Necklace, Cropped Top, Rings: Forever 21 | Belt: Moschino | Skirt: Zara | Oversized Cardigan: Topman | Shoes: Doc Marten’s
Photo above and below by: Jay Tablante
Bag: Marcie (not in photo) | White Top: Forever 21 (Same as here) | Shorts: Topshop | Plaid Sweater: Zara | Shoes: Le Bunny Bleu (not in photo) | Bag: Marcie (not in photo) | Eyeglasses: H&M
Music and Fashion are a somewhat similar animal, truth be told. They are both art forms, obviously, and they are both outlets for people to express their identities. Think about it, people who like music, usually like fashion… and vice versa, right? People, on top of being heavily reliant on visuals, are naturally auditory as well, so it only makes sense that they look for avenues to stimulate such senses.
I like my fair share of music. Most of my blog posts are song titles derived from a variety of genres, though I don’t make that much of a big deal out of it. I’ve always had this notion that everyone loves music so what was the point in announcing to everyone that you are such a music fan (rhetorical question, by the way)? Just seems pretentious to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love music, I just don’t feel the need to state it. I live music, I breathe it, in fact, I maxed out my 30 gigabyte U2 special edition iPod back when I was in college for the love of Alternative Rock but I guess music is not just something I talk about on a daily basis, most especially not on this blog in fear of committing sacrilege or making it sound a bit too forced and superficial. I am, after all, capitalizing more on fashion and sensible writing over unrelated typed song stanzas for content.
Anyway, to know more about my taste for music, you can read my old entry tackling this topic entitled: Sountrack of My Life. I wasn’t really going to discuss about my music taste in depth, in fear of sounding hypocritical. That said, I’ve always dreamed of going to Coachella (Tomorrowland and Comic-Con too). My High School friends and I, we were all planning to go together someday since we were 16, but it never happened–everyone just had something more important to attend to. Plus, hello, California is not exactly accessible!
So my internal deadline is when I’m 30 but I think I’ll be able to go sometime in the next two years. For the mean time however, I’ll enrich my soul with music festivals that are within my reach and this February is quite perfect for that! First off, we have Febfest 2014: Hostess Club Manila–an indoor indie rock festival with huge bands from the indie scene: The National, Mogwai, Youth Lagoon, and Warpaint. Happening February 13 and 20, 2014 at the Metro Tent convention center, brought to you by Random Minds Production and Ynos. Tickets now on sale at Ticketworld.com.ph, for details check their facebook page.
Here are my favorites from The National and Mogwai:
Then we have the 7107 International Music Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival happening in Clark, Pampanga this February 22 and 23. Two stages present a spectacular lineup of both international and local artists carefully handpicked to satisfy every musical craving. In this world of live music, thrills, adventure, good eats, and people from around the globe, the only way to transcend the different cultures is through one language called music. Make sure to be there once the clock strikes noon.
I’m pretty sure you’re all familiar with most of the bands in the line up so I don’t have to show you my favorite videos from them but seriously, I cannot help spazz over Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kaskade, Empire of the Sun, and Asteroids of the Galaxy Tour–hell even Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
So if you all want to celebrate for the love of music and fashion, ticket prices be damned (though I highly suggest you hang on to both events’ respective Facebook pages for a chance to win free tickets), join me and every cool kid on the block and be in attendance! I shall see you there!
Also, here are the Behind the Scenes photos, taken by the supportive boyfriend: Enzo Ladrido, of my Hipster Sexy Shoot with photography master Jay Tablante! A more in-depth discussion of the shoot in my previous post: Heart-Shaped Boxes and Tartan Prints!