The first weekend of Coachella 2017 came and went like a flash. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival was filled with performances by fan favorites like Kendrick Lamar, RadioHead, Lady Gaga, and a surprise performance from Coachella vet, Drake; courtesy of his touring mate and collaborator, Future. This year’s edition of music’s most celebrated festival was jam-packed and filled with major celebrities seen at the hottest day parties and over‐the‐top events. Checkout our roundup of the hottest people, parties, and places at Coachella.
By: Aphua Larbi-Amoah
REVOLVE kicked off Coachella with the launch of #hotelREVOLVE, taking over ARRIVE Palm Springs. The brand hosted a series of invite only events including a festival welcome dinner hosted by Alessandra Ambrosia in celebration of her collection Ale by Alessandra x REVOLVE, House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE brunch hosted by Nicole Richie, and The Blonde Salad Pool Party hosted by Chiara Ferragni with a special performance by A$AP Ferg. Guests were greeted at the door with custom crafted Avión Tequila snow cones and enjoyed cocktails from the Avión Tequila poolside bars along with festival tattoos by artist JonBoy. Festival-goers also got to shop festival fashion at the festival pop-up shop featuring exclusives by Lovers & Friends, For Love & Lemons, House of Harlow 1960, and more.
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REVOLVE presented its second annual #REVOLVEfestival, a two-day daytime desert party with multiple brand activations, performances, and special guests. Party-goers beat the heat with Bai popsicles, CIROC Summer Colada mixed cocktails, and Moët Ice Imperial, while enjoying live performances by Rick Ross and Migos. VIP attendees made their way through the gifting suite where they were treated to festival gear from REVOLVE, products by ColourPop Cosmetics, Schutz Shoes, festival braids provided by Joico, and and early viewing of the new collection Fallon x The Mummy jewelry by Dana Lorenz. The long list of celebs in attendance included Nicole Richie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Chanel Iman, Emma Roberts, Chris Pine, Fifth Harmony, Toby Maguire, Peyton List, Victoria Justice, Hailey Baldwin, Sofia Richie, Kendall Jenner, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Christina Milian, and Serayah McNeill.
VS Angels at Angel Oasis
Victoria’s Secret Angels kicked-off the weekend sharing their festival fashion must-haves from the all new Sexy Little Things collection at the hottest festival destination, Angel Oasis, in Indio. There were performances by Bebe Rexha, DJ Alexandra Richards, Spencer Ludwig, and SHAED. Sponsors for the event included tarte cosmetics, Beachwaver, LeChat Nails, White Girl Rose, and Jaguar, including an exclusive workout hosted by Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up. Victoria’s Secret Angels and celebs in attendance included Alessandra Ambrosio, Jasmine Tookes, Joesphine Skriver, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Brody Jenner, Josh Hutcherson, and many more.
POPSUGAR Cabana Club Brunch & Pool Party
POPSUGAR teamed up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to provide and elegant VIP brunch hosted by Emily Current, Meritt Elliot, and luxury accessories designers, Clare Vivier of Clare V. Following the CFDA brunch, The Cabana Club Pool Party was once again one of the hottest parties to attend in a one-day takeover of the Colony Palms Hotel. Guests enjoyed VIP hospitality and an array of custom activations from Nordstrom and Ulta Beauty. POPSUGAR Must-Haves were brought to life on-site. With a lineup of fierce and fashionable DJs and a musical performance by GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum recording artist Daya, guests escaped the heat, savored specialty cocktails, and enjoyed stimulating poolside music throughout the afternoon. Celebs included Victoria Justice, Yara Shahidi, Aja Naomi King, Olivia Culpo, Jamie Chung, Peyton List, Tyler Posey, and more.
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The Lucky Lounge Presents: Desert Jam
The energy and excitement of the iconic denim brand came to life in the heart of Palm Springs with a larger-than-life bash, coupled with a relaxing poolside retreat at the Ingleside Inn. The Lucky Lounge presented a desert jam produced by BMF Media where guests not only soaked in a special headlining performance by Noah Cyrus and live DJs like Taryn Manning, but also enjoyed signature cocktails, bites, and special gifts courtesy of Lucky Brand. Attendees simultaneously indulged in other eclectic and engaging activities that The Lucky Lounge had to offer. Other celebs in attendance included Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson, Michael Sam, and Vanessa Simmons.
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BUMBLE created the coolest place to connect with their snow-filled event, Winter Bumbleland, where Aspen chic met the desert heat. The event was hosted by Kendall and Kylie Jenner on Saturday and Ashley Graham on Sunday. It was a music filled party throughout the weekend. Guests of Winter Bumbleland enjoyed everything from an ice bar, glacier pool, snow angel garden, ski lift themed photo booth, Styling Studio powered by Batiste Dry Shampoo, and winter snow tubing, to a customized interactive 3D igloo experience, snow-themed cocktails, and tasty bites. Celebs in attendance included Hailee Steinfeld, Taylor Hill, Joan Smalls, Russell Simmons, Hailey Baldwin, Jasmine Tookes, Peyton List, and more.
Katy Perry’s Footwear Easter Sunday Recovery Brunch
Katy Perry hosted an Easter Day “Recovery” Brunch, produced by John Terzian’s, The H.Wood Group. The colorful daytime event featured an exclusive pop-up debuting Katy Perry’s Footwear collection. Guests refueled with vitamin elixirs, oxygen bars and reflexology massages. There was also a festive Easter egg hunt by CoverGirl. Beats were spun by Mia Moretti, Balthazar Getty, and Bobby French, at a private estate in Thermal, California. Other celebs in attendance included Adam Lambert, Johnny Wujeck, and Jean Watts.
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Zoeasis by The Zoe Report
The Zoe Report and Rachel Zoe hosted a variety of exclusive style and entertainment events with special-guest performances. Guests were pampered with luxurious spa and facial treatments in the SK-II®Extreme Expedition Skin Rescue lounge. Google unveiled their newest Google Pixel Live Case designed by Rachel Zoe and guests engaged in an interactive photo experience powered by Google Pixel. Chanel Iman, Rachel Zoe, and Kate Bosworth were all spotted showing off their MCM bags. VIP attendees also came dressed in their best festival looks, wearing pieces from the SS17 Rachel Zoe Collection.
Pretty Little Thing and PAPER Magazine
Young Hollywood tastemakers swarmed the private estate in Palm Springs to party with trendy e-retailer Pretty Little Thing and the iconic PAPER Magazine. The grounds were transformed into a playful, outdoor discotheque where attendees enjoyed a performance by French Montana. Party-goers were treated to Baby’s Badass Burgers, cotton candy and LIC alcohol pops, as they sipped on Ciroc and Vodka. In addition, Pretty Little Thing provided a gifting suite. The suite, appropriately titled, beGlammed, was on hand for H&MU touch ups and Gypsy Shrine bedazzled beauties. Celebs in attendance included Kylie Jenner, French Montana, Christina Milian, Jasmine Sanders, Alli Simpson, Serayah, Jordyn Woods, and more.
Weedmaps and Talent Resources kicked off the largest festival weekend in music with their highly anticipated Weedmaps Oasis, presented by Brass Knuckles, West Coast Cure, FlavRX, and Nameless Genetics. The real-life desert mirage retreat provided guests with an experience unlike any before that stimulated every sense of the body, mind, and soul. Friday night, award-winning hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd joined in on the fun. Saturday started off with a hit. Action Bronson took a break from the festival to get a massage at the Nameless Genetics lounge. Later in the night, A$AP Rocky took over a host of the epic event. Other celebs in attendance included Xzibit, Schoolboy Q, D.R.A.M, Tyler the Creator, John Sally, and Mashmello.
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CÎROC Summer Take Over
Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross toasted to music’s biggest weekend in the desert with the new limited edition CÎROC Summer Colada at the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs. Guests descended to the hotel’s lobby pit where they sipped on the new CÎROC Colada Remix cocktails and enjoyed live music from the property’s resident acoustic performer, Esjay. Other guests at the festival weekend kick-off party enjoyed beverages from CÎROC Summer Colada, AquaHydrate water, and small bites from The Kitchen. Guests included Garcelle Beauvais, Dania Ramirez, Christina Milan, Vanessa Angel, Crystal Hunt, and Paloma Ford.
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RSVP AMEX Platinum House
The first-ever Platinum House was the perfect hangout spot in-between festival performances. Celebs, influencers, and Platinum Card members were treated to exclusive SoulCycle classes taught by Senior Master Instructor Stacey Griffith. Guests also enjoyed a private performance from singer, Bebe Rexha, and a DJ set by Hannah Bronfman. Attendees were excited to nosh on the delicious treats and take photos in the Vanity Fair photo studio. Celebs in attendance included Peyton List, Yara Shahidi, D.R.A.M, and many more.
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Moschino Candy Crush Party
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott collaborated with Candy Crush and Tidal to host his annual party during Coachella, featuring live performances by Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert. The night ended in a dance party on stage with Katy Perry, Jeremy Scott, and friends dancing to Mia Moretti’s DJ set. Event decor was inspired by the Moschino Candy Crush collaboration on a capsule collection of summer festival must-have items. Other celebs in attendance included Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Francis Cobain, Emily Ratajkowski, Kehlani, Rita Ora, Kristen Stewart, Serayah, Charli XCX, and Coco Rocha.
HYPEBEAST and Under Armour teamed up to host their first-ever HYPEBEAST Hotel, an epic kick-off event to the summer music festival season in Palm Springs. Merging together the worlds of art, music, fashion, and lifestyle, the two-day event featured headlining performances by A-Trak, Baauer, Zaytoven, Leaf, Kittens, Cozy Boys, Promnite, and more. Surprise celebrity guests stopped by the event including Gucci Mane, Migos, and Trinidad James. Under Armour unveiled its UA THREADBORNE™ SHIFT, the new lifestyle footwear. Talent in attendance were each gifted exclusive first pairs of the new shoes. Over the two-day event, guests lounged poolside, enjoyed games of water volleyball and catch football, and were gifted HYPEBEAST Hotel towels, robes, and inflatable beach balls.
Galore x Stillhouse Whiskey
Jeremy Scott, Jasmine Sanders, and more stopped by the Galore x Grindr Stillhouse Pool Party where Charli XCX performed. Guests enjoyed Stillhouse whiskey cocktails and DJ sets by Taryn Manning and Jordyn Woods. Fifth Harmony also stopped by the pool party where Serayah and Alexandra Richards both DJ’d, while guests enjoyed “poptails” provided by Stillhouse whiskey x Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit.
NYLON The Happiest of Hours Party
Hosted at the NYLON Estate, the invite-only pool party closed out the festival, consisting of DJ sets by Angel + Dren, Equal, and Alice Longyu Gao. After a long night, guests kicked off the afternoon with some recovery from Liquid I.V. packets and Health-Ade Kombucha. Next up, it was time to get wet and wild, floating it up in the pool on a FUNBOY float. Guests kept cool in their exclusive 21 and up lounge by sipping specialty Johnnie & Soda cocktails and one-of-a-kind Johnnie Walker adult root beer floats. Girls about town Kat Graham, Delilah Belle, Korrina Rico, and other happening festival-goers were seen masquerading poolside with their crews.