Rihanna Wore a Glittering Gucci Bodysuit to Coachella and Changed Our Lives

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Coachella fashion has always been a vessel for some of the most daring looks of the year, and no one takes more advantage of the opportunity than the one and only Bad Gal Riri.

Rihanna won Coachella this year by showing up in a sparkling, crystalline bodysuit designed by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele for the Fall ’17 runway. She toned down the high-glam by accessorizing with a Gucci tank with “Common sense is not common” scribbled upon it, along with denim cutoffs and Fenty x Puma platform sneakers. Take a look at the inspiring look below:

” I can’t go home yet, cuz enough people ain’t seen my outfit “

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The suit dazzled when seen moving beneath light, as exemplified in this Twitter video:

Things went from effortless glam to intensely, ominously chic when Rihanna pulled the headpiece of the bodysuit over her head, becoming the first person to be best dressed at Coachella while wearing a diamond-encrusted head sock:

phresh out.

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How to Do Your Hair for Coachella: 4 Looks from the Experts at Wonderland Beauty Parlor

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We all know by now that Coachella fashion (the beauty, the accessories, the clothes, the makeup, the flash tattoos) lives in a category all of its own. Naturally, you need the perfect festival hair to go with! So we asked the experts at Wonderland Beauty Parlor to create four easy to recreate looks for desert-ready hair. Coachella weekend two, here you come.
1Michael Angelo:
Wonderland muse & journalist Brian Moylan wears his long, layered locks air dried with a generous serving of R+Co’s Mannequin and topped with a special edition Jennifer Behr X Wonderland crown of pink enameled roses, created in celebration of Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor’s 10th anniversary. This simple look works for anyone.
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2Siobhan Quinlan:
For perfectly quaffed festival hair Siobhan Quinlan, stylist at Wonderland Beauty Parlor, starts by adding salt spray in dry hair and adding some loose waves with a wand for texture. Then simply gathers some of your hair and tie it in a knot– like you would the end of a balloon. Leave a few pieces out around the face to keep the look soft and pretty.  Final touches include an allover spray of Oribe’s Dry Texture for extra grip and a Jennifer Behr piece for extra sparkle!
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3Siobhan Quinlan:
For a bohemian take on  the festival look, begin with wavy hair, sectioned to create 8 small braids- 4 on the bottom hair line and 4 near the crown of your head. Siobhan seals the braids by teasing the ends and spraying with a little hair spray. Then she take each braid and highlights them with Oribe’s Gold Pomade. Next she gathers all the hair into a ponytail and uses one of the braids to wrap around the pony tail holder. The look is completed with an all over spray of Oribe’s Thickening Spray for a little more body and fullness. Throughout the day the gold sparkles of the pomade will catch on other parts of the hair giving a great all over shine. It you get too hot or want a pop of color you can always grab a Jennifer Behr X Wonderland piece and go from pony to messy bun with one easy comb!
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4. Angela Goungoudis:
Get the effortless air dried look with a couple of loose waves incorporated into the hair. Finished with Oribe Aprés Beach Spray and a beautiful gold floral Jennifer Behr piece to top it off!
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12 Coachella Beauty Essentials to Toss in Your Crossbody Bag

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Coachella 2014 sunset with balloon chain and Lightweaver. Photo by Alan Paone via Wikimedia Commons 

The passes are in your possession, transportation is nearly settled, you have your outfits and your sunnies packed… Coachella is coming, bbs. But what about the Coachella beauty? Nobody but nobody goes into the desert without a little lip balm…and more importantly, SPF (seriously, slather that sh*t on).

First things first, quickly self-administer a Myers-Briggs personality test, then determine which of the below best fits your needs. Every gal will find her beauty essentials here… so whether you came for AC/DC, Florence + The Machine, or Drake, we’ve got you.

IF YOU’D RATHER BE AT BURNING MAN…
You just want to jam, man. For the girl who smells like patchouli (and maybe a hint of rose), Eminence’s new 3 in 1 cleansing water and Rahua’s body oil are desert lifesavers. And you’d never forget your Aura Spray…

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Clockwise from top left: Petal Perfume OilEminence Rice Milk 3-in-1 Cleansing WaterHeritage Store Aura Smudge SprayRahua Body Amazon Oil

YOU’RE IN IT FOR THE ‘GRAMS
…and you’re even apt to post a product insta to show your beauty goodies. Brands like Korean cult-fave TonyMoly and the brand new Christopher Kane x NARS collab are surefire ways to bring the double taps.

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Clockwise from top left: Tony Moly blueberry lip balmNARS x Christopher Kane blushNARS duo eyeshadow in St. Paul De Vence; Mac Ruby Woo lipstick

 

FOR THE OFF DUTY MODEL
You might be in the California desert but they better believe you know your French pharmacy essentials. Hair messed-to-perfection, cheekbones perfectly highlighted, and lashes quickly lengthened…? Sounds about right.
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Clockwise from top left: Embryolisse Lait-Crème ConcentrèBumble and Bumble Surf InfusionBenefit Roller Lash MascaraRMS Living Luminizer

 

All the Sunglasses You Need for Coachella

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We’ve already covered the clothes, bags, and shoes you’ll need to enjoy the desert escapades that Coachella has to offer. Up next? Sunglasses. They’re essential in the desert sun for a few reasons:

1) Protection from the sun
2) Protection from the eyes of security
3) Disguising any lack of sleep
4) Disguising any other… altered states
5) Because they look great

Our favorites range from desert sunset reflecting beauties, to brights, to the glitter filled, to the odd pair that may or may not trip out some of your friends (what is that tiny leopard doing on your face, anyway?) Check ’em out above, then click the links below to shop.

