EDC: A First-Timer’s Experience

Two and half weeks ago I attended my first major music festival called the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. In few words, it’s a magical electronic dance music festival held annually at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. To start off, I’m just going to say it was unreal… seriously. I felt like I was dreaming. It was some of the most fun I’ve had, and while I wish I could go into detail and tell you about every second of my trip, I just can’t. It would be too long haha. This is more of a general overview of my experience and of course, what I wore each night. :)

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I was only in Vegas Friday morning to Monday night and honestly, it wasn’t enough time. The weekend went by so fast, it would have been perfect to have had an extra day in the beginning and afterwards. At least that way I could’ve squeezed in some sleep… I only slept four hours the entire weekend, and that was by accident! There’s is honestly just so much going on and I was having such a blast, it was hard to sit down and take a breather. I did manage to squeeze in some rest on the bus rides to and from the festival since it’s about an hour and half shuttle ride from the Vegas strip. It doesn’t sound too appealing but it was easy to get used to. Plus everyone is hyped up on the way there and it gives you time to nap on the way back, haha.

During the day on Friday and Saturday I had the chance to check out some awesome pool parties. Friday was Markus Shulz at Tao and Saturday was Kaskade and Destructo at the Marquee. It was my first time attending a pool party and pretty much my first partying it up in Vegas. Both days the groups I were with got cabanas, which was pretty sick, but holy shit they weren’t cheap! Sunday was more of a chill day that I spent relaxing by the pool with some friends, I guess the whole “no sleep” thing was catching up to me.

Saturday was my favourite day because I got to spend it with Shipfam, an amazing community of people who sail annually on a rave cruise in Miami called Holy Ship, but that’s a whole other post for another time! It was my first time meeting members of the Shipfam, since my first sailing will be in 2015, and I have to say, I’ve never met such a welcoming friendly bunch of partiers (luv you Shipfam haha).

My final day Monday I was just…… just in pain, haha. I tried to do a bit of shopping but my mind and body were just so tired I just wanted to sleep. I just sat around waiting for my flight that night because I was afraid if I slept I wouldn’t wake up again for days! It was so nice to crawl into my bed that night, I was out for a day haha.

The festival itself was absolutely breath taking. So many amazing artists in one place as well as over 400,000 festival-goers uniting under the electric sky and sharing their love of music. There were 8 stages, so sometimes artists you wanted to see had conflicting set times. It’s definitely a good idea to plan your night out for who you reeeally want to see. I didn’t really do that, in fact, I felt like most of the time I was trying to find and meet up with friends. I feel like I did a lot of wandering around and didn’t pay attention to the sets as much as I should have, which sounds silly to say but it’s true. One of the things I definitely learned was to not try and find friends so much, but rather listen to the music, it’s what you’re there for. Once you lose a friend in there, it’s pretty much impossible to meet up with them, especially because there’s pretty much no cellphone service. It would’ve actually been good to have gone with one or two friends to just stick with the entire time. I pretty much went by myself on this trip since I knew so many people going and just kind of booked it on my own. I floated around between groups, tried to make sure I saw everyone which comes back to the issue of always trying to find friends.

I did however have two goal sets that were musts on my list, which were Knife Party (who I had been waiting 3 years to see since they don’t seem to come to Vancouver) and Bassnectar. I have to say, both sets were everything I expected and more. Absolutely phenomenal. I did see quite a few other awesome sets and pretty much stayed at the main stage on the third day they entire time. When Dash Berlin played the final set at EDC and brought in the dawn, it was so magical. And also kind of sad cause it was the end of the festival haha.

