Coachella 2017…. a party in the desert!
I don’t remember it being being this hot though. I’ve carried my favourite suede tassel jacket around for three months especially for it and it decided to be 38 degrees, only dropping to 22 at night . Now I love the sun but that is tough for a Welsh girl! It still beats a cold and wet uk festival though!
Now let’s talk about dust…
Coachella cough is seriously a thing unless you follow the trend of bandana over face! It helps stop inhaling that dry desert dust!
H&M were back with their usual fashion collaboration ‘H and M loves coachella’. You could purchase the collection in store in the month before Coachella or at the festival in their little shop!
We stayed at the Seguaro Hotel in Palm Springs prior to the festival and their pre-coachella pool parties were exciting! Boohoo and La Croix sponsored meant super cool goodie bags, funky djs, a fashion blogger party, NYX makeup and synchronised swimmers!
So let’s mention trends. Of course there’s the usual tassels, crochet and barely there bikinis but I also noticed a lack of flower crowns, sob! It was all sheer dresses/tops and embroidery. Below are a few of my favourite looks of the weekend:
Jumpsuit, Free people
And for the boys:
Husband of course, wearing Australian brand General pants
Husband again of course, wearing a vintage shirt, converse and bandana/head scarf, complete with hipster moustache!
And our other boys of course, full of amazing sunnies, singlets, hats and neckachiefs! SQUAD!!
Slip dress, vintage
Neckachief, urban outfitters $12
Flower crown Cambodian market
Basket bag, Australian market
Sunglasses Urban outfitters
And then an outfit change due to severe sweating post favourite band who were in early (Blossoms)!
Leather dress, Bershka £22.99
Gold metallic slip, Bershka
And don’t forget the glitter!!!!
So basically, don’t go to Coachella if you don’t like heat or dust, you don’t like crocheted stuff or if you don’t want to walk 3 miles (literally) just to get in (get a shuttle pass with your ticket… did that last time … didn’t this time… error).
Do go if you want to go to a hot, foreign festival to see all sorts of music and can actually hold a drink without shivering or getting rained on (tip, it also means you can stalk your favourite band in the front row as they are are bound to be nearly unknown there- see below, blossoms).
My favourite bit as you’ve probably realised, Blossoms. Great new British band. The lead singer has grown in confidence since we saw them at Glastonbury last year. He was quite hilarious! It’s a good job they were amazing as I went early and sweated buckets for that set!
My post festival chill… Dawn O’Porter’s new book ‘The cows’ available onAmazon!
See you in San Diego!
Kelly (hole in my pocket)