Friday, April 17, 2015

Polyvore Member @leslieakay Rocks Out at Coachella

Last weekend, community member leslieakay attended Coachella as the Polyvore Community Correspondent. The hot weekend was filled with good music, great trend spotting and LOTS of celebrities. Here’s the scoop from Leslie.

How was it?
Tell us everything. The weekend was a lot of fun from start to finish. It sped by! Each day was a completely different experience. From the parties, to the shows -- I loved checking out what styles were on-trend this festival season.

What was the highlight of your weekend?
The highlight of my weekend was Coachella itself. It's one thing to see photos of it, but to actually be there and experience the atmosphere…!

Who was your favorite band? 
Seeing Florence and the Machine perform live was amazing. Not only does she have a gorgeous voice, but as long as she's on stage, she's making sure she's putting on a major show.

Florence and the Machine at Coachella

What are some of your other must see bands? 
I also enjoyed seeing Hozier, Drake and Jack White perform!

What was the new festival wear this year? 
Moving away from the inappropriate tribal wear this year, there was a heavy focus on traditional 1970s bohemian trends. On celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson, I saw denim, suede and fringe, minus the offensive looks we've seen in previous years. On the opposite end of the spectrum, grunge is back in a big way. Not only did I see plaids and leather, but the neon hippie/Lisa Frank-esque style of the ‘90s, which I saw on Blake Anderson and his wife, Rachael Finley, was another major look, very different from the bohemian trend. In hair color, the pastel shades of last year are still popular, but a new shade I saw a lot was highlighter yellow.

Gigi Hadid + Cody Simpson: La Vie Boheme at Coahella

Any tips for people going to Coachella this weekend? 
 For those heading to Coachella this week, make sure you hit up The Boutique, beside the band merch tent. In The Boutique, you can find some very cool items. I bought the palm-tree Coachella beanie. What should you wear? Some of the coolest looks I saw mixed boho and grunge together in one look. Personally, I received a lot of compliments on my leather fringed skirt which I got from Forever 21.

How were the Coachella parties?
I ended up attending a few parties including the Pandora/#MinnieStyle/#TinkStyle event. There, we browsed Lauren Conrad's new collection and enjoyed the mani bar before sitting front row at the Pandora fashion show. After that, we made our way to the H&M ♥ Coachella party which was DJ'd by Haim. Later in the weekend, I attended the Pop Sugar pool party and the Neon Carnival. I had a wristband to the Bootsy Bellows event (which was THE event of the weekend with Kendall Jenner, Justin Bieber, Gigi Hadid and many others), but unfortunately, the fire marshall shut down entry early.
What celebrities did you see? 
I ran into so many celebrities including Haim, Cody Simpson, Gigi Hadid, Sarah Hyland, Patricia Field, Jeremy Scott, Nolan Gould, Victoria Justice, Paris Hilton, Joe Jonas, Taryn Manning, Zoe Kravitz, Hozier and Robert Pattinson and many more!

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Anonymous said...

Traditionally I really enjoy reading all the things that people did and saw at coachella in their sets description part. It kind of irritated me that Leslieakay didn't write anything worth reading. Barely covered anything. But this interview is good and learned some things, finally.

Anonymous said...

Great interview! What a great outfit, too. Love the hair. Wish I could have been there!

wah Nails said...

Wow a crisp white suit at Coachella!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what that one Anonymous commenter is talking about! Great article and I loved following @leslieakay's adventures on Polyvore and Instagram! Write? Where would she write? It's a Polyvore correspondent task. I loved her sets! Great job, girl! Hope to see more from you!

Anonymous said...

LOVED her sets!

Anonymous said...

So happy we are moving away from native wear as fashion! Thanks for the report @leslieakay!

Anonymous said...

That Coachella set just wowed me. Keep it up girl

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