GET READY FOR COACHELLA WITH HAILEY BALDWIN
The model and it-girl lets us in on what she's packing, what you shouldn't pack, who her festival style inspiration is – and what all first-timers must know.
It's almost time for Coachella! Few other festivals in the world can measure up to its impact on the fashion community, its VIP guests – and of course its artist line-up. Naturally we all want to be there, if not physically at least in spirit. Before we head to Indio in southern California we need to know what to bring, what we can't miss once we're there and how to work our beauty routine in the desert heat.
Hailey Baldwin is an experienced Coachella-goer and this year, she's not only teaming up with her group of friends – she's also joining H&M on the site.
HEY HAILEY! WHAT KEY ITEMS WILL YOU PACK FOR COACHELLA?
"Definitely the essential festival kit: a great pair of denim shorts, lots of hair ties (!), and then shoes that I happily can trash [afterwards] and that I don’t mind if they get filthy."
ARE THERE ANY TRENDS YOU WILL LEAVE BEHIND?
"Yes I think it’s safe to say that I can live without the flower crowns from previous years."
WHO DO YOU LOOK TO FOR FESTIVAL INSPIRATION?
"Always Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who is gorgeous and ultimately always gets it right for every occasion."
Shoes that I happily can trash [afterwards] and that I don’t mind if they get filthy.
ONE OF HAILEY BALDWIN'S KEY ITEMS
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE FESTIVAL FASHION DOS AND DON’TS?
"Do wear jean shorts, do wear comfortable shoes, do not wear something too complicated. You need to enjoy yourself and the music."
WHAT ABOUT SQUAD DRESSING – PRO OR NO?
"Easy. Always do your own thing."
WHAT'S YOUR COACHELLA BEAUTY ROUTINE?
"Don’t wear too much makeup because it will ultimately streak as you get hot and dance, and that’s not a great look. I always pack a minimal amount of products, but I do take care of my skin and hair in advance so I don’t need to worry too much once I am there."
WHAT ARE THE CAN’T MISS ACTS AT THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL?
"Asap Rocky, Jack Ü and Calvin Harris."
WHAT ELSE ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO?
"For me it’s always about just hanging out with my friends – it’s the best thing as we all work and travel so much."
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE COACHELLA MEMORY?
"Pulling an all-nighter last year and watching the sun rise with my friends. [It was] really memorable for me."
FINALLY, WHAT'S YOUR BEST ADVICE TO A FIRST TIMER?
"Drink water... lots of it!"
Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival takes place April 15 to April 24.