Fugs and Fabs: Glastonbury Festival


I feel like the weekend of the Glastonbury Festival must be the very favorite time of year for everyone who works in PR for Hunter. EVERYONE is wearing their wellies and tromping about and my reaction is always, no matter what the person in question is wearing, “well, at least those Hunter boots are a classic.” (Hello. I live in Los Angeles. I own three pairs of rain boots. I have a sickness.) It’s possibly also Hooters’s new favorite time of year, as Cressida Bonas is wearing one of their tee shirts. Yes, Hooters Hot Wings. Hooters + Hunter equals…well, I’m not entirely sure I want to know.

[Photos: AKM/GSI]

react:
Leave a reply

Comments (73):

  1. Jill
    +38

    I see Cressida still loves her scrunchie…..

  2.  Angela
    +22

    Cressida: that outfit is ridiculous. Harry: bullet dodged.

    • Art Eclectic
      +16

      Just what I was thinking. No way is that girl Royal Family material.

      • Gypsy Danger
        +23

        I think she is just enjoying herself and doing what she wants to do. There is no way she would be allowed to get dirty at Glastonbury if she were part of the Royal Family.

      •  Mrs. Helpful
        +19

        Oh Cressida! With one ill-advised tee shirt you have lowered the hammer of Thor onto the nail in the coffin of that relationship. Alas.

    •  KLeewrite
      +7

      Could that shirt be an official tour shirt by mid-80s Philadelphia group the Hooters? My brother and his friends were into them at the time. Fun fact: One of the Hooters (the lead singer, I think), co-wrote “One of Us” with Joan Osborne.

      • Art Eclectic
        +15

        It could be, but the first assumption anyone will make is that it’s the more famous trailer-park, low-rent restaurant establishment. That assumption is so powerful a perception that she might as well be taking pole dancing lessons and perception is freaking enormous when you are talking about highly public roles. Kate gets it, she knows (and seems to have always known) that every single thing she wears or does will be put under a microscope of propriety.

        It’s one thing to be a little wild (which we all loved Fergie for) but appearing low-class is an epic disaster for someone who aspires to such a public role.

        • Amy S.
          +3

          Fergie did both—she was wild AND appeared low-class (toe-sucking, anyone?).

      • HelenBackAgain
        +4

        Could that shirt be an official tour shirt by mid-80s Philadelphia group the Hooters? Could be and is.

        I liked them.

      • Joanie
        +8

        Eric Bazilian. I loved the Hooters and I love this guy’s name, because who wouldn’t? (I was just talking about the Hooters the other day, too, saying I needed to pick up a CD because it had been far too long since I’d listened to them)

        Jessica, just so you know, I had watermelon shorts and that’s one place you really don’t want to go. Especially if you are a young girl. This was…early 80s for me and I was in 6th or 7th grade…long before Juicy Couture…and it was mortifying to have older guys tell me how juicy my bum looked. It just wasn’t done! Looking back on it, it sounds even creepier.

        • Teresacakes
          +4

          “So, Eric, how many dollars are you guys going to make off this next record?”

          “(sigh)”

    • Gypsy Danger
      +4

      Ridiculous, yes. As a frequent festival goer myself, I’ll allow it. I think Alexa Chung looks nice, but I would never wear that to an outdoor festival, especially one known for being muddy.

  3. TonyG
    +29

    Speaking of mud… I read that Dolly Parton (who, so far, has been the biggest draw at Glastonbury) led the audience in a sing-along tune about mud. Dolly is a hoot.

    Apparently. there were more than a few men with blonde hair and fake boobs in the audience (do you have any audience pics, Jessica?)

    Actually, come to think of it, there were probably more than a few women with blonde hair and fake boobs in the audience too. bah…ZING!

    •  Aspasia
      +6

      A friend of mine got backstage passes to meet Dolly! I haven’t talked to her about the meeting yet as she’s probably still recovering from her fangirl high.

    • Emmeline
      +20

      There were indeed a lot of people in dolly get ups! I’ve been going to glastonbury for years and I have honestly never seen a crowd as huge at that time of day as Dolly had! She was amazing, definitely have a youtube of some of her set if you have time, my personal favourite was when she played the benny hill theme on a tiny sax!

    • witjunkie
      +8

      Dolly Parton is totally on my People You Want to Have Lunch With, Alive or Dead list.

  4. susie
    +2

    Please tell me that someone Photoshopped Alexa Chung’s legs.

  5. Janine
    0

    I don’t understand what these people are wearing to a festival. It was really cold here in Germany last weekend and I suppose England wasn’t much better so… why the hot pants? In other pictures there were people wearing dresses. Dresses. To a festival. Why.

    • Emmeline
      +10

      It was actually pretty warm this weekend, it would fluctuate between baking hot and torrential downpour so layers are kind of vital! Also dresses make going to the loo a whole lot easier if you know what I mean!

