Fugs, Fabs, and Fines of Coachella, Weekend One


Dear Coachella,

Thank you for bringing the crazy. Never leave us.

Love,

People Who Love The Crazy

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  1. qwertygirl
    +2

    China Chow’s pants are too close to being Bieber-adjacent. And when your ticket to Coachella arrives, does it spell out the uniform? “Either lace shorts and a lace top with sandals, or cutoffs or a long skirt with heavy leather boots. Those attempting to enter with lace garments and heavy leather boots, or sandals with a long skirt will be refused entrance. No exceptions.” The outfits are weird, no doubt, but totally predictable. Only the likes of Agnes Deyn managed to stand out.

  2. Alma
    +1

    If there was as much Wham at Coachella as there were references in this slideshow, I think I might actually attend Coachella for once! Also, I would totally wear a skirt with George and Andrew’s faces on it :-D

  3. Jill
    0

    Ageyness Deyn’s outfit is right up my alley in casualwear. I just don’t get all the other craziness. Yeah, I’m old.

  4. Anita
    +1

    I am old, so help me here: Coachella is a Woodstock wannabe, only without the great, timeless music? At Woodstock, these outfits grew organically with the times; these folks are just playing dress-up.

    Thank you, Solange and a few others for managing to look outdoor music festival-cool without looking like you’re trying to live out someone else’s youth.

    • Big Noise
      +2

      Yes to Solange — and also love to Christa B, Darren Criss, Agyness, and AnnaSophia (oh, and that swimsuit-looking get-up Katy P had on was actually kind of cute).

      • pantsonfire
        +1

        Katy P was wearing a We Are Handsome one-piece bathing suit under shorts in one of those photos. I know this because I’ve had it in one of my shopping carts/wish lists for a while now and have been trying to convince myself that it’s justifiable to spend that much money on a one-piece, given that I have a strong preference for bikinis. But it’s sooooo cute. Love the photo-print cheetah face. I will basically buy anything that has animals on it.

    • Evalyn
      +1

      Yes! Now I understand why so many of them are clumping around in unlaced boots while otherwise barely clothed. They’re waiting for the rain.

  5. lulu
    0

    I will never understand Coachella. Never.

    But more importantly — more about how Sophia Bush was weird to you, please! Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Heather
      0

      Coachella was a lot of fun when I went years and years ago, with lots of good music. I don’t understand why everyone turns it into a chance to play Idiot Dress-Up.

    • Nicole
      0

      Re: Sophia Bush. I too enjoy slighting her when the opportunity presents itself because she stole a cab from me and my friends in NYC in 2006. She was with Beverly Mitchell from 7th Heaven. I hope she wore a stupid outfit this weekend too, wherever she was.

    • pantsonfire
      0

      I wish I’d been able to go in 2010. These days, it just seems massively played out and these people don’t even look like they’re having fun anymore.

  6. Amanda
    +1

    Maybe I am getting old….. or just not that hip, but I do not understand 90% of what is going on with the clothes in the photos. Is the point of this festival to look like a bunch of homeless people outside an Apple store?

  7. Jamestown
    +1

    Rita Ora’s skirtsketch looks suspiciously like the “Take on Me” video animation. As if she’s saying, “A-ha! You only thought I was fug.”

  8. Liz
    0

    The “I am a man” t-shirt is actually a famous painting by Glenn Ligon.

    • Jessica
      0

      Oh, interesting! I was — obviously — unaware.

      • Liz
        0

        It’s okay. I have to confess I only know what it is since I saw it this weekend at the Hirschhorn in D.C. ;-)

        • crookedE
          +1

          …which was based on the signs carried by the sanitation workers during the strike in Memphis in 1968. Whether that makes it more or less disturbing that a Jonas brother would be wearing it on a shirt at Coachella, I will leave up to y’all.

          (posted this earlier but it attached itself to the wrong comment somehow).

    • D
      +1

      I liked it better when I thought it might be referencing Wham Rap.

    • crookedE
      0

      …which was based on the signs carried by the sanitation workers during the strike in Memphis in 1968. Whether that makes it more or less disturbing that a Jonas brother would be wearing it on a shirt at Coachella, I will leave up to y’all.

