Festival Kimonos

Festival Kimonos

The kimono. The perfect garment to throw over anything night or day to create a bit of va-va-voom. Well, these aren’t strictly kimonos. They are a much simpler cut that creates no waste fabric.

Here is a selection we made in preparation for the festival season. We use scarves, sarongs, saris, you name it. So all complete one of a kind as usual.

Customised Denim Jackets

Customised Denim Jackets

I love working with denim. Especially embellishing denim jackets. It’s a great way to use all those beautiful little trimmings, borders and fringing I find on my adventures. Each piece turns out completely unique.  Half way through the festival season I found some time to make some more. Here they are. Get in touch if there is one you like, when they gone they are gone!

 

Festival Bra Tops

Festival Bra Tops

June is finally here and its officially summer!  Not long until Glastonbury, which is our first stop this year. These neon bra-tops are an ideal festival staple for this summer. Flattering and fun! Modelled by the lovely Leah. Hat and feathers by Feathered Fantasy.

 

 

 

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Luxury Handmade Kimonos

Luxury Handmade Kimonos

 

The sun is out and summer is on its way. Our festival preparations are coming along nicely. We have been mainly busy with making our festival staple, the kimono cover up. It’s a more modern, casual and airy take on the classic Japanese variety. We use vintage saris, cotton sarongs, salvaged trims and a lot of love making these. They are all one of a kind statement pieces perfect for your summer festival or holiday wardrobe. These are all coming to the festival circuit with us, but if there is one you like, get in touch and grab it before it goes!

Modeled by the beautiful Lucinda Kennard. Feather headdresses by Feathered Fantasy.

Festival Season 2014

Festival Season 2014

Compare to last years nine, we kept the numbers lower this year. Four festivals in four months and the 2014 season is well and truly over for us! With the time now needed to run Shaboutique, we wanted to focus on a few key festivals instead.

Pretty chuffed to be accepted to trade at the big and mighty Glastonbury considering how hard it is to get in. In a typical Glastonbury fashion, we had four seasons in one day, and then a lot of rain. Kept us on our toes all the time dragging the rails in and out. It was a good experience and we know what to bring/focus on for next year.

In July we did Secret Garden Party for the third year running. Oh we love it there! Even more so this year as it was an absolute scorcher! We had everyone in nipple tassels all day long. The secret sunflower field that you had to access through a porta-loo was an all time festival high for me. Genius idea SGP!

This year we also themed up with Crystal Vintage and the amazing Gloria Top-Up Shop to do Shambala Festival. I think we can both decided that it takes the number 1 spot in the festival charts. (Sorry SGP) It has everything you can ask from a festival. Not too big nor too small, groovy bands you have never heard of before, creative workshops, silly antics and pretty much everyone in fancy dress. Friday is cross dressing day aka Fruity Friday. Boys in dresses? Ah yeah!

Another newbie for this year was Festival Number 6. I have been wanting to go since day one as the DJ line-up is always great.  I had never been to Wales either, so it became a lovely little road trip too.  They say it always rain in Wales, well not this time. We had sunshine for the whole weekend. It’s pretty unique as festivals goes as its centered around the little “toy town” village Portmeirion. The view over the estuary and the woodlands with its six unique “pop-up raves” are probably the best bit. A perfect festival to end the season with we say.