Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Festivals’

#OFFICEFeststyle season

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

 

As we come into festival season OFFICE have got loads coming up to get you well prepared and on your way to the campsite!

With our handpicked ladies festival picks the girls will have their feet adorned with jewels and jangles. Plus we couldn’t forget the classic welly choices thrown in there for those well expected rainy days in front of the main stage! For men’s festival picks we’ve made sure to keep you up to date on the latest trainers so you can run stage to stage to get you in front of your favourite band in the nick of time!

Festival Picks

No matter what festival you’ll be going to, without a doubt you’ll be thinking about the outfits that you’ll be taking with you. Whether you’ll be a bohemian babe or indie rocker, we’d love to see the style you’ve gone for and the OFFICE shoes that you’ll be championing! Snap, share and tweet your #OFFICEfeststyle @OFFICEShoes. We know we’re going to get some really amazing shots of you having a brilliant time so we’ll be sharing our favourite ones on our Pinterest board, in our emails and on Facebook. Get snapping!

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For those of you who maybe didn’t manage to get tickets to see your favourite act or band we’re giving you a chance to go to Wireless festival! You even get to choose whether you’d like to go to the London or Birmingham venue. All you need to do is enter your details here. The closing date for the competition is 12/06/2014.

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Finally, for those of you, who are a little more under prepared than others, fear not! We’re giving 4 lucky festival goers the opportunity to win the OFFICE festival survival pack! Including flip flops, iPhone charger, £25 OFFICE voucher, a tent and more! All you need do is head to Facebook and enter your details. We’ll keep you posted as to when you can start entering!

For all you need festival wise this season keep your eyes on OFFICE Shoes.

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We love Coachella because…

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

There’s a lot to love about Coachella and as the desert sun sets on the 2014 festival, we’ve rounded up our three reasons for making sure we get tickets next year.

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The line-up is truly stellar

The line-up this year has to be one of the best of the summer with Muse, Outkast and Arcade Fire headlining and Pharrell, Haim and Lana Del Rey all featuring. There were also a number of surprises appearances on the stage. Gwen Stefani and Snoop Dogg joined Pharrell during weekend one, while Usher and Jay-Z joined the super producer for weekend two.

Arcade Fire claimed to share the stage with Coachella-lovers Daft Punk, however, there’s been no confirmation it was actually Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo in the famous white robot costumes.

The fashion-spotting is just so good

The fields of Coachella are something of a bohemian paradise and our favourite attendees didn’t disappoint. Top of our best-dressed list was regular festival-goer Diane Kruger who opted for an eclectic array of ensembles, modelling everything from an embellished LBD to a leopard print mini skirt. She had the accessories nailed too; flat white sandals, a fedora hat and a mini backpack.

We’ll be working the Coachella look this summer in tribal prints, cropped tops and statement gladiator sandals.

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The food will keep you healthy and happy

Festival food is not normally something to rave about but at Coachella, gourmet food is the order of the day. LA eateries Night + Market and Sugarfish hosted pop ups at the festival and there was even the option to indulge in a multi-course meal at some of the temporary eateries.

Maybe we should start saving up for next year now? Or if you can’t wait until 2015 for your festival fix, check out our guide to this summer’s free festivals.

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Free summer festivals

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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If you’re strapped for cash this summer but are still craving some festival action, never fear – there are plenty of freebie events taking place across the country. Grab your wellies and give one of these a try…

Shoreditch Festival

Dates are yet to be released for this year’s Shoreditch Festival but a quick scan of the official Facebook page shows that plans are very much afoot. In previous years the free annual event has taken place across a weekend in June and featured musical performances, street theatre shows and circus acts. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Brixton Splash

Brixton Splash 2014 will take place on August 3 with the action kicking off at midday. The annual music event puts the focus firmly on local talent and you can expect anything from reggae to r’n’b and house. The festival finishes at 7pm, but there are normally after parties held at local clubs.

Feel Good Festival

Full details are yet to be released but Rochdale Council has confirmed that the Feel Good Festival will hit the north-west town on August 29 and 30. Once again the free two-day food and music extravaganza is likely to welcome a host of celeb chefs and well-known artists. Past performers include Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Martha Reeves, The Lightning Seeds and Badly Drawn Boy.

Clarence Park Music Festival

Why splash out on Leeds Fest tickets when you can see some musical talent just down the road in Wakefield for free? This year’s Clarence Park Music Festival will take place on July 26 and 27 and will feature a range of local and national bands. OK, the line-up may not be as star-studded as at Leeds, but the food stalls will be cheaper!

