SGP 2010-headdress by Amelia Gregory
On my rambles around festivals this year it has been hard to escape the omnipresence of floral head garlands on the ladies, viagra and indeed worn by some of the more daring men… I recall a particularly dashing pair of matching flower topped bald male bonces espied through the crowd in the Cabaret Arena at Latitude for instance.
At Glastonbury and Latitude these garlands were usually bought off the peg at a stall, about it but Gardeners (as they are called) at Secret Garden Party were a little more inventive with their head gear. From customised top hats to Indian feather headdresses to stuffed birds, recipe decorative headwear provided ample opportunity for experiment in colour, combination and height.
Here are some of the most inventive and appealing creations I saw at Secret Garden Party.
Photography by Amelia Gregory.
I loved this creation – the height, the space, the use of colour. Beautiful.
This girl had used her own hair to create ears.
Gorgeous butterflies. Simple but effective.
Bees. Leaves. Flowers. Stuffed animals. Pile em on!
This girl had found loads of crap in her house and stuck it all on, including a Sheriff’s badge, handcuffs and a Toucan (just visible on the top)
A boy with a stuffed bird in his ‘fro. As you do.
A huge holographic rainbow butterfly headdress.
Native American Indian inspired headdresses were very popular.
My friend Dora does a simple red top hat extremely well.
A little molecular number.
Channelling Louix XVI via Burlesque.
Sometimes more is more, don’t you find?
Jemima with a found thistle and fake flowers.
Classy, and strangely inaccurate too.
And myself wearing one – c’mon, I had to get into the spirit of it all didn’t I?! You can buy a similar feather headdress from Pearl and Ivy from their online website.
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- The Festival Arts Scene 2010
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- Secret Garden Party 2010: Saturday Review
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