Festival season in Chicago is my favorite time of year. Summer’s in full swing and it’s a great excuse to hang with friends in the sun and listen to live music. Also there’s no better place in Chicago to scout street style. This past weekend I attended the Pitchfork Music Festival, an annual three day affair that features the best acts you may have never heard of sprinkled in with more established groups.
This year’s headliners were Animal Collective, Cut Copy and TV on the Radio. I was on assignment from Elle.com to capture all the stylish people attending Pitchfork this year when 80%20 asked me if I wanted to wear their shoes while doing it. I of course said yes!
EMA was one of the first artists I got to shoot. Not only did she kill it on stage, she looks adorable here in her fishnets, orange socks, and diy red shorts.
This festival goers look is all her own. She looks so cool with this vintage camera.
I heart this woman’s purple frames and red lipstick.
The mix of brown aztec print and pink shades is really doing it for me.
This is the fabulous Taylor Brode, Zola Jesus‘ manager. Check out the Elle.com interview with Zola and my accompanying photos here.
Here I am gettin’ her done.
My friend Maggie was thrilled to get two pairs of 80%20 shoes. Here she is on day one looking very serious and windblown.
She wore these on day 2. So sweet.
No matter how stylish the shoes, at music festivals sometimes you have to kick back on your blanket barefoot style. Thanks 80%20 for making me look good at the fest.
Check out more of my street style shots from Pitchfork 2011 on Elle.com and on my Chicago street style fashion blog Très Awesome.
More photos below of James Blake, Andrea of Twin Sister, member of Ariel Pink, Chrissy Murderbot, Zola Jesus, and more…
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This past June, we attended the The Creators Project, an Intel and VICE-headed event series that launched in New York at Milk Studios. It was the first of four events and it was truly groundbreaking event -highlighting the best of today’s musical acts, art, and installations, with a wide range of interesting panel discussions. See our coverage from the event here.
We were pretty thrilled to hear that The Creators Project is teaming up with the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this year! Coachella always has the most amazing lineups and they’ve just released this year’s roster. Some of the bands we’re excited about are Arcade Fire (first saw them in 2004 and it was awesome), Suede (so major!), Cut Copy, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and it looks like Death From Above 1979 are reuniting for the show too.
Wth the Creators Project collaborating with the festival this year, we can only imagine how much fun and inspiring the three day event will be. It will definitely add a new visual aspect to the festival as they will teaming up with headlining acts to create new works of art, curate art installations on the festival grounds, and also bringing some of their favorite International musical acts to perform too.
The Creators Project will be making a HUGE announcement on February 16th with more details. Stay tuned here.
We’ve already marked our calendars for April 15th-17th!