LOVEBOX 2010 – A very fashionable festival!

19 July 2010

Aah, this weekend saw London’s Victoria Park  transformed into festival-land for the seventh annual LOVEBOX weekend. East  London’s finest were out in form, and with the sun absolutely beating down on  the scorched grass, teeny shorts and booties from slouchy numbers to lace-ups  proved to be the preferred outfit du jour.

On stage the fashion  competition was fierce. Saturday afternoon saw Miss Paloma Faith (who only  lives down the road in Dalston) perform her set in a shimmering green velvet  number with ginormous fan-hat and golden bustle. We liked.

Sunday  was definitely the fashiest day of the three though. First up - a catwalk show  courtesy of Dr NOKI and his recycled delights in the blazing afternoon sun.  Although it seemed an odd venue for a fashion show – it felt totally right as  East London is nothing if not all about fashion, and it proved a rather  fabulous interlude between the  bands and DJs going on all around.

Later that day, electro-punk heroine Peaches strode onto the stage in  her usual guise – a kind of robotic pink puffa jacket. This proved to be the  first of many layers that she peeled off during her rousing set, during which  the stage was invaded by Fashion darling drag queen Jonny Woo with an army of  London’s finest drag performers. Yikes!

Then as the sun set over the East End, the mighty  Grace Jones came on stage (a mere half an hour late!) to close the festival.   As we all knew, La Jones  confidently trashed the younger generation of performers in the stage-wear  stakes. With a costume and hat change in between EVERY song, everyone was left  gaping at her amazingly muscley legs and selection of Phillip Treacy headgear.  Amazing.

- Naomi Attwood


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