A look into my festival bag with...Nnenna Anisiobi

Posted by Kelly OConnor Digital and Events Marketing Coordinator

13th Jul 2012

Oxfam Festival Shop at Latitude

Latitude Festival is heaving with art, music, literature and lots of fashionistas.

As we set up in the Oxfam Festival Shop to scout out the most stylish festival goers, we spotted shop volunteer Nnenna Anisiobi and asked to take a look into her tent.

Nnenna Anisiobi 

Nnenna is 28 and from Welwyn Garden City and alongside her full time job she has volunteered in the Oxfam Welwyn shop for three years.

Nnenna is 28 and from Welwyn Garden City and alongside her full time job she has volunteered in the Oxfam Welwyn shop for three years.

She has been to many festivals in the past such as Bestival and Exit but this is her first year volunteering at the Oxfam Festival Shop.

In between her shifts she gave us access to her festival style - and told us more about her love of accessories.Festival fashion Dress detail

Nnenna told us about her trip to Canada where she visited Toronto and Montreal. On her travels she visited many vintage shops and came across this colourful patterned dress. The red, green and purple blocks of colour are sectioned of with a gold chain pattern. This dress would stand out in the fields of Latitude and has become one of Nnenna's festival staples.

Nnenna told us about her trip to Canada where she visited Toronto and Montreal. On her travels she visited many vintage shops and came across this colourful patterned dress. The red, green and purple blocks of colour are sectioned of with a gold chain pattern. This dress would stand out in the fields of Latitude and has become one of Nnenna's festival staples.

Dress with bag   Bag detail

She matches this dress with a beautiful red leather bag with a gold clasp on the front. Nnenna said: "I bought this in Toronto from a Ukrainian lady who was having a yard sale for about $2. It's perfect for festivals as you can make the strap short or long and it's just big enough to fit in all your festival essentials!"

She matches this dress with a beautiful red leather bag with a gold clasp on the front. Nnenna said: "I bought this in Toronto from a Ukrainian lady who was having a yard sale for about $2. It's perfect for festivals as you can make the strap short or long and it's just big enough to fit in all your festival essentials!"

The thing that stood out about Nnenna was her love of earrings; she emerged from her tent with a bag full of weird and wonderful accessories and showed the Oxfam fashion team some of her favourites.

Parrot earrings Starfish earrings

Both of these earrings are from the Oxfam shop Nnenna works in. She said:

"The parrot earrings just looked fun and silly. I bought them for my trip to Canada but I think they work well at festivals as they are quite quirky. The others reminded me of a piece of contemporary art work that I liked. They are gold and in the shape of a starfish. I try to match what I'm wearing to the blue and aqua colours of the stones in them."

Triangle earrings  Gold earrings

You can tell that Nnenna likes to make bold statements to her outfit with her accessories.

The earrings above were both purchased in a sale on the high street. Nnenna said: "I just love the shapes of these earrings. The triangles are asymmetric and I usually wear them with quite a plain outfit so that they really stand out. The gold earrings, I usually team them with a chunky gold necklace and bracelet, which I bought in a charity shop."

The Oxfam Fashion team loved Nnenna's individual festival look and her statement earrings.

To complete your festival style why not take a look at some of the accessories on sale on the Oxfam online shop. If you want to find out more about volunteering with Oxfam take a look here.

Tweet us (@OxfamFashion) or leave a comment here to tell us what accessories you are bringing to the festivals this season.

Blog post written by Kelly OConnor

Digital and Events Marketing Coordinator

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