Not Just Another Field Day Playlist

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The most exciting weekend in music in East London is coming up, it’s Field Day time! Is one of the best festivals in the city to enjoy great music, food and after parties.

Field Day is all we talk about in East London a week prior the festival, and even local radio stations and Spotify create special playlists to get us all even more excited about it, which is very useful in case you don’t know all bands playing. The Spotify playlist is good but far too long as it includes every artist in the line-up, but I came across a podcast in London Fields Radio that included a smaller yet interesting selection of songs. I haven’t stopped listening to it since l found it and am excited to share it.

The big names performing are FKA Twigs, Caribou, Kindness and Patti Smith among others, but the podcast by Zone 2unes doesn’t focus on these, only on less known acts,  great musicians but perhaps still under your radar. It also mentions some interesting facts about the artists that even surprised some of us, music snubs. It is a nicely put together mix that’s ideal for Field Day goers and new music fans.

Zone 2unes is a page that highlights emerging new music and up coming gigs in London, so if you love finding new music and going to gigs this is a great guide for you.

The Field Day podcast is also up in Spotify as Zone 2unes: Field Day 2015

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Fashionable Alice

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Alice is probably the most iconic character having transitioned from a children’s book heroine to muse of many influential artists; film and art directors, fashion designers and stylists, who have reinvented her look over and over again.

The new exhibition The Alice Look at V&A Museum of Childhood marks the book’s 150th anniversary, It explores Alice’s wardrobe from follower-of-fashion to trend-setter through a selection of illustrations, several editions of the book, videos and garments. I found very interesting to see the evolution of her outfits over the decades in all the different publications of “Alice in Wonderland”by Lewis Carol, also in rare editions of the book in other countries.

I enjoyed the exhibition, but I would have liked to see more garments inspired by this iconic character, such as the Vivienne Westwood A/W 2011 Collection,  and the dresses designed by John Galliano for the “What you waiting for” video by Gwen Stefani. The concept for the video is “Alice’s adventures in Wonderland”and “Through the Looking Glass”, and the outfits and styling are incredible. In 2011 Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland the costumes are also very interesting and beautiful.

 Alice Liddell  has strongly inspired fashion and will continue to influence contemporary and future artists, and be a famous character  among generations to come.

 Vogue Shoot by Annie Leibovitz with Natalia Vodianova as Alice Liddell in 2003.

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Gwen Stefani in What You Waiting For video in 2004.

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Mia Wasikowska in Alice In Wonderland movie by Tim Burton 2010.

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Anne Hathaway in the Alice in Wonderland movie.

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Vivienne Westwood A/W 2011 Red Label Collection.

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Wild Bluebell women fragrance by Joe Malone launched in 2011, inspired by Alice.

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Window Display at the Temperley London  store in February 2015 during Fashion Week, to launch their A/W15 collection.

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 The Alice Look exhibition at V&A Museum of Childhood runs until November 1st.

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