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What I mean to say is, Jane Birkin pre-1990s feminist with Elton John specs. That she carried the most famous bag in the world, named after her, only years after style had left every bone in her body is a paradox we shall never understand. Would the Birkin bag replace the straw basket in photographs of her alongside Serge Gainsbourg – perfection.
My friend, Stephen Sinisi, made this awesome video from footage he took at this past Coachella. Dude goes every year and I live vicariously through his experience. I interviewed Stephen for an article I wrote in The Genteel talking about Coachella going commercial and how it could be fashion’s fault. Check it out here!
In light of Coachella’s 2013 tickets on sale Thursday for about 20 minutes, and my Coachellian outfit Saturday night – DIY cut-off shorts and an Ashley Rowe oversized sweater – today on Eurotrash, it’s all about how fashion made Coachella famous. And maybe Dr. Dre.
Every April, the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California hosts Coachella, a seemingly spontaneous indie music and arts festival that is anything but. The festival’s website contains links to purchase festival passes, download the conspicuous line-up poster and FAQs on surviving Coachella “alive,” but little about the festival’s history or objectives. Without an “official” objective, an ad-hoc definition of the festival has been engendered by magazines and the cooler blogs, painting a picture of Coachella as a neo-Woodstock, an image that is as equivocally authentic as Tupac Shakur’s Coachella 2012 hologram performance.
Read more of the article posted officially on The Genteel.
Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Image source The Official White House Photostream via Flickr.com.
On April 22, 2012, French citizens will elect a new president, and at the same time, a new First Lady. Nicolas Sarkozy, defending champion, and his supermodel-cum-singer-cum-First-Lady wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, have undergone a conjugal “make-under” in hopes of appearing less “bling” and more “blah” to secure their place at the Élysée Palace once again. Bruni-Sarkozy, as reported in UK’s The Daily Mail, has become unrecognisable, trading her Christian Dior skirt suits for swathes of chunky knits, leggings, incognito wigs and Uggs, drawing attention to the somewhat illusory dichotomy of fashion and politics in the dress code of a First Lady.
*Article originally posted in The Genteel, April 13, 2012.