THE SCENE Coachella Style

Kate Bosworth


As mentioned, I got to go to Palm Springs this past weekend. My friend and I got to sneak away Saturday afternoon for a few drinks at our fave, The Parker (where she got married…lucky!). Unbeknownst to us until we got there, major Mulberry Pool Party was in full effect! Fun to see what we could have crashed. Coulda, woulda, shoulda.

Arizona Muse

Atlanta de Cadanet

Kate Ciepluch

Hanna Gaby Odiele & Kasia Struss

Jacquelyn Jablonski

Emma Watson


Stylist Zanna Roberts Rassi

DJ Harley Viera-Newton

…and yes, I am very bummed I was so close, yet so far, from Hermione and A.Muse!

But question: what is up with all the biker boots? Are there no cute festival footwear options out there?

Photos by Mr. Newton for Harper’s Bazaar
Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. I actually was lucky enough to score some tickets for the weekend, but didn’t make it to Palm Springs for any of the parties. I would have loved to see all of those gals, so cool. We actually were in VIP (major surprise from my husband) so we saw quite a few celebs! I have to admit I LOVE that stuff 😉 Aaaaaand I have to admit I got black boots too! I think a big part is that your feet get trampled and spilled on and a closed toe shoe is a plus. I found a really cute pair of boots that went with everything so that’s what I wore, plus a few cute sandals outside of the concerts. Overall, lots of great fashion and lots of not so much, haha. Hope you had a great time! 🙂

    1. Omg Courtney that sounds so fun! What a great surprise! See, I knew there were cute footwear options out there — did you take any pics of your outfits? I’d love to see!

  2. Kate Bosworth is so good at pulling off the effortlessly chic look. I would have died if I saw that big group of supermodels that was there. And I’m not going to lie, I like all the biker boots, but I prefer the Isabel Marant booties that everyone and their mother seem to wear! xoxo Elizabeth

  3. We definitely were thinking alike 🙂 I was wondering about the footwear too….all I see it boots !!


  4. so jealous of all the events you go to… I can’t stand those hippie short boots; maybe because I can’t wear anything like that! hee hee Have fun tonight!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  5. I noticed all the boots too! And Emma Watson is totally adorbs. Gosh, I could just squeeze her! Thanks for putting all the best pics in one place…I’ve been wanting to check out some Coachella style and now you’ve done it for me! 🙂 Have fun tonight!

  6. Next time…you’re sneaking in! I’m not near cool enough to hang with that crowd. I don’t have the right boots or nuthin.

  7. My cousin and her friends stayed at the Parker and got to peek into the party. I kid you not Erika, based on their FB photos, every single girl was wearing short denim shorts with biker boots — my cousin included. There’s something to be said about not looking like everyone else don’t you think? However, I love all thing boho and flowy so I totally follow this trend. Hope you had fun in PS!

  8. I love all these looks! I agree- I am not crazy about the biker trend. I think it looks cool on the taller skinnier chicas, but as a 5’2″, I think I better stick with sandals! 🙂