    • tikitavica
      0

      I think the painting was informed by the civil rights slogan, though. I would say “I AM A MAN” is first and foremost a reference to the civil rights movement. And I only know this because I read a blog post on Nick’s shirt just the other day: http://www.racialicious.com/2013/04/15/it-was-a-big-weekend-for-teen-heartthrob-race-relations/

  9. Other Emily
    0

    Deyn, and even KStew and RPattz, look like normal people, which is pretty much always ok with me even if it’s not very stylish. Stana Katic and Taraji P Henson look gorgeous. Jared Leto’s legs look about as substantial as my forearms, which is to say not very.

    • Janie
      +2

      RE: KStew, does this mean it is normal to wear a giant-sized trucker/baseball hat backwards and just lightly adorning my noggin instead of firmly placed on my head? Because… hmmm….

  10. holly
    +2

    1) I want Solange’s pink floral skirt.

    2) I feel that Cher Horowitz’s monologue in Clueless about not getting how guys dress these days now applies to BOTH sexes.

  11. Robin
    +2

    The faces on Rita Ora’s skirt are Sandy and Danny from Grease, no? I think it’s great.

  12. Dazie
    +1

    I was thinking Roger and Nick from Duran Duran on Rita Ora’s skirt.

    Or, maybe just hoping, because my inner teenager would have worn that ALL THE DAMN TIME.

  13. mazzy
    +1

    I went to Coachella in 2005, and I swear, it was just a sea of shorts and tees. And weed. But really it was remarkably normal.

    RPattz is weirdly hot to me in that pic, even if I find myself shaking my head at how he’s made himself look like such a doormat. I don’t sense good things in the future there.

    Emma Roberts’ leather shorts are giving me nightmares about the condition her skin must be in after 10 hours of sweat and chafing.

    Sophia Bush’s pants might be the worst single article of clothing here for me.

    • Heather
      0

      I went that year also, and yeah, it wasn’t this weird.

      • Maria L.
        +2

        Well, it just seems now like a place where celebrities, especially, go to be self-consciously cool, instead of being…cool.

    • mary lou bethune
      +1

      I thought the same about everyone. Big ugly hot boots with tiny shorts and bras… they look awful. Even Kruger looks awful and she never does. Solange looks chic and lovely.

      • Lizzy
        +1

        Yessss! All those boots with shorts makes me think: sweaty, stinky feet.
        Or is it that the grounds at Coachella are so dirty no one wants to risk exposing bare toes? Either way, yuck.

        • MG
          0

          I used to work in that area and it can be rocky and hot, but I would think that the grounds would be decent.

    • MG
      +1

      Ditto on Dad Pattinson. Who knew?

  14. Steph
    0

    I go to a 3-day concert, where most camp. The clothing of choice is COMFORT. Most of these clothes do not look COMFORTABLE for a several day festival. No one can stand at a concert in some of those shoes. You can wear shorts and cute t-shirts and still look, well, cute.

  15. Annie E
    +4

    I’m going to say it. It is pathetic to need a stylist to get you through a music festival.

    • Jenny
      +4

      And to look so BAD when you paid someone to dress you for said outdoor music festival.

  16. Celeste
    0

    I don’t know; I’m kind of underwhelmed with Solange; the lemon dress looks too small, and the white top cries out for a bra.

  17. aet
    0

    it looks like john travolta and olivia newton john on Rita Ora’s skirt.

  18. Lori
    0

    These people broke my brain. All I can think is that Alexa Chung looks very Alexa Chung. That’s not a bad thing.

    • Julie
      0

      It’s usually a bad thing in my opinion. Her shoes are always awful and this picture is no exception – so clunky! She looks like she can barely lift her feet. Though her posture’s not helping either.

    • H C
      +3

      I was just thlnking that Alexa Chung wears the same thing to every event, no matter what season or location that event is in.

      • Janie
        +1

        I agree. She should give those private school girls their uniforms back.

  19. deee
    +1

    I think I might see Rumer’s under butt. It’s especially not good when it is visible from the front. I think I may also see other private parts but I didn’t want to look too close. Cringe.

    • Jenn
      +1

      I was having the same thought, but I really didn’t want to look at the picture any closer incase my suspicions are confirmed.

      • JW
        +2

        This. Seeing underbutt from the front took that outfit straight from boring American Apparel to gynecological.

    • Katie Thebeau
      0

      You’re right… It’s not even just under butt – it’s under, inner butt. Ick.

