Post by T.M.
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I told you I would give a little insight as to what this year’s Electric Picnic was like from a performer’s perspective. So hold still for few more sentences please, I’ll keep this short and sweet.
I am a member of a wonderfully fantastically brilliant choir called The Soulful who, along with our sister choir The Line Up, were asked by the amazing DJs of Mother to perform with them as part of their night set on the Mothership stage in the Body & Soul area. So of course we did! We didn’t have to be there ’til Sunday (our performance was at 1 am…) but a bunch of us arrived as soon as the gates opened (practically) and enjoyed the whooolllle shebang. The highlight of the entire weekend was getting on stage and doing our thing but I have to say I was given a great opportunity to stalk stylish people and force them to get in front of the lens. I couldn’t have done it without being part of the choir so I have to give a huge shout out to the guys from Mother and our spectacular choir director Roisin!
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I met Glamo when we were rehearsing in the Love Action area . Her all-black ensemble would have been very stylish indeed without the added extras but really, the headpiece, the neckpiece – oh my!
Meabh was dressed for work believe it or not (in a pop-up vintage shop that was selling wedding dresses for €20. Needless to say , many’s the slightly inebriated fellow were seen sporting one at various points over the course of the weekend.) I think she could get away with this on a normal day in Dublin, don’t you?
Aw, so pretty in pink! On another person, this outfit could have ended up looking very girly-girly but Vickie really made it work. That pink shawl was one of my favourite individual pieces of the Picnic!
I just love it when a few simple pieces come together. Aideen’s skirt is just gorge (Sorry, everyone who hates that word. Actually, I’m not) and I love how she topped the otherwise muted tones off with her green hat – which goes perfectly with her red hair.
Lucky Sinead arrived on Sunday, thus avoiding the trauma of cold showers (or no showers) and greasiness, so she was perfectly groomed – although I’d say Sinead would still look perfectly groomed if she had arrived on Friday morning. Anyway, autumn clothes puzzlers take note! This is a great example of what to wear around town (or country!) on an autumns weekend.
You may recognise Irina from yesterday’s post and doesn’t she deserve a second outing? There is a lot of good things going on about this outfit. My fave? The little pink shoes! Lovely colour splash amidst the otherwise autumnal palette. Simply gorge! (..!)
I had a few more guys in my portfolio but sadly Gabriel was the only one who made the cut! And rightfully so. I don’t know many people who could pull off a green suit and horn necklace combo.
Rhinestone cowgirl! I didn’t know it before I spotted her, I thought this was her normal festival wear, but Clare had bought the dress at the picnic from an Oxfam stall. Brilliance!
At the time when I took this photo, Holly was wearing what we all felt like wearing. Not the mixed patterns, which people should have felt like wearing all weekend, but that luscious fur gilet.
Hayley’s dress was another impulse Oxfam buy but doesn’t she look darling! I actually love this dress and Hayley’s styling of it. Gorgeous green coloured cardi, ideal for the coming months. Check out the different coloured green neckpiece too. Inspired!
I just couldn’t omit our favourite couple of the weekend from the collection! Reo was just getting ready to play with his band The Johnny Rage Ensemble and had brought a bottle of bubbles for he and Cara to share before the set! Awww. The band were great by the way.
Sometimes all you have to do is wear a cloak.