Common People Southampton, 2016

Common People Festival was curated from the people of Bestival, having it’s first run in Southampton, 2014. In 2015 the festival has expanded to two locations. Common People was also held this year in Oxford simultaneously. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the debut year but this second year I did and it was magical ♥. I did a quick phone after movie on the festival here.

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Common People was held on Southampton Common (which is where I’m assuming they got help with the name from) in the city centre of Southampton. The common is a huge area of land including fields and woodland. The location for me was amazing, considering I live a ten minute walk down some roads. Considering it’s a festival in a local city area, the location was pretty sweet. My favourite kind of festivals are ones with woodland/forest-y vibes so was super adorable.

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The little stages were soooo cute, the Bug Bar was an old converted camper van with a DJ/ decks inside and disco balls, given off those disco vibessss. The Uncontained Stage was so, so sweet, it was a simple stage at the front with an amazing sound system. All around through the crowd there were these bits of fabric tied up (you can see below in the next picture) one fell off so we took it home now it’s on Jake’s bedroom door, looks so cute. Only bad thing of the Uncontained stage was that the stage was just eye level, which kind of sucked if you weren’t near the front you couldn’t see anything. The Common Stage was pretty huge for such a small festival, lights were great. Usual main stage awesomeness. The UnCommon stage I didn’t really get to see much of, but it seemed like a cute little tent and the stage looked pretty cool!

Around the site there were loads of adorable coloured flag poles, a helter-skelter and THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCY CASTLE. Going on the bouncy castle was definitely one of the highlights of my weekend. You can see us having lots of fun on it in the vlog here. There was also a Jam Jar Bar that did cute little cocktails, as well as lots of lovely areas to just go and chill in. Decorations were on point Common People, well done.

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The crowd was mostly how you’d usually expect it to be. However being sort of used to 18+ festivals, we found that there were a lot of crowd members between 14-17 who were just out to get rowdy (not all of them, some were lovely). There were so many issues over the weekend with young teenagers not being able to handle themselves and just not knowing how to behave in a festival crowd. There were even some issues with people being punched/kicked/thrown about when they did not wish to be near moshpits, hence why they were far, far away from them. There were so many rowdy ‘lads’ just starting altercations with people for no reason too. This was the only downside. Having young children around was no issue at all, it’s quite cute in the day time seeing them running around all dressed up enjoying the venue haha.

Other than that though we met some pretty funny, cool people in the crowd as you usually do at a festival!

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The acts that Common People managed to get for only their second year as a festival were pretty awesome. For such a small festival the variety was actually really good. There were four stages – Common Stage (Main), Uncontained Stage (Drum & Bass, Heavy Electronic), Uncommon Stage (Live Bands hosted by the Joiners, a local live venue), The Bug Bar (House, Disco). We got to see so many of my favourite DJ’s in one weekend as well which was pretty cool. David Rodigan was a little confused and thought this was the first ever common people which was funny for a moment haha. There were so many classic sets on the main stage too.

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I didn’t really eat much over the weekend, as it was a none camping festival I just ate at home everyday before we left. However the choice and variety of food seemed pretty good, my friend enjoyed his sausage and chips thoroughly and on the Sunday we ended up talking to these people eating what looked like really good burgers. Turned out they were vegan, so the fact there was an option for that there too is awesome. There were so many different types of street food as well as the standard chips/pizza/burgers etc.

Security/Welfare

Overall, the security around the festival was pretty low and the hired people we accounted were completely careless. So many times over the weekend we saw issues break out, for example, right next to us a fight broke out and we saw what happened. There was a security guard right in front of us who totally ignored it, even after two of my friends informing what happened. He just shrugged it off and basically said he didn’t care. I don’t expect anyone to get kicked out of a festival for a tiff, but the rest of the crowd shouldn’t be left to break it off before anything worse happens.

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Overall Festival 

Overall the festival was so magical and cute! For only the second year of the festival as well it was so, so good. Congrats to the peeps of Bestival, Rob da Bank + team on another amazing festival. So excited for festival season now! I’ll see you next year ♥

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Jake & I in the Neon Garden Tent

| Hat – Missguided | Dress, Body Chain, Bum Bag – Primark | Boots – Dr Martens |
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I did mention that a couple weeks ago I went to Electric Daisy Carnival, a festival held in Milton Keynes Bowl and I’m finally writing about it yes haha. It was pretty awesome – definitely worth it if any of you were thinking of going next year. This year they had 3 tents and bought over a new massive stage that looked so so sick. We missed the main stage at then end which I’m so gutted about but the day really was great.