      • Vandalfan
        0

        Yes, we see the rear of her rear from the front of her crotch. That kept me from noting her very nice figure.

  20. LoriK
    +1

    If you had told me a few years ago that I would develop this much affection for Solange I would have thought you were high. Just goes to show I’ve got no gift for predicting the future. She looked actually good, not just good compared to the sea of cracked out she was swimming in. Bless her.

  21. Chasmosaur
    0

    I love Solange’s lemon dress.

    And I repeat independently – I’m not seeing Grease so much as I’m seeing Rock Hudson and Doris Day on Rita Ora’s skirt. Real 50′s instead of 50′s homage.

  22. Frances
    +2

    Solange wins. SOLANGE ALWAYS WINS.

  23. TonyG
    +2

    I kind of like Katy Perry’s outfit in slide 26 (the one with the weird faces on the skirt. She looks great!

  24. Katie
    0

    Pretty sure that Rita Ora is wearing John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John in Grease. Yeah.

    • theotherjennifer
      +1

      What is Rita Ora’s bf/wrangler wearing – a white uniform from the psych hospital?

  25. zaf
    +1

    Alexa Chung is far too thin, IMO. I think she looks gruesome.

    • Jessica
      +2

      I think you all know what I am going to say about calling other people’s bodies “gruesome.” Please don’t.

  26. Laura
    0

    1. My favorite person there is the girl photobombing Kate Bosworth.

    2. What’s up with Cedric Diggory’s face? It looks weird, like his cheeks are extra full. Maybe it’s the tiny sunglasses.

    3. SPENCER HASTINGS YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS.

  27. ErinE
    0

    Didn’t Selena Gomez already wear the bra top that Katy Perry is wearing? I can’t quite place when, and it was with a skirt, but definitely on this sight… does anyone else remember?

  28. Effie
    0

    Anna Sophia Robb looks so much like Amy Ryan!

  29. Sylvia
    +2

    Coachella is an early fight for top seeding in Fug Madness. I don’t get Coachella but I love the crazy it brings.

  30. Stefanie
    +1

    Most of the clothes are completely cracked out but this is what I don’t understand:

    You wear skimpy shit (be it because it’s hot or you just like showing your good off. Whatever I don’t care) but then you pair your scrapes of fabric with COMBAT BOOTS. WTF? Arent your feet sweating? Sweaty feet are the WORST. And dont get me started on sweaty ankles.

    • Julie
      +2

      THANK YOU. I get wearing more comfortable, more “substantial” shoes than flip flops to walk around in, buy my feet are sweaty just looking at these people.

      • Guerra
        0

        See your feet after wearing sandles at a music festival all day – they are hediously dirty!! Like black!! Lol I have more of an issue with heels even solange who looks fab cause really its impossible to get really into a music festival with heels on that’s ridic!

    • scone
      +2

      Yes! If it is hot enough to wear shorts, it is too hot to wear nasty boots. Not to mention, it looks good on exactly no one. (I mean, if teeny starlets looks stumpy, no one stands a chance).

      The worst offender is clearly Diane Kruger – wtf is up with those monster boots. The adorable pic of her canoodling with Pacey cuts off the boots, and she looks both adorable and like a normal human at a concert in the desert (sunhat, tshirt, short shorts). She looks insane when you see the full body shot, though.

  31. greatwhitenorthchick
    +1

    Well, I’m old enough to remember Woodstock, and I like all this wackie festival-wear. If you look at the clothes worn by some of the mere mortals, the celebs don’t look as crazy as all that. Two things though: Alexa Chung looks anorexic ill; why? Chloe Sevigny looks like she shows up to events just to be seen.

  32. Bella
    +1

    What a whole lotta fug!

    Solange takes it, though; she looks great. Also Taraji, and Anna Sophia look good.

  33. Meri
    +1

    Is it just me, or does Vanessa Hudgens look like Helena Bonham Carter in her first picture?

    RPatz- “Young lady, we are going home and you are going to put on some real clothes RIGHT NOW!”

  34. Chasmosaur
    0

    Okay, The Daily Mail has a good view of Rita Ora’s skirt. There are definitely only two faces – it’s just the front and back panels are identical. And there’s a big, printed label claiming it’s a Carven.

    I’ve gone through all of their collections – while they have done some interesting printed skirts and tops, none with faces like this. Maybe they have a lower-end line?