Top row from left: Fendi two tone sunglasses; Markus Lupfer glittered acetate sunglasses; The Row Plas sunglasses; Second row from left: Cutler and Gross metal frame sunglasses; Victoria Beckham aviators; Barton Perreira sunglasses; Third row from left: Illesteva sunglasses; Miu Miu glitter acetate sunglasses; Dita Liberty sunglasses; Fourth row from left: Le Specs acetate sunglasses; Anna-Karin Karlsson cat eye sunglasses; Finlay sunglasses + clip on; Bottom row from left: Ray Ban mirrored sunglasses; Stella McCartney sunglasses; Dior reflected sunglasses

Coachella Shopping: Festival Wardrobe Preparedness 101

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If you’re heading to Coachella this weekend, chances are your current activities include intensive wardrobe preparedness practices. Good news: We’ve rounded up the best festival shopping for you. With temperatures in the desert hitting the high 80s, (and an unforgiving sun blaring down just as intensely as music from the speakers) you’re going to want your whole body to breathe. Enter comfortable, effortlessly chic sandals, airy camis and tanks, shorts you can sit in, and the hands-free bags you need to carry all the essentials, from your favorite designers like Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Frame Denim, and more.

Happy shopping, Coachella-goers. Don’t forget the SPF and sunnies.

Above, clockwise from top left: Etro silk crepe camisole; The Row fringed Hunting bag; Etoile Isabel Marant mini dress; T by Alexander Wang silk-twill camisole; Alexander Wang backpack; Michael Michael Kors macrame tank; MSGM floral-applique shorts; Rag & Bone cotton and leather sandals; Stella McCartney denim shoulder bag; NewbarK belt bag; R13 layered distressed denim shorts; Proenza Schouler slingback espadrilles; Pierre Hardy tasseled suede sandals; Antik Batik beaded shoulder bag; Maslin & Co espadrille slides; Frame Denim distressed shorts 

Sandstorm Coachella Massacre

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Sandy Kim in a sandstorm outfit.

Sometimes during Coachella you really have to take time to rejuvenate at one of the many oasis spots that pop up for the weekend across Palm Desert.

Especially if a sandstorm is threatening to potentially ruin your life. Which is exactly what happened. The gritty winds devoured my camera, and these are the last photos I got before Coachella finally got to me.

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Niki Takesh at the Stylebop party

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Dev Hynes from Blood Orange

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Pool at the Guess hotel party

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Shanina Shaik

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Karley Sciortino from Slutever

9 11Sandy Kim and boyfriend Colby from DIIV walking in a sandstorm
Sandy Kim and boyfriend Colby from DIIV walking in a sandstorm

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Doin’ Angel Haze’s Coachella Hair + 91,000 Other Things

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Angel Haze doing her hair in our house before performing with Bastille

This weekend ninety-one thousand people made the pilgrimage to the desert for Coachella. It’s almost too much to handle. On Thursday and Friday we hit every party we could, starting with Tillys x Dickies desert lounge at the Ace Hotel, then headed to the This Is A Love Song house for an after hours, woke up and chilled at HAIM’s house to meet up with our friend Angel Haze while she got ready for her debut Coachella performance with Bastille, saw emo favs AFI before going to soho house for the Elle party with Ireland Baldwin, then came back to see The Knife’s freaky performance art and Outkast’s return performance.  But whether you’re at a chic event, chilling at a pool, or seeing your fav bands, it’s all about who you’re with and who you love.

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May Kwok at the Ace Hotel Dickies party

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The Kin performing at Dickies x Tilly’s desert lounge

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Extreme selfie with the designers of This is a Love Song & Sydney Reising

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After Party at This is a Love Song’s Palm Springs house

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Ireland Baldwin and John Tuite sharing a ringpop on our way to the Elle party

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Crowd at The Knife

 

Marc Jacobs Hits Gold At Coachella

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Mamie Gummer and Andrew Bevan via Getty Images

A good desert party always includes a pool, a point Marc by Marc Jacobs remembered when throwing Desert Gold, MBMJ’s Coachella fun at the Ace Hotel. Marc by provided the sunglasses in a presentation of the spring/summer collection. Once properly apparel-ed, Mamie Gummer, Arcade Fire’s Richard Parry and Jeremy Gara, Scout Willis, and MBMJ designer Katie Hillier crammed themselves into the photo booths. All guests needed to remember was the swimsuit.


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Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast

Sophia Richie and friends

I’m Lost, Where’s Coachella?

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Last week our intrepid photo diarist Carlos Santolalla flew to Los Angeles. That was the easy part. Finding his way to Coachella proved more difficult. But it’s all good when you’re with your friends.

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Me and Zaina at Acabar (Roland Emmerich’s restaurant)

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Zaina and Jesse Hoffman, and the LA ‘it’ twins Brian and Brad Cowell

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