Sunday, 31 July 2011

CELEBRITY – Jameela Jamil’s Festival Tips

Jameela Jamil is a festival regular and one to watch on the fashion front too. Here she reveals some of her top festival tips, fashion and beauty essentials. I spotted her at Lovebox as she introduced acts on the main stage on the Saturday. She looked the part wearing a military-inspired outfit and her make-up was flawless... unlike mine (although I had been rained on for a number of hours).

This weekend I had a chance to pop down the the Vintage festival at Southbank by Wayne Hemingway. It was a completely different vibe to when it was held outside last year at Goodwood, and actually one of the best bits was the vintage market and stalls outside which were free for anyone to browse.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to find out how to WIN A PAIR OF RAY BANS!

Back to Jameela though, here is a Q&A with her about festivals, fashion and music...

Which festivals are you going to this year?
So far it’s been Isle of Wight, Hard Rock Calling, Wireless Lovebox, Secret Garden Party, V Festival, and T4 on the Beach... I’m trying to pack as much festival in as possible before I get too old for a portaloo!

Which act would you most like to see at a festival?
Beyonce. and I bloody missed her at Glastonbury... and T in the Park, and Oxygen, I’m furious. but I have seen Stevie Wonder live, so I shan’t complain too much...

What is your funniest festival memory?
It wasn’t at all funny at the time, but looking back, I got trapped in a portaloo for an hour once. The door got stuck, and Prodigy were playing so nobody could hear me screaming. never ever piss during Prodigy... I’m scarred for life.

What are your festival essentials?
Ray Bans – Always Ray Bans. Baby wipes, I always keep a bottle of glaceau vitaminwater in my bag- it tastes great and keeps me hydrated. Other things are definitely loo roll and money for chips.

Are there any songs that you associate with summer / summer festivals?
I think the Kings of Leon  always get me in the festival mood... The Bucket is my summer song. and I’m yours by Jason Mraz...

Do you have any pre festival rituals? 
Raiding our wardrobes for clothes we can never get away with in London to our summer soundtracks... bring on the animal hats, feather headdresses and more make up than Jodie Harsh... why not?

Which beauty products do you have to keep to hand? 
Concealer Boi-ing by Benefit, Maybelline falsies mascara, Nars red lipstick and Bobbi Brown- golden light bronzer...they are my festival face uniform.

What are your top festival outfits? 
I keep it traditional and comfortable, vintage men’s leather boots, pretty dress and a statement hat, and the quirkier the jewellery, the better...

Have you been to any festivals abroad before and what happened? 
Not yet, I’m heading to Coachella next year though.

Do you have any styling tips for your fans? 
A good hat will save you at a festival, it protects you from the sun, the rain and the flying bottles of wee that get chucked into the crowd, and lets you maintain some sort of dignity by keeping you looking somewhat chic...

What’s the best thing you’ve ever found at a festival? 
A rotisserie. I’m so bloody sick of the amount of cous cous stands at festivals these days... bring on the chAcken...

What are your key pieces to wear this summer? 
Felder Felder leather wrist cuffs, Urban Outfitters have awesome Native American head dresses, that teamed with a simple outfit, are killer, and floaty white dresses from H&M.

Lovebox festival

What is the biggest festival no-no? 
All-in-ones. I learned the hard way, playsuit + portaloo = disaster....

At festivals you will mainly find me..? 
Looking for chicken. or in the smaller tents watching the small un heard of bands, that’s usually the best stuff you’ll hear at festivals...

Who are your summer style icons? 
I think Florence Welch looks awesome always, and Erin Wasson defines summer chic.

Name three of your essential summer tunes?
Cee-lo Green- its ok, Katy B - Katy on a mission, Three little Birds- Bob Marley.

How would you describe your style?
Comfortable retro glamour. life’s too short for the natural look!
Win a pair of Ray Bans!

Jameela loves Ray Bans and you can win a pair of women's aviator sunglasses! To enter, simply tell me your top festival tip. You can enter via email, comment or Twitter, so I’ll accept a maximum of 3 entries per person.
  1. To enter via email, email including your name.
  2. To enter via Twitter simply tweet your tip using the has tag #stylepagiveaway
  3. To enter via a comment, simply leave your comment below and a link to either your Twitter/Facebook account or blog so I can get in touch if you win. Please don’t post personal email addresses in a comment. 
I will pick a winner at random from all the entries after midnight on Sunday 14 August 2011, I can only post to UK & Ireland. Good luck everyone.
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