South Tyneside Summer Festival

This event lasts all summer, with the seafront hosting a range of acts over three months. Acts are definitely on the cheesy side, with Liberty X, Toploader and Rick Astley all featuring last year.

Monmouth Music Festival

This nine-day event is one of the biggest free festivals in the UK. From July 25, the Welsh town will be welcoming a range of musicians covering pretty much every genre you can think of.

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Glastonbury rumours

Friday, March 14th, 2014

 

It’s just a matter of months before we’ll be pulling on our wellies and denim shorts and heading to Worthy Farm for a few days of festival fun at Glastonbury. As ever, rumours are swirling about just who will be taking to the famous Pyramid Stage, so we’ve been keeping our ears to the ground and listening out for any hints from our favourite artists.

We take a closer look at who’s confirmed so far and who might be dropping by…

 

Confirmed

We know that all of the following will be showing their faces in Somerset at some point.

Arcade Fire

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Blondie

Dolly Parton

Lily Allen

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Arcade Fire are the only headlining act to confirm their appearance so far and will take to the stage on Friday night. As well as being musical geniuses, they’ve also tried their hand at weather forecasting, with the band’s Win Butler promising “gorgeous” weather or people’s money back!

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The rumours

Pretty much every artist’s name has been linked with Glasto at one point or another, first Fleetwood Mac were tipped to headline then Prince and now its seems Kasabian are the favourites to take to the stage to coincide with the release of their fifth studio album.

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Pop princess Kylie is also being touted to make a possible appearance to promote her new album, which is out this month. The Aussie singer previously had to pull out of a starring spot in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

The Klaxons have dropped some of the strongest hints yet that they’ll be taking to the Glasto stage, after dodging questions about the festival. “There are gigs planned, we can’t tell you when, yet,” they revealed during an interview with Zane Lowe earlier this year. Intriguing!

 

The rumour mill also suggests Rihanna, Kanye West, The Eagles and OutKast may show up.

 

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Things we are looking forward to in 2014

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

 

With just over a week of 2013 remaining, we take a quick peek into our crystal balls at what 2014 has in store for us all…

 

Nicholas Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton

We were sad to see Marc Jacobs leave LV, but now we just can’t wait to see what his successor Nicholas Ghesquière does for his debut spring/summer collection. Those in the know suggest statement shoes will be a big focus; so he’s likely to be in our good books from day one!

 

Commonwealth Games

The Olympics turned us into fitness fanatics so we hope that seeing Jess Ennis and co in action at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will encourage us to pull on our trainers a bit more regularly.

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Movie sequels

2014 is the year of movie sequels. X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 300: Rise of an Empire and Horrible Bosses 2 will all hit cinemas next year, re-introducing us to some of our favourite film characters. Plus the next instalments of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit will be on the silver screen.

 

Glastonbury

The act announcements have already started with both Arcade Fire and Lily Allen confirming they will be taking to the stage. With two more headliners still to be announced, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for any clues and we should really start hunting for the perfect pair of wellies now…

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The Big Reunion 2

We’re a bit embarrassed to admit this (ok really embarrassed!) but the Big Reunion was definitely our TV guilty pleasure of 2013. We can’t wait to see what dodgy 90s and 00s bands they reunite for the second series.

 

A new Florence + the Machine album

It’s been two years since chart-topping album Ceremonials, but we’ve heard rumours Florence and her machine are back in the studio working on a third offering. Let’s hope it hits shelves in time to be our album of the summer.

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The World Cup

Even if you’re not a football fan, a summer of World Cup-themed BBQs and afternoons in the beer garden sounds pretty good to us. Start planning your get together for England’s first fixture against Italy on June 14.

 

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Summer Time – Hyde Park

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The atmosphere has been incredible since the sun arrived. Good moods, picnics in parks, trips to the beach and an excuse to indulge in ice-cream – this weather is definitely up our street.

We’re a busy bunch at HQ and festival season is what gets us excited. Why? Good music and cool kicks (yes we do have a tendency of shoe judging) of course.

Some of us recently went to Hyde Park to watch The Rolling Stone and Bon Jovi as part of Barclay Card’s ‘British Summer Time’ events.

