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Twenty years hotter…

Oh, is this the way they say the future’s meant to feel?

Or just 20,000 people standing in a field?

Pulp, Sorted For E’s and Whizz

A friend’s Facebook notification popped up this week. “20 years ago today three cute 20-year-old girls were hurtling their way to Glastonbury in a VW Bug. They slept in a tiny brown tent, had all of their stuff nicked, but had the time of their lives.”
Damn right we had the time of our lives. And yes, we may have been cute in a young sort of way, but as the flurry of questionable old photos that followed showed, 40 whips the arse of 20. We’re significantly hotter now, and much much more sorted!
Ladies, in response to our reminiscing I promised you a Glastonbury-inspired photo, so here it is. Not sure this shot will ever replace the ubiquitous ‘hot young woman in wellies’ shot that adorns most front pages at some point during this weekend…
A friend wanted to create a trippy feeling photo to bring out the festival vibe. I love it, but *think* I prefer the original. What do you think?


23 Comments

  1. This is brilliant! I love the colors, and for that reason, I prefer the original, though the edit is lovely too. The composition is perfect and your kicked-up leg is delightfully festive. Really fabulous shot!

  2. i like the first one better, but they are both lovely. always love your photographs!

  3. Awesome image! I prefer the bright colors of the first one.

  4. kinkybikermom

    June 28, 2015 at 2:54 am

    love all the colors in the photos!

  5. The colours in the original are so vibrant, and that backdrop so neutral (apart from the tree) that it’s a brilliant blast on the senses as it is.
    That said, I do like the purple trying to grab attention in the edit.
    Photos with legs kicking up always look like fun is being had 🙂

  6. Love, love, love this picture. It captures the vitality and how much sexier and more fun life is in our 40’s. Xxx

  7. Lovely photo. Personally, I prefer the color of the original – green grass and colorful flowers convey nature.

  8. Awesome! The colour splash is interesting but I definitely prefer the original for the grass 🙂
    ~Kazi xxx

  9. Both great but I think the original just wins it for me.
    KW

  10. Stunning shots, can’t decide which I prefer. Adorable and flirty!

  11. Brilliant! Love it!

  12. For me, the natural colors draw attention in the original, but the feeling of excitement and fun is more obvious in the edited version.

  13. I like the first one best of all, the colours in the grass and flowers feels just right, so classically ‘England’ as do the Wellies. Fabulous image
    Mollyxxx

  14. original is sooo much better, those colors..!

  15. This is such a brilliant, fun photo! You look gorgeous. And I think I like the vibrant colours of the first one best! Xxx

  16. Oh yes, definitely the original – beautiful bright colors 🙂
    Rebel xox

  17. I love them both, though the color splash feels very artsy. And love the title, couldn’t agree more

  18. I love both of them in different ways but I agree the original gives the vibrant festival feel.
    Oh, thank you for the Jarvis ear worm, I’m going to have to dig out my Different Class album again now 🙂

  19. Still sizzling! That is a gorgeous image, personally I prefer the original too

  20. I prefer the first image, it’s wanton and carefree, and just bloody brilliant 🙂
    Love it x

  21. I definitely prefer the original, but the way the purple flowers stand out in the second is very remarkable. Still, it took me a few minutes to even realize there were flowers in this shot; that’s how much your gorgeous form draws the eye.

  22. The bright colors in the first shot say “trippy” to me just as well!

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