Blue Jean Baby

by gregory davalos


 

Denim on denim: wear it correctly and you have yourself an effortless ensemble that exudes cool. Wear it incorrectly and you end up looking like Brittney and Justin circa 2011. The trick is either to either channel the same color or go for a contrast between shades as I did, with the differing washes drawing attention away from the similarity of the fabric.  


Button Down: Reiss Jeans: Vintage Jacket: Reiss Shoes: Cole Haan 



REISSCHELLA

by gregory davalos


      SHIRT: Bless White Basic Crew Neck T-Shirt  TROUSERS: Miami T Stone Tailored Trousers 

SHOES: Richer Poorer x Bucket Feet Archer Canvas Lace Up

Oh Coachella, time after time you make and you break me. After a jam packed weekend of live music, parties and all things bohemian--i'm back at my desk dealing with reality and fighting a serious case of the Mondays. 

For those of you living under a rock with no wifi connection, Coachella has become one of the most highly regarded music festivals in the United States and a destination among celebs and music lovers alike. The festival's insane success is due in part to their fashion partnerships in and outside the grounds. Aside from the commercialization of it all, there is something very fluid about the combination of music and fashion because they are both the ultimate expression of self. Karl Largerfeld once said "Fashion and music are the same, because music express it's period too."

This year's festival was especially EPIC as I partnered with Reiss to cover the 3-day music celebration as well as the notorious desert parties surrounding the festival. Being (somewhat) on the other side of the lense this weekend was a really fun change of pace, as it afforded me the opportunity to view the festival from an outside perspective, talk about something besides myself (thank god)--and you know, hang out with Katy Perry. 

I was really excited to be working with Reiss on this project because I loved the idea of taking their classic tailored aesthetic and creating unconventional looks that had a relaxed edge for the festival. I firmly believe that the coolest person in the room is the one not dressed to be there. When you follow a dress code you inevitably fade into the crowd, so this year I strayed away from the traditional festival uniform of ripped jeans and a tee and opted for airy cotton trousers, fitted knits and the most delicious basics i've ever come into contact with. 

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Photography Robert Terrazas

Let the madness begin....

Let the madness begin....

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Taking in the desert sun at the festival--103 degrees never felt so good 

Taking in the desert sun at the festival--103 degrees never felt so good 

One of the most amazing moments at Coachella was seeing Lana Del Rey perform. Her music speaks to me in a way I can't even describe, hearing Young and Beautiful live was seriously life changing. I got to the outdoor stage two hours before her set to ensure I got a good seat and begged one of the photographers on the other side of the barricade to take a picture with my camera. #anythingfortheshot

One of the most amazing moments at Coachella was seeing Lana Del Rey perform. Her music speaks to me in a way I can't even describe, hearing Young and Beautiful live was seriously life changing. I got to the outdoor stage two hours before her set to ensure I got a good seat and begged one of the photographers on the other side of the barricade to take a picture with my camera. #anythingfortheshot

My favorite party of the weekend was the Soho House Coachella pop up at the Merv Griffin estate, it was the perfect secluded getaway when the festival got too hot. Soho House was founded in London, in 1995, as a private members’ club for those in film, media and creative industries. Soho is notorious for their strict photography policy so I had to sneak this shot. I can tell you however, the property was jaw dropping and there was enough truffle burgers to feed a small country. 

My favorite party of the weekend was the Soho House Coachella pop up at the Merv Griffin estate, it was the perfect secluded getaway when the festival got too hot. Soho House was founded in London, in 1995, as a private members’ club for those in film, media and creative industries. Soho is notorious for their strict photography policy so I had to sneak this shot. I can tell you however, the property was jaw dropping and there was enough truffle burgers to feed a small country. 

Mid-century moment at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs

Mid-century moment at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs

 Quick snap outside the Harper's Bazaar Poolside Fête                                           

 Quick snap outside the Harper's Bazaar Poolside Fête                                           

           SHIRT: Field Red Stripe Tee PANTS: 1971 St. Tropez

Another epic Coachella moment was hanging out with Katy Perry at the Harper's Bazaar Poolside Fete. Katy was a total doll and the epitome of down to earth--she even told me my bum looked cute in the 1971 St. Tropez I was wearing #DEAD

Another epic Coachella moment was hanging out with Katy Perry at the Harper's Bazaar Poolside Fete. Katy was a total doll and the epitome of down to earth--she even told me my bum looked cute in the 1971 St. Tropez I was wearing #DEAD

The ultimate festival babes: DJ Mia Moretti and Stylist Cleo Wade

The ultimate festival babes: DJ Mia Moretti and Stylist Cleo Wade

Perry in Tee Pee

Perry in Tee Pee

Even mother nature made an appearance at the festival with a massive sand storm on Saturday.

Even mother nature made an appearance at the festival with a massive sand storm on Saturday.

Avoiding heatstroke at the Lacoste L!VE desert pool party. 

Avoiding heatstroke at the Lacoste L!VE desert pool party. 

One of the best things about Coachella, is the surplus of good vibes and positive energy--total breeding ground for new friends! Loved meeting fellow bloggers Freddy Rodriguez and Natalie Suarez at the Lacoste L!VE Desert Pool Party.

One of the best things about Coachella, is the surplus of good vibes and positive energy--total breeding ground for new friends! Loved meeting fellow bloggers Freddy Rodriguez and Natalie Suarez at the Lacoste L!VE Desert Pool Party.


REISS x DOWNTOWN DAVA: COACHELLA 2014

by gregory davalos


As a lifestyle entrepreneur, Los Angeles native and general man about town--you can bet your bottom dollar i'll be dancing in the desert this time next week. This year i’m teaming up with Reiss to give you an inside look at all the fashionable happenings in and outside of the Coachella Valley Music Festival. 

Partnering with Reiss was a no brainer for me as i’m such an avid believer in stocking my closet with staples that transcend occasion and dress code. While I won’t be wearing a suit during Coachella (believe me if it wasn’t so hot, I would be) I will be channeling my inner, and more casual, Don Draper. From the Harpers Bazzar pool party to the Coachella main stage I’ll be showing you what real festival fashion looks with the help of Reiss, while giving you an inside look the major pop culture celebration that is Coachella. 

Be sure to follow @Reiss and @gregorydava on instagram for live updates from the festival. SEE YOU IN THE DESERT! 

Photography Robert Terrazas

Photography Robert Terrazas


REISS FULL LOOK

Blazer: Garth Blazer Waistcoat: Garth Waistcoat Trouser: Garth Trouser Shirt: Island Ecru Striped Long Sleeve