Monday, August 22, 2011

Win tickets to see Kasabian in Melbourne

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I have had a bit of experience now at styling bands. They are all different with different visions and ideas behind their music and therefore the image that they want to create for themselves. From your regular indie rock band to a more theatrical electro band I've been there. They are also primarily compiled of men/boys and for those of us with men in our lives (in particular boyfriends and husbands) then you will know what I'm talking about when I say men are VERY PICKY when it comes to fashion. They all have their idiosyncrasies, for example one may say adamantly “No I won't wear scarfs” of any kind just as adamantly as one may say I'm allergic to peanuts, or they will only wear super skinny jeans by certain brands, a belt needs to be facing a certain way (that one may be an actual rule though, I just have never encountered it before) and the cuts of shirts are more important than the print or style, if it isn't a button down shirt than heaven help me. So yes I have had experience in styling bands and dealing with their demands. I do love working with bands though, its always a fun day when your hanging out with a bunch of rock stars.

When MasterCard approached me to help get the word out about the latest gig in their Debit MasterCard Priceless Music Series with UK rock band Kasabian playing in Melbourne at Peninsula Melbourne Docklands on Wednesday, 5 October I immediately thought about how I would style the band. Knowing their style is a very English rocker with peacoats and skinny jeans featuring prominently that was my first step in recreating their looks. Keeping to a muted colour palette helps unify the band's look so that they do in fact look like they belong on stage together. Classic button down shirts are given a rock n roll edge when teamed with a pair of Chuck Taylors. Creepers, the in shoe of the moment, are a good way to update the classic winkle picker style of shoe the band normally wear. My favourite item on the mood board is the army jacket, so 90's and Noel Gallagher.

The band are releasing their new album Velociraptor! on the 16th of September. It will be their 4th studio album, proving their staying power within the fickle music world. The first single Switchblade Smiles has been released digitally with the music vid already gaining traction on YouTube.



The Melbourne gig is at Peninsula Melbourne Docklands on Wednesday, 5 October. To buy tickets go to www.mastercard.com.au/music Tickets are $41.25 (limit 4 per person) and are on sale from 9am AEST on the 25th August. Tickets must be purchased with a Debit MasterCard. Most importantly have fun, and tell me what they wear xoxo

WIN tickets to see the gig
As a special treat I have 1 double pass to give away to a lucky reader who resides in or will be in Melbourne on Wednesday 5th October. To enter all you have to do is comment on this post by 1pm AEST on Tuesday 30th August with your email address (you can disguise your email address using spaces if you feel safer). Good luck and I hope you win xoxo

CONGRATULATIONS jax_cave you have won the double pass to see Kasabian. Enjoy xoxo

44 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed!

    patricia [dot] niklas [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. Consider me entered.
    nathan [at] limedrop [dot] com [dot] au

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  3. I do like the Kasabian boys, caught them on their first tour at The Palace before it got pulled down would love to see them again...nice wears

    Sleekit x

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  4. em [dot] base [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  5. I just so happen to be visiting Melbourne that Wednesday! Woot!

    al_rickards(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. this collection of design are super and very nice post. new design are very good. all collections are pretty good..and all the best for your future designs..

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  7. OMG OMG OMG.

    sonyakateharris (at) gmail (dot) com

    This would be amaaazing!!! X

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  8. I think that jacket is definitely more Liam than Noel!

    skylarkandson@gmail.com

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  9. I would love to see them live! I have always wanted to...

    kboomkinesis AT gmail.com

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  10. Ooh wow! Would be fun! Love the shoes in the styling!

    kimcatherinep@gmail.com

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  11. love Kasabian, just moved to melb and need to get out more!
    smurph102 at hotmail dot com

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  13. yesyesyes!
    jax_cave@hotmail.com

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  14. yay kasabian! i love them
    tacybesslowe [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. this would be a killer birthday present for my boy, too bad i've already bought him one.
    Fingers crossed!
    youarequitewelcome@gmail.com

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  16. This is awesome! I'm always so cut whenever bands do Mastercard shows and I miss out. It's really about time I got one for this specific purpose.

    redamancy@gmail.com

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  17. Skye, I was trying to remember what brother wore that style of jacket, your probably right its more Liam.

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  18. Wow styling a band would be so fun! but shit, guys really are picky. So true, my boyfriend is sooo fussy about the things he wears. It's crazy, considering that apparently he 'doesn't really care about fashion'

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  19. Woohoo! Saw them play in Melbourne quite a few years ago now - would love to see them again!

    holliesimmons (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  20. Serge Pizzorno! drooool! He'd look good in anything.

    emi_narasaki(at)hotmail.com

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  21. Yay!

    Elizabeth.garlick@hotmail.com

    X

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  22. 3[dot]14foryou [at] gmail [dot] com

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  23. I'm visiting Australia from London over this time so it is actually worth me entering! How exciting :)

    hayleybarnes26@hotmail.com

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  24. I once won tickets to see Kele, but instead had to drive my cousin to the emergency to remove a piece of lettuce that was blocking her esophagus.

    Tough life.

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  25. Not entering the contest cause I'm obviously not in Australia, but excited to hear this news about Kasabian, I really like them!

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  26. Love em.

    everyonescelebrity AT gmail.com

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  27. Phwoah how cool - count me in!

    blondiecurls@gmail.com

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  28. would love to see them!

    icrushskulls@gmail.com

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  29. ts ts, men ARE picky! my boyfriend is even fussier than i am in shops, i tried taking him shopping a couple of weeks ago and after 5 minutes i wanted him to go home, lol

    you're not going to the gig? i heard they put on a great show!

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  30. just played the video, damn they're sounding (and looking) really cool!

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  31. Missed out on buying tickets, so upset!

    maxlechte@gmail.com

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  32. These guys were flippin' awesome last year at Festy Hall, and just missed out on tickets to this show!
    chris@writesleft.com

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  33. "I’m the underdoog
    Live my life with a mastercard
    Keep myself riding on the fashionhayley train...

    cangreenbechic@gmail.com

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  34. Yay!!

    your collection is amazing

    consider me entered for the comp. :) :)
    ebelle_14@hotmail.com

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  35. Love Kasabian! fingers crossed
    jess.hyde AT hotmail .com

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  36. lovely lovely :)
    rachael.joyce@live.vu.edu.au

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  37. uufff ah ah ah ah ah ah give me the two tickets, uufff ah ah ah ah ah ah tell you I need them!!!!!!

    kieron_3@hotmail.com

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  38. Great opportunity for you, congratulations. I thought I'd give you a friendly tip and let you know that your punctuation and grammar make your posts really confusing to read. I really don't mean for this to sound malicious.

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  39. ah i wanna see them!!!!

    kelly_saf@hotmail.com

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  40. Fingers crossed !

    nglorraine@hotmail.com

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  41. Thank you very much. I hope I win !
    Ainawi_prince@hotmail.com

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  42. Well, this is fantastic!

    dimechkj@gmail.com

    Me win please.

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