5 Ways to Wear the Floral Halter

Our floral halters are our number one must-have item for summer! These babies are seriously versatile, whether it's festivals, day trips or nights out with the girls, the floral halter is always sure to have you slaying! Here's our top five ways to style these cuties. 


FESTIVAL GAL


Floral halters are SUCH a festival essential! For an easy but cute festival look, rock your halter with a pair of cute pants and some of your fave accessories. Check out our gal Ami totally nailing the festibabe look in this pic! 




Halters
Trousers
Sunnies 



CLASSIC GAL


Sometimes you just can't beat a classic! Pair your floral halter with a pair of vintage Levi shorts and some cute sunnies for the perfect summer look! Click the links below this pic to shop the look. 




Halter
Shorts 
Belt 
Sunnies 




CASUAL GAL


Halters don't have to be for a special occasion! For a more casual look, pair your halter with a pair of jeans and a cute leather jacket. We love pairing similar colours together as shown here on our fab model. 



Jeans
Sunnies



GLAM GAL



One of our personal fave ways to wear our halters! Going full glam with these babies is so easy too, all you need is a leather skirt and some fab accessories and you're good to go! 



Halter
Shorts
Hat
Bag


BOHO GAL


You might not be able to count on the sun making an appearance this summer but you can guarantee that the boho trend will come around! Get ahead of the crowd and pair your floral halter with a suede skirt and a cute bag for the perfect boho babe look!





Halter
Skirt
Bag


Ciara x 
May 08, 2018 by Ciara Moran
Top Picks for Electric Picnic

Top Picks for Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic is fast approaching gals! We think outfit planning is one of the most important parts of a festival but also one of the hardest. So to help you guys out, we went through our stock and rounded up our top picks for Electric Picnic!




First up we have our unreal collection of printed pants. We love wearing some colourful pants at festival, they look fab while keeping you warm and dry. From funky leggings to floral print, we have everything you could want in our trousers section which you can shop here



Our halter tops are an absolute festival essential! These little beauties are reworked from vintage fabric so each one is totally unique, perfect for avoiding awkwardly running into someone in the same outfit as you! Grab your fave one from our rework section here.



Tie Dye dreaminess! There is nothing cooler at a festival than a tie dye tee! Rock yours with some plain denim or go all out and wear it with some printed pants! We have loads of tie dye pieces on our site here but they're flying out so be fast gals!  



You can't go to a festival without a pair of denim shorts! They go with every outfit imaginable and nothing looks cooler. We have the best collection of vintage denim shorts around, in every colour, style and length. Check them out here to find your perfect pair.



Fleeces are perfect for those cold festival nights when the temperature starts to drop but you want to keep partying. Cosy up in one of our fab vintage ones, they're available on the site here.



We're praying for some sunny weather for EP but chances are things are gonna get pretty chilly. That doesn't mean that your outfit can't still be slaying though, grab one of our hoodies so you can look cute and stay cosy. We have loads in stock here.



We have the cutest range of swimwear in stock at the minute and it seems like a shame to keep them purely for the beach! Rock your swimsuit as a bodysuit and tuck it into some denim shorts or a pair of printed pants. When you see how cute our swimsuits are (available here) you'll want one for every day of the weekend!
 


One of the most important bits of your festival outfit is your jacket! Realistically, you're gonna be rocking that jacket all weekend long because Stradbally isn't known to be one of the warmest places in the world. But with jackets as cute as the ones we have in stock at the minute, you won't want to take them off! Shop all our jackets here.



Bindi babe! We love rocking bindis at festivals and we have the most gorge range of bindis in stock here at Nine Crows. Add one of our cute bindis to any outfit to add a sparkly little touch. These are available in both the Dublin and Galway stores and also online here.



 We might be biased but we think our Lennon sunglasses are some of the most stunning sunnies around! These are so perfect for a festival, from shielding your eyes from the sun (or rain) to hiding tired eyes after a night full of dancing, you need these babies in your bag for EP! Shop them here.  



So you have all your clothes and accessories sorted, but you need somewhere to put them! Pick up one of our sick backpacks or cute little bumbags so you can make sure that your whole outfit is slaying. We have the most amazing range of bags on the site at the minute, check them out here.



Enjoy Electric Picnic gals and make sure to tag us in pics of your looks on insta!
Be sure to drop by and say hi to us in the Trailer Park where we'll be selling fab festival bits and doing some glittery goodness every day from 12-9! 