Aaaand of course my outfits.. EDC was my first time actually making rave outfits. It was honestly so much fun but veeeery time consuming haha. Because I didn’t get any super awesome photos of my outfits while I was actually in Vegas, I had to do a mini photoshoot of them when I returned home. There are a few slight differences, mostly in terms of make up (there were a few days I had jewels on my face and such). I also was reppin’ Holy Ship and Shipfam with my Canadian flag that has “Shipfam” written on it in glow in the dark fabric paint. I also wore A LOT of kandi which I had the pleasure of trading and giving out at the festival, honestly one of my favourite things to do, you honestly really connect with people. I pulled an all-nighter the night before my flight to vegas to make as much kandi as I could because I ran out of time preparing for EDC haha.

 Day 1 Outfit:

The first night, Friday, was my all white outfit which included a pink and white floral crown that I hand made. I wanted the outfit to feel angelic and blingy, hence the white and bejewels. This white rave bra is actually the first rave bra I’ve ever made. Not too shabby eh? I blinged the crap out of it haha. I also made a fanny pack to match. I bought everything else which included the spandex shorts, garter belt, frilly booty shorts, and stockings. The white (well.. used to be white) platforms are pretty much the shoes I wear to every show, can you tell? Haha. This outfit actually turned out to be my favourite outfit of the weekend.

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Day 2 Outfit:

Saturdays outfit theme was all black and kind of S and M inspired. I got the inspiration from the Chromat ___ mask and attempted to recreate my own version of it. I was really pleased with how it turned out. The outfit actually started with the mask and I decided I wanted to continue with a very strappy look. I also sewed this outfit myself, what a pain it was. This was definitely the most challenging and time consuming outfit I made. The platforms and fanny pack were bought. I kept being called Cat Woman that night, didn’t really expect that haha.

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Day 3 Outfit:

On the final day I decided to rep my country. The outfit actually didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped but nonetheless, I still think it turned out pretty good. This was of course the second rave bra I’ve ever made, kinda effed up on the maple leaf hahaha. It was my first time rocking a tutu as part of my outfit, which I swore never to do but I really liked this one, it’s not as fluffy as they normal are anyway. When I wore this outfit at EDC I was also covered in red maple leaf temporary tattoos. The outfit also included the patriotic headband, red swim bottoms, and a drawstring bag. There are those “white” rave platforms again too. :P

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All in all, it was one of the most epic experiences of my life to date. With being my first major music festival, it was a learning experience and I definitely learned what to do and what not to do in the future. I met so many amazing people, especially the Shipfam, and created unforgettable memories. I can’t wait to go back and dance under the electric sky once again.

Here are some other photos from my magical weekend, enjoy!

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Pool partay at Tao

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Day 1 ready to go!

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Epic BassCon stage!

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Shipfam <3

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My Canadian Shipfam flag!

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Dawn of day 3 at the main stage

I’m Alive! I Swear!

Not going to spend too much time on this but I just wanted to give a quick update as to what’s been going on with me lately.

Firstly, I apologize for being inactive for the past two months. Life honestly just got so crazy. I was wrapping up with my post secondary education and was focusing on graduating as well as job hunting.

However, an even bigger reason as to why I haven’t posted is because I’ve been trying to find myself, or as I should say, create myself. I feel as though I’ve been going through a bit of an identity crisis and have been trying to rebrand myself. I see in my mind who I am but am having a hard time conveying it to the outside world. I’m talking everything from my brand name to my style. I don’t only just love fashion, but I love music (particularly EDM) and festival going among other things such as travel, food, and beauty.

Please bare with me as I am in the midst of “creating” myself and I do hope that you follow me and my journey.

PS. In doing so my blog name will most likely be changing as well as my Instagram, Twitter, etc. I will be mindful and make sure I notify you guys of the name change.

Silly Twix

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I honestly title each blog post with the first thing that pops in my head, so don’t ask.. cause I couldn’t tell you haha. Although you will find, as you scroll down, where the “silly” part came from. Definitely got distracted in this shoot and began acting silly with my sister. Didn’t get a lot of awesome shots, but got a whole lot of personality.

