Coachella ’16 Recap

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top-Bustown Modern Vintage
skirt-Eden & Eden Vintage
cape-Fairfax Flea Market
sunglasses, necklace-Fairfax Flea Market
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top-Bustown Modern
skirt-One Teaspoon
crown-Nasty Gal
shoes-Jeffrey Campbell
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top-Sorella Boutique
bodysuit-American Apparel
necklaces-from India
shorts-Levi’s & DIY
sunglasses-Crap Eyewear
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Coachella was a shit show. The festival is filled with so many different types of people that the vibe is off. Imagine standing next to a racist, a gay man, a homophobe and a person whose first language was not English. Everyone is full of disdain for each other. The Desert Sun came out with an article talking about the racism at Coachella. And don’t even get me started on the amount of Native American headdresses that I saw…

All of this is in contrast with festivals such as Outside Lands and Lollapalooza where the love and positive energy is palpable. I yelled at a group of men for talking (about drugs) throughout the (incredible) Sia performance. That didn’t even work. Two other women had to yell at them as well and then they finally left. It seemed as if everyone was just trying to do drugs and dance like crazy instead of having a meaningful experience. The VIP section was even worse. Those people were just there for the photos–they didn’t enter the crowds with their heels and Chloe cross-body purses (trying to imagine these chicks pushing through to get to the front for a set makes me lol). I would only return to Coachella for networking purposes if I work in the fashion industry. This isn’t a festival to attend for good vibes and positivity.

I still had a relatively good amount of fun though…seeing Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler in person was really cool. Models are way skinnier in person, BTW–even the “healthy” Victoria’s Secret models. Oh so bony and frail. I feel like if I sat on Alessandra’s legs, I’d snap ’em like twigs.

Wild West

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I’ve never gravitated towards western styles or color palettes but this season, tie up dresses, thigh high gladiators and different shades of brown suddenly seem so appealing. But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up my whole edgy vibe–I’m married to my Docs. And I chose ’em because, well, my wardrobe/shoe collection is currently split between two different cities, in storage units, boxes, suitcases and closets (I’m probably a hoarder). A chelsea or monk boot would’ve been a lovely match as well.

Denim on denim is also new to me but not new for spring. This trend is always coming back. The key to pulling it off is wearing different washes otherwise you’ll look like a 2015 rendition of the infamous Britney/Justin Red Carpet denim fiasco.

This spring is all about minimalistic jewelry: no more statement necklaces or oxidized silver (tell that to Dylanlex). I don’t know about staying away from statement necklaces but I’m currently giving the piled-on-arm-party look a rest.

If I had it my way, I’d pair this bodysuit with a pair of Matisse x Kate Bosworth boots but 1) they’re insanely expensive for a piece that won’t be timeless and 2) they’re sold out pre-order and only in sizes 6 and 7. If that isn’t elitist–I don’t know what is!

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