Ciara x 
August 25, 2017 by Ciara Moran
Nine Crows Guide to Electric Picnic

Nine Crows Guide to Electric Picnic

It's finally time for one of our favourite festivals of the year, Electric Picnic! Whether you're a first time festival goer or a seasoned EP visitor, we've put together a little guide for you guys to check out to help you find the best things to be doing down in Stradbally. Enjoy guys!

What To Do


 Photo from electricpicnic.ie

Theatre of Food: Food is one of our favourite bits of a festival and EP never disappoints when it comes to the culinary side of things. From the lads at The Happy Pear to sushi king Takashi Miyazaki, there’s something for everyone, with there even being an actual picnic to enjoy at The Picnic. Fáilte Ireland Food Champions is putting on the longest picnic in Ireland on the Saturday afternoon with hampers full of food and prosecco so if you need a bit of chill time after dancing, you know where to head.


Photo from electricpicnic.ie
 
The Hazel Wood: The Hazel Wood is known as the place to go at EP for some chilled out vibes and entertainment. The Gaiety School of Acting will be there, for an immersive storytelling of Irish mythology as will Strive Theatre, who are putting on their much loved black comedy ‘Will It Fit in the Van,’ which centres around topics such as kidnapping, murder, cocaine and biscuits. Also be sure to check out Boombox Nation, for an NYC street party vibe, complete with breakdancers and graffiti artists, in the middle of Stradbally.


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The Comedy Tent: Always a fave at EP, the comedy tent has some huge names this year, including Never Mind The Buzzcock’s Bill Bailey, Irish fave Al Porter and Australian comic Damian Clark. The Rubberbandits will also be in attendance as will the Dublin Comedy Improv troupe. So whether you want to laugh till your stomach hurts or simply relax, away from the madness of the main stage, head to the Comedy Tent.  


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The Full Moon Party: Just Eat are bringing a taste of Thailand to Stradbally and throwing the first ever Full Moon party at the festival. They’re bringing over 200 tonnes of real sand, deckchairs, palm trees and even have an ocean (on a big screen but still). There’ll be neon body paint and spice bags galore so if you want a taste of the tropics, be sure to check this out!
 
Photo from electricpicnic.ie

Body and Soul: Body and Soul is returning to EP along with their collection of musicians, poets, artists and performers. There’s plenty to do, including the Immerse Spa Experience where you can nurse hungover heads in a hot tub, a dance hall full of Blues and Jazz if you fancy a step back in time or, for the fancy guys and gals, try a new take on High Tea at the Tiny Tea Tent. No matter what you’re after, the Body and Soul village has something there to please everyone.
 

Who To See

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The XX: The Indie three piece are returning for the second year at Electric Picnic for their second time as headliners and are definitely not one to be missed. The band released their third album ‘I See You’ earlier this year, with heavy influence from band member Jamie XX’s hugely successful solo record ‘In Colour,’ so if it’s a chilled, electronic vibe and incredible vocals you’re after, make sure you catch them on the Friday night.


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A Tribe Called Quest: New York natives A Tribe Called Quest have been around since the 1980s and are one of the most loved hip hop groups around. They’re well known for paving the way for a new branch of alternative hip hop, mixing traditional hip hop with other sounds such as jazz. Make sure you catch them on the Saturday night so you can witness their magic in person.


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Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics Performed By The Heritage Orchestra: Pete Tong is one of the most legendary names in dance music and on the Saturday he’s teaming up with The Heritage Orchestra and conductor and conductor Jules Buckley to perform a new twist on classic dance anthems. If the success of Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra from last year is anything to go by, this will be one of the biggest performances of the weekend.


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Sunil Sharpe: Sunil Sharpe has played at the likes of Berghain, Fabric and Tresor so you know his set at Electric Picnic will be mind blowing stuff. He has his own style of DJ’ing which has established him as one of the biggest names in techno and has been teaching his techniques and music production in the Bray Institute of Further Education for years so if you want some quality tunes from a techno legend, take note of Sunil Sharpe as a must-see.


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Rejjie Snow: Rejjie Snow is one of the biggest names in the Irish hip hop scene and we are v excited to catch him at EP this year. His first release, ‘Rejovich’ in 2013, topped the iTunes hip hop chart, beating the likes of Kanye West to the top. He’s set to release his first studio album this year and if his past work is anything to go by, it’s gonna be absolutely unreal. Swing by and see him so you can see what all the fuss is about.

Also be sure to stop by the Play the Picnic stage where you can see some of the very best emerging Irish talent, including Munky, Scoops, Neon Atlas and Cranky Face. 



Make sure to come say hey to us in the Trailer Park where we'll be selling the finest festival threads every day from 12-9! 



