splendour in the grass: day one

Hello, Splendour. So nice to see you.
Violent Soho | School of Seven Bells | Foals | Little Red | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Angus & Julia Stone | LCD Soundsystem | Grizzly Bear

What a way to start of the festival! Woke up on Friday to blue skies and balmy weather. Perfect. No matter how many words I write, I doubt I’ll ever be able provide a description that will do the weekend justice. It’s just one of those things that you have to experience for yourself. By the end of the day I was an absolute wreck and my feet were killing me, but it was all so worth it. To top off an otherwise perfect first day of Splendour, as we were walking past the Mix Up Tent after Grizzly Bear (tired, hungry, in need of good shoes), Scissor Sisters started playing Take Your Mama. That was the only song of theirs I wanted to hear. Perfect timing much? It sustained me for the arduous trek back to the campsite. Thank you Splendour Gods for shining down on me in my time of need. More photos after the jump.

Unicorn! Splendour in the Grass really is a mystical place.
Violent Soho
First band of the day: Violent Soho.

The crowd. Millin’. Chillin’.

Just happy to be here.GIANT TWO-SPINED PELVIS

I wore the Cotton on Dress from a few posts down. Notice that I’m not wearing my pointy cat eye sunnies… BECAUSE I LOST THEM BEFORE I EVEN GOT TO THE FESTIVAL. I had to wear my wayfarers instead. Never fear though, I found them again in time for the last day. They were in the food tent. Also, GIANT PELVIS! Ahh Splendour Art, you never disappoint.

School of Seven Bells?
School of Seven Bells. Film cameras weren’t much use for taking photos of bands on stage.


Splendour AtmosphereSplendour Atmosphere
Today was a throw your arms up in the air, wave ’em around like you just don’t care sort of day.


One of the most important things you need to know before you start your Splendour weekend: where the Organic Doughnut Stand is.

Foals? I can't quite tell.
Foals. WERE AMAZING. Definite highlight.

View from the top of the Amphitheatre, en route to Little Red.

finders keepers

Finders Keepers - mushroom art

As promised, here are a few photos from my birthday/Finders Keepers Markets. These were taken on a Polaroid disposable camera. The film expired in 2008. Despite this, I think the photos turned out quite well, with the only faults a result of photographer error or poor lighting (my bad). I have to say that these photos have a certain lomo quality to them and the results are similar to, if not better than, my Holga 135BC camera.

Finders Keepers - Old Museum

Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers - birthday cupcakes

(1) Installation art at the Finders Keepers markets. They’re crocheted toadstools. Nifty.
(2) View of the top of the Old Museum in Brisbane, where the markets were held.
(3) Secret garden adventures.
(4) Birthday cupcakes! Yum!

You can see more photos from the day on my Flickr.

sweet feet

(It really annoys me that my cuffs are uneven in the first photo)

I’ve been trying to come up with different ways of styling these frilly socks, but it’s proving to be a tad difficult. I’ve only been wearing them with jeans because it’s currently too cold to wear them with skirts/shorts/bare legs. I’m yet to try the socks over stockings look, but that could be a possible solution? They also don’t seem to go with a lot of the shoes I own. Brogues would be perfect but would you believe I still don’t own a pair? Crazy, I know. Any styling suggestions would be most welcome!
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