Beyonce and Jay-Z wear Brooklyn Nets gear at the 2012 Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, PA.
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First things first, HAPPY 31ST BIRTHDAY, BEYONCE! We just couldn't launch into a post about Queen Bey (and her King) on her actual B-DAY without a proper greeting. Knowles spent her birthday weekend celebrating at hubby Jay-Z's debut Made In America festival in Philly. Memorial Day Weekend may have been centered around Bey and her Atlantic City Revel show, but Labor Day weekend was all about Hov. Not only did Bey cheer on her boo for the major MIA Fest endeavor, she repped his pet project Brooklyn Nets along with him for an adorably spirited couple-fashion moment.
Would you wear Festival Feet?
Photo: Courtesy of Spinning Hat
I guess that question is a little clunky. I'm not actually asking if you'll wear FEET, since, you know, you probably already have those growing from your legs. I'm talking about these things called Festival Feet that I found whilst perusing Spinning Hat (as I do), an online stuff retailer specializing in products of the not-so-serious variety. "Okay," you might say, "what did you expect from a site touting products with 'playful design?'" I honestly have no idea, but I can't say I expected these tromp l'oeil Chuck Taylors.
Florence + The Machine played to a beyond-packed crowd on the last night of Lollapalooza 2012.
It seems like a lifetime ago that we were tramping around in the mud, testing the limits of our makeup, chatting up Scandinavian beauties about their performance fashion, and snapping some incredible street style, but really, it was just yesterday that we were in Chicago, fully immersed in the madness of Lollapalooza 2012. But it wasn't all fun and games--we also had some work to do. Ok, wait, that's a lie, even our work is fun, but you know what we mean. We had some serious sartorial investigating to do! You see, we set out on our Lollapalooza adventure with the express purpose to hear from some of our favorite musicians, both headliners and newer faces, about what looks they're loving, what they're playing in, and what they think fashion is all about. From Rita Ora's Kanye West leather vest, to Dev's denim babydoll dress, to Florence Welch's hotell room floor dress, we got to peek at the tags of some of our fave ladies looks. Also featuring Little Dragon in an adidas varsity jacket that we're totally coveting and Haley Reinhart showing off her boho classic rock look, our behind the scenes peek at Lolla fashions was the icing on the music festival cupcake. Watch the full video below!
A festival-goer at Lollapalooza on Saturday
Photo: Jesse Lirola
Yesterday at Lollapalooza, it was hot, humid, muddy, AND there was a tornado warning evacuation. In other words, not exactly the best beauty conditions. Despite all of these, uh, obstacles, the Lolla crew still turned out a strong makeup game at the festival both before and after the massive storm. From bright pink to red to even flashes purple, statement lips with a matte finished dominated the crowd- not to mention, definitely stood out from the rest of the dirt-soaked pack. Cat-eyes, colored liner, and glitter (on face, arms, and body) also ruled... and you can bet THAT'S due to the dance party lineup last night, which began shortly after the storm passed. Santigold, Calvin Harris and Avicii crammed into three hours? Yes, please!
This tie-dyed beauty didn't let a little rain get her down--the mud just enhanced her festival look!
Photo: Jesse Lirola
Day two of Lollapalooza 2012 started off hot, and not just because of all the jean shorts. The weather in Grant Park was scorching, making the mile long walk from the gates to the far end of the festival something more reminiscent of a long journey through the desert than a leisurely walk through a crowd of 100,000 people. At one point my silver necklace actually got so hot it burned me. But that was nothing compared to what happened later. The forecast had hinted at a chance of a mid-afternoon shower or two, so people were already a little more prepared for weather, with ankle boots being the stand out trend of the earlier part of the day. Nobody was prepared sartorially, however, for when the festival organizers began to calmly walk through the crowds, telling people that the festival grounds were being evacuated due to severe weather on the way. As everyone flooded the streets of Chicago, it seemed like the apocalypse had arrived, and the ever-darkening skies began to make the crowd's bikini tops seem like they might actually come in pretty handy after all.
The sounds from SXSW, Coachella, and Pitchfork might still be ringing in our ears, but hold up! Festival season isn't over quite yet. There’s still Lollapalooza, the three-day music extravaganza happening this weekend in Chicago. With too many bands to keep track of (including headliners like M83, The Black Keys, Jack White, and Florence and the Machine), the event is MASSIVE--from the ridiculously awesome lineup to the mile-long trek from one end of the grounds to the other. Luckily, this means there's ample opportunity to check out festival street style, so we're spending the weekend pounding the pavement (er, grass) to find some of the coolest-dressed people in Grant Park.
On day one, our first stop was backstage, where we peeped performers like Metric's Emily Haines, who told us she she loves vintage sunglasses, Die Antwoord, and Neon Indian. We also snagged sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, of the Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, to talk festival must-haves fresh off their Lolla performance. "We always take the same things on the road with us," Johanna told us. "One pair of comfortable shoes, one pair of really nice shoes that we only wear onstage, earplugs, and dry shampoo! Dry shampoo is so important."