Coachella: A place for people to unshowily declare themselves.
To turn up and have fun like a wild drive through the night whilst still standing in a circle of friends.
To sing, play, dance and listen and put a distance from the real world. Just for a little bit.
Personally, it’s the Coachella Art Studios that would have my name on them – the craft themes this year are: Paper, re-cycled materials, fashion, camp improvement (!) and a banter booth!
You can make a head wrap, get stuck into clay and even draw stranger portraits – love this: Sit down on opposite sides of an artists easel with a stranger and draw each other – get to know the other person through the process by using provided interview questions to break the ice..or just chat! The result is a portrait each and a new friend..result!
The Afterlife is a place to go to give birth to new objects from old…a broken inner bicycle tube? It becomes a wallet. Plastic bags? material! I’d never leave..
For the first time ever there’s even a Quiltchella..a communal quilt in the making..they need you Kerry and Nikki!
(All photos by Annie powers from Style.com)
The next Festival is 18-20 April…only in my dreams will I be there….But one day, when the kids have flown the nest and I’m in my dotage I’m going to dress up in flowing purple robes and a mighty turban and laugh and dance and do it all till the sun rises again…Promise.
Laters, Kate x
so pretty collection of pictures……….
Very nice. I will use the dress of the woman turning back to us to make a delicious colour palette.
I’m loving her hat too..makes me wish I was there! x
beautiful coachella styles, great style inspiration!!
I want to go to the beach like..NOW! Can’t really complain though – bright blue skies in London today – is glorious! x
I know that you’ll keep your promise ! As a runway-obsessed, I can’t help noticing that the pretty girl in the wonderfully-cool short dungarees has the hair of Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2014 show ! xxxxx
She’s a brave girl! No way a cut like that would ever suit me but on her it looks amazing! xxx
So many nicely dressed people!
I like the feeling that it’s clothes worn because they’re loved rather then because of their labels.. x
I’ll meet you there and we’ll work on the quilt together–okay?! What is the “camp improvement”?
It’s a deal! Wouldn’t it be wonderful?? Camp improvement is doing things to make the camp look pretty!! and why not?! xxx
But what are you referring to as camp? In my part of NY, we call summer cottages or seasonal dwellings “camps.” People are always saying, “I’m spending the weekend at camp.” Is it the same for you?
I believe ya! I’ll meet you there. I’ll be attacking a complete stranger’s nose with a stick of charcoal 🙂
Come and join us on the quilting with Kerry! In my dreams I have a wall of portraits of the family drawn by all the different street vendors from different countries through the years…maybe time to start making it a reality before they get too old!! xxx
I think I’m needing some full blown escapism! xxx
Love the idea of crashing onto the Coachella scene “in flowing purple robes and a mighty turban”…
can I join you? Headlines would read, “New Twist–Golden Girls Rock Coachella in Turbans”!!
lol…I can just picture it all–it would be nothing but pure gloriousness! ~xo
It’s a date!! I couldn’t think of anything better! xxx