Something is brewing in the Faraway Forest… something magical, fantastical and oh so fashionable…


From tomorrow 12th July until Sunday 15th, Latitude Festival will be opening its infamous doors to culture seekers and musical mavens alike with performances from Paul Weller, Bon Iver, master of comic sarcasm, Jack Dee and literary writers and poets including John Cooper Clarke, to name but a few.

Exciting yes, but for us, the weekend’s real thrill plays to a more fashion-orientated tune – that of Central Saint Martins graduates, Imogen Eveson and Samara Tompsett.


The duo will be welcoming festival goers to The Painted House; an immersive installation and style hub, playing host to a whole variety of events from fashion workshops, talks and exhibitions to a live body painting session and photo shoot courtesy of make-up artist, Clare Read and photographer, Jenni Hare.

In other words, it’s too good to miss!


Set designer, Samara has moulded the scene to emulate that of Marie Antoinette’s imagined boudoir, inviting attendees to depart from the reality of their surroundings and instead, delve into a world of fashion fantasy.


Once there, guests will be able to join global blogging sensation and editor of Wandering Threads, Samantha Davis on a trend-inspired journey around the world, while vintage fashion specialists, Rag & Bow will be at hand to style and snap your best outfits. Other events include a fashion fanzine workshop with illustrator Nina Chakrabarti, fashion editor David Hawkins will be inviting you to create haute couture from Yesterday’s News and catch up-and-coming illustrator Rosie McGuinness collecting material for her Latitude-inspired exhibition on the Sunday.


So if you’re at Latitude this weekend, make sure you delve deep into the Faraway Forest and seek out The Painted House – who knows what inspirations may ensue in your young, creative minds…