COACHELLA 2013: PART 1


WEARING: Melissa Araujo Asymmetric Skirt (from the new collection-coming soon), Splendid Montmartre Blazer, and Converse High Tops.

The Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California is a dream come true. I couldn't go before because I was in school and taking time off during mid April was not an option for me. Once I finished school I was caught in the working dilemma "No time off". But this was the year, some of my closest friends and I made plans for a road trip to Palm Springs. So began an epic holiday full of great band sets, music, palm trees, sun, sand storms and cava.

Weekend 1, this ensemble was easy to wear and I really didn't look like I fit in to the festival, with all the bohemian, cut off shorts and hippie flower lovers out there. Nothing like standing out in a crowd of people. When I saw this minimal, colourless monument in the middle of the grounds at Coachella, I knew I would use it for a post. At night, different images and colours would be projected on to its walls.

There were around 85,000 people everyday, of all ages, sizes, races and fashion tastes. There are no words to describe the feeling of live music and seeing someone you admire perform so close to you. The highlights for me each day were as follow: Friday the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Karen O. oozed confidence, coolness and alpha female power (her leather jacket was to die for).  Saturday Moby's, DJ set made me dance my heart out. On Sunday, Grimes (Claire Bouchard) killed it, I love her sound and her one woman show. I am going to do another post about Coachella next week because there is lots to say and share - more pictures to come.

Photos by Phoebe Redlin




Comments

  1. Simple and beautiful, like it :)

    xoxo

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  2. you went to Coachella??? Seriously? WOW so jealous! xx
    http://www.surfaddictfashionista.com/

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  3. Wow, you saw some incredible acts! (GRIMES!) Seriously jealous!
    I love your skirt! Beautiful!

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  4. Love you coachella minimalism style :) Can't wait for the next pics to come!
    p.s. your previous DIY posts are fantastic!!

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  5. I know I keep hearing about this event, but alas I an in NY. Great pix!

    Ali of

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  6. I wish I was there :)
    Love that asymmetric skirt with converse !
    Great look !

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  7. How fun! I want to go to Coachella at least once. Very cool look and photos.
    xoxo Aimee
    bowsandbeau-ties.blogspot.com

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  8. Oooh I'd so wear this skirt. Looking forward to your collection launch. Outfit looks cool, casual, chic yet effortless :) have fun!!

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  9. Tasty outfit...I love your photos...

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  10. aaaaaaaaww you are very lucky! enjoy it!

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  11. this is such a great and simple outfit!

    btw, I have a great giveaway on my blog, you can win 50 $ to spend on jewellery. Check it out here: http://livinginash0e.blogspot.ro/2013/04/haute1-jewelery-giveaway-international.html

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  12. You're so lucky! + tnx for the comment!

    Onlyshoes
    http://onlyshoes.blogspot.com

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  13. There's much to admire here... First, I am super impressed with your skirt design! Also your ensemble is a real attention-getter, partly because you've toned it down in a wonderfully unexpected manner with white Converse sneakers. So. Cool. Yet it would work nicely with other footwear styles. Versatility goes a long way!
    And Coachella must've been amazing.

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  14. your sense of style is impressing.

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  15. You are consistent and edgy and never boring. I am too bipolar to be consistent. Haha! Cheers to minimalism, i am a huge fan! Loves as always xx

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  16. I hope that next year I'll be there too♥

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  17. Cool black and white look. Esp. love the skirt. Glad you had fun at Coachella. Wish I can go one day too :)

    xx

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  18. awesome skirt- fabulous pics! xx

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  19. Stunning outfit!

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  20. o coachella deve ser incrível hein?!
    ameiii seu look!
    Beijos!

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  21. That skirt is adorable, it is something I would totally wear! I hope you had a great time =^.^=
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  22. That skirt is beautiful, so simple & perfect! Really excited to see the rest of the collection!
    The Yeah Yeah Yeah's have been on my list of bands to see forever, so I am super jealous, I just adore Karen O she is just too cool. Grimes is amazing live too! I am definitely going to have to do Coachella one year, it looks & sounds amazing! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos :)

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  23. Oh my, I'm so jealous you were at Coachella!
    I love your skirt by the way, it's amazing.

    XO The Daily Fashion Drug

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  24. so loving this! you totally stated true to your style in the midst of hippie fashion. you look awesome. and im so sad i didnt get to bump into you!

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  25. Oh how I wish I could go! And hope I will someday.. You looked perfect in b&w, hope you had a great time! x

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  26. I wish I was there. So jealous girlfriend! Hope you had a great time! You look stunning in this outfit!

    x Sharday

    SHARDETTE BLOG

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  27. Fabulous outfit! So chic:)

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  28. grimes is totally one of the best acts I've seen live...I envy you so much for seeing yyys and all that tropical festival atmosphere...have fun :****

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  29. I love your look!! Adn the background!!
    It is a cool post!
    Adriana R.

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  30. Oh... You know what... You suck.:D (And I say that lovingly.;)) I hope I'll be able to go someday too! But since I'm from Europe I have to be happy with the Exit festival in Serbia. It's pretty massive too (4+ days, 30+ stages) and I had the best time when I went there for the first time a few years ago.

    P.S.: I really REALLY like your outfit, that skirt is PERFECT.

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  31. Love the look Melissa! I like the skirt a lot!!!
    You have an amazing body so everything fit you perfectly!!!
    kiss, THESPARKLINGCINNAMON

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  32. You look amazing! Great post Melissa!!
    xx

    Johanna, Sweden
    ART FASHION

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  33. love the skirt looks great on you,
    kisses from,
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  34. The skirt is great!!! love your look !!!

    xx

    morefashion-gaby.blogspot.mx

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  35. Nice outfit i love to wear them. http://www.liquorishonline.com

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  36. Great look for the event. I'd love to attend one of these years.

    xo
    Ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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