Ciara x 
 
August 24, 2017 by Ciara Moran
Last Minute Longitude Picks

Last Minute Longitude Picks

Longitude is fast approaching and we can't wait! Fashion is one of our favourite parts of the festival season and we love picking out fab outfits to party in but sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect festival accessories, so to help you guys out, we've gathered some of our fave accessories in the store to give you some Longitude style inspo. Enjoy!





For those of you going for a more rock chick look, try out our leather choker and our unreal new octagon sunnies! Match your glitter to one of our gorge bandana bikini's and you're good to go. 





There's so many ways to wear our gorge silk scarves, go for a classic look and tie it around your neck, loop it through your belt or tie it in your hair and pair with one of our fab chokers and funky heart shaped sunglasses. Total festi-babe!






We're obsessed with the Wild Thoughts video here at Nine Crows and we get major festival vibes from RiRi's outfit in it. We think our bandanas, glasses and bamboo hoops are perfect for a Rihanna inspired festival look, just add some fishnet socks and cute henna tattoos for even more festival vibes!






We love the idea of mixing bindis and bikinis for a festival look. Add in some rainbow chokers and rose tinted glasses and you'll look as if you just stepped off the set of a 90s music video, which sounds like festi-goals to us. 





How CUTE is this little pink scarf? We think it looks amazing tied around a classic pair of denim shorts for a gorge boho festival look. All you need is some sunnies and a statement piece of jewellery for the perfect festival outfit. Just don't forget your matching glitter! 





Speaking of glitter, we have plenty here in store! Use our white glitter for a fab inner corner highlight, give yourself some blue glitter roots or maybe a pink glitter lip? Check out the pics below for some inspo. 


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Photo from instagramcom/ninecrows              Photo from instagram.com/ninecrowsgalway 


Whatever look you're going for at Longitude this year, we have you sorted here at Nine Crows so pop into us either in Dublin at Temple Lane South, or in Galway at Cross Street to get all your last minute bits!



Ciara x
July 12, 2017 by Ciara Moran
Nine Crows Guide to Body and Soul

Nine Crows Guide to Body and Soul

What To Do 

 

There is so much more to do at Body and Soul than just the music acts, ranging from spa treatments to film screenings. So if you feel like taking a break from dancing with your mates, check out one of the other unreal experiences Body and Soul has to offer.

 

Photo from bodyandsoul.ie

 

For some pampering; If the festival living is starting to take its toll and you feel like being pampered, Body and Soul has the Second Nature area where you can do just that. The Sanctuary Therapies offers loads of treatments including acupuncture in case you’re feeling a bit stiff from the weekend’s antics, an Indian head massage to help relieve any sore heads and reiki, perfect if you’re in need of some healing. If you’re feeling a bit grubby and want to get clean as well as relaxed, try the Immerse Spa Experience, which offers a range of water-based treatments including Epsom salt baths, seaweed baths and hot tubs, perfect for washing away the festival grot and relaxing you at the same time. The Naked Juice tent is offering a range of events from exercise classes to motivational talks and there’s also a range of workshops, meditations and classes including yoga and hula-hooping, so you’re sure to find something to interest you.

 

 

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For some laughs; Maybe you’re in need of some chilled comic relief after all the non-stop partying, Body and Soul has you covered with the Vodafone Comedy Tent. This is the tent’s third year at the festival and it has an exciting mixture of Irish and international comedians, including Al Porter, Joanne McNally and Fred Cooke. The comedy tent is always a highly anticipated aspect of the festival and you’d be mad to miss it, so make sure you head over and have a few laughs.

 

Photo from independent.ie

 

For some chill time; The non-stop partying at a festival can be draining and sometimes you need to just chill out and relax and where better to do just that than chilling in front of a classic film? For the third year in a row, the Light House Cinema is back at Body and Soul, showing a classic range of films, including My Girl, The Neverending Story, Spiceworld, Stop Making Sense and The Lost Boys. So take some time to rewatch an old favourite or catch a classic that you’ve never seen before, and how cool is it to be able to say you’ve watched Spiceworld outside at a festival? The films will be shown in the Library of Progress Tent every night from 9:30pm.  

