said...
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small woman . said...

I really like Alexa Chung! ;)
She has an amazing style. Your sets are very inspirational.
Like what you see may be a trend with protruding pockets?

ciao xD
http://waronclothes.blogspot.com/