Tag Archives: festivals

  • The mighty Quo to headline Mofest

    March 2, 2014

    mofest

     Being big fans of live music, we have previously blogged about our love of festivals, in particular the smaller festivals which do not involve battling through the massive crowds of Glastonbury, T in the Park and other major events.

    As die-hard 70s music fans, it was hard to contain our excitement and sheer delight when we heard that Mofest  - the wee music festival held annually in the chief frocker's home town of Montrose (population approx 12000) - had scored Status Quo as this year's headline act. And no it isn't a tribute band, it's the real Rossi & Co who are coming to little old Mo to rock the East Links on Friday 23rd May!

    We have already scored our tickets and planning what to wear from the boho festival frockery department!

  • Festival frockery rocks, come rain or shine

    July 4, 2012

    It's the height of summer (allegedly) and high season for festival goers with our own local  T in the Park coming up this weekend, 6th-8th July, in Kinross. Given the amount of rainfall we have been experiencing lately , it will  be more like Mud in the Park and Mud Everywhere Else, but it's unlikely that anyone's enthusiasm will be dampened with Snow Patrol, Kasabian and The Stone Roses headlining the event.

    Come rain or shine, music festival fans need frockery that rocks and (cue some shameless self promotion here!) we always have a good selection of affordable festival fashion in our catalogue.

    Here are some of our current favourites which we reckon will brighten up the dullest of days.

    Embroidered white muslin boho top

    white embroidered festival top

    Vintage boho leather bag

    vintage 70s boho leather bag

    Nanette Lepore boho white crochet trim dress

    white boho crochet dress

    Batik tie dye boho festival dress

    boho festival batik dress

    Turquoise boho festival maxi skirt

    turquoise boho festival maxi skirtMonsoon red embroidered dress

    monsoon red embroidered boho dress

    Why not browse through the rest of our boho festival frockery department?

    P.S. Don't forget the wellies, or the brollies!

  • Skye's the limit!

    July 10, 2011

    The Frockers have always been big fans of festivals, but these days our personal preference is for smaller gatherings rather than giant events like Glastonbury and T in the Park. Much as we love live music, we no longer possess the coping skills for pitching tents, queuing for chemical toilets and wearing mud covered clobber for several days in a row - but we take our floppy festival hats off to those who do. At least the toilets are a vast improvement on the vintage facilities we remember from the 1970s when we were young (and/or inebriated) enough not to care!

    So instead of squelching our way around vast outdoor festival sites, we are increasingly tempted by small music festivals which attract an array of local talent and do not involve camping! We especially enjoyed the Montrose Music Festival and Dundee Blues Bonanza this year, but we have been reserving most of our energy and excitement for the inaugural Isle of Skye Blues'n'Boogie Feis which takes place on 22/23 July with the inimitable Wilko Johnson headlining on both nights.

    The Kyelakin event is the brainchild of  Skye-based campaigner Robbie the Pict, who is auctioning his precious Runrig gold disc to get the festival off to a flying start. As well as being a great opportunity for partying (and coincidentally celebrating both Wilko and Robbie's 64th birthdays over the weekend), he believes it will help breathe new life into the local economy which was so badly hit by the (now abolished) Skye Bridge tolls.

    Read more about it here and we hope to see some of you at Saucy Mary's!  Now we just need to decide what festival frockery to wear.

    Skye Blues Festival 2011

  • Vintage at Goodwood

    August 12, 2010

    The inaugural Vintage at Goodwood festival kicks off tomorrow with a promise to celebrate "creative British cool from the 40s, 50s,60s,70s and 80s" and a stated ambition to recreate a new, vintage focused Festival of Britain.

    The three day extravaganza in Sussex is the brainchild of Geraldine and Wayne Hemingway, founders of Red or Dead and lovers of all things vintage, who wanted to bring together the fashion, music, art and culture of bygone eras to showcase Britain's  rich and creative heritage.

    On the music front, Vintage at Goodwood will feature an inspirational line up of world renowned bands and DJs from each of the decades as well as contemporary performers who have taken inspiration from the original artists. Performing for the first time in many years, Sandie Shaw will be a special highlight for festival goers.

    There will also be five clubs on site which will replicate ballrooms, clubs and disco venues  of past decades:  the 1940s styled Torch Club; Let it Rock, which will celebrate 50s rock and roll culture;  the Leisure Dome for easy listening and light pop; the Soul Casino Nightclub, a two room re-creation of a 1970s Mecca ballroom; and the Warehouse & Roller Disco which aims to capture the vibe "from 70s Funk and Disco, through early 80s Electro, Boogie, Rare Groove and onto early Rave and Acid House, played out in a fully recreated industrial warehouse and adjacent Roller Disco".  Wow!

    In addition to the music, the Vintage High Street will include shops, vintage hair styling salons, vintage cafes, restaurants and bars, as well as a marketplace packed with vintage clothing sellers.  Meanwhile,  the Vintage Timeline promises to "examine the lineage of art, design and the wider creative industries - culminating in Future vintage - future gazing about what we as a nation will be celebrating in 25 years".

    Vintage at Goodwood  certainly promises to be the most amazing weekend, but it's sadly a bit far for us to travel. We will be heading for Edinburgh instead for a flurry of fantastic Fringe frockery!

  • Time for T

    July 9, 2010

    T in the Park kicks off again at Balado today, and we have it on good authority that some of our frockery will be making an appearance at Fancy Dress Friday for this year's 'Mad Hatter's T Party' theme.

    Despite the recent heatwave, the weather is not looking at all promising so wellies will be a prerequisite for all festival goers, whatever else they choose to step out in.  Sadly we won't be joining them this year but it promises to be another fantastic weekend with an enviable line up which includes the magnificent Muse, Eminem and Kasabian.

    Boho festival frockery is one of our favourite looks and we have a good selection of maxi dresses,  skirts and tops to take  you through the summer festival season and beyond. Don't forget the woollies for when the temperature drops and the sun cream (just in case!), but above all remember to pack the tent poles, toilet paper and a supply of wet wipes. We speak from experience!

  • Quick update

    May 18, 2010

    Apologies for the longer than usual break between updates from the frock face, but we have been busy working on our new website design which will hopefully be ready for unveiling next month.  Customers are advised that we will be closed for business from  4th June until 21st June for our annual summer break.

    It will soon be the festival season which is the perfect excuse to throw on some boho style frockery and soak up the music and atmosphere. We just love this crochet maxi dress and this ethnic print silk skirt (but don’t forget the wellies!) Tea dresses are meanwhile proving a popular choice this season, despite a distinct chill remaining in the air when the sun goes down.

    Looking a bit further in advance, we will be at the charity vintage fair being held in Kirkcaldy on 3rd July and showing a few outfits at the catwalk show, so put the date in your diary and drop by to say hello if you are in the vicinity.