Image above: Me (Mel Fielden). Outfits details listed below.

Americana and country music, cowboy boots, a heatwave, a thunderstorm and one incredible weekend! 

Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Kent, the Black Deer Festival returned to Eridge Park on the 17th-19th June, 2022. I was thrilled to be offered a trade stall for what would be our biggest event yet; an exciting milestone for Melbelle. With two of the hottest days of the year and a thunderstorm, the weather sure made for a testing camping experience! But that didn’t stop you from showing up…thousands of guests filled the deer park to enjoy music from the likes of Van Morrison, Wilco, Jake Bugg and country favourites Cam and Kezia Gill, among dozens more talented artists.

But music wasn’t the only headline, the event was filled with show-stopping outfits as cowgirls and cowboys took over Kent. Pippa and I had our cameras ready to capture some of our favourite outfits…

Featured Guest (above left): Victoria Palmer

Find Victoria on Instagram: @victoriapalmer

Outfit Details:

Dress: Lazy Oaf | Hat: H&M | Boots: Irregular Choice | Bag: Steve Madden

Featured Guest (above right): Emma

Find Emma on Instagram: @itss.3ma

Outfit Details:

Top: Halter swimming top (unknown brand)| Shorts: True Religion jeans cut into shorts! | Hat: from a holiday in Mallorca

Featured Guest (above): Elena Andres Costa

Find Elena on Instagram: @shotguncosta

Outfit Details:

Hat: Hurricane lab | Glasses: 1971 Ray-Ban Squares| Dress: Nasty Gal from Depop | Shorts: Primark | Belt: Pull & Bear | Boots: Stradivarius

Featured Guest (above left): Dominique Kemp

Find Dominique on Instagram: @domasqueek

Outfit Details:

Shirt: New Look | Shorts: New Look | Cowgirl Boots: Primark via eBay | Hat: Cotswold Country Hats

Featured Guest (above right): Anya

Find Anya on Instagram: @anyastephensonn

Outfit Details:

Dress: vintage slip with a La Senza dress layered over the top | Vest: New Look | Western Boots: unknown brand

Featured Guest (above left): Anita Toulmin

Find Anita on Instagram: @anitatoulmin

Outfit Details:

Dress: Free People | Hat: Urban Outfitters | Cowboy Boots: Urban Outfitters

Featured Guest (above right): Rachel Toulmin

Find Rachel on Instagram: @racheltoulmin

Outfit Details:

Dress: H&M | Hat: Cowboy Boot Store | Cowboy Boots: Ariat

Featured Guest (above left): Amber Ida

Find Amber on Instagram: @amber.ida

Featured Guest (above right): Victoria Gold

Find Victoria on Instagram: @officialvictoriagold

Featured Guest: Me and my mum! Mel Fielden and Christine Town

Find me on Instagram: @mel.fielden

Outfit Details (me):

Dress: Melbelle (last season’s) | Belt: Shein | Sandals: Free People via Melbelle | Earrings: Red Soles & Rodeos | Hat: Melbelle x Nevada Hats

Outfit Details (mum):

Poncho: Melbelle | Hat: Melbelle x Nevada Hats

A special thank you to mum, dad, Gussie and Pip for your incredible support with this event. I couldn’t be more grateful for such a fantastic team 🙂