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.
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.
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.
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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