Day 1: TRAFFIC!! It was unbelievable how much traffic there was this year! It took my brother a total of 8 hours to get inside from the time he left his place in L.A. I ended up missing the 4 bands I really wanted to see: Yeasayer, She & Him, Passion Pit and The Specials. However, I did see Jay-Z, which in my opinion is an odd choice for Coachella, but he was still fantastic. Beyoncé even came out to join him for his new single "Young Forever".
I met this woman, Nicole, who has the new Kate Moss for Longchamp bag. The bag is rightfully named The Glastonbury (a similar music festival in England) and it is just the right size for events like these. She told me she had to take a trip up to San Francisco from LA because the gray is sold out everywhere! Now that's dedication to fashion.... The zebra scarf is so great and her gold bangles are gorgeous!
Later that night we stopped at the ACE hotel in Palm Springs to check out the Desert Gold party... I am so happy they are bringing hip hotels to Palm Springs, ex The Parker, The Riviera and The Viceroy. If you ever take a trip to Seattle, NYC, Portland or Palm Springs, The ACE is cool and hip and pretty affordable. Be sure to check out the black and white photo booth too (ha!)
Zara dress & boots/heels, Gap sweater, JCrew gold belt, Balenciaga bag
Day 2: Saturday was much better. Traffic was still a bit of an issue but definitely not as bad as Friday! The bands I watched were The Temper Trap, Band of Skulls, MGMT, and Muse. There are others that I wanted to see but the sun really wears me out (ha!) and I decided eating the delicious Spicy Pizza Pie and people watching in VIP is more important :) I can always see them another time in a much smaller venue!
I had my friends Trisha Lynch and Joel Glaser take some outfit pictures for me... I really wanted to climb on the Polo sign!
I also bought the Chanel tattoos and only saw one other girl with them on. She went the runway look and placed them on her thigh but I put them on my forearm... I just love them!
Doesn't it look like a kitty is laying my bag?? Haha
Zara blouse, Levi's shorts, Minnetonka moccasins, Balenicaga Bag, turquoise necklace from Arizona
I accomplished my goal of taking pictures of outfits but I definitely didn't take as many as I would have liked!
This chick could definitely pull off these leopard shorts. Another trend I spied at Coachella: orange nails.
These girls almost make me sick, they're so cute!
I love her the most. The hat is just adorable.
DAISEY LOWE!! I had to ask for a picture and she was just too sweet and happy to oblige. It looks like she is wearing full tights but they're actually thigh highs. I saw her again later in and she smiled at me :)
One of the highlights of the weekend for sure!
Saturday night we went to the 944/Brent Bolthouse party at The Hangar. It was so rad. There were carnival games and rides including a ferris wheel, bumper cars, and a merry-go-round. Everyone there was dressed far too cute but I was busy dancing for most of it to ask for pictures so I only got one...
I think her name was Teshana(?) Her faux-hawk hair style may have been my favorite. I love the mixing of the prints too...
Me shaking it on the dance floor...
Winter Kate kimono jacket, vintage strapless top from my mom, C/E jeans, Jeffery Campbell clogs, Balenicaga bag
Day 3: Since we didn't crawl into bed until almost dawn, Sunday was a little rough. It wasn't a very big band day for me but I did manage to see Matt & Kim, who I decided I love, Julian Casablancas, Phoenix and some of Gorillaz.
Once again I only took one picture... This chick was cool and casual. Flower romper, strappy sandals and the wang braid are great!
My outfit day 3. Yes I wore the heels all day. If I saw Chloe Sevigny wearing them last year, I can do it too!
Winter Kate kimono jacket, Patterson J. Kincaid tank, Levi's shorts, Heritage 1981 for Forever 21 hat, Jeffery Campell platforms, Barney's fringe bag, assorted vintage jewelery
I can't wait for Coachella 2011!!