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If there's one place on Earth where a fanny pack is not only acceptable but advisable, Coachella is it. Especially when the belt bag in question is designed by one Rachel Zoe and is filled to the brim with desert essentials (SPF, sunnies, iPhone, the works).
Did you know that Coachella boasts North America's largest portable Ferris wheel? It's worth the eight bucks to hop on board.
Especially when the view's this stellar.
We're willing to bet that IO Echo's Ioanna Gika owns more kimonos than most. Here she is, giving us a twirl in a shiny silver version paired with—what else?—denim cutoffs and a crop top.
Coachella wouldn't be Coachella without a countless parade of floral crowns. Lana Del Rey would be proud.
Passion Pit got the crowd moving—and I loved the group's cheerful balloon backdrop.
Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O might've been the weekend's best dressed performer, depending on how much you like metallics. She kicked off the band's set with a rousing, choir-backed rendition of "Sacrilege"—and dressed the part in a shiny patterned suit and matching archdeacon's hat. Perfect for casual Friday.
Later, she swapped the sparkling tuxedo jacket for an even glitzier personalized perfecto jacket. We want one!
No better way to energize a Coachella crowd than with a gigantic inflatable eyeball.
When you're spending roughly 12 straight hours (or more) on your feet for three consecutive days, any sort of heeled shoe is a serious no-go. I spotted more Converse and Keds on the festival grounds than I could count, but I was really into this cherry-colored tribal pair I spotted during Major Lazer's set.
Fluorescent foliage: that's how they do things in the desert.
Coachella always brings a surprise guest performance or two (Tupac's hologram, anyone?)—but still, nobody expected Solange Knowles to hop onstage with the xx to sing a cover of Aaliyah's "Hot Like Fire." Epic.
Lest we forget, Coachella is also an ARTS festival—and nothing's artsier, in my humble opinion, than a couple of glowing, remote-controlled land sharks. Designed by Todd WIlliams, these neon sea creatures pop up on the fields every year without fail.
Rumors that Daft Punk would take the stage alongside Phoenix during the French band's nighttime performance turned out to be false. It's hard to dwell, however, when R. Kelly makes himself available to perform "Ignition (Remix)" alongside Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars. A true fusion of the genres.
Claire Boucher—aka Grimes—is an artist from Vancouver whose ethereal, electronic tunes are almost as cool as her multicolored, multi-length hair.
Gotta love this Coachella-goer's commitment to the holographic look. Mirrored shades + iridescent overshirt + holographic handbag = a whole lotta awesome.
Also tackling the trend? This larger-than-life snail.
While 99.9 percent of Coachella outfits contain some sort of print or bold color, this motorcycle-patterned tank and zebra-striped sunglass combo proves that graphic black and white can look just as cool in Indio.
Brooklyn-based psychedelic pop group Yeasayer performed hits like "Ambling Alp" and "Madder Red" in front of a trio of multi-faceted mirror. Reflect on that, why dontcha?
White shoes at Coachella: a brave move, considering how dusty and dirty the Empire Polo Field can get, but one that certainly pays off style-wise.
Derek Vincent Smith—aka Pretty Lights—wowed us with a bumping set that boasting, well, the prettiest lights we saw all weekend. No surprise there.
On the final afternoon of Weekend 1, high winds sparked a serious dust storm that covered performers and festival-goers in a layer of grime—and turned the Indio sunset all murky. Sure made for a cool photo, though.
Farewell, Coachella. Until 2014...