This is so Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss snaps a selfie at Republic Records and Dream Hotel’s party at a floating estate on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday night, Neon Carnival returned with a new location but the same big star power. Chance the Rapper and Jhene Aiko caught up, while annual fixture Leo DiCaprio modified his disguise this year with these pre-release glasses (Hi-Lites) that turn lights in to shapes. On this night, Leo-vision was all smiley faces.
Behind the booth, fan of festivities and frequent Party Report schedule-sharer Christina Milian had them on too. “Celeb-only” gear is not a myth.
In more widely available gear news, Rihanna touted her Fenty x Puma summer collection at a Saturday afternoon party.
Back at Neon, Detroit Piston Blake Griffin was dressed for Halloween on the third day of his summer off-season. On the right, the ageless Jamie Foxx protected his singing voice from the desert dust.
Rita Ora turned up at the Absolut Openhouse on the Coachella grounds to perform her appropriately titled new single, “Proud.” Absolut’s space is an all-inclusive space, open to everybody, and aims to promote acceptance and inclusion. Ora’s been on a tear, performing with Kygo on Friday night after flying in from an event in Germany the night before.
At L.A. hotspot Poppy’s satellite club in the desert, Lil Wayne jumped up on Diplo’s decks to perform “Lollipop,” a live verbal pun. The party doubled as a promo event for a bunch of random things like BMW I, a Jenner cosmetics line, and some other Jenner promotional vehicle called Pizza Boys Radio. Total mashup.
Julia Michaels didn’t make the big stage this year, but performed at the Amex Platinum House at the Parker Palm Springs. Fitness is not big at Coachella, but they had a Soul Cycle pop-up for the diehards who couldn’t last a few days away from L.A.
Laverne Cox debuted her festival look on the way in to Amex.
G-Eazy pulled in to the Playboy Social Club on Saturday looking like 1950’s Frank Sinatra in the desert. Various playmates helped glam up the space as Eazy’s own Stillhouse spirits and VIVA XXXII Tequila poured at the bars.
Patrick Schwarzenegger and girlfriend Abby Champion were on all the right guestlists this weekend. Here, they chilled at Lucky Brand’s Desert Jam. On Friday night, they also hit TAO’s uber-exclusive talent-only party where Shania Twain hung with Nicki Minaj, Timothée Chalamet, and the Weeknd after his headlining performance.
Republic and Dream had the craziest location for their event. This Zenyara estate has a VIP table surrounded by a lake — the best way to prevent table vultures. That helicopter reportedly belongs to the estate’s owner who performed a “fly over.”
Kash Doll entertained Republic’s guests.
We expect to see up-and-comer Kiana Ledé on that Coachella poster next year. Here, she poses with Republic CEO Monte Lipman.
EJ Johnson and Amber Rose illuminated the fashion scene at Neon, where Levi’s and Don Julio returned as the main sponsors for the bash that went until 4 a.m. Sunday.
Neon had a new location at the HITS Desert Horse Park, but it largely looked the same as in year’s past — 8,000 celebs, social media stars, Hollywood gatekeepers and other levers of the celebrity industrial complex getting loose after Beyonce finished.
French Montana (left) has no fear. He was out at Neon even though he has a key performance slot in the Sahara Tent still to come on Sunday night. On the right, Chainsmoker’s Drew Taggart said he was just in town to hang out and wasn’t working at all this weekend.
A$AP Rocky was one of many hip hop artists to perform on the first day of #REVOLVEFestival, one of the largest and most fashion-packed daytime soirees.
The Odesza guys did a meet and greet appearance at one of the ever-popular activations, the HP Lounge. Nearby in HP’s Antarctic Dome, the Sunday night main stage performers lent their song “A Moment Apart” for a collaboration with the tech giant. The 3D animation sequences projected on the dome are driven by data captured from audio analysis and motion capture, giving festival goers a high fidelity immersion.
Tucked in to the redesigned southeast corner of the festival, between the Indio Central Market and the Mojave stage, the American Express Card Member Club offered an oasis of cool and shade for Alessandra Ambrosio and a giant game of Jenga.
Jeremy Scott arrived at his party at the Yacht Club with the new top tier Lyft Lux service that won’t be out until May (black cars and SUVs). They announced an H&M Moschino collaboration at the party.
Chef Adam Perry Lang is smart. Before opening his Hollywood steakhouse APL on Vine next month, he brought his messy BBQ to cater Interscope’s Saturday afternoon cookout. He also made an organic partnership with Kleenex, for those who are not inclined to finger-lick barbecue sauce.
MTV’s Chanel West Coast performed at Style Artist Lounge’s DUSK TILL DAWN event over the first weekend. The three day event when from 10 p.m. til daybreak on each of the festival’s first three nights.
The day and night party went for wellness and partying. Tantris Yoga activated on site while bottle service tables were in a “VIP barn”. Amidst fire dancers and DJ’s, tThe production design evoked the iconic Dr. Dre and 2Pac “California Love” video…
…while some of the characters stepped right out of EDC.
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