5 posts tagged "coachella"
When your vacation entails a sandstorm and screaming over a surprise Snoop Dogg appearance, the recovery routine is just as essential as the preparatory work. Here, Style.com’s social media editor, Rachel Walgrove, offers eight ways to reset your system after the music marathon that is Coachella:
1. Restore. Though desert grounds undeniably have fewer obstacles than Manhattan streets, ten hours on your feet is still ten hours on your feet (even when deliberately avoiding all high-heeled forms of footwear). A spa pedicure, like the Tom Ford Neroli Portofino pedicure at the John Barrett Salon, is necessary, if only for the calf massage.
2. Stretch. Pilates, Bikram, whatever your choice of releasing muscle tension may be—do it. Three days of breaking it down to the beat takes the toll of a cardio session without proper unwinding. Time to get back to the mat and show your hamstrings who’s boss.
3. Revive. Hours in the sun, dry heat, and chlorinated pools (which I prefer to keep my hair out of) put serious strain on strands—especially if, like mine, they’re overprocessed to begin with. A ten-minute hair mask will leave your hair silky smooth and bring back shine. Try: L’Oréal Paris Color Vibrancy Instant Shock Treatment.
4. Pamper. Sure, singing at the top of your lungs through a sandstorm seemed like a wise idea at the time, but even Pharrell couldn’t avert the affects of “the dust and fuckin’ wind.” A trip to the steam room soothes the upper respiratory system and helps relieve dust-clogged pores. I highly recommend Health & Racquet Club’s eucalyptus room.
5. Detox. Even if you found yourself consuming water like a camel, food trucks and alcohol do not a balanced diet make. Loading up on nutrients, like vitamin C, should help ward off festival fare-induced sickness. I like Juice Press’s Lucky Seven concoction because it contains beets, lemon, and ginger, which are good for cleaning the liver of toxins—you know, in case you inadvertently tested The Tequila Diet during your extended stay in Palm Springs…
6. Rest. Dancing until dark usually leads to long nights (and little sleep). The easiest way to recharge and reset your internal clock is to get in a full eight hours. Presuming this is near impossible, you can always fake it. Try Sephora’s Instant Depuffing Eye Mask .
7. Disconnect. Nothing quite says “I was there” like continuously touting your admittance wristbands. (Full disclosure: I didn’t part with mine until Tuesday). But after three days, you’re basically left wearing a filthy bracelet. As Uncle Joey would say: Cut it out (or in this case, off). Or if you want to keep it intact as memorabilia, do your best to slip it off minus the scissors.
8. Refresh. Update your Spotify account. If you haven’t done this already, please ask yourself why you even attended the festival in the first place. That is all.
There’s a fine line when it comes to the flower crown, a Coachella accessory staple, in that it can quickly tread into wedding territory. While we wouldn’t mind looking like the lost member of Kate Moss’ bridal party, finding a non-tacky wreath that is designed for festive weekends or a desert concert is harder than you’d think. Enter Crowns by Christy, a gem recently uncovered at the opening of the Annick Goutal boutique, where editors donned these springy creations. Founder Christy Meisner started crafting these flora hair accessories with blooms from her backyard and—in true beauty MacGyver form—dental floss. “It can work, but string doesn’t hold as well as wire,” she said. Alongside her best friend and crafting partner in crime, Audrey Plaisance, she’s expanded the project and is now taking personal orders through Instagram. (Honestly, half the reason people wear a flower crown in the first place is to share it on social media.) “We grew up sewing our outfits for school dances, learning to knit, and trying to make our own patterns out of newspaper,” she quipped. Here, Meisner shares her tricks of the trade:
Shop Right: “For fresh flowers, I shop everywhere from the Chelsea Flower District to Whole Foods to my local bodega—they have great fillers—and in the summertime, any backyard that is available at the moment.”
Embrace Filler: “Baby’s breath has a bad reputation, but when weaved into a flower crown, it’s total perfection.”
Ace Your Base: “Thin florist wire is the base of my crowns, real or faux. It allows you to bend anything into the shape you want.”
Act Fast: “Fresh flower crowns are like Cinderella: They only last until midnight, so you really have to make them and wear them on the same day.”
Fake It: “Faux flowers are a good alternative, but choosing the right ones are key. You want something pliable that you can easily insert wire through—anything with a plastic center is tough. For the tiny flowers, I usually opt for paper because they hold their shape, and for larger varieties I use silk.” Her favorite shops for premium picks: Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies and PANY Floral.
We’re all for experimenting with your beauty look, and Coachella always inspires a few hits and misses. (Suffice it to say, everyone has their own interpretation of “festival style.”) As for Kendall Jenner’s newest piercing? We don’t quite know what to think. Is it a repurposed earring? An homage to Indian wedding ceremonies? Or has Jenner simply gained a new sense of confidence after walking some of the top shows of Fall ’14? We may never know for sure. All jokes aside, we have to admit: We’re really just wondering how uncomfortable this must have been.
If you’re lucky enough to be soaking up some Coachella sun right now, we’re going to assume you’ve already seen your fair share of flower crowns—they’ve become something of a music festival staple. While we’ve been on board with the trend ever since Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda presentation, the models at this week’s Tribeca Ball took the idea to new heights. Their larger-than-life blooms (both real and silk) have us dreaming about over-the-top DIY varieties for Coachella and beyond. (We’re thinking peonies, roses, and hydrangeas would work nicely.) The added bonus? An oversize arrangement means you don’t have to worry about your hair underneath.
Diane Kruger has proven to be someone who rarely makes a beauty or style misstep. That’s clearly why luxury beauty superpower Chanel recently scooped her up as the very first face for its skincare line. And it was business as usual for Kruger at this weekend’s Coachella festival, where, amid the ombré-haired, cutoff-wearing masses, she was, with her matte tomato lipstick and barely there black mascara, a true desert rose. Well played, Miss Kruger. Don’t you agree?