IT’S NOT TOO HOT TO LOOK REALLY HOT
For the Coachella Musical Festival this past weekend, the musical acts and their celebrity fans traipsed into a valley that is part of the Colorado Desert. In April, in that California valley, those climes mean scorching, nearly 90-degree days of incessant sun, and cool, cool nights, plus dusty, dirty fairgrounds to tread. For a sophisticated crowd, function and form run neck-and-neck.
Stars have been snapped looking sunburned and sweaty in linen shirts (Joshua Jackson), barely there crocheted tops (Vanessa Hudgens), and shorts so short the pockets creep out past the hems (Kate Bosworth). And they all look casually glamorous — if super-hot, in the temperature sense. The more stylish of the plebian festival attendees echo the stars (actually, it’s probably the other way around when it comes to who inspires whom): eensy-weensy bottoms, loose, breathable dresses, bikini tops, unbuttoned (or nonexistent) shirts, skin, skin, skin, and gladiator sandals. You know, the old refrain: less is more. And Sienna Miller’s fashion influence on all scenes indie, despite having little heft elsewhere, will seemingly never fade.