    •  Sus@n
      +2

      Because hot pants are “fashion”! The weather here in the UK over the weekend veered wildly between unseasonably cool, rather warm, torrential rain with accompanying thunderstorm (which took out the power on the festival site) but no way were some girls going to give up their hot pants.

      • Morris
        +3

        I think British people dress for the summer weather they wish they had!!
        If I wear shorts, maybe the sun will come out….
        I do not like Scrunchie’s head, sorry. It’s a bit large and square and manly. She looks manly. I’m sure she is a lovely person, though.

  6.  ShannonTX
    +28

    Stupid and tacky, but compared to the hot messes at Coachella, these people look like they are ready for Royal Ascot. Coachella is the biggest sartorial shitstorm of the year. The shitstorm all other shitstorms aspire to be.

    • openroses
      +4

      Without my glasses, I read your “shitstorm” as “shartstorm.” I think this word needs to be coined. as in, even worse than a shitstorm.

  7.  Looly
    +3

    Whatever happened to Jessie Camp?

  8.  Mrs. Helpful
    +3

    I thought Alexa Chung looked a little like Russell Brand this day.

    •  ShannonTX
      +7

      She is very masculine looking to me. Plus, her hair is atrocious. What did Chris Martin see in her (allegedly)? He sure does like the skinny girls, doesn’t he?

      •  Mrs. Helpful
        +6

        For a dude that seems to prefer fries to kale, yeah. Well, you know, rock star….

  9. Marnie
    +3

    I live in the southern US, so yes, my Hunters are also WILDLY IMPRACTICAL, but I have never understood the appeal of Glasto. It looks like a colder, muddier Bonnaroo (which… a sunny, 80s Bonnarro doesn’t sound much fun to me either. I am An Old). I mean, So. Much. Mud. I love music, but not enough to camp in a field of mud.

    •  Sus@n
      +9

      It’s a rite of passage thing here in the UK – in fact, it’s not really Glastonbury if if isn’t muddy (you just *know* it’s going to rain over the Glastonbury weekend). And of course, being a cool rainy country anyway, we’re used to that sort of weather. Next year is a Significant Birthday for me and I’m toying with the idea of going, just to tick it off my bucket list.

    • jjdaddyo
      +2

      This is why I go to Coachella every year- no rain (OK, once every 5-6 years you get a sprinkle), no mud, no flies, no wellies. You can count on the temp being somewhere between 105 and 60, but hey, bring a hoodie.

      • ChristieLea
        +2

        Getting filthy at festivals is part of the fun!…as long as you’re wearing clothes that either are 1. likely to come clean, 2. ones you don’t care about if they get wrecked, or 3. both.

        Some of these outfits look like the type that could get Ruined Very Easily…but then again: these people are rich, so why would they care if their satin pajama onesie gets ruined?

  10.  Mina
    +8

    I might have owned a pair of watermelon shorts as a child…..my memory is hazy. My mom liked to dress me in fruit prints. I had a a lot of cherry print clothes from Espirit.

    •  ShannonTX
      +8

      I believe I had a watermelon-print sundress as a baby. My mom made it.

  11.  Meagan
    +6

    I don’t know what the situation is in the US, but here in England all the fast-fashion stores are currently marketing terrible clothes under themes similar to and including “Life is a festival!” Flower headbands and high-waisted booty shorts and macrame tanks everywhere.

    •  Elbyem
      +5

      Same goes, here in Canada. It’s all “bad boho”.

    • Hoolia
      +14

      It’s the same in the US, at least in Seattle. I was trying to shop for clothes last week and this junk was everywhere. I don’t know why every retailer thinks I have a dozen muddy music festivals to attend. I need something to wear to the office!

    • jjdaddyo
      +5

      I’ve been going to Coachella for 8 years now, and we noticed this year that the fashion has become very homogenized. All those stores like Forever 21 and H&M pushing their “festival clothes”, has made the fashion spotting incredibly boring.
      This year: macrame-style crop/halter tops, lacey shorts everywhere, ugh. Happily, gladiator sandals mostly gone. Cool kids not wearing flower headbands anymore. High-waisted shorts still have some life left in them (2 or 3 years so far). Nascent trend that I think will be big next year: denim short overalls.
      Truly, the end is nigh.

    • Sarah
      +1

      Definitely the same in the US. It’s sad, because I was a 90′s Deadhead and the festival boho style back then was either straight up vintage dresses or to make your own. Now with the horrible H&M and Forever 21 chains, the girls just look really cheap and tacky (and exactly alike).

      • ChristieLea
        +2

        Depressing, eh, that the big corporate retailers have glommed onto festivals in such fashion (pun intended). I swear, every clothing chain in Canada released a “Festival Collection” this year.

