July 17, 2018

Memoirs: Getting Festival Ready with Debenhams at Wireless 2018

When the collab mail from Debenhams landed in my inbox, I responded quicker than the letters came out of my fingers. Debenhams were taking little old me to Wireless Festival (VIP) and hooking me up with a new outfit. This is what London summer dreams are made of right? 

I was asked to go a little wild and pick a festival outfit of my choice, which included some trainers. It’s almost as if Debenhams knew me because that’s all I wear. When it comes to festivals I usually dress for comfort over style but I always forget you can do both. 

Trainers are a must

Trainers at a festival are an absolute must. You’re on your feet all day, and god knows what you’ll be stepping in (hello portaloos) but best of all, they pull an outfit together. From a summer dress to denim cut offs and a tee, you can’t deny trainers are the epitome of cool. Best of all, there are so many brands to suit you. I’m a Converse kinda gal and I love them when they’re box fresh and when they’re a little worn in. I chose classic low-tops in black as they go with everything and don’t cut off my ankles at an awkward point. I find the high-top ones make my legs look out of proportion but the low-tops make them look longer (not quite leaner though).  

Out fitting in 

I wore my Converse trainers with some black ripped jeans from Dorothy Perkins and a striped wrap blouse from Quiz clothing. I had no idea Debenhams sold so many brands but now I do and so do you! I always tend to pick pieces I can wear all year round and all occasions so I can definitely see me wear the Quiz top to brunch or on my next beach holiday as a cover-up. The jeans will become a staple in my wardrobe and I know they’ll be seeing plenty of nights out and adventures in London. 

When you match the Wireless theme…

Kat Von D Beauty

I also tried some Kat Von D goodies like the fragrance ‘Saint’ which is the perfect size for travel and a festival handbag. Other goodies were the everlasting liquid lipstick also called ‘Saint’, which I am wearing here with Mac ‘Chestnut’ lip liner. I also tried a blue lip liner in ‘Satellite’ which is a little out there for me for a lip colour so I used it as a eyeliner instead. I also tried the cult tattoo liner in ‘Trooper’ which I’ve worn here too. I’ve been wearing this liner for about three years and although it’s high-end, its worth every penny. 

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Quick selfie before @wirelessfest yesterday! Thank you to @debenhams / @debenhamsprteam for inviting me and the @katvondbeauty / @thekatvond goodies. I’m wearing the everlasting lip liner in ‘Satellite’ as an eyeliner and the liquid lipstick in ‘Saint’ with a brown liner. Eyeliner is my holy grail tattoo liner in ‘Trooper’. Top is from @debenhams of course! #kvdxdebenhams . . . . #katvondcosmetics #katvond #katvond #bblogger #beautyblogger #lipstick #liquidlipstick #lipliner #debenhams #debenhamsbeauty #wirelessfestival #wireless #mua #motd #festival #selfie #fblchat

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Debenhams is the place I go to for beauty products (their beauty club is epic) as they regularly have 10% offers throughout the year, which is pretty rare for these items.

Bonus photos, 10,000 points to you if you can guess if this is glitter, my highlight or sweat! 

What it’s really like being in VIP? 

What you’re really itching to know is what it’s like being in VIP right? I’d been wanting to know myself my whole life. Well first of all, you don’t need to go through the ‘General Admission’ area, you queue at a separate entrance and are given a separate wristband which gets you into the VIP Village.

A quick lowdown: 

I’ve been attending Wireless since 2009 when it was in Hyde Park, tickets were £35 and getting to the front was a breeze. These days the festival has changed from dance and pop, to more urban and it has a new home in Finsbury Park.

Read more: Musings: A Few Reasons I’m Too Old for Wireless Festival

Rick Ross. Lil Uzi Vert. Rae Sremmurd. Giggs. Drake.

Wireless has some of the best urban artists on their line up and I was excited to see Rick Ross. His set was on around 4pm and he performed all his hits plus a new one called ‘Green Gucci Suit’.

Other artists I saw were Lil Uzi Vert who is most known for encorporating hard-rock into his music and the song ‘All My Friends Are Dead’. Ummm… okay Uzi. Next came Rae Sremmurd, Giggs and Lil Pump where I caught a few moments of ‘Gucci Gang’. These rappers really love Gucci don’t they. Fortunately, us regular folk can purchase all Gucci beauty on Debenhams.

Drake’s Plan 

DJ Khaled cancelled his set in the early hours of the morning and there had been rumours floating around for a few days that UK-lover Drake would be performing. Of course he did, but his set was only 20 minutes long, but at this point, it had been such a fun day that it didn’t matter. I had made some new friends, more memories and a new-found love for festival fashion. 

Blogger Squad

A special shout out to the blogger squad I attended with, I’ve honestly never met a nicer bunch of ladies. Going to a festival ‘alone’ with people you haven’t met can be daunting to some but if you’re all in the same boat you have to row together. Enough with the nautical analogy, please do check out these ladies blogs below.

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Had the BEST time at Wireless yesterday even if Drake was only on for 20 minutes. A HUGE thank you to @debenhams / @debenhamsprteam for inviting me and hooking us all up with new outfits, trainers and best of all the VIP Village! Never appreciated a flushing toilet so much at a festival… TMI. Met the loveliest blogger squad @giuliafsmith @shell_la_belle_blog @marthadahhling @blogbynoelle @absolutelylucy @wheresmytentblog @luisachristie ❤️💕 . . . . . #wirelessfestival #wireless #festival #debenhams #debenhamspr #lbloggers #fbloggers #fashionblogger #beautyblogger #fblchat #blogginggals #discoverunder2k #festivals #VIP #VIPvillage

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A special thank you to Richa and Ellen who coordinated everything on the day too.  

Char xo 

This blog post is part of a Debenhams summer campaign, but all views are my own. 

15 responses to “Memoirs: Getting Festival Ready with Debenhams at Wireless 2018”

  1. Lauren says:

    This is such an awesome experience! Love the outfit you chose, that wrap around blouse is gorgeous and suits you so well


  2. Hunida says:

    Looks like so much fun! I’d love to do an outing with other bloggers!

  3. MJW says:

    Wow what an amazing experience! Definitely agree that trainers are a must, and it was really interesting to read about your VIP experience! 🙂


  4. What a dreamy collab and such a lovely bunch of bloggers to attend with! I’m a trainers girl myself so definitely would’ve picked up a pair of converse too. The. VIP village sound so lovely too – yummy food, Brooklyn Beckham and flushing toilets! Great post,
    Zara x

  5. beereaderbooks says:

    Love that top I’m going all out for coloured stripes this year! I definitely agree about trainers, and Kat Von D make up, I haven’t tried her fragrance but I’m keen to get a tester as I love how her stuff is all cruelty free

  6. So Jealous that you got to see Drake!! That is literally my dream. Sounds like you had an amazing time. The Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick is such a good shout for a festival.

  7. foundationsandfairytales says:

    This sounds like the perfect blogger opportunity! I love the outfit you picked I practically live in Converse they’re so comfy! Debenhams is great for so many different products I always love having a look around especially their beauty department!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

  8. Jessi says:

    It was so amazing to meet you lovely! I had such a good day! Totally agree that it was daunting meeting new people but we had such a good bunch. We must meet up soon! <3

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.