Tag: festival fashion

When it comes to Austin music festivals, Austin Psych Fest is still considered to be one of the smaller ones. But this year marked its 8 year run and drew in the biggest crowd the fest has seen yet.  Despite the muddy conditions and sticky humidity caused by rain, the weekend was still beautiful and so were the attendees.  Austin Psych Fest has always brought out a specific fashion sense; one that is directly reflected in the music and the entire vibe of the festival. 1960s and 1970s psych rock influences can be found in everything from round frame circle sunglasses, fringe, lace, and colorful kimonos.  These are things that seem pretty typical for music festival fashion, but at Psych Fest this style is taken to another level, and the fashion looks much more authentic than what you might find at other more mainstream fests.  The people who attend Psych Fest, including the artists, are very much into creating looks that are a nod to the past and unique for today. This year though, the fest became a little less about pscyh rock as the Flaming Lips headlined the lineup and the fest was referred to as "Levitation." I think this slight change in the music could be seen in the fashion choices as there were more trendy looks on display.  Overall though, vintage fashion is always king at Austin Psych Fest, and I think this is one of the reasons why the style is always so killer at this music fest and why it is one of my favorites to photograph. Continued
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in my #StylishatACL GIVEAWAY courtesy of AT&T U-Verse GigaPower! It was truthfully very exciting and fun to do this type of interactive giveaway and see everyone's responses. I had so much fun this weekend and it was in big part thanks to y'all who follow and support this blog! Scroll down to the end of my recap and photos to find out if you are the WINNER of 2 tickets to the next weekend of ACL!... Continued
Unsurprisingly there was plenty of 1960s and 1970s style influences seen at Austin Psych Fest this past weekend. Bell bottoms, floppy hats, peasant tops, bell sleeves, and crochet dresses are all the norm at the psychedelic rock music festival.  This year though, I saw more attendees influenced by current trends such as metallic and batwing sunglasses, as well as wide brimmed straw hats.  But the main difference in the style this year at Psych Fest was that everyone was wearing a lot more color.  Last year was black, black on black, and black accessorized with black, whereas this year there was an abundance of floral print, denim, and even some multi-colored sequins. The best part about the street style at Austin Psych Fest?  I saw zero white people in Native American headdresses and only one floral headband, so ACL and Coachella can suck it. Continued
SXSW is over, and if you're anything like myself then you're probably pretty happy that this 2 week long cluster duck (as my iPhone likes to call it) has come to a close. While most people spend the majority of their time during SXSW standing in line for shows and free booze, I spend most of my time staring at the people standing in line for shows and free booze. I guess you could say I'm sort of an outsider looking in when it comes to music festivals these days. I do enjoy live music every now and then, but I find SXSW to be a difficult beast to slay in terms of cost and reward. I use my energy at SXSW to meet new people and take photos, mostly because I'm impatient (and perhaps getting a little old), but also because that's what I get the most joy out of doing. I've been documenting the style at SXSW for a few years now and I've definitely watched it change.  What I find interesting about the fashion you see at music festivals, is that it is a direct reflection of the music. A few years ago the street style at SXSW was predominately hipsters in cut off jorts along with rockers and metal heads wearing leather jackets in 80 degree weather.  Those looks do still exist to some extent.  However, SXSW continues to bring on more hip hop and DJ acts to the lineups causing the street style to take on a much more mainstream, as well as a hip hop look.  Let's just say the number of white girls wearing gold chains was at an all time high this year. What I do think was missing from this year's SXSW was an influx of fashion-forward trend setters.  Finding people worthy of photographing was a little harder for me this year as there was really nothing but a handful of gems in Lady Gaga's vomit haboob. But, I sought out the polished stones and washed them off for you: Continued