Embroided lace-up boots
Los Angeles in the 70’s. Best time to be a band. The Freedom, the youth, the rebellion. The life on tour,the bell-bottoms, the crop tops, and the embroidered platform shoes. They were not groupies but ‘Band-Aids’ - impossible to keep it PG-13 - “no sex, just blow-jobs - we’re here for the music” they said. Rock and Roll.
When ‘Almost Famous’ came out in 2000 it became an instant classic. Set in 1973, the director follows the journey of the fifteen year old William, a candid music fan, who ends up (as an assignment for the iconic Rolling Stone Magazine) on tour with Stillwater, a Californian up-and-coming band. Led by Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), character inspired by Bebe Buell - ‘the mother of all 70’s rock muses’ as MTV puts it - William is about to start a journey of enlightenment and a once in a lifetime adventure.
Let Semaine take you down memory lane made of fur coats, glitter and suede this festival season.
By Marie Winckler for Semaine.
Embroided lace-up boots
Elvis glam red shirt
Mary Jane studs
The Bianca - star struck
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Chevron suede mini skirt
Hira tie-front triangle crochet bikini top
Lightning bolt sticker
Lace up suede topExclusive to Semaine
Flor high waisted bikini bottom
Sioux gold-plated, lapis lazuli, rhyolite and cotton cuff
Flared-leg suede cropped trousers
Puff puff pass ashtray
Mongolian Trim Real Suede Leather Coat
Glitter tattoo stickers
Palm tree pin
Walk Down Memory Lane
I think it wouldn’t be bold to say that there are not a lot of films of which its poster has become so iconic. Penny’s style - designed by Betsy Heimann (the woman behind the clear cut Reservoir Dog suit or the iconic Uma Thurman outfit in Pulp Fiction), exudes freedom, sensuality, and effortless rock and roll. Who wouldn’t want to have half of her cool?
Life on the road. Forget your iPhone, throw away your heels, grab the essentials. Who needs anything really when you are with the band?
Major cotton jacket
Original ear plugs
Visibly clear pink grapefruit facial cleansing wipes
Burghandy suede boots
Juice pack reserve made for iPhone 6s/6
The Beatles Logo Tee
Dazed & Confused
If you haven’t had enough, turn on the volume, break out your lighter, Semaine has the ultimate Rock and Roll movie playlist curated for you.
On the Road
For the film, Crowe drew on his experiences touring with such legends as Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Who, Neil Young, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Yes, Semaine’s got the right playlist for your road trip.
Festivals Around the World
No, it’s not too late. From the sandy desert of Nevada to the quarry nested in the heart of the Swedish forest, choose your own favourite setting for a summer adventure.
Survival App Kit
Of course we were kidding. We are keeping the iPhone: All hail to the 2.0 Festival Survival App Kit.