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the pride guide

style

saturday, june 8: huntington, li

by matthew ambrosio

PrideFest Fashion Drawing Inspiration from Music Revolutionaries Show Some Skin

You know it is going to be an interesting time for fashion when the must-have accessory is a hula hoop. The summer music festival season is reborn, and fashion takes on a different character that screams patriotic rock star, nouveau hippie, and floral goddess. Whatever persona you wish to take on, one theme remains constant throughout: pride. The music and art gatherings carry on as a timeless tradition. While it does evolve with time, the fashion statement legacy remains for anyone who wants to use the art of style as a social platform and self-promotion.

While some prefer to blend into the lush scenery, others dress in more of a freethinking manner that would make Mother Nature turn red. Concert attire can take on a rebellious role and push the limits of risqué.

Nature is Haute Set in a beautiful sunshine-filled valley surrounded by the elements, Coachella celebrates music and the arts. Those who are present become part of the exhibits and ensembles with flowing floral patterns and specific details adorning textiles, footwear, head bands, and sunglass rims, so naturally you would think they lived in a fantasy garden. The inner feminine goddess is liberated.

Attire is not just an individual style statement. It takes on new meaning when you bring together thousands for a special purpose. Fashion and style become more of a “uniform” method of distinction for those with specific musical fixations and beliefs. It becomes a powerful medium of showing off what you stand for. This June, get inspired by music festivals like Coachella, Bonaroo, or Pitchfork, all of which demand trends from song-loving revolutionaries.

Rock Out At rock music and art festivals like Bonaroo, which has hosted groups such as the Beastie Boys and Metallica, short shorts scarcely wrap curves and tiny tops create a delicate frame for showing off the midriff. Long and untamed hair completes the look, reminiscent of styles from past decades of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Fashion to these rockers are a channel to advocate for freedom, love, and to breach boundaries with the power of pride.

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Issue 7, Volume 1: June 2013, LI Pride Guide  
Issue 7, Volume 1: June 2013, LI Pride Guide  

60 pages of GLBT Pride: an exclusive interview with Melissa Etheridge, a Q&A with LI PrideFest headliner Debbie Gibson, top movie and music...

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