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July 12 2014

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The Road To Bonnaroo: Alejandra Deheza

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Bonnaroo, one of the summer’s hottest music festivals (literally), takes place this weekend in Manchester, Tennessee. Year after year, the fest hosts some of the best artists around, everyone from Lil Wayne and Eminem to Florence + the Machine to The Strokes (and that’s just this year). As they head down south, Style.com checked in with a few of our favorite artists to see what they’re packing to beat the heat in style.



Karen Elson is bringing her Nashville twang to Bonnaroo. School of Seven Bells‘ Alejandra Deheza, a fellow first-timer at the festival, is bringing her dreamy Brooklyn pop sounds—and plenty of dark clothes. “It’s pretty much all black,” Deheza says of her onstage style. “When I was a kid, I was really into goth, so it’s probably my inner goth coming out.”

School of Seven Bells first won acclaim for their 2008 debut, Alpinisms. Now holed up in a Williamsburg recording studio working on their upcoming, “more dance-y” third album, Deheza and guitarist Benjamin Curtis are taking some time off to tour (and, if they’re lucky, see a fellow festival act or two). “I have never been to Bonnaroo, not as a fan or performer,” Deheza tells Style.com. “I really want to see Lil Wayne—I have never seen a spectacle like that before.” Here’s what she’s planning to bring with her to the spectacle:

A black poncho from NYC’s Oak. “One thing I always wear is this black hoodie poncho from Oak. It has a really long tube for a hood and you look really witchy wearing it.” (Above: Oak Baja funnel neck poncho, $88, available at www.oaknyc.com.)

Quay Eyeware Australia sunglasses. “We are playing at night, so the sun won’t be so bad. But if I need them, I will wear these Quay gold-frame sunglasses—they’re my favorite. I picked these up at Oak, too. Do you see a theme here? It’s this perfect one-stop place.” (Above: For more information, visit www.quayeyewear.com.au.)

Nom and Ada leather creeper mocs. “I picked up these shoes for the summer; the designers live in Portland, and they are fans of our music. They are leather and really comfortable. They kind of look like little girls’ shoes.” (Above: For more information, visit www.nomandada.com.)

Vintage copper bracelets. “I wear a lot of vintage copper bracelets. Copper always looks great in the summer. I like to get them from Malin Landaeus, a vintage store on Bedford Avenue—they have so many good ones to choose from.” (For store hours and location, visit www.malinlandaeus.com.)

Photos: Abbey Drucker/Courtesy of School of Seven Bells (portrait); OAKnyc.com (poncho); QuayEyewear.com.au (sunglasses); NomandAda.com (shoes)

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