Fashion Reporter, Sian O’Donnell
The sun stayed out, the music was pumping and Do-It-Yourself was the order of the day: boxes of love we have for you Lovebox!
With the threat of rain, storms and hectic winds waving strong all week, you would have thought the crowds at Victoria Park would be sceptical about getting their bods out, ready to ‘av it at the 3 day music festival in East London. Hell no!
Vivid bright creations, sequin shimmers and toned tanned tushes were the order of the day, along with a self confessed DIY attitude that saw music lovers layering, gluing, tying, knotting and sewing ideas onto themselves with a result that screamed out… “London Savvy!”
With the likes of Friendly Fires, Groove Armada, Rita Ora, Crazy P, Little Dargon and Stooshe (FashionBite’s new girl crush) performing, the day was everything we could envision and more. Even the guys were getting in on the action!
Here are our top style encounters to inspire and rouse for the festival season ahead…
This Elfin lovely wears her homemade white chiffon mini, with a fluro criss-cross lace bra and colour wham accessories to really POP. We love.
Psychedelic meets Joseph Amazing Technicolor Dream Cape, accompanied with cartoon printed knee length socks… perculiar clashes, wacky brights and eccentricity-this is our kind of man!
A glittering grandad cardigan layered over a navy Barber jacket, plum lipstick and authentically battered converse? Where do we start?!
If Rita Ora, Jaime Winstone and Mr. T had a lovechild, this would be the result! 90’s ‘old skool’ Kicker boots, strawberry sunglasses, a leopard print headscarf and the obligatory bottle of cider in hand… festival chic at its most powerful, right there.
Anyone who can go out in the daylight in a cheetah leotard, waist belt and laced up wellies gets our vote. Love that transparent raincoat, want want want!
A customised denim waistcoat with so-hot-right now studs, chains and badges, zebra jeans and lime rimmed hi-top trainers (the footwear choice of most Lovebox-ers) The fact this was worn by a man, makes this look so much more interesting. Great stance too, the camera loves you!
A massive smile and an enthusiastic hand in the air are the perfect accessory choices at a festival and this girl simply oozes happiness. We want those fuchsia ripped denim hotpants now, and the legs to go with it….
Multicoloured African floor length skirt, tan side bag and huge sunnies; a festival guide in dressing. Maybe hang back for the weather forecast first though - favourite skirt, mud and tears springs to mind if not.