One of the most anticipated events of the year is one of the most casual, the 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Every year in fields in Indo, California the masses of hipsters (and some mega watt stars) make the exodus to a mecca of music. So many musical acts that will take the stages over two mirror weekends. The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Eminem are the headliners for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows for both weekends with over a hundred stars who will also grace the stages of the festival. The festival has a great mix of bohemian street style and dramatic stage style. I wanted to mix both into my wishes this year so I added some of my favorite regular Coachella guests and one of the first to come to mind was the now former Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio. She has been spotted at the festival many times and for the red carpet I went to her own label and this chic garnet floral Ale by Alessandra ensemble which features a long sleeved ruffled crop top and a wrap style ruffled maxi skirt with a sexy split. I think that this look is a perfect fun and flirty look to take in the music of the festival. I think with beachy waves, neutral makeup, a pair of rose gold Jimmy Choo ‘Naia’ metallic leather flat sandals with crystal buckles, and a wine suede Eugenia Kim ‘Giovanna’ wide brimmed snakeskin trimmed fedora I think that this could be a really major street style moment on the fields of Indo, California.On Saturday Night Live! this past weekend Cardi B used the platform to announce that she is pregnant. She did so in really glamorous form wearing a custom white ruched Christian Siriano long sleeve mermaid gown that really showcased her burgeoning bump. It made me reconsider what she would rock for her performances this Sunday and next on the main stage at Coachella. I am obsessed with her new album “Invasion of Privacy” and I know that she will shut it down. I decided to pay tribute to her New Yorker heritage with this white Christian Cowan Spring 2018 RTW ensemble which consists of a long sleeve blouse which features “NY <3’s Me” in black and red crystals paired with white drawstring cropped pants. I think that this look screams Cardi, and would be a fun look for a Coachella performance. I would pair it with multicolored graffiti printed Christian Louboutin ‘Moulamax’ sequined ankle boots, a fun updo, dramatic glitter winged smokey eyes, and red lips to really make it a statement moment on the red carpet. HAIM is performing on the Saturday night slots at this years festival and I am really interested in seeing what the band of sisters is going to pull out for their stage style. They have been seen front row at so many major runway shows and worked red carpets in designers like Chanel, Stella McCartney, Rodarte, Valentino, and Dior. They always pick complimentary looks from the same designer for each red carpet they walk and I am really excited to see what they will bring to the Coachella stage on Saturday. I feel like that Elie Saab would make for the perfect option for the band of sisters to rock for the stage. For Alana Haim (left) I chose this black Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2018 jumpsuit features a high collar with tie at neckline, lace long sleeves, and long fringe from waistline down. The fringe adds a lot of presence for the stage and I definitely think that it would make it a major moment for the actress. For Danielle Haim (center) I think that this floral Elie Saab Fall 2018 RTW crepe georgette dress which features a sheer lace crewneck, ruffles on the sleeves, and pleats in the skirt. This is the epitome of high fashion bohemian and I think that the shortest of the HAIM sisters would definitely own this dress on the Coachella stage. Finally I picked a Victorian inspired Elie Saab Fall 2017 RTW floral beaded embroidered lace dress which features a mock neck, ruffled peasant sleeves, sheer skirt, and large bows at the wrist for Este Haim (right.) Together all three of these looks compliment each other, but hold their own at the same time. That is exactly what I think makes their style so amazing. They always make a statement together, but each look is strong all on it’s own. Miguel may not have rocked the Balmain looks I picked for him to wear for the Oscars, but I am really interested in seeing what he has in store for his performances on the Sunday night stages at Coachella. Will we get our second look at Givenchy Couture for men? I think that he would rock this Givenchy Spring 2018 Couture ensemble which features a black sleeveless long vest which features embellished moon phases, a sleeveless white button down, and tight black skinny pants. This look is the glam rock look I think that Miguel can go for with his style when he really wants to make a high fashion statement. While Coachella isn’t usually the place I think of couture for, I think that a performance would be the perfect time to bring the couture factor to the outdoor music festival. St. Vincent brought the edge to the Oscars red carpet wearing a full Saint Laurent cocktail ensemble to the red carpet. It wasn’t event appropriate, but it worked. I am really interested in seeing what she will bring to the Coachella stage this Friday and next. I turned to Adam Selman and this Fall 2018 RTW ensemble which features a long sleeve zebra print jumper and a slip dress which features a printed hand grasping slime. This look is weird. This looks is edgy. This look isn’t for everyone, but I think that if anyone could sell it to me that it would be St. Vincent. I would style it with a sleek hairstyle and a pair of black Saint Laurent ‘Tanger’ feather embellished calf high boots to really make this a fun stage moment for her. Rounding out my first set of wishes for this years Coachella festival is Vanessa Hudgens. She is another regular guest at the festival and when I heard that Michael Costello was going to be feted by Revolve at a party during the festival I thought that Vanessa would be a perfect person to show up wearing this pale blue Michael Costello x Revolve draped ‘Austen’ romper. It is elegant, flirty, and feminine and I think that it is perfectly breezy for a festival part. I would really style it up with a pair of white Aquazzura ‘Cosmic Star’ flat espadrilles, sky blue Gigi Burris ‘Drake’ wide brim straw fedora, and a pair of blue Alexis Bittar asymmetric lucite drop earrings to really ensure its a really major moment on the laid back red carpet.
The 2018 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take place from Friday April 13, 2018 to Sunday April 15, 2018 and Friday April 20, 2018 to Sunday April 22, 2018.