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  • Glastonbury Street Style

    And so it's finally here, the ultimate highlight of the festival season - Glastonbury!  In this month's Glamour magazine (July issue) Katherine Omerod asked 'Are Festivals the New Frow?' and it got us thinking about festival fashion and how it came to be ....

    When it comes to 'festival fashion' old Glasto has seen it all; from mud-only outfits (ooh la la) to wedding dresses, everything out of the ordinary is embraced, the wackier the wilder the better in fact. However in the 1970s when the festival first started it was all about dressing in a free-spirited, full-of-life and carefree fashion and essentially fashion didn't come into it - folkloric fringing and bohemian bell sleeves were the look du jour and it's a look we're now rocking this for the second time around (link to Leigh's festival edit). This is also true of style in 1995, it was the year that Pulp played the Pyramid Stage - after The Stone Roses had to unexpectedly cancel - and Glastonbury-goers were dressed in bucket-hats, band tees and baggy trousers, an outfit that certainly wouldn't look out of place in our Dalston store today. Fast forward ten years to 2005 and Kate Moss inadvertently birthed the term 'festival fashion'by turning up to an extremely muddy farm in Somerset wearing those now-iconic itsby-bitsy denim cut-offs paired with a waistcoat and wellies. It's now the uniform of every festival-goer across the country - boys and girls alike. However we agree with Glamour "forget about waterproofs and wellies it's a catwalk out there" and we say wear what makes you happy and anything goes! 

    We're taking a look back to some of our favourite outfits from Glastonbury... and praying for sunshine! Shop our Mens Festival edit here and Womens here.

    Image Sources: Glamour Magazine Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Florence Welch leading the way with festival style
    Cressida Bonas sporting our sweet label metallic bomber
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    The bum bag - an absolute essential!
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    Image Source: We love the mixing of prints and textures teamed with the funky shades in this Glastonbury number

    Words by: Ellie Burns

  • An ode to Dads for Father's Day

    With Father's Day just around the corner we thought it would only be right to show our Dads some love and appreciation. For their cheesy jokes, crazy jumpers, Dad dancing, remote pinching, taxi driving, stinky farting, chip stealing and especially for sporting those questionable hairstyles in all of our baby photos. Speaking of which, here's a selection of photos of our Dads through the years. Dads of the world we think you're ace.     dad and joe   dad prom   Dad   G&A009   G&A024   Retro Dad   scan   photo (31) Plum and her Dad   IMG_0231
  • #TBT Glasto From The Past

    Glastonbury is a festival soaked in history ... and plenty of mud and rain too! In the spirit of #throwbackthursday and with only six sleeps until we depart for a field in Somerset we take a look back at the festival that started in 1970 and was called the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival.

    Did you know that the first ever Glastonbury was attended by only a handful of people and that entry was only £1 with a free drink of milk chucked in too? What a bargain! Back then Glastonbury completely embraced hippy culture and was similar to The Isle Of Wight Festival in its free love ethic. This year marks 46 years since the festival began - which equates to 33 festivals since 1970, that's a helluva lot of wellies and lost brain cells! With The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Florence & The Machine and The Who headlining along with over 2000 other acts as diverse as Burt Bacharach, Raghu Dixit and K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade (nope us neither!) Glastonbury truly is a festival catering to every possible musical predilection. These images that we discovered on the Glastonbury website are a snippet of the festival through the ages, take a look!

    Are you heading to Glastonbury? Tweet us with your festival tips hashtagging #BeyondRetro and if you need to get your garb sorted then we also stock a pretty bodacious range of vintage perfect for frolicking in the fields .... or diving face-first into muddy puddles. Shop Festival for Men and Women.


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