We’ll let the pics do the talking but we got some great snaps of both acts. What else was going down? The shoes of the moment, trainers, were what everyone was wearing – and not just the guys. Girls in pretty printed dresses, shirts and denim shorts – were also rocking the look. If that’s not your thing then not worry; sandals, flip flops, Converse and women’s black boots all make this summer’s hot list.

To see what else is going on at Hyde park this summer, visit here.

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Park Life Festival

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Last weekend saw the return of Manchester’s Park Life festival.

2 glorious days of music, fashion and sunshine all came together in perfect harmony.

Headlining acts included Disclosure, Rita Ora, Jurassic 5 and Danny Brown. Something for every musical taste!

The beautiful sunshine inspired the masses to leave their HUNTER wellies at home and try for something a little different. Vans, Converse, JuJu jellies and every kind of gladiator sandal imaginable was unleashed. Not to mention all the face paint, glitter and feathers! With an estimated crowd of 40,000, spirits were most certainly high.

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The Great Escape Festival

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

As festival season kicks off we headed down to Brighton to experience The Great Escape festival. A three day event that takes place across 30 venues in the city and featuring 350 artists. Weekend and day tickets sold out in advance but individual venues were still open for walk ups on the day.

We headed to Concorde 2 on Friday night to check out the evening in association with Rock Sound magazine. It was quite a mixed bag for the line up which saw Canadian’s Your Favourite Enemies kick off proceedings, followed by Arcane Roots who absolutely packed out the place. Having just released their debut album Blood & Chemistry they were by far the most popular act of the evening.


Following them Yorkshire’s finest Marmozets who despite having never played in Brighton before certainly had a strong following who were determined to get a circle pit going. Describing themselves as ‘rawkous alternative math energy’ this band are on the verge of big things.


Hactivist were up next with their grime metal sound, their cover of Jay Z and Kayne was definitely popular gaining unanimous head nodding.


Rounding off the night were The Blackout, even though the crowd was only half a room deep they were enthusiastically singing along to every word.

Elsewhere over the weekend venues played host to likes of Everything Everything, Bastille, Tom Odell, Dinosaur Pile Up, The Skints, Ed Harcourt, Itch, The 1975 to name only a few. The festival is growing year on year so we can’t wait to see what 2014 brings.

Thanks to rocksound.tv and www.greigclifford.com for the photos

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Festival Culture – Our Forecast

Monday, May 13th, 2013

One of the most famous festivals to take place was the Woodstock festival of 1969. Also known as ‘Three days of peace and music’ the 2 day concert was initially planned as a ‘one off’ so four young chaps could invest their money to build a recording studio.

After finding a large, unused area that would home 50,000 revellers, the event attracted 500,000. Sex, drugs and rock and roll, the prolonged event caused uproar but huge media attention and has given the World festival culture.

The Black Boot

With the military and boyfriend trends still dominating the cat walks and a favourite for celebrities, the black boot is on our festival hit list.

We love the versatility of this staple, looking great with vibrant prints, teamed simply with a pretty, pastel dress or even layered with denim cut offs and a jumper as Diana Vickers sports.

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Feelin’ Free

When the mud is nowhere to be seen, give your feet the freedom they deserve with sandals and flats. Cut out detailing and bold buckles are key this season so opt for a neutral colour like Heidi Range, and let your clothes do the talking. Works great with floral prints!

The Classic Essential

When we mention festivals we usually think of mud and that means ‘wellies’. Even super models like Kate Moss make staying in the mud chic. But don’t wait for the rain, as we’ve seen on the catwalk, festival styling this year means wellies are in. They’re perfect for light layering and great with shorts.

Plus, if the mud takes over, why not make a ‘Welly Henge’ like they do at Glastonbury with all of the abandoned wellies.

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Notting Hill Carnival

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Some of the girls from head office took to the streets of West London over the bank holiday weekend to soak up the sun, soca beats and the spirit of carnival. There was wind, there was rain, but that didn’t stop them!


Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street party and this year didn’t fail to disappoint. For those of you that couldn’t make it, here’s a sneak peak at what went down.

We followed the street procession and took to our favourite sound systems for a spot of dancing.

Sporty vibes, bright colours, crop tops, vintage denim and army fatigues were the items of choice for the stylish Carnival goers. Paired with trainer wedges like Dash Wedge and flatforms like Match Point and you have the perfect Carnival mash-up!

Want to get some Carnival worthy foot candy? Here’s what we recommended for you girls!

And something for the guys…


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