 

Photo from bodyandsoul.ie

 

For some new experiences; Festivals are known for being the place for a cool new experience and as always, Body and Soul is delivering on that promise. This year they have invited you to “play the forest” with the new technology Mogees. Mogees is an exploration of noise making, currently exhibiting at the Science Gallery at Trinity College and will be at Body and Soul. It is a technology that turns anything into a musical instrument, so you simply tap on any of the marked trees and Mogees will magically turn this into a brand new sound. So you can tell your friends you took part in a scientific experiment and get to become one of the performers, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

 

 Photo from Facebook.com/bodyandsoulireland

 

For some culinary fun; As always, Body and Soul is delivering loads for the foodies amongst you. Along with the usual unreal set of food trucks, including the famous Big Blue Bus, they also have Food on Board, which is bringing in plenty of food experts giving talks on topics such as how to stop food waste, a permaculture approach to making recipes and the world of The Happy Pear, among many others. So whether you want to eat some food, get some recipe ideas or just learn more about food in general, Body and Soul has it all.

  

 

 

Who To See

 

Body and Soul is fast becoming one of Ireland’s best festivals and always has an unreal line up, but this can make it hard to know who to go see, so we’ve rounded up five acts at Body and Soul that you shouldn’t miss, enjoy!

 

Photo from bodyandsoul.ie

 

RÜFÜS; These lads from Sydney have been taking over Australia, with both of their albums, Atlas and Bloom, going to number one over there. Australia has a tradition of producing a number of amazing dance acts, including Jagwar Ma, Empire of the Sun and Cut Copy, and these boys are certainly following suit. They deliver an atmospheric, indie, electronic vibe, with an almost Chemical Brothers feel and are guaranteed to put on a good show, so head down and see what the fuss is all about.

 

Photo from facebook.com/bodyandsoulireland 

 

La Femme; Another overseas act, La Femme are a French act who went on tour in the States in order to make it big in France, leaving the French (and everyone else) wondering how they had never heard of this band before. The band describe themselves as influenced by the Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk, with a blend of krautrock and psych sounds and are about to undergo a round of French festivals and an Asian tour so be sure to catch them at Body and Soul first.

 

Photo from residentadvsior.net

 

King Kong Company;  Last year saw King Kong Company sell out The Academy, receive Pure M’s ‘Best Live Act of 2016’ award and release their self-titled debut album, and now they’re back after a few months break from touring to work on their music and improve their live shows, with what promises to be a knockout performance. The Irish electric group have played at Body and Soul before, in 2014 and 2015, and this year’s set is sure to be just as much of a success.

 

Photo from bodyandsoul.ie

 

Bonobo; Body and Soul themselves say that Bonobo aka Simon Green, personifies their “laidback atmosphere and surging energy” so you know his set is going to be a good one. The Brit performer released his sixth album, Migration, this year, which went to number one in the US dance/electronic charts, following in the steps of his last album The North Borders. He has been all over the world delivering a number of amazing performers and for Body and Soul his live band are coming along so the performance is sure to be mind bending. Definitely not one to miss.

 

Photo from facebook.com/bodyandsoulireland 

Metronomy; Initially a solo DJ act, founding member Joseph Mount eventually asked his cousin and friend to join him for live performances, though he continued writing and recording on his own. Metronomy released Summer ‘08  last year, recorded solely by Mount. The album is full of funky tunes featuring acts such as Robyn and Mix Master Mike. Metronomy will be fresh off the stage at Glastonbury when it comes to the time for Body and Soul, and with a live show known for unreal light shows, you know this will be a good one.

 

 

 

What To Wear

 

Festivals are always an excuse to take risks with your style and with this year’s theme for Body and Soul being ‘Second Skin,’ it gives you the perfect excuse to embrace your ‘most creative self’ and step into a second skin. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what to wear, we’ve rounded up some of our cutest pieces in store to give you some inspo so be sure to pop into us for all your festival needs.

 

Baja Babe;

 

 

 

A baja is a festival classic and we have tons of cute ones in store at the minute, including this gorge grey one, ideal paired with some cute vintage sunnies for a casual laid back look. We also have this STUNNING candy striped piece which is perfect for throwing on when the temperatures start to go down and staying festiglam. And for those gals who want to stand out a bit, why not go for our cute short sleeved baja, with some classic denim shorts and some funky sunglasses. Perfect for being a Body and Soul babe.

 

Get Hot in Hawaiian;

 

 

Hawaiian shirts are one of the biggest festival trends this season, they’re unisex, versatile and gorgeously effortless. One of the best things about Hawaiian shirts is the amount of ways you can wear them. They look super cute buttoned up with some shorts, with one of our stunning bralettes underneath or casually tied up. We also have this stunning Hawaiian print t-shirt which looks gorge with some boots and a denim skirt. Rock one of these shirts at Body and Soul and you’ll feel as if you’re on a tropical island, even if it is pouring down.

