Shambhala's Most Creative Looks of 2018
If you felt as though you were seeing a little extra sparkle this year at Shambhala, it was not just in your imagination. Glitter, sequins and jeweled hats dazzled the farm more than ever this year. That may have come with a couple of new vendors offering hair services, makeup and bedazzling, making it much easier for some to keep their hair and makeup held up in the dusty and smoky atmosphere. With Friday reaching 43 degrees I give props to those willing to get their glitter on.
Glitter is now quickly recognized as an environmental hazard, so it was nice to see all vendors selling or applying the eco-friendly, non-toxic stuff. Still, Shambhala and vendors reminded glittered up gems not to enter the river while wearing it. Including signs letting attendees know that glitter and poo are not welcome in the river.
I am always amazed by the creativity of the outfits, costumes and totems at Shambhala and this year I was paying extra close attention. Creatives in their glory were rocking whatever they wanted or perhaps as little as they wanted. Forgetting that 9 to 5 and their boring mandatory uniforms, this was their chance to shine (literally) be comfortable in their skin or disguise themselves as anything or anybody they wanted to be. Shambhala creatives I could not get enough of you, the things I witnessed kept me watching and giggling all weekend.
"How did they think of that?" I asked friends repeatedly, "what does that mean it doesn't make any sense?" someone replied, "nothing makes sense here that's why it's so amazing." Thank you all for the laughs, the inspiration and powerful energy that comes from thousands of people escaping reality and just being themselves. Some people do not understand this, and what I just learned, that is the beauty of it.
Here are some of our favorite outfits from Shambahala 2018 there were many more. Thank you to everyone who shared your creativity with us all at the farm. Can not wait to see what you pull out of the tickle trunk next year.