FashionIndie Packs for Bonnaroo
Jun 06, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
WEEE!! FashionIndie is going to Bonnaroo! And this is the giant bag of tricks that's coming with. (Plus the Wellies that I plan on purchasing in case of rain. Plus the glow sticks I will acquire in due time). While at Bonnaroo, we'll be chatting the musicians up about their personal style, and how fashion makes their musical journey all the more interesting. But first, let me show you what I'll be wearing, keeping in mind the state of mind of those around me, so I can make everyone's trip, to Bonnaroo, as visually stimulating as possible.
From a bird's eye view of the contents of my bag, you'll see color on top of pattern on top of sheer on top of lamé, and you'll even see a fanny pack. There are big pieces, little pieces, warm pieces, swimming pieces and a $1 vest. Here lies before us an infinite algorithm of wild wear for an epic journey. Let me break it down for you.
Sack It To Me
This is a time when those rucksacks I was talking about will come in handy. That blue backpack holds everything you see here. For the festival itself, it's best to be hands free, erego a tiny backpack or fanny pack are key. Also, string your beverage around your body in a traditional Spanish wine gourd for good luck.
CROP IT TOP
Starting on top, I've brought a series of bandeaus. The three on the right are swimsuits. The thin striped American Appare l, and the sequined Pat Field ones are not for bathing, though no guarantees. They're better than a traditional bra because if you take off your top, you're still wearing enough of a shirt. The shirts are cropped, wide and loose. They flow and are light as air.
High Waist, Zero Waste
With cropped tops and bandeaus, the best partner is a loose high waist. A flowing floral skirt (with pockets!), a short floral flounce, or a long patterned short are resilient to dirt because it becomes one with the pattern. Or go stretch short denim for the daisy inside ya.
When you're carefree frolicking about, cartwheeling in said floral skirts, you'll only give happy surprises when your bum is not bare, but covered in shine. American Apparel does great things for happy bikers, and Missoni makes a killer covering bikini bottom.
Dress it Up
Though cutout and crazy here, what you see beneath is a floor length paisley halter dress from Shopmamie that has taken me through some wild festival times. That leopard piece is a piece of holed chiffon that wears like a dress - a Salvation Army find. Then Urban Renewed that fabric on the right into a side paneled patterned piece.
In Case of Chill
If the night brings a chill, I'll bring my brightest. Both relics from my Mom and Grandma.
But what if it's not cold enough for a whole jacket? Of you think it might get chilly later and you just don't feel like carrying a whole extra shirt? Well, my friends, you need sleeves. Made by Tilly and William, they fit snug around the tops of your shoulders and hug your arms like leggings. Made of mustard lace, sold at A. Turen, and psychedelic prints, they can be trippy and practical.
Pants of Two Fittings
Leggings with flair (not flare) and floor length gauchos from circa 2004 will suit me well if the night dips into chill.
Mud Friendly Shoes
Your shoes must be strong, and so must your feet. If TOMS are good for children in third world countries, they can certainly survive 4 days at Bonnaroo. The mismatching "Birkenstocks" are actually by a company named Gold Star which I bought in Rome last summer - they are resilient. The middle pair are by Off The Beaten Track, which I bought specifically for festival-going.
Water bottle - bring your own for free, earth friendly thirst quenching.
Maya Water Facial Mist - this is an absolute must to revive and moisturize tired skin
Phone + Pop phone - Okay, I might not need the whole telephone while galavanting, but I'll need my blackberry to
TWEET YOU EVERYTHING!
Follow me @JessicaLapidos as I traverse Bonnaroo.... this could get weird. I'm psyched.