Happy Friday everyone, I hope your weeks haven’t been too strenuous. Today I bring you an OOTD post featuring the East London Comics and Arts Festival which my boyfriend and I visited on Sunday. Being as it was the first ELCAF we didn’t really know what to expect, but the turn out was brilliant, and quite frankly it was difficult to get around with all the crowds! It was great to see an event of this nature doing so well and drawing in such a huge amount of people as it’s brought a lot more attention to the artists featured which is always a good thing.
Being as it was a casual Sunday activity I threw on my trusty black polka dot jeans that are practically ancient from Matalan, but which I won’t part with until they are literally torn! I paired my jeans with my new Urban Outfitters skull vest, which you can pick up here. To see it in my recent styling tips post, click here. As I was going for a casual look I threw over my H&M boyfriend blazer which you can pick up here, and opted for comfy converse. Accessories-wise I went minimal with my Urban Outfitters heart pendant which I can’t get enough of at the moment, pick that up here, and my Max C London skull bag which you can just about make out. My glasses are my Alexander Wang-a-likes from Claire’s Accessories that I picked up last summer in the sale.
So onto the event, ELCAF took place in Shoreditch and was a chance to showcase artists’ work, with talks and the chance to engage with all the artists themselves too on a one to one basis. As we arrived we spotted the amazing artwork of McBess on the outside of the building which was truly awesome. The exhibitors all had their artwork set out on tables and displayed on walls for the public to browse and of course purchase, and I may have made a cheeky purchase myself! Our only criticism of the event was how busy it got in such a small room as it didn’t give everyone the chance to check out the entirety of the vast array of work that was on display.
Hopefully the next ELCAF will have a bigger exhibiting space which would benefit everybody I think. Other than that it really was amazing to see so much talent in one room. It was a great mix of well known and lesser known exhibitors and a great chance to pick up rare and one-off gems from the artists themselves. For budding artists there was a chance to get your portfolio looked at and generally be inspired by all the creative individuals and talks that were going on. Although we sadly didn’t stick around long enough to enjoy it ourselves, the venue later played host to a gig which would have been a great way to end the event with a bang. Here are the snaps I took of the day.
NoBrow books, click here to see more.
More NoBrow, click here for stockist information and even more!
The work of Gemma Correll, click here for her site (it’s awesome!)
A print I picked up from Philippa Rice. I love her work, there’s more of her ‘Soppy’ romantic comics on her site, here. (I love them ALL!)
I thought I’d throw in some urban art we came across as we were walking to and from ELCAF which I thought was cool, I love the tea one. It was really true at the time we saw it as well.
That’s it for today’s event review and outfit post, I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check the ELCAF website for news on their next event as it’s definitely worth checking out. Let me know what you thought of today’s post, or outfit, by leaving me a comment or tweeting me @MillieDelacoe. Until next time…
Disclaimer: All images were taken and are owned by my boyfriend and I. All subject matter has been linked to the appropriate artist where possible. All opinions are my own and I am not affiliated with any brands mentioned. No links are affiliate links.