The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was founded in 1999, and runs annually at the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley near Joshua Tree National Park. Every year, thousands of people come from around the world to camp out for two days & three nights of non-stop musical revelry, spread across 5 huge stages, tents, and theatres. This year’s Coachella will host approx. 184 musical artists, as well as art installations, and is estimated to draw a whopping 225,000 people!
I recently heard a friend comment that they were a little annoyed by how much attention “Coachella Fashion” was getting, overshadowing the entire point of the festival’s purpose: music. Personally, I find it interesting that Coachella Fashion has grown into it’s own category, and we can probably thank the iconic Kate Moss and her ability to make Wellie’s sexy for upping the ante on how girls approach dressing for a music fest. Fast-forward to today, and “Coachella fashion” has come to represent festival style, with its own flavor & attitude!
I wish I could be there. Someday, I’ll go to Coachella… And when I do, I want to dress like this!
Hat: Swank Boutique / Dress: Swank Boutique / Necklace: Swank Boutique / Jacket: thrifted / Sandals: Donald J. Pliner from Dillard’s / Sunglasses: Oakley (from Boise Mountain Eyecare) / Photography by: Ammophotog / Nails: Gretchen Lemay
Paper Bead Bracelet: from Market Haiti, part of the Apparent Project that works to empower Haitian artisans and make a difference in the lives of working families. Purchase yours here, and find out more about the Apparent Project here. I love my beautiful little bracelet, and the heart behind it to help keep families together!