Saturday, 13 April 2013

Coachella 2013: Celebrity style & festival lowdown!

Coachella 2013 has arrived! It is the only festival of it's nature where attendees and followers do not really talk too much about who plays there. Coachella is an annual 3 day music and arts festival. Fans from all over the globe trotted to Palm Springs hungry for a weekend of fashion, frolics and musical bliss.

Coachella is simply a style oriented celebrity jam-packed festival set in a desert where fashion trends are born. 

Coachella has a variety of models and a-listers that use the opportunity to let their hair down and flash the flesh. Kate Bosworth and Alessandra Ambrosio exude hippie chic in their free- spirited attire. They manage to achieve that 'thrown together but seamlessly perfect' motif.

Victorias Secret icon Alessandra Ambrosio
Katy Perry looks like something out of hit American TV show 'Nashville'. She was spotted sipping herbal tea and chilling in a jacuzzi! Perry sports cowboy boots and a fitted floral belted ensemble with a hat & ray bans. Ray bans are literally the uniform sunglasses for the stylish and elite. Her ensemble  shows off her womanly curves but looks casual and cute. The 'Nashville Throwback' is a look that is not overtly sexy but very understated and suitable for women of different ages. The fringed leather jackets brought back 'in' by Lana Del Rey and the cowboy boots and western vibe that is ever present on TV show 'Nashville' are everywhere at the minute. If you stroll into A-wear, Bershka, River Island, Topshop or Oasis you can find separates that you can work into your westernised wardrobe. Or floordrobe if you are a messy individual as I am at times myself.

Katy Perry @ Coachella
On Day One of Coachella 'Blur' and the 'Yeah Yeah Yeahs' played to a well- hyped up crowd that savoured them. On the first night of the festival over 80,000 festival goers embraced the heat at what has been dubbed 'the world's hottest festival.'

The standalone festival style for me at Coachella is that of Haute and Rebellious style duo.

They pioneer the neon western raver queen look that is mesmerising and all about tactile layering. To the naked eye these outfits are playful and individual but on camera it is evident that this look will be imitated & duplicated on the world fashion stage through glossy magazines and style sites for festival events this season.

Stylistas of US online store & blog Haute & Rebellious

Who wouldn't want to try this look for a festival? The unique selling point of the 'Haute and Rebellious' online store is that they are fifty steps ahead of the crowd. They don't follow trends - they set them.

I ache to be at Coachella. I love the fun and buzz of festivals as well as the dressing up! From face paint, bindis, ponchos to hair flowers it is invigorating to dress eccentric at times. But as far as missing out goes - thankfully we are the social media generation. Many acts are live- streaming on youtube! So.. invite your friends over, throw on your denim shorts, a cowboy hat, a slop of tan and shake some glowsticks!

Although I don't know if the atmosphere is that infectious that you will feel it through a screen... Well there is always next year!

xo L

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  1. Hello :) just stumbled upon your blog this eve, really impressed! Was planning on doing a coachella post myself on Monday. Looking forward to creeping around your blog. Ailísh x

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