FESTIVAL EDIT + INTERVIEW | CLAUDIA SMITH

One of Australia’s best Music Festivals ‘ Splendour In The Grass’ is just around the corner, so what better way to kick off the countdown than with a little Festival Edit? Get inspired with a shoot by one of our favourite local photographers Claudia Smith, and featuring Byron Bay babe Model Ali Webber – they’ve identified the ultimate festival must-haves including:

1. A pair of denim flares. Easily this seasons most surprising item on every fashion hit list, flares have been elevated from suburban to chic. Choose a dark navy rinse for a modern re-imagination of this denim classic!

2. A relaxed printed festival top. Bonus points if it’s a classic two-toned raglan tee like this one.

3. A pair of statement-shaped sunglasses. Keep it chic with an avant-garde frame, or go all out and play with transparency and colour!

4. A printed mini dress. So many silhouettes to choose – from shift to a-line. Keep it retro-boho with a paisley print and go full-Woodstock.

5. A crop top. Nothing basic about this wardrobe staple! A comfy crop top will let you bust out your best dances moves.

6. An a-line skirt The perfect skirt for a festival, an a-line skirt allows for plenty of movement and freedom.

7. A whole lotta floral. Let out your inner-hippie and embrace floral print. Give your floral print a breath of fresh air by combining it with some texture like this lil’ sheer mesh number.

Wrangler Raglan T-Shirt and Dark Denim Flares__

Name? / Claudia Smith

Age? / 19 

Where are you based? / Melbourne at the moment, but near Byron is home.

What inspires you as a Photographer? / So so much! I’m always inspired by my surroundings, music, magazines, certain people, moods and colours.

How did you get into Photography? / When I was around 14 I started just taking photos of friends and then I guess it has just expanded to what it is today. Its a creative medium that I use connect to people the most and the best way I find to get all my energy and ideas out.

Your favourite Location to Shoot? / Anywhere near The Coast.

If you could photograph any Musician (dead or alive) who would that be? / Ooo this is hard! But it would have to be Frank Ocean.

What would be your dream Festival to Photograph at? / Woodstock in 69′

Describe your personal style in 3 words? / Boots, Jeans, t-shirts – the classics.

and lastly the great debate: Film or Digital – which do you prefer? / Film for sure!

1970s Wrangler Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt

 Boho Paisley Dress

Le Specs Sunglasses

Retro Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt from Wrangler

Boho T-Shirt Shift Dress

Crop Top & Red Skirt Lack Of Color Fedora Retro 3/4 sleeve Raglan

Denim Flare Jeans

Pretty Blue Top

Sheer Floral Top

Shop your Festival Look in store or online here.

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