I swear I have a split personality sometimes. I like to act calm and collected but I also love to get weird and silly. I think this shows in my style. I definitely dress depending on my mood. I absolutely love to dress up rock high-fashion looks, but I also adore a good hipster or wild look. I’ve always believed that you don’t have to stick to a specific style of fashion, unless you choose to of course. To each their own. But for someone like me, as I said, I dress depending on how I’m feeling or where I’m going. I don’t like to be defined as any style in particular, if you want to define me, define me as eDanzzy style. My style.

Since I was feeling hyper and light-hearted, I decided to wear something a little brighter than normal. On a side note, my goal this year is to bright more pastels and especially neons into my wardrobe. Oh, and patterns! Seriously, my closet is so neutral (not that it’s a bad thing, I love my neutrals and plains, just want to add more splashes of colour and fun). I wore this neon fitted skirt I nabbed at the thrift store with my #OOTD top from Stitches and threw my Forever21 bomber jacket over top. I’m wearing my favourite platform wedges from H&M and topped the look off with this super cute and silly snapback from Forever21. The watch is from Stitches, the rings are from H&M, and the neckless’s are from Forever21.

I loved sporting this look, it was so fun and made me feel so bubbly. Really showed what mood I was in! :P

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Just completely out of control…

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Peace out! Running back to the car cause it was freakn’ cold…

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Wear the Wild

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Looks more like Autumn rather than Spring in this shoot, haha, that’s Vancouver for ya. The weather actually hasn’t been that bad this Spring, despite the snow flurries you can see in the photos. I feel like there’s not as much rain as there normally is, definitely not complaining, I love a sunny Spring! Or at least one that’s not so wet.

Not a lot going on lately, just motoring through school and my internship. I did finally purchase some new headphones though! May not be that exciting to read, but I am super stoked about them. I’ve wanted the Bose ear buds for quite some time now and I finally invested in them, they were about $120 after taxes but wow, so worth it. I’m in love with them!!

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It still isn’t the warmest here, but thankfully I had this awesome faux fur vest I scored at the thrift shop by Révue. I kept the outfit very neutral, as usual (really need to invest in more colour haha), with a light brown cardigan I got from an asian market. I’m also wearing my go-to maxi skirt from Qed London as well as a black cropped top I got from Seduction, and my platform wedges, rings and clutch from H&M.

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Ok, so I do have some colour in today’s outfit. Check out the gorgeous turquoise dream catcher-style necklace I picked up from Forever21.

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Happy Friday!

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What’s Up Wool

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Sorry I didn’t get a chance to get a blog post up last week, I had a lot going on and it had to be put on the back burner unfortunately. We actually came back from Spring break last week and jumped right into our internships, which is the very last segment of my two year program. I’m in the homestretch to graduating now and will be a certified marketer in the next two months! I’ve loved my time in post secondary and I’m so excited to really get out into the world and see what I can make of it.

Oh! In other news, I finally got my Facebook page up and running! Check it out in the side bar and be sure to like it. I also have Instagram, Twitter, Lookbook, Bloglovin, Tumblr and Google+ (advertise, advertise, advertise.. haha). See my face pop up in every feed!! :P

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It may be Spring now, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it outside! It’s been a little cold and dreary, especially today. Rain, rain and more rain… Thankfully I had my wool coat from Costa Blanca! Definitely a necessity in this weather. I really love the shape of this coat and how it drapes just so down the body. It’s so comfortable too! I paired it with my favourite printed jumpsuit from TOPSHOP, which is silky so it completely absorbed the cold haha. I topped the look off with a DAVIDandYOUNG floppy hat.

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I kept the look fairly neutral with a cool beige side bag from Forever21 and these awesome midi rings from H&M, which has so far been the best place to find midi rings for me. The necklace I’m wearing, I’ve had quite a while, but I THINK its from Charlotte Russe… don’t quote me on that though, ha. Finished the look off with my favourite Jeffrey Campbell inspired platforms.

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Have a great week!!

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