It’s that time again, ladies. My favorite season of the year is fast approaching: the season of the summer music festival.
Now music festivals are not only about seeing all your favorite bands in one place. Fashion has become a major staple of the festival scene in recent years. With the appearances of celebrities such as Chloe Sevigny and Drew Barrymore as well as fashion-forward models Agyness Deyn and Lily Donaldson, music festivals are becoming the it-place to be seen.
Not sure where the best festivals are at? Not to worry, most likely you can find a festival in your area. Bonnaroo is held in Tennessee, Coachella near Palm Springs, SXSW in the ever popular Austin, Texas, and Sasquatch in the north of Washington. If you are overseas, Glastonbury is the place to be.
Heading to Glastonbury? Wellies and cut-offs are a staple. Bonnaroo has more of a country style vibe, but wellies will also come in handy here, as it does get wet. Sasquatch is up in northern Washington so keep warm by layering key pieces. Coachella channels the LA style with floral dresses and big hats and boots.
Get ready for your festival days with some essential Lulus.com pieces. Romp around Bonnaroo in our Dellal Day Romper, cruise Coachella in the High Tide Maxi Dress by Insight, or even pair the Wild Wild West Top with the Levi’s 501 Cutoff Shorts in Gasoline for the perfect ensemble for any festival.
The most adorable little polka dot dress came in the Lulu*s warehouse this morning, and I knew it had to be named something special. The bold black and white graphic print reminded me of pop art, which made me think of a little song called: “Pop! Goes My Heart.”
Those of you who have seen the movie, Music and Lyrics, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, will know exactly what I’m talking about. Those who have not must watch the hilarious music video below. It stars Hugh Grant as a singer in a fictional eighties band called PoP! Their hit single is the catchy ”Pop! Goes My Heart.”
Ok, now that I’ve got you hooked on the song, you must check out the little number that started it all and go rent the movie!
As I sat in the theater Sunday night, I secretly hoped this movie would be good just so I could use the witty title above. However, Whip It far surpassed my expectations. It was AWESOME!
Directed by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut, and starring Ellen Page of Juno, this movie had every chance of becoming something special, and it sure did.
I can’t even begin to describe how much I loved this movie, but I’m going to do my best.
Ellen Page plays Bliss Cavendar, a small-town girl stuck in a world of beauty pageants, dumb high school pranks and a family that doesn’t understand her. Life trucks along until a shopping trip to Austin, where Bliss is struck by a group of girls who skate happily past, giving out leaflets for a roller derby competition.
Bliss finds a way to attend the competition with the help of her best friend, Pash, played by Alia Shawkat. The story takes off from there, as Bliss befriends a team of hippie punk girls who aren’t afraid to take a punch.
I’d never really thought about roller derby as a sport before, and at first, I cringed at the many falls, cracked ribs and bloody noses involved with the game. By the end of the movie, however, I became swept away by the exhilaration of the race and even felt like breaking out my old pair of skates and giving them a go again.
Ellen Page gives an amazing performance and is steadily becoming one of my new favorite actresses. Drew Barrymore is adorable in this film and did a great job both in front of and behind the camera. Even though some aspects of the plot are fairly predictable, it’s entertaining and touching enough to have you leaving the theater feeling happy and empowered.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to Whip It.
Though the name may sound funny, bib necklaces are making quite the mark in the fashion world. Layered, chunky and boasting plenty of bling, these necklaces can make even the most bland of outfits effortlessly glamourous.
The trick to making this look work is to keep the neckline as simple as possible. A neckline that frames the necklace or serves as a flat, subtle background works best. Check out these bib necklaces found on the stars, the runway and on our models here at Lulus.com!