Monday, October 27, 2014

Birthday Soul Fest

'If you don't celebrate yourself on your own birthday, how can you expect that from others?'
This quote isn't word for word (when I heard it many months ago it was put much more eloquently), but the message really resonated with me. Beyond the birthday high, its all about respecting and loving yourself first. In valuing who you are, reflects the standard for those in your life to know how they should treat you.
I am blessed that in my life, although not picture perfect, I am surrounded by people who make life's daily grime a little less grimy. The best experiences I've ever had, have been with my sister and best friends simply catching up and laughing. Sitting on the side of a road, at the park, at the beach, at a bus stop, at the mc dees, local take outs, in a car, on a hill, at the mall or at home, just chilling and laughing at full blast at our own experiences of life.   

My birthday was last week but, I delayed my celebration for the experience of Soul Fest. A gift to myself but also an experience to share with my lil sis Anne, who had never been to a real concert before.
Soul Fest debut to New Zealand last night, a music festival celebrating Neo-Soul, RnB and Hip Hop (fingers crossed it becomes an annual event). 

Soo many international acts, the ticket price we paid -although general- we got more than our moneys worth (but dont tell the promoters that!). It was a great line up and every one who sung, could sing live. Voices as smooth as silk and as powerful as a lions roar, the vocal talent was undeniable.

Not to forget that this is a fat-fashion blog, below is what I wore...

Tank - Kmart
Shirt - Thrift, Hospice New Lynn
Pants - City Chic
Shoes - Barefoot Tess
Glasses - Lespec

Anne Wears
Shirt - Thrift, Savemart Onehunga
Jacket - Thrift, Merlins Glen Eden

And pic's from the night....

Angie Stone

Musiq Soulchild

Anthony Hamilton

Mos Def


MosDef & Common



 Bring on Soul Fest 2015!

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