        It pains me to say this because it make me sound Verrie Olde but: when did festivals become so commercialized and mainstream?

  12.  Sus@n
    +1

    And do you see, behind the watermelon shorts, the man in the twill trousers and check shirt? All ages go to Glastonbury!

  13. Persephone Mulberry
    +6

    Lily Allen’s hair is fun, though.

  14. Liane
    +6

    It makes me sad that I cannot wear Hunters. Alas, they don’t offer option for thick-calved girls.

    • Liane
      0

      *options

    • Marnie
      +1

      They do offer wide calf options and some adjustable back models, too. Would a shorter boot work?
      http://usa.hunter-boot.com/product/huntress-gloss-wider-calf-rain-boots-0

    • G
      0

      I have a pair of the expandable-calf Hunters for winter. My calves are thick enough that the regular Hunters only work for me bare-or-tight-legged, not with jeans, much less English winter layers. I tried wearing my regular Hunters over jeans our first English winter and nearly panicked when one of my feet went numb and I couldn’t get them off (until my husband helped me… it was comical, really). Anyway, you’re correct in saying Hunters aren’t made for thicker calves, but the adjustable ones offer some room.

    •  GeoDiva
      +3

      You need to find the “Huntress” style of Hunter boots. I too have a bigger calf and this style is great. It is also a little shorter, so the top of the boot doesn’t rub against the back of your knee.

      • Liane
        +1

        Thanks all! I’ll have to see if I can track down a pair to try on. I’ve only seen the standard ones in my area.

        • HelenBackAgain
          +1

          Be aware, if you also have a wider foot, you’re still out of luck.

          • Liane
            +1

            Ugh, now I’m sad again.

            • Meggiemoo
              +4

              Thick-calved ladies unite! I have the same issue with most winter boots and ski boots as well.

              • ChristieLea
                +4

                HUNTRESS BOOTS. I like that! No longer shall I say I have thick calves. I have HUNTRESS CALVES, so there.

                Maybe that will take the sting away from the epic search I must undergo every time I need boots/ski boots/rain boots that will actually fit my calves…

  15. marylou bethune
    +1

    I still don’t know who or what Rita Ora is – she is awfully cute but the dyed blonde hair isn’t helping her.

    • annabel
      +2

      I finally saw a picture of Rita Ora somewhere other than here the other day!! I was convinced she was a figment of fug imaginatiom.

  16.  Jenandtonic
    +7

    Cressida needs to stop with that hairdo. It really couldn’t be worse.

  17. jean
    0

    I feel they look less contrived than in Cochella. Lily Allen looks cute and where else can you wear those? No Benedict?

  18. perletwo
    +4

    and yet, the watermelon shorts ensemble is still a VAST step up from the last time Lily Allen was featured here. She looks wacky-cute, event-appropriate and well put together. Waytarock, Lily!

  19. G
    +2

    I nearly snorted over your Alexa Chung/Jesse Camp comparison, because YES. Buzzfeed had a “where is he now” pic recently and he looks basically the same: http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/what-mtv-vj-jesse-camp-looks-like-now

  20. ChiTownSteph
    0

    I thought Bonnie Wright was a country singer but IMDB tells me otherwise. Am I totally off base here? So confused!

  21.  Mel Duff
    +5

    “Hooters + Hunters” = an inside peek at my household’s monthly credit card statement

  22.  jerkygirl
    0

    Bonnie Wright is so cute–at first I thought it was Karen Gillan though!!! I has a fashion curious: are Hunters the “official” brand of wellies, or just really popular ones? When I was shopping for rainboots all over the internet, I saw them and liked them, but alas, they were a bit above my price range. I did find a really cute pair that I like (some other brand I forget which) and now I’m happy when it rains because I get to wear them. :)

  23. Kim
    +1

    Bonnie Wright is so cute. I love seeing the Potter kids.

  24. elz
    +5

    You KNOW the Queen is never letting Cressida in the firm now-a scrunchie once, maybe, a scrunchie with a Hooters shirt and cut offs?-Nope.

    • HelenBackAgain
      +1

      I genuinely don’t think Cressida WANTS in. Not everybody would choose to live with that kind of scrutiny; I sure wouldn’t. I mean, it’d be nice to be asked… but no.

  25. G
    +5

    Is that a crown of thorns Rita Ora is wearing with her pajamas?

    (That’s a sentence I never thought I’d need to type.)

  26. G
    +4

    So how is it that all those wellies are muddy up to the knees but everyone is perfectly clean from the kneecaps up? Do they buy the boots pre-muddied to look right at the festival or what?

  27. kay
    0

    The weather was probably exactly what you’d expect of england- relatively sunny but muddy because there is ALWAYS A CHANCE OF RAIN.