 

Halter Top Heaven;

 

 

Our halter tops are an absolute essential for any glam festigal. They keep you looking fab, even when you’re roughing it at a festival, and go with absolutely everything. We have some outfit inspo here to give you gals some ideas, will you rock your halter with a studded belt and some leather? Or maybe go for a more boho look with a cute hat and some glam sunnies? For the more daring of you, go full on cowgirl-chic with some of our fab cowboy boots and suede fringed skirts. Whichever way you choose to style them, a cute halter will make sure you’re one of the most glam festival goers in Ballinlough.

 

Kill it in Crochet;

 

 

 

Another festival essential is crochet, perfect for all you boho babes out there. Crochet always looks cute and is perfect paired with some vintage Calvin Klein denim and a shirt for a very 90’s inspired festival look. Or embrace the creative theme of this year’s Body and Soul and throw a funky colourful waistcoat on top of a crochet top and some shorts, with some colourful sunglasses to perfect the look. Outfits like these will make sure you’re absolute boho festigoals.

 

Two Piece Dreaming;

 

 

You can’t go wrong with one of our amazing two pieces for a festival. Wear them together for a cute coordinated festival look, or mix and match them with some other pieces to change things up a bit. This gorge colourful one gives us major festival vibes and is perfect for looking glam while staying comfy at Body and Soul, perfect for grooving the night away.

 

 

Whatever you wear or do or whatever acts you see, just remember that festivals are a place for fun, a place where you can go all out with your outfits and completely be yourself (or step into a ‘second skin’ and be someone else) but most of all where you can have a laugh with your mates and forget about everyday stresses. So be safe, have an unreal time and be sure to catch us at the Dark and Stormy bar between two and four on the Sunday!

 

 

June 21, 2017 by Ciara Moran
FESTIVAL TRENDS: Our Top 5 Picks

FESTIVAL TRENDS: Our Top 5 Picks

So after months and months of day dreaming of nothing but sunny festival days, festival season is finally JUST around the corner! We're so excited that we decided to share our top five festival trend picks with you guys and hopefully give you some inspiration for your own fab festiGAL outfits! We can't wait to boogie the nights away at our favourite festivals this Summer.

 

1. The Glam Festigal

If you're a gal that is all about GLAMOUR but still isn't afraid to rough it at a camping festival, then you seriously NEEEED these absolutely stunning outfits. Our reworked deep v blouses and deep v halters can be worn with literally ANYTHING so they are perfect for festival season! Nothing says festival glam like this uhhhmazing Louis Vuitton deep v halter top and D&G belt which are both available in our Temple Bar store! Can anyone say festiGLAM goals? You'll be sure to turn some heads if you wear these outfits at Electric Picnic or Forbidden Fruit this Summer.

  


2. The Boho Festigal

A trend that you are sure to see at every festival this Summer, the boho trend is here to stay! Nothing says BOHO BABE like some killer crochet, some delightful denim and our hot halters which are reworked right here in our Dublin offices! These pieces are crazily versatile, they can be worn with pretty much anything from shorts to skirts to jeans! Wear these beautiful boho outfits at Body & Soul or Longitude and you are sure to be absolute festiGOALS.

3. The Grunge Festigal

 The grunge gal style will forever and always be such a key festival festival trend! We're loving these gorgeous grunge and equally effortless outfits. We have tonnes of band tee's, Levi's and fringed pieces online and in store - we swear by these when festival season comes around! Pair yours with your favourite pair of Levi's, or under your grungiest 90's dress to achieve ultimate GRUNGE GAL GOALS. Rock the trend at Castlepalooza or Indiependance and you're sure to look fab af while you frolic freely surrounded by beautiful festival vibes.

4. The Sporty Festigal

One of our all time favourite festival trends is the SPORTY festigal! You'll be so insanely cute and cosy rocking these sports pieces. You'll be able to dance your cute lil butts off all night long in these super cute and equally as comfy branded bits! We've got plenty of Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma and Asics online and in store to keep all you modern day Sporty Spices looking HOT AF all festival season long! Bop the night away at Life Festival or A.V.A Festival in these stunning sporty garms.

5. The Hippy Festigal

The hippy trend at festivals has become more and more popular in recent years, nothing says festiGAL quite like these fab 70's hippy inspired lace up pieces! Can we have a minute for these STUNNING lace up tie dye pants and for that gorgeous lace up blouse? You'll be sure to look HOT AS HELL in these beautiful bits. These are all available on our website! Be a babin' hippy beauty in these pieces at Body & Soul or Fuinneamh Festival this summer.

 Blog by Kaitlyn Burke.

May 12, 2017 by Kaitlyn Burke