I picked up this dress from Primark the week before which I’d been eyeing up for a while, it’s a colour and not a shade of black or white which was very unusual for me haha. I grabbde the choker and bodychain too just to throw over it! I wore a lacey black kimono too, but I didn’t get many photographs of the day as I was too busy enjoying it!

I went and grabbed some blog photographs with one of my new housemates yesterday and I’m really enjoying getting back into the swing of things… talk sooon mwah

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Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival 19/06/2015

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On the 19th of June I actually ventured out of Southampton and my full time job I recently got at Primark and headed off to the Bournemouth Food & Drink festival. It was my first time at the festival as well as my first time actually going to Bournemoth city and beach. The day was so sunny so it was perfect (even though my frail pale skin obviously burnt to a crisp as I forgot suncream).

We actually ended up decided to walk into the town from the station with no directions or Google maps and it was actually pretty fun and we went the sickest way there through this gorgeous bike trail. There was Jamaican, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Gourmet cheese sandwiches (reminds me of the film Chef) and of course British food as well as different types of meats you’d not usually eat such as Boar or Deer for meat eaters.

Ended the day on a walk down to the beach and around the coast and it was so lovely, such a nice break from the harbour, rocks and city. I’ll have a vlog and outfit of the day up within the next few weeks when I get some free time.

You can see some different pictures on my instagram too here:

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Reading Fest 2014 Outfit Inspiration

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Quick post before I go off to Reading Fest on Wednesday! This is just my inspiration and the sort of looks I’m going for – I’m going to try and make a lookbook/vlog of the weekend like I did for my last holiday! I’ll record my outfits before I go and get some video of the weekend while I’m there! Hope you’ll enjoy that. Talk next week! ♥

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If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn

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This is one of the aweeeeesome prizes I won from Cage City’s main bish Nadine on her Youtube competition. It’s brought me to wear colour! (I don’t think I’m feeling okay?????) The jewellery here is me just going cray cray on indian jewellery cultured into festival accessories and I am loving it, with Reading just a month and a half away I’m getting fully prepared and SUPER buzzed for it. Literally cannot wait. There’s so many artist’s I’m dying to see, just for a few: Paramore (ofc), Tonight Alive, A Day to Remember, Of Mice & Men, Arctic Monkeys and Imagine Dragons.

I’ve also recently started listening to a couple of bands I’d heard of but not really gotten into, for example Sleeping with Sirens (post name is an epic song) and Jimmy Eat World. Now I’m so pumped to see all of these bands I’ve just started getting into! Kind of dissapointed in myself for not listening to them sooner. Anyways, I’ve got a couple of videos coming up – a video to go along with this outfit and a DIY denim shorts tutorial/attempt. So hopefully will see you soon.

Ps lol had to include this edit I did of my and my energy ball (I have no idea why my hands were posed like this I think I was sorting out my rings)

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How I Style: Geometric Kimono #5 – Final Look!

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| Kimono – River Island | Dress – Missguided | Hat – Kangol @ TKmaxx | Bag, Necklace, Bracelets & Sandals – Primark |

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So I’ve been holding this look back from you guys becase.. well because I forgot to upload it haha oops! My mind was occupied by my Fashion Finder edit going live and trying to get my video out there. It’s not doing great but I’m proud of the work and some people are seeing it, that’s all that really matters! Thank you to all my readers/viewers you really have helped me through a lot. ♥ you

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I Can’t Seem To Stop

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| Top, Drew Mom Jeans, Sandals, Bag & Kimono (only black one available now) – Missguided | Sunglasses (similar) – Forever 21 |

Outfit numero two from my Missguided / Fashion Chick UK prize winningssss! Pretty much everything I’m wearing here is from Missguided other than sunglasses and yano other things and all that hahaha. I love these mom jeans, they’re the ‘Drew’ style in a light vintage wash. The perfect colour really! They fit so well for a mom jean, I explain in my haul video (will be up the weekend, my editing software is playing up, apologies) that it’s very awkward for me to find a pair that look good because of the difference between my waist and hips. I got my waist size in these even though it’s smaller than my usual trouser size but they fit my waist amazingly.

I’m currently looking for a thick white and a thick black buckled belt to wear with all the baggier jeans I’m loving lately, I think it always just finishes off the look and would of looked awesome with this. This look is just something I can imagine wearing on the warmer days at the beginning of summer, just as the weather starts to improve.

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What I’m listening to… The acoustic version of Stay The Night is beautiful, love Hayley Williams.


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