Coachella... Kind of.

The one music festival that rules them all, Coachella. So iconic that everyone knows about it. Even the most basic bitches are in on the hype. 

However, for those select few, such as myself, who don't care about the lineup, dirt, hype, or people as a whole, there are other things to do during the festival. Like going to parties and just chilling. Which is exactly what I did. All you have to be willing to do is put up with the constant:

Random: "Are you going to Coachella?"
Me: "No."
Random: "But you know you'd love to go to the festival..."
Me: "No, I'm good."

Which isn't so bad unless they ask you why and don't understand your answer:

Me: "I've been there, done that. I'm over it and the line up is lame."
Random: "But, Beyoncé!"
Me: "Yes?"
Random: "She's queen bee!"
Me: "Not for me."
Random: (gasps) "Okay. But Coachella? It's the best three days ever!"
Me: (looking at my now empty drink) "Nice meeting you. I'm going to get another drink. Bye."

Anyway, would I go back to Coachella and relive my youth? Yes, but only if I liked (and haven't already seen) at least 40% of the lineup. Which this year, was not the case. So until next year, ttyl Coachella. 

Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve

The Christian Dior: Couturier du Reve exhibition at the Louvre in Paris... There aren't many words except, breathtaking. 

Photo's don't do any justice to what you are about to see below but here they are anyway because you need to see this. Know that I spent a little over four hours in the exhibition, it wasn't crowded, there was just SO much to see and there were moments of interactive media that needed time to be fully enjoyed. Some of those interactive moments were touch buttons you push on the wall (that a lot of people didn't even notice) that projects a little sketch on the wall or played a video. Two-way walls that have had floor to ceiling photos from the celebrities in a dress only to then disappear into clear glass revealing the actual dress behind the wall, and so much more.

However, my absolute favorite moment of the exhibition was the last room. A room filled with couture at every corner, wall, and center column. The room itself had projections and lighting that transitioned from day to night, to stary night, to sunrise. Only to repeat all over again. It was spectacular. 

The exhibition was only open from July 5th to January 5th. It was completely by luck and chance that the universe put me there in time to see it along with an amazing friend who got me VIP tickets.

Oh yeah, the line was all the way around the Louvre from both directions of the door. Don't worry, I didn't wait, the security guard had my name in his pocket and let me right in. Let's just say, I know what Kim Kardashian must feel like every day.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Going to the Musée Yves Saint Laurent was at the top of my Paris list. Yves is one of the five people I look up to, admire, and call my heroes. So this was a must see.

The history of this museum is that it's actually Yves former studio! 

So not only are you experiencing these amazing fashion pieces and history, but you are within the same energy as Yves himself was. I don't know about you, but that was a moment (that lasted three hours) I'll never forget

Paris Adventures

Paris, what is there to say other than, wