PHOTOS: HAYLEY RUBERY
EDIT & WORDS: ZOE LONDON
SHOES: NEW LOOK
NECKLACES: URBAN OUTFITTERS
RING: REGAL ROSE*
HAIR BY BUMBLE AND BUMBLE
I really have fallen in love with the Port Eliot festival. Having gone from never heard of it to immediately staring in awe and admiration – i’d never been more grateful for bumble and bumble reaching out to me and inviting me along as their guest. Stoked. It was a beautiful day last Saturday at the festival, blazing sunshine but a cool breeze. Perfect for an English country garden party in the grounds of one of the biggest stately homes i’ve ever seen, i’d say!
I wore this pretty floral dress from Missguided which is part of their new Tropicool collection and I absolutely adore it. I felt so pretty and summery in it all day at the festival – plus it’s super comfy. I never thought i’d pick something with caging on it as I just didn’t really think it was very ‘me’, but I think this dress works so well due to the print. Last week I was invited down to meet the UK Wildfox team and they let me pick a few bits and bobs to add to my summer wardrobe. Me being me, I gasped upon entry into the showroom at those incredible orange sunglasses to offset my hair, and they let me take them away with me! I was so overwhelmed! I absolutely adore them, the shape, the weight and the overall look – i’ve never owned a pair of sunglasses like it!
After having my hair done by bumble we explored the festival and I had my arm painted by Louise Gray in the MAC tent. Amazing?! I was definitely fangirling a little bit inside. One of the coolest things about Port Eliot is that it’s a total little hub for powerful creatives. Later on that afternoon I heard a talk by Sophie Heawood, and watched Alex Brownsell do hair tapestry on Lou Teasdale. It’s that kind of festival – so many creatives and inspiring things going on.
Probably at the top of every bloggers ‘ultimate favourite blog list’ somewhere lies Susie Bubble. For me Susie was one of the first blogs I saw that really changed the way I saw blogs, having come out of a tunnel just beginning my adventure into blogs reading product based beauty blogs, stumbling across style bubble was a revolution. I spotted her out and about (looking incredible) but when she stopped and asked to take a photo of my hair, I was absolutely stoked. She’s blogged about Port Eliot here – my hair included (!!) – and it’s a collection of some of the best photos i’ve ever seen, perfectly encapsulating the festival and what it’s about. My blog on the weekend with bumble is to follow.