Music Festivals

Scene Snaps: Coachella 2017

Our global fashion reporter Kristin Yamada once again braved the heat, the fringe (it can hurt a person) and the bedazzled crowds to bring you shots of sunny fun on the festival scene.

Coachella 2017

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Brandon Maxwell took the road less traveled to designer fame: He earned a degree in photography in 2008 then used it to assist stylist Deborah Afshani before moving on to work with the nearly incomparable fashion authorities Edward Enninful and Nicola Formichetti. Then he set up his own personal-styling practice, acquiring clients like—boom!—Lady Gaga.

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Brandon Maxwell

 

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Looks from Brandon Maxwell’s spring-summer 2016 collection. All images courtesy Brandon Maxwell.

From there his transition from arbiter to designer was seemingly, well, seamless. Although we all know that anyone who appears to be an overnight success invariably has lots of stories about struggle, waiting games, and hard, hard work.

Suffice it to say that Brandon Maxwell is on the fast track, and we’re thrilled to count his among our designer collections. In an effort to get to know this hot young talent, we chatted via email about how his summer is going.

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Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Clara Paget attend Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Clara Paget attend Glastonbury Festival on June 22, 2016, in Glastonbury, England.  Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images.

It’s almost tradition now—ever since Kate Moss was the first to be smart enough to slip on a pair of the rain boots with her teeny cutoffs in the ’90s, Hunter boots are the official footwear of Glastonbury. After all, the storied music festival gets muddy—and this year was thought by many to be the muckiest. But braving the elements is part of the fun, right?

In 2016, Moss’s kid sister, Lottie, was among the throngs of festivalgoers—along with Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, the Delevingne sisters—who did likewise. See our slideshow after the jump to watch how the style set handles puddles while the music plays on.

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This festival season, we were shoegazing even when the music wasn’t. In the process, we collected images of some of the coolest footwear from Coachella and Governors Ball. It’s a thing we like to do.

Click on a pair to shop these showstoppers or similar styles right now.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

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Governors Ball Get the Look

Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets on the festival scene. Here are her photos to inspire your own rockin’ look and some wardrobe pieces to achieve the ensemble.

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This week, our global fashion reporter Kristin Yamada braved the crowds, the furries (really), the commute to Randall’s Island and the inclement weather to shoot a mob of music enthusiasts in their summer finery. Here are her fun pics.

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Olivia Lopez of Lust for Life in Hunter boots

L.A. blogger and lifestyle expert Olivia Lopez knows how to pack for any destination. Her blog, Lust for Life, is an enviable chronicle of her adventures in the world. Saturated photos of Lopez stylishly negotiating the streets of Miami during Art Basel, the cobbled roads in Portugal and the beaches of Costa Rica provide premium travel-style inspiration.

We caught up with Lopez after she returned from Coachella to ask her about festival dressing—she endorses the Hunter boot method of battling the terrain—and her native L.A.

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Like the most devoted groupie, Nordstrom has hit the road this festival season to see our favorite bands. But we don’t travel light. In tow is our mobile Pod, a roving relaxation chamber complete with recharging stations, beauty samples, comfy chairs and aura photographer Radiant Human.

Nordstrom Festival Pod

Images by Jessa Carter

If you’re also festival bound, be sure to drop by to hang out amid our mirrored rooms, shop summer styles and get your photo taken. There will be good vibes and great energy.

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Music festival beauty must haves.

Once you’ve gotten the perfect outfits packed for your next music fest, don’t forget about your beauty essentials. Camping, partying and spending all that time in the sun can be the worst for your skin and beauty regimen. We’ve got 14 items you’ll want to pack to keep you looking like you haven’t been dancing all day or spending all night sleeping on ruthless turf.

BEAUTY ESSENTIALS: WHAT TO PACK FOR A MUSIC FESTIVAL

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We weren’t necessarily expecting Prince at 10am in the Grand Palais this morning, but that’s what we got (“Take Me With U” from 1985)—along with layers and layers of ruffles, super-chic fleece and leather moto suits.

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As it turns out, Chloé Creative Director Clare Waight Keller actually had ’70s-era journalist and Moto Guzzi rider Anne France Dautheville on her mind for fall 2016. Once you understand how all these references came together, the girly boho biker rocker chick becomes a pretty irresistible character.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO WEAR TO THE FESTIVALS

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