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August 28 2014

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5 posts tagged "Bonnaroo"

Grace Yourself

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“We are the most unfamous famous band in the world,” says Grace Potter, front woman of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, over the phone from her room at the Rivington Hotel in New York (she was in town to perform at Christie’s auction earlier in the week). “It takes people a second to figure that out that they know us and then they will hear one of our songs and say, ‘Oh my God, that’s them?’ ” Gracing TV and movie soundtracks from Almost Alice (the companion soundtrack for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) to One Tree Hill will do that for a band. Tomorrow, Potter and the Nocturnals take the stage for their Coachella debut, which should help put a face—and, as it turns out, a pair of McQueen heels—to the sound. On the eve of their debut, the fashion-savvy singer spoke with Style.com about stage outfits, crotch shots, and Tom Ford sunglasses.

What designers and labels are you especially attracted to?
I have been traipsing around in a lot of McQueen lately. I wore McQueen to Lollapalooza last year and McQueen shoes are actually really great for festivals—surprising I know, but comfortable. The guys in the band are big into AllSaints, it’s such a great no-brainer brand for us. AllSaints really fuels our fire. Also, I just picked up an Alexander Wang bag with rose gold accents that I am going to be rocking at Coachella.

What else do you have packed for Coachella?
I always pack too much for festivals for sure. You never know when the weather will change and you have to be prepared for anything, so you need everything from a raincoat to a bathing suit. This record we are coming out with is moving more in the direction of duality, playing against type. My look at Coachella, without divulging too much, is going to play against what people want to see at Coachella. They use Coachella as this opportunity to go crazy and wear feathers and look super weird. I love that because I’m a hippie, but I want to go for a more of Katharine Hepburn on acid look this year.

What does that look like, exactly?
I’m aiming for great lines and tailoring in blazers, lots of separates. Lanvin makes some really great pieces like that. Inevitably, you will get hot and you will want to take your clothes off and be naked. I love how Lanvin can deconstruct and look really elegant so it’s perfect for that. I also have this Wayne bomber-slash-blazer jacket—I chased it down after I saw it on the runway at the show in New York—and I plan on throwing it on when it gets cold at night. In terms of sunglasses, I am actually legally blind so I have a hard time with glasses because they don’t carry my prescription. But I am a Tom Ford sunglass girl, I can’t help myself. Continue Reading “Grace Yourself” »

Looking Cool (And Feeling Hot) In Bonnaroo

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Bonnaroo took Tennessee this past weekend, and forecasts of rompers, bandeaux, maxi dresses, and crop tops (as well as of 90-degree temperatures) were all amply fulfilled. On stage, Florence Welch looked chic in flowing, sheer black, as did Karen Elson in a peach-colored frock. On the dusty fields, the festivalgoers kept cool in bright tanks and boyfriend jeans, oversized striped sunhats, shades of all shapes, and cowboy boots (it was Tennessee, after all). Style.com rounded up the best of the fest; check out the full lineup here.

Photo: Heidi Jewell / Undertheguise.com 

Angie For Louis, Karen And Jack’s
Breakup Bash, A Celine Return, And More…

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Angelina Jolie has gone bare for her Louis Vuitton “Core Values” campaign. Annie Leibovitz photographed Jolie in her own clothes (with a monogrammed Alto resting by her side—one that, by the way, is no longer in production), on a wooden boat in Cambodia. [WWD]

A swing bang humdinger—that’s the kind of bash Karen Elson and Jack White wanted to celebrate the making and (mostly breaking) of their six-year marriage. After Elson made her debut Bonnaroo performance Thursday night, the supermodel and rock star celebrated their divorce in unusual way, holding a party for family, friends, and animals in Nashville on Friday night. [Racked]

Missed your chance the first time ’round? Now you can catch what slipped by: Celine is reissuing a six-item line of “Celine Classics” from the early days (i.e., about two years ago) of the Phoebe Philo administration. [T]

Natalia Vodianova is working on a new fairy-tale book for your coffee table. The model, who asked the likes of Tom Ford, Gareth Pugh, and Diane von Furstenberg to design dresses based on a white fairy-tale theme for her upcoming Love Ball charity event, was photographed by Paolo Reversi in a selection of these Cinderella gowns for a limited-edition book. [Modelinia]

Photo: Annie Leibovitz / Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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)

The Road To Bonnaroo: Karen Elson

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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 plays her first-ever Bonnaroo appearance this year, but she’s no stranger to the fest—so she knows firsthand what to expect. “You either rock the sweaty look or you try your very hardest to look like it’s not sweltering outside,” the model-turned-musician says. “I am not going to accept the sweaty look, so I am doing everything in my power to be the opposite.”

Since the release of her debut album, The Ghost Who Walks, in 2010, Elson has been performing in Southern Gothic-style frocks (often sourced from her own Nashville vintage shop, Venus & Mars.) “I am still trying to figure out my stage style,” she says, citing the Coen brothers’ films as a current source of inspiration. “I was always wearing long things last year. As I’ve kept performing, I have realized it’s really important to have a look.” Here’s what Elson will be bringing to Tennessee to make hers one to remember:

A custom, vintage dress by Anna Sui. “I almost always wear vintage Anna Sui to perform in. I just saw her last night and she gave me a couple of beautiful dresses to potentially wear. Or, there might be a little romper in the works.”

Nine West boots from her capsule collection for the brand. “I usually wear my custom Tabitha Simmons heels. Wearing a pair of beautiful high heels in a club is relatively pain-free, but it’s Bonnaroo and it’s muddy, so I am thinking boots.” (Above: In the Dirt boots from Elson’s collection for Nine West, in stores this August.)

Vintage sunglasses from Fabulous Fanny’s in New York City. “I lost my favorite Marc Jacobs tortoiseshell glasses! I shouldn’t be allowed to buy anything expensive because I lose or break them. I have to buy the cheap ones.” (Above: Vintage Norma Kamali sunglasses from Fabulous Fanny’s. For more information, visit www.fabulousfannys.com.)

Clinique Pore Refiner. “It’s my current obsession. It’s so smooth and I am really going to need it for the festival.” (Above: Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector, $18, available at www.sephora.com.)

Nars Highlighting Blush Powder. “I actually had dinner with François Nars last night. I just love his highlighter—the light one.” (Above: NARS Highlighting Blush Powder, $27, available at www.narscosmetics.com.)

Photos: Courtesy of Karen Elson (portrait); Courtesy of Nine West (boots); Sephora.com (Clinique); NarsCosmetics.com (Nars); FabulousFannys.com (sunglasses)