  35. LadyA514
    +1

    Judging from the pic of him standing next to Rita Ora, Jeff Spicoli has not aged a day! Righteous indeed.

  36. Deedee
    +1

    How is it possible to look like you “rolled out of the garbage bin”, but still be Joshua Jackson smoking hot? It’s a mystery. But nope, definitely no Jackson baby gestating in there, Diane looks thinner than ever?

    • Cara
      0

      I know! I never realized how thin she actually is! But they look so incredibly happy its really nice.

      I am not too old (24) and I see ZERO appeal in Coachella- try hard bands with try hard celebrities tryin’ hard.

      I think the IDEA of Coachella is cool, but the execution has gotten weird.

      But bless her heart, I love how crazy, ‘give ZERO fucks’ Vanessa Hudgens is. Do you, girl.

  37. Carol
    +2

    Why do so many starlets with lovely legs wear Granny Clampett boots to these concerts? Jared Leto I can understand, as he is obviously in the finals for the international clogging championships.

    Second question: Are vintage trimmings coming back? (See eyelet on Hudgens and Bosworth and on Sevigny … rick rack!!!!!)

  38. kickassmomnyc
    +1

    I hate shorts with stankboots more than anything.

    I’ve now seen more of Rumer Willis’ body than I ever want to.

    AnnaSophia Robb looks gorgeous, Solange is sunny and pretty, Agyness Deyn is normal and comfy — all wonderful.

    Maybe it’s not cool or pc to say anything about bodies, but damn — what, is Alexa Chung the poster girl for anorexia? She’s a very, very bad example to young women. She needs an intervention.

    • Jessica
      +3

      Alexa Chung has been this skinny for years; let’s not get into the endless cycle of discussing people’s body fat again, okay? It never goes to a good place and it drives me personally nuts.

      Thanks.

      • Guerra
        +2

        I think alexa just has here Asian roots metabolism on her white roots tall frame which equals very tall & very skinny!

  39. Suziebeau
    +2

    Ummmm, so is Rumer Willis wearing essentially crotchless shorts with no underwear, or is it some kind of fug Rorschach test revealing that I am deranged? Either way I need a drink and a little rest…..

    • tigers4us
      +1

      Thanks for mentioning this about Rumer. I found the picture very disturbing. On the other hand, Solange’s lemon dress was so refreshing!

  40. croma
    +1

    Honest question: Why are so many of these people wearing leather boots? I know Coachella is in the desert. Is there a scorpion concern? Wouldn’t sandals be more comfy/less stinky?

    • Heidi
      +1

      That’s what I don’t get, if it’s so hot that you can only wear 1/2 an outfit, why are you wearing leather boots? It doesn’t make any sense!

      • Sarah
        0

        From my festival experience, I wear boots so it doesn’t hurt so much when people stand on my toes. Which they do when you’ve stopped wandering from place to place and are in a crowd actually listening to the acts. That, and portaloos.

  41. Kate
    0

    Annasophia looks adorable, as usual, and Solange also looks really cute.

    My first thought when I saw Rita Ora’s skirt was that it had a really poor representation of Jake & Samantha from Sixteen Candles on it, but it could be Wham. Who knows?

    Also, Sophia Bush called me a mean girl or something similar on Twitter once for calling her out on spreading misinformation, so I fully support your vague and not really that mean snark.

  42. Ghanimatrix
    0

    Looks like Rock Hudson on that skirt to me. The girl looks kind of like Audrey Hepburn?

  43. mepe
    +1

    OMG…I absolutely detest Coachella for creating this horrible “festival fashion” trend. It was bad enough when these cheap ugly items could only be found at Forever 21 and Goodwill but now that Gap and Anthropologie (yes I’m old!) are selling this ugly sh** it’s gone too far. I also hate Coachella for what it’s done to music but that rant is for another website. Can someone please convince the kids that Solange, Agyness Deyn and Alexa Chung are the “cool girls”. Maybe then the horrendous cutoffs, crochet tops and ugly torn up t-shirts will go away for a while. *rant over*

    • Courtney
      +1

      Agreed 100%! I loved the commentary here as always but I just gave a disgruntled head shake to most of the photos. Festival Fashion. Ugh. I start to get itchy just from those two words together. I had no idea these people hired stylists for Coachella. That almost makes me angry.

      AnnaSophia Robb though. That girl is a breath of fresh air! If The Carrie Diaries doesn’t come back, I really hope the CW gives her another show.

    • Sonya
      0

      Hear hear! I agree with you 100%!!!

  44. ceecee
    +2

    A lot of people are not taking their Fug Madness loss to Beiber lying down and are clearly lobbying hard for next year.

  45. theotherjennifer
    +2

    this whole thing looks like the 9th circle of hell.

  46. Carrie
    0

    That lemon dress is all OVER the place lately – Mindy wore it on The Mindy Project, Dahlia on Suburgatory and now Solange. Really cute.

    • Genevieve
      0

      That’s what I was about to post! It’s hard to miss, and I did think it looked cute on both Mindy and Dahlia. It’s cute on Solange too. Very summery.

  47. Carolyn
    0

    I think that’s the other Willis sister, not Rumer. I can’t remember her name.

  48. Liviania
    +1

    The boots might be to protect feet when they get stomped on. It happens a lot during things like this where there are a lot of people close together.

  49. Sheneve Butler
    0

    Bless this post!. Bless Hudgens and her free-spirit ways, I’d be friends with just because I know she would always put a smile on my face with her ridiculousness. It’s always nice to see normally dressed people at Coachella, even though I would totally dress tacky at Coachella.

  50. Guerra
    0

    Looks like all music festivals all over naked outfits (the young showing off their hot bodies) and boots – keeps the feet clean!! Solange looks amaze! Except for the heels, very impractical!!

  51. Sajorina
    +1

    I love Jared Leto no matter what he wears! Diane & Pacey are the cutest, most adorable loving couple! I ♥ them! Solange, Christa, Agynes, AnnaSophia & Taraji look cute! Stana Katic wins this one for me… She looks effortlessly cool, chic, beautiful & comfortable, and that’s what I’d wear at Coachella! I love you, Ashley & Troian!!! I want to hang out with you two!

  52. Libby
    0

    I HATE those stupid heart shaped sunglasses. Taylor Swift is the correct person to blame, right, right?!!?? xclkvfjklvft hate

    • Bonnie Klein
      +2

      Sorry, I like to blame things on Tay, but I owned those awful things in 1978 (in more than one color) so we can’t blame Ms. Swift. I bought them from a guy on Kings Rd. on my way to Let it Rock. It was the day I bought my first Vivienne Westwood. A black leather skirt with a spiral zipper. A girl never forgets her first bondage clothing…..

  53. Rebecca
    0

    Yeah. That Jonas’ shirt was totally inappropriate, especially considering that he is the exact opposite of what that movement was about. And this is why people should go to school… http://butdoesitfloat.com/I-Am-a-Man

  54. Emma
    0

    The second picture of Katherine McPhee (in a long black dress) isn’t Katherine McPhee. I don’t know who it is, but it’s not her. There’s more pics of the same woman elsewhere on the web.

  55. Medha
    +1

    As much as I loved the crazy / wacky / fug in most of these outfits, my favorite part of this slideshow HAD to be you calling nick and jow “the Jonai.” <3

  56. MelissaW
    +1

    Coachella!! I have been waiting for these slideshows! Bless you!

  57. Sonya
    +1

    I pretty much LOVE Rita Ora’s message shirt. I kind of agree with it sometimes.

    As someone who goes to Pitchfork and/or Lolla every year in Chicago, I just don’t understand the hipster/boho/dbag outfits of music festivals. Anna Sophia Robb’s outfit is more akin to what I wear. Something comfy and cute for hot weather and shoes that will protect my feet when they get stomped on. The rest of them just honestly look like idiots.

  58. Cecily
    0

    Your short-shorts/pockets issue does NOT scream old lady – I am 21 (younger than Julianne here) and cannot abide that look. What on earth is the point of it?!

  59. Lily
    +1

    Coachella confuses me.
    It seems like people don’t really go there for the music.

    I also love that I can “get the look” for Jared Leto.

    • Kristin
      +1

      I enjoyed that, too. Alas, they didn’t inform me where I could get those stunning leggings.

  60. Al Walling
    0

    gasp. Pic 14. For a brief moment, I thought it was Victoria Beckham. And then I saw the caption. phew

  61. Evangeline
    +1

    Solange looks great. So do Stana and Agyness.

    I can’t help it, I love Katy Perry. I think she looks super cute.