Have you seen Titanic 3D yet? If you’d like to experience the enhanced Trance-tanic experience, head to Coachella and try walking through the Sahara tent during a DJ mash-up holding onto your friend’s hand for dear life. Before you know it, some teenybopper barrels between your linked arms and suddenly you’re reliving that Leo & Kate moment pleading “Don’t Let Go!” before being swept into a sea of glowsticks. Cell phone service is basically non-existent at the festival (especially AT&T which is the worst in general) and losing a friend in a crowd at Coachella risks the possibility of being separated for the rest of the day & night. Needless to say, I was super careful.
I spent the last four days bouncing around Palm Springs, La Quinta and the Polo fields at Coachella. Since it was my first time there, I snapped lots of pics, so let’s get started.
Candyland in the Dessert ~ I spent the first night with friends (inlcuding my best buds Laura & Sean from their engagement photo post) at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. I will definitely be visiting again.
There were a lot of us who came from all over~SF, NYC, St. Louis and mostly Los Angeles
Gettin’ some carnival grub near the Ferris wheel
Group Shot Shout-Out ~ From left to right (me, the two gentleman to my right are known in So-Cal as “The Brand.” These surfer boy socialites are not only friendly & genuine, they have great hair. Babak (in the NWA shirt) is the co-founder of Scoutwell (your online source for high adrenaline action sports & emerging trends of global tastemakers). The other 4 are a fun stylish combo of lawyers & Dr’s (great contacts for the old Rolodex AND Whitney is a celebrity correspondent for SheKnows.com. Follow her @WhitneyLEnglishfor Hollywood insider updates
Festival Style & Polo Field Pics
Women’s style ranged from crop tops, cut offs, bikinis, crochet, boho chic, to sheer punk rock
Guys in neon, fanny packs & whatever they felt like wearing
Yellow balloons tethered to a rope in the sky
Punky Brewster 2.0 ~ One day I sported a bright striped sundress & a denim GUESS fanny pack. Fanny packs are not only functional for men & women in big crowds, they’re instant 80′s. I picked up an extra to include in an upcoming Summer Giveaway for one of you.
Last Night of festival fashion ~ Laura’s Maxi skirt (TJ Maxx), boho fringe sweater was a local find from the cute & affordable Paper Dolls Boutiquein Palm Springs My casual white dress ~ recent F21
Special~Savvy Guy Style
Men’s Coachella Kicks & Accessories
1.Wristband that can be tied into a scarf or headband byHolstee
2. Neon for Guys ~ Old school Reebok Pumps (Similar Reebok Berlin Retro Shoes here for under $40)
3. Jorts ~ Homemade denim cutoffs & a high-top sneaker look I loved by Diesel (Same ones here)
Behind the Scenes
The GUESS party included UV Vodka slushies with flavors from lemonade to a White Russian called the “Lebowski”. (Sidenote) Wristbands really start stacking up at music festivals. But there’s a BIG difference between an ‘Arm Party’ and a ‘Party Arm’ so please remove them at the end of the weekend. ;) (My fringe vest is from H&M’s new Conscious Collection)
Chilly Coachella ~ Unfortunately Friday the 13th was cold and rainy, so we huddled up at the Hard Rock party doing arts & crafts getting our hair braided by Blo Dry Bar and spray painting T’s by Lamb & Flag
Although, I wasn’t familiar with the majority of artists there, I had a great time and captured video footage I’ll call my 1st “Coachella in a Nutshell-a” condensing the trip into a 2 min Youtube clip below:
(Please note, I apologize in advance for Dr. Dre & Snoop’s language)
After a long tiring Monday, I would definitely recommend lots of planning, super comfortable shoes and studying the line up of artists before heading to Coachella again. What is your favorite music festival or concert near your city? Have a great week ~xoDale