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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