No. 10 Soundclash Festival

Fashion, music

May 1st, my kitchen was heavily decorated ready for our pre-Soundclash party, the girls were fiddling with face gems and the boys were… not so fussed about any glitter. The music festival brings the best in House, Drum and Bass and Bassline to Southampton for one day and we were going to make the most of it!

Our party of 15 split up to get to the site 40 minutes out of the City centre. The weather was on our side so sunglasses were on and raincoats were stuffed into a rucksack. I had bought a holographic rain coat last minute from MissGuided but thankfully didn’t need it (also saw at least 7 other girls in it which was a bit annoying).

The first act we saw was Majestic, DJ we kept missing when he has played at Switch (local club) so it was great to finally see him and on such a big stage. I was straight up onto my boyfriends shoulders taking videos and photos of his set.

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I lost this jacket that afternoon which I’m devastated about! 

The biggest issue at festivals (other than the toilets) is always a lack of phone signal so much of my time was spent in a smaller group hoping to bump into the others.

Our home for the day was inside the Drum and Bass tent seeing acts like Friction, Hazarad and S.A.S.A.S.A.S, Hannah Wants was another highlight as I had never seen her live before.

Our day ended at 1.30am and we stumbled back to the coach to take us home again (or to Switch as some of my friends decided that 10 hours as the festival wasn’t long enough).

The day did not disappoint and we are already counting down to October 1st for the next Soundclash Festival!

No. 9 Manchester

Fashion, outfit, Style, travel

This Valentines weekend I travelled the furthest north I have ever been to Manchester. My boyfriend and had rented a hotel for the weekend and I was so excited to explore a new city.

Upon arrival I met up with two school friends who now study in Manchester for a drink at a trendy bar/pizza place/ arty hangout. It was great to catch up and of course check out the new geo filters I could use on snapchat.

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Tom and Laura dropped me of at my hotel in Salford Quays where I waited for Haydon to arrive from Scotland.

Friday night was spent eating pasta and brownies in Frankie and Benny’s followed by a late night screening of Deadpool. I wouldn’t usually choose to watch a superhero movie at the cinema but as Deadpool said himself, he’s not a superhero. The film was hilarious and kept my attention from start to finish.

On Saturday we spent the day in town wondering round the huge Arndale shopping centre before making our way to China town (much smaller than I thought it would be!) and Canal street. Both were tourist spots I couldn’t visit Manchester with out going to see.

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Hat: Topshop, Bomber jacket: Zara, T-shirt: FLUXDEUX, Jeans: River Island,           Shoes: Converse, Bag: Topshop, Gloves: UrbanOutfitters

Being the middle of the day there weren’t many other people about along Canal street (other than a furry convention at one of the bars) so we walked up, then down, and up again as my terrible sense of direction took us the wrong way back to the Arndale.

It was Franky and Benny’s for dinner again as it was right outside our hotel to line our stomachs for our night out at RAM: Records Mantra festival at the Manchester SU. We cheekily managed to slip in the front of the 3 hour queue and so were able to make the most of the night in the venue. The music ended at 5am after the the main act, and Haydon’s favourite drum and bass DJ, Prototype played so we stumbled into a taxi straight back to the hotel. The night was amazing with such good music and cheap drinks!

Unfortunately Valentines day was spent hungover waiting for our trains at Manchester Piccadilly before travelling our separate ways.

Manchester bettered my expectations, there was so much more to see around the city than I thought, so many beautiful old buildings that I dont get to see around Southampton. It won’t be long until I visit again.