The 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival definitely left its mark with festivalgoers. This year’s star-studded performances included Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Anderson Paak, Burna Boy, Childish Gambino and more. Music’s most celebrated festival was nothing short of one big bash. The stars hit the desert and as always, the parties were as star studded as the festival itself. Checkout our roundup of the hottest people, parties and places at Coachella.
By Kinya Claiborne and Aphua Larbi, STYLE & SOCIETY
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REVOLVE Festival 2019
The #REVOLVEfestival returned to the desert for the fourth year in a row for a weekend-long curation of star-studded experiences, brand partnership activations, special guest appearances and surprise performances. The much-anticipated #REVOLVEfestival was filled with the hottest celebs and influencers including Kendall Jenner, Shay Mitchell, Olivia Culpo, Winnie Harlow, Joan Smalls, Shanina Shaik, Stella Maxwell, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Romee Strijd, Chanel Iman, Draya Michele, Kinya Claiborne and more.
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Rolling Stone Live Hotel Takeover
Rolling Stone Live held a three day activation in Palm Springs at ARRIVE Hotel with the Lucky Brand Desert Jam. Guests such as Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson Ross, Olivia Culpo, AnnaLynne McCord, Brandi Cyrus, Romeo, Taryn Manning, and more stopped by to celebrate festival weekend. The annual Desert Jam with performances by X Ambassadors, Jax Jones, Palm Springstein, Ama Lou and Drax Project. Guests enjoyed SEXY Hair braiding and styling, Wild Spirit Fragrances scent station, and Foster Grant sunglasses station. VIPS arrived in a JEEP for the festivities, while partygoers sipped on Ciroc Watermelon Summer Water Rose, Heineken, Brew Dr. Jack Daniels and CORE water.
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GALORE Party at Coachella
Galore hosted a party where celebrities and influencers including Ashley Tisdale, Jasmine Sanders and AnnaLynne McCord picked up the latest CBD drops from PureKana, enjoyed hair braiding by Sexy Hair, snacked on Butterfinger Candy Pop and sipped on Hint Water’s newest flavors to keep hydrated in the sun at the pink motel in Palms Springs. True Religion hooked up guests with their neon one piece swimsuits and The Creme Shop had a beauty activation featuring refreshing mist sprays from their collection.
GBK Coachella Experience
GBK hosted a “Welcome to Coachella” Celebrity Lounge and Party at the Luxurious Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa. The biggest Stars, Coachella Performers/Musicians, and Influencers were gifted this year’s must-have items from the latest CBD products and skincare, clothing, jewelry, trips, shoes, alcohol, bedding, and more. Attendees received Dulce Vida Organic Tequila offered tastings and bottles, items from Old Gringo who makes handcrafted boots and fashions, Necklet patented magnetic jewelry clasps, and a VICI Collection gift card. Guests also received Cannatera skincare products, Lucky Soul HEMP infused products, Glammy Premium Lighted Vanity Mirrors, Aztec Secret clay masks by Etana Beauty, Fit Farm gift certificate for a complimentary week stay at their fitness retreat located in Nashville, TN and Crown Goose Luxury Bedding from their line of luxury bedding products.
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Bootsy Bellows Pool Party Presented by McDonald’s & PacSun
The 7th annual Bootsy Bellows Pool Party Presented by McDonald’s & PacSun was once again one of the most sought-after party invite of the big festival weekend. Attendees enjoyed McDonald’s favorites, including Chicken McNuggets and World Famous Fries. Celebs included Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Joan Smalls, Idris Elba, Wiz Khalifa, Nick Young and more. VIPs enjoyed sounds of Rich the Kid poolside and walked away with exclusive swag including festival inspired vests and jackets from PacSun.
The Zoe Report and Rachel Zoe’s 5th Annual ZOEasis
The Zoe Report and Rachel Zoe, hosted the fifth annual ZOEasis style retreat at The Parker Palm Springs. The event was inspired by Rachel’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection. It offered custom installations, seasonal bites, hosted bars, and fresh sounds care of Coco & Breezy and Pamela Katz Tick. Celebs included Rachel Zoe, Victoria Justice, Kiernan Shipka and more. Guests were invited to explore the Sephora Beauty Lounge, an immersive beauty experience within the curated ZOEasis soirée. Sephora offered custom, festival-inspired hair services, and skincare and makeup touch-ups, from Amika, IGK, Supergoop!, and Sol de Janeiro. Inspired by the swanky hotel’s famous lemonade stand, Swatch showed off their latest fruity & colorful Energy Boost Collection at their “Pop-Stand”, serving up refreshing tropical popsicles to those desert-heat hungry fashion insiders!
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Neon Carnival “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu”
Neon Carnival, the highly anticipated desert experience, returned with its biggest fête to date in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. In partnership with Levi’s® Brand, the exclusive event welcomed new additions including Australian born beauty brand Bondi Sands and the upcoming big-screen adventure “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, to commemorate another year of music and festivities. Guests enjoyed rides on an electrifying POKÉMON Detective Pikachu themed Ferris Wheel and a photo op with Pokémon and an integrated HEIMAT VIP lounge experience. Adding to this year’s excitement is the Neon Carnival’s inaugural debut during weekend 3, at the desert’s hottest Country music fest on Saturday, April 27.
NYLON Hosts Midnight Garden Party at The NYLON Estate during Coachella
NYLON hosted their annual Midnight Garden Party at The NYLON Estate during Coachella. This year’s attendees included JoJo, Erika Jayne, Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and much more. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed ShoeDazzle’s new and wildly popular Erika Jayne x ShoeDazzle line and experienced Uninterrupted’s Instagrammable art installation on the tennis courts at The Estate. The event also featured high-energy DJ sets by Erika Jayne.
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Guess Festival Season Event
GUESS hosted the ultimate kick off to Festival Season for LA fashion influencers and VIP’s. The Festival inspired evening took place at Lombardi House in Hollywood where guests were invited to partake in mini festival-themed activations featuring GUESS Eyewear, Handbags, Watches, Fragrance and Clothing. At the GUESS handbag activation, attendees were able to select their favorite handbag style from the GUESS Originals capsule and visit the embossing station to add a personalized touch to their festival ready gear. The watch activation was set up on a mobile-bus offering guests the opportunity to select a watch face and watch band of their choice from the GUESS Originals line and have assembled on-site.
Eyewear was set-up alongside a GUESS clothing gifting suite with a photobooth trailer where attendees got to snap of photo of themselves sporting their new GUESS eyewear piece. The last stop of the event was a GUESS Fragrance lounge which showcased bottles of its newest fragrance launch this spring, GUESS 1981 Los Angeles for Men and Women with a popsicle bar offering flavors that underscore the notes of each scent. In addition to the gifting for stations, guests left with some ultimate survival kit items, GUESS branded fans, water bottles, visors, and towels. Guests were dressed in looks from GUESS, featuring the best of Spring looks; showcasing a mix of the best looks to wear at any festival this upcoming season.
LE & Co Desert Gifting Suite
With the desert being a destination for music fans from across the globe, the LE & Co Celebrity & Influencer Desert Gifting Lounge offered an elevated destination for lucky attendees, who walked away with their gift bags totaling more than $30k. The interactive gifting lounge celebrating all things Coachella was held at the at the elite and sought-after 2009 West Elm House. Celebrities and influencers were treated to pampering and gifting from Bloomingdale’s, gifted a five-star vacation to Turks and Caicos from Sail Rock Resorts, Kindbody, Trestique Cosmetics, High Beauty, Eco Daisy, Morning Recovery, Bloomers Frosé & More and many other beauty, apparel, and accessories.