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September 1 2014

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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)

To Mom, Love Style.com

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner. With 48 hours to go, Style.com’s writers and editors fill you in on what they’re gifting—and what they hope to get—come Sunday.

“The only thing my mom enjoys more than walking into John Derian when she visits me in New York is walking out and saying, ‘I love it, but it’s so expensive.’ My sister and I have decided to treat her to a decoupage letter tray ($165, www.johnderian.com). She’ll tell us it’s too extravagant for her, but the painted lily is right up her street. And for me? My little boy Nikolas is a shoe man. He’s tried all of mine on and he likes the high ones the best. I love this pair of Givenchy sandal booties ($740, www.barneys.com, but they’ll definitely break his piggy bank budget. I’ll settle for a pedicure from Jin Soon.” —Nicole Phelps, executive editor

“With the weather finally warming up, I’m in need of a new pair of sunglasses. I’ve seen a lot of cool girls spotting mirrored shades and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. Hopefully, my lovely husband is reading this, so Gloria will ‘surprise’ me with this Tom Ford pair ($340, www.nordstrom.com) at Sunday’s lunch! My mom will be in Brazil, so Gloria and I will Skype her in the morning. Gloria will be doing a little singing—her latest trick. And for next time she comes to visit, I’ll get her the best skin moisturizer I’ve tried in years: Clé de Peau’s Gentle Protection Emulsion ($130, www.neimanmarcus.com), recommended by our beauty editor, Celia. I’m sure Mom will love it, too.” —Marina Larroude, senior market editor Continue Reading “To Mom, Love Style.com” »