“I wanted Jeremy to take my Coachella virginity,” said Charli XCX early Sunday morning, squeezing her way through the packed VIP section of Jeremy Scott’s annual Coachella Valley Arts and Music festival bash—this year, for Moschino.
Surprisingly, it was the English singer’s first time at the festival, but in true party girl fashion—it’s her public persona, after all—she was hitting all the major hot spots. This particular one was a milestone, for Scott, who was celebrating the fete’s 10 year anniversary (with a capsule collection, a phone case, backpack and swimwear, in collaboration with the popular viral game Candy Crush, to boot).
“I’ve been coming to Coachella longer than that, but it’s been 10 years of having this party,” said Scott, behind the party stage, where Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty had performed their latest hits. “And I have Mia right now on stage with Katy shaking her booty.”
Katy Perry, that is, donning sunglasses, a sports bra and her new bleach blonde pixie cut, holding court beside DJ Mia Moretti, who had just begun spinning. “You know I love music and musicians. It’s really symbolic to my work.”
It was past 4 a.m., and the party, which brought out Jasmine Sanders, Emily Ratajkowski, as well as actor and rapper Riz Ahmed and up-and-coming, breakout actress Sofia Boutella, was still going strong. Also out—and keeping a distance—were exes Soko and Kristen Stewart, who walked in holding hands with girlfriend Stella Maxwell.
Kylie Jenner, who earlier had hosted a daytime Bumble event with sister Kendall, showed up with Travis Scott, only to leave the overcrowded VIP space together less than 10 minutes later. Meanwhile Kendall chose to spend her night at Weedmaps Oasis, the cannabis media company, with host and rumored boyfriend A$AP Rocky, where the two, along with Tyler The Creator, D.R.A.M. and Schoolboy Q, partied until early morning.
Kylie was in more of a party spirit on Friday, however, supporting BFF Jordyn Woods, who was one of the many DJs playing the Charli XCX hosted Galore and Grindr pool party. Victoria's Secret hosted one of their own that day, Angel Oasis, which was filled with models including Romee Strijd, Jasmine Tookes, Martha Hunt, and a celebration of birthdays for 24-year-old Josephine Skriver and 36-year-old Alessandra Ambrosio.
There were other popular daytime parties, including Blind Dragon’s pop up with Post Malone, but at night, partygoers flock to one place: Nylon’s annual Midnight Garden party, which had Rita Ora, Sofia Richie, Scott Eastwood, Nicole Richie, Jourdan Dunn and Hailee Steinfeld, as well as Joe Jonas with Sophie Turner and Chris Pine with rumored girlfriend, Boutella.
On Saturday, the other hot ticket of the night, Neon Carnival, sponsored by Levi’s and Tequila Don Julio, which had some usual suspects like Leonardo DiCaprio, surrounded by models, and Rihanna, sporting her customary dark shades, and other big names like Selena Gomez with The Weeknd, Alexander Wang and Drake, who had made a surprise Coachella appearance during Future's set earlier that day. There was also Joan Smalls, Taylor Hill, Ambrosio and Zedd, who took advantage of the carnival rides, as well as Aaron Paul, French Montana, G-Eazy, Diddy, Jhene Aiko.
Earlier that morning, Popsugar and the Council of Fashion Designers of America hosted their yearly brunch with Clare Vivier of Clare V., as well as Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, creative directors of The Great. There were a slew of actors including Yara Shahidi, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Peyton List, Victoria Justice and Jamie Chung, a Coachella veteran.
“I’ve gone to Coachella I think 11 times,” said Chung. “I think this is my last year, and I say that every year like, I’m hanging up my hat, but then I just have major fomo.” The actress had a hot water with lemon on hand, a remedy for her husky voice. “I had a little tickle two days ago, but just screaming and singing along at the festival certainly accelerated this,” she said.
For those who wanted to relax on Sunday, Perry hosted an “recovery” Easter Day brunch, featuring vitamin fluxes, reflexology massages and a popular juice bar by Juicero, and the launch her new shoe collection, Katy Perry Footwear, with longtime stylist and friend Johnny Wujek.
“It’s something that we talked about for years, and then the timing was just right,” said Wujek. It was inspired by international destinations like Cuba and Morocco, places Katy has visited and loved, he said, adding that there would soon be more to come, including clothing and accessories. “There’s no stopping us now.”
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