Double Page Spread – Page 2: Festival Fashion
Fashion Essentials List:
- Water – Proof Coat
- Flower Crown
- Stacked jewellery (Rings, necklaces, bracelets, ect)
How to get the Boho – Festival look and Celebrities who sport this look to festivals)
(Example, Vanessa Hudgens, Kendal Jenner, Bella Thorne and Kylie Jenner)
Double Page Spread -Page 1: Festival Essentials
- Camping Equipment (Such as a Camping Stove, Tableware, Water Bottle and etc)
- Water-Proof Tent
- Thick Sleeping Bag
- Portable Water Bottle
- Water-Proof Coat
- Extra Socks
- Tooth Brush and Tooth Paste
- Dry Shampoo
- Baby Wipes
- Make-up Bag (Or Wash Bag)
- Thick Jumper
And here are three people’s top three festival essentials.
Journalism student, Ashleigh Wilson’s top three essentials: Make-up wipes, tissues and wellies
Journalism student, Abbie Akers’ top three essentials: Deodorant, anti-bacterial gel and make-up wipes
Journalism student, Jess Bradley’s top three essentials: Dry shampoo, baby wipes and a Water bottle.
Draft Article Writing
As the weather gets warmer and summer draws nearer the excitement of festival season grows.
Some hopeful people will experience their first time eating that over-priced yet delicious street food and many will return for that feeling of standing in the summer air at night with the lights shining down on the stage.
But in any situation you need to be prepared. Here are a few essentials and tips you need for being the perfect, proficient festival-goer.
(List + Tips + Comments)
As any festival-fanatic will know looking the part is key.
From the many hours scrolling through Pinterest and Tumblr photos of Coachella Festival, you long to be that perfect festival child with the flowers in your hair and the semi-permanent tattoos.
However, where do you start between the flower crowns and stacked jewellery? How do you piece that perfect Tumblr-esque outfit without looking like a hot mess?
Here are a few helpful suggestions to piecing together that desired outfit to rock at any festival you may be heading to.
Beautiful and Boho:
The main festival-fashion seems to be derived from the airy and girly boho trend. This trend is usually seen in the midst of summer at many festivals with outfits influenced by celebrities such as Vanessa Hudgens and Kendall Jenner jumping on the boho-bandwagon.
These outfits are derived from the bohemian-style which is commonly compared to the hippie trend of the 1960s and is typically worn by outdoor and nature-lovers. This fits in with the outdoorsy part of a typical festival.
This style usually consists of distressed shorts and tasselled pieces from tops to bags and many other pieces.
A large part of the style is a dishevelled yet put-together look to fit the outdoorsy nature of a bohemian. This may include mismatched patterns, lots of white lace, crochet and flowery pieces and various over-sized, stacked jewellery.
The colours are usually muted with a lot of white and tan pieces with pops of pastel blue, purple and orange. For an extra pop, temporary tattoos or henna can be added to make it a true boho style.
Gorgeous and Grunge
The very popular 90’s style is associated with a sub-genre of alternative rock music which became a style by the fans of this music and quickly became associated with the dirty and urban style of the 1990s.
This style has been hugely revived in the 21st century bringing back popular 90’s trends such as chokers and flannel shirts.
Because of the care-free and comfort the style has, it is easy to piece an outfit together with a lot of layering, making this outfit perfect for festivals by looking fashionable and warm.
To achieve this look, a lot of dark colours are key with layering. This can be achieved by a black muscle tee or band t-shirt with the most important part of the look – a flannel t-shirt layered over with the sleeves rolled up.
For the bottoms, some distressed, black, skinny jeans or ripped shorts paired with combat boots or Doc Martens will finish the look off with minimal accessories with perhaps a long necklace and an arm of bracelets.
Wonderful and Warm
With festivals, you cannot always hope for hot, burning weather. Especially at night, so you need to be prepared for all of those late night stage performances where it is often windy and cold.
Festival fashion essentials such as wellies or boots can be warn to keep your feet dry and warm. This footwear allows you to wear them whether it is raining or dry meaning you don’t have to go back to the campsite to change and ruin your other less-durable shoes.
For extra warmth, bringing thermal clothing such as gloves, jumpers and coats will keep yourself insulated which is especially important on cold, rainy nights in your tent.
However, if you don’t want to carry too much around with you, you can prepare an outfit which will be suitable for both warm and cold weather by bringing a coat that can be folded into a small bag or by planning an outfit fit for warm weather and tie a jumper or jacket around your waist for warmth.
Ravishing and Rainy
Finally, if the festivals you’re heading to are based in the UK, be prepared for rain. Even in the middle of August.
A complete essential would be a large umbrella which you carry around and angle to sit up on the ground so you can sit under it when watching the music. A waterproof coat would also be a good option to bring when you’re outdoors as it will be insulating and prevent your under garments from becoming wet.
Thicker clothing and wellies will mean more insulation and prevent your body from becoming wet and cold. By bringing extra clothing, this allows you to change out of your wet clothing and into warmer, dry clothes which will help prevent you from becoming ill.
These are some rough sketches of how my double-page spread layout shall look. I roughly drew out the background and where I would place my text and carefully decided where the best place to put the title, text, pull quotes and any other parts of text I would need to put onto the page should go.
For the first page, I have a sketch of the festival essentials and where I will place my text. I had to consider positioning it in a place where the page would not look cluttered and you could read the text clearly. I decided to place it on the left as this is going to fill the page up without being unable to read the text or make the page look messy. The title will be at the top in the center of the page as this will be the main focus point and the first place the reader will look so they will know what the subject of the page is. As this will be the focus point, the title will be bold and will stand out. The background is very bright and busy so the title will need to stand out against this.
For the second page, I have a scenic page of a girl modelling some Festival-style clothing. Because this will be a wide-shot, I have the opportunity to put most of my writing on this page to fill it up. I want to keep with the theme of the boho fashion and style my page appearance around this using fonts that will suit the style and font colours. Because the background is quite basic, this gives me the opportunity to customise my fonts into many types and with many bright colours to suit the ‘Festival lifestyle’.
These are two of my tester shoots for my first page. These two are my favourite images. I believe the first is better as the shot is tighter and more visually appealing. This is because the picture has more dimension and angles with the items overlapping which makes it look more put together yet spontaneous which is visually more attractive than the opposite picture. The second image is quite far away from the products making it hard to identify them and the image looks messier as the products are much more scattered and makes the image flat because they items are far apart from each other.
I believe I will use the first image for my first double-page spread with this image on one side and my text on the other. I believe the first image is more attractive for readers to look at as it is less cluttered and has more dimensions compared with the second photo as it is difficult for readers to see the products and it looks overly busy. It also makes it easier for readers to view the pieces in the image separately and they are able to view them at a closer angle.
I also took a few more photos that were individual jewellery and hair photos (as at the time I had a lack of props) I took some close ups of jewellery pieces that fit in with the boho-style of festivals and I can incorporate these in to my magazine as examples.
I believe I will use these individual images as examples for my magazine and have the layout with multiple example photos of hair and jewellery worn at festivals.
I have also edited this photo in photoshop to see what it would look like as an A5 front cover and decided that this image would be my front cover. I then started to design this as my front cover by inserting the ‘Vook’ masthead and making the image high quality by removing the visible pixels.
I also included some photos of essentials of people that I had done a short Q&A with and included this on my double page spread.