Glitter Spies: Dress Yourself as a Work of Art


Life is a Festival Podcast 015:

Ash & Tessla (The Glitter Spies)

What is festival fashion? Is fashion a dirty word? Can festival fashion be truly inclusive? And affordable?

Ash Lorona and Tessla Venus Goodwin are the Glitter Spies. They’re best friends, vendor coordinators, and deep thinkers about festival style as affordable, inclusive, eco-friendly self-expression.

On the podcast, Ash and Tessla take us through all the magic of adorning yourself as a work of art both at a festival and in the world. We go deep on some issues around fashion at festivals like decommodification, cultural appropriation, and the toll of our personal style on the environment.

This episode was a real joy for me, as radical self-expression is very important in my life. Ash and Tessla are playful, informed, kind, and wise. Whatever your comfort level in dressing yourself to celebrate, this episode will have something for you.

Show Notes

Glitter Spies

Tessla Venus Goodwin

Ash Lorona

Independent Designers

Tessa’s Brand- Fenclaw & Faund

Tamo / Wild Feather

Amanda Sage

Wolven Threads


Wild June

Feeling Vague Vintage


Jackalope Land

Rust Locks

Yoshi Zen Couture

Uplifted Mindz


Festivals Mentioned

Desert Hearts


Meadows in the Mountains

Rainbow Serpent

Special thanks to my rad producer Ari Andersen (Host of the Millennials Don’t Suck Podcast)

My multi-disciplinary design partner Andy McErlean

And the most delightful dj atish for the truly festive theme song: “Peculiar Colors” [Manjumasi]