Wireless 2012: Rihanna, Jessie J and MUD!

 

Jessie J’s set was one of the festival’s highlights

I’m not one to use awful clichés, but the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits at Wireless Festival in Hyde Park yesterday. Despite being rained on and caked in mud, we had a fantastic day watching Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Pitbull, Jessie J and the Queen, Rihanna!

I was pretty impressed with all the acts but Jessie J really stood out for me. Always professional, in tune, charismatic and energetic, her performance of hits such as Do It Like a Dude and her finale Domino really got the crowd going. She even picked an audience member to sing with her on stage during Price Tag, and she stayed up there looking rather bemused for the rest of the set.

As fantastic as Jessie J was, there was only one act we had been standing in the rain for hours to see, and that was Rihanna. Despite some expectations that she would pull out after her grandmother’s funeral this week, as well as having a bit of a shaky start, after warming up she rocked the festival performing hits such as Only Girl in the World, Don’t Stop the Music, and a rather fitting tribute to the festival with Umbrella.

For me the undoubted highlight of the day was Rihanna’s closing performance of We Found Love which got the 65,000 audience wild. It would be fantastic to have a video to show you at this point, and I did think of that yesterday but I jumped too hard, dropped my camera into the mud and the video was lost. Oh well, I think that shows how great the festival was though.

I’ll definitely be looking forward to next year’s festival as well as any other performances by Jessie J and Rihanna!

The ever-beautiful Rihanna bought Wireless Festival 2012 to a spectacular close

During a brief sunny spell

Mac Attack – we came prepared for mud and rain!

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How do you become a fashion icon?

I'm not sure if this Haus of Gaga look will catch on

By wearing NOTHING! Or that at least is how a certain Lady Gaga does it! After being awarded the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Fashion awards in New York, Gaga partied hard in nothing but a g-string, see through body suit and nipple covers, accompanied of course with blue hair and 24 inch heels.

Lady Gaga had originally arrived wearing a long black Thierry Mugler dress, but chose to strip off after she exposed a little too much on the red carpet. Mugler was also the designer do created many pieces for Gaga’s Born This Way video released earlier this year. Gaga was accompanied by several minders who made sure the pop icon didn’t fall whislt striding along the carpet in 24 inch heels!

Gaga arrives with her minders wearing her signature sky-high shoes

She accepted the Fashion Icon award from Stephen Gan, V-Magazine Editor In Chief, saying:

All of you made me feel like a star before I was.

‘As much as this award means to me personally… I just want you to know how much this means to young Americans.’

At the after party Lady Gaga also performed Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Patti Labelle.

In other news from the fashion world, Jessie J has been named Woman of Tomorrow at the Glamour awards in London, an event which was also attended by reality TV queen Kim Kardashian, who won Entrepeneur of the Year.

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