Secret Solstice festival opens today, I have been listening to Chaka Chan on repeat these past days as well as a few other artists that I am really excited to see. Here are a few of my favorite artists. And a personal favorite
Secret Solstice is upon us and some of you might be wondering what to wear. I am constantly pushing the refresh button on the weather forecast website but unfortunately the rain cloud for both Friday and Saturday are there to stay. But don´t fret – this just gives us more of a Glastonbury feeling. Thankfully there are ways to dress up , wear a colorful raincoat , boots and still look cool. The key items in my opinion are cool boots and preferably a bright yellow or army green raincoat, hat, cap or a funky bandana, a fanny pack or a cute little bag. Don´t be afraid to put on some creative festival makeup and remember a good lipstick can go a long way. I found a few items at local stores around Reykjavik to get you all prepped and ready to go!! Bandana : Geysir – 5.800 kr Canon Camera: Costco – Prices may vary Lipstick: Mac Crossover Bag: Zara – 5.995 kr Raincoat: 66 North– 19.000 kr Foo Fighters Hoodie: Spúútnik – selection and prices may vary Sunglasses: Húrra Reykjavík – 7.990 kr Chanel perfume travel kit: Hagkaup – 18.299 kr Hunters Rain-boots: Geysir – 23.800 kr And I pinterested some festival pictures for you to draw inspiration from !!! I pinterested some ideas for you to use as inspiration.
The first – semi final is upon us !! Svala is busy preparing in Kiev and our sources say that she is resting her voice in order to be completely ready for tonight’s show. Svala will the contestant number thirteen on stage and she is up against pretty strong contestants. I have full faith in our Svala and we support her all the way!! I absolutely love this acoustic version of Paper – check it: We were lucky enough to catch up with her before she left for Kiev and get her to pose for our newest cover , here are some of the questions we asked her : Ok, well we are a fashion magazine, so let’s talk style. How would you describe your personal style? I love fashion so much. I am buying stuff constantly! I am always looking for new clothes. Well, I have my own clothing line so I wear that stuff obviously. I also make a lot of my own clothes. I’m definitely not a designer snob. I mean if it’s Gucci it’s great but it’s just a random vintage piece, that’s good too. I like to mix things. High end stuff with street-wear. Non-label with name brands. Right now I’m decked out in Adidas but tomorrow I might be only wearing vintage. I guess it depends on my mood. In terms of brands, I love Balmain. I mean I can’t afford it unless it’s the H&M collection or something but I absolutely love them. I’m also a big fan of Alexander Wang and Givenchy. DKNY has a 90s sportswear look that I’m really into right now as well. But in terms of stuff I buy normally: ASOS, Dolls kill, Nastygal, Wildfox, UNIF. Oh, and I love the Yeezy stuff! Right now there’s this…
I have been absolutely obsessed by Jains album “Zanaka”. There is literally not one song that I don’t like on this album. Jain or Jeanne Galice is only twenty four years old but I feel like her sound is something that has been developed for many years ( maybe it has 🙂 ). I have her album on repeat these days !! For more info: http://www.jain-music.com/en/
I cant believe that Sonar Reykjavik is over, The organizers have already put the early bird tickets on sale HERE!! Las night was beyond awesome and my main focus was to see Fat Boy Slim and De La Soul, who stopped in mid song to ask the crowd to put their phones down and enjoy the gig – how amazing!! It worked, our need to document EVERYTHING can be scary sometimes. The street style was not disappointing either. Saturday top picks: Thanks to ALL of you who were kind enough to let me document their outfits. I met so many wonderful people and I hope to see you all again next year.
Last night at Sonar Reykjavík was such a blast. I started out by seeing Berndsen then off to Sing Fang and ending dancing like a wild child at Gus Gus and Moderat. I also made some friends along the way and snapped a photo of some of the festival goers. This time around people were dressed a bit more wildly than last night so I am way excited to see what crazy outfits I get to snap tonight. Friday top picks: Tonight is the last and final night, I for one cant wait for the legendary Fat Boy Slim and the 22 year old rapper from Croydon, UK, Nadia Rose. See you there and I hope you all are happy with me snapping some photos of all you cool kids.
Sonar Reykavík is an incredibly impressive festival and I was lucky enough to get to be able to attend. This year the line up is incredible with artists such as De La Soul, Fat Boy Slim, Moderat and Tommy Genesis. I saw Tommy’s gig last night and boy was she cool. She is a young rapper from Canada and spits out oddball lyrics and is totally anti-establishment. She rocked the stage where she had Sunna Ben, from the band Reykjavíkurdætur, providing the DJ beats with such skill. In terms of festival wear, we saw a lot of multicolored hair and flashy shoes. The laid back attitude and hoodie fashion definitely stood out. My Look: I forgot to take a picture of my look for you last night but the one below was taken earlier in the day. I was sporting pink hair, black hoodie and black & white sneakers. I will try and remember to take a photo tonight. Thursday top picks: See you guys tonight for round two!! And if I come up to you at a concert I hope you are willing to let me take a picture of you and to show me your favorite piece!
Björk is showcasing her Virtual Reality show at Harpa, this project was launched in cooperation with Iceland Airwaves and has been going on since November. Want to see it? Well hurry up – its only on until the end of December. It takes 90 minutes, is only 2.900 ISK pr person and is well worth it !! Björk worked with some of the best filmmakers in the world, creating this musical VR experience and it is utterly fantastic. She has this knack for constantly coming up with something new and cutting edge and she certainly has come up with a new experience this time around. The exhibition gives the audience an insight into the multimedia album Biophilia, an album that is being used in the curriculum in schools in Scandinavia where the songs are turned into applications that focus on music, technology and nature. Another part of the exhibition revolves around her newest album Vulnicura. This is a very personal album that revolves around her brakeup with her long time partner and how she dealt with it and is probably still dealing with. This is something that most of us can definitely relate to, although few of us have turned it into something brilliantly creative in a form of a Virtual Reality experience. This exhibition has traveled to Japan, Australia and London and now its finally here in Iceland- so hurry up and catch it before the end of the month– you wont regret it. Get your tickets here: https://en.harpa.is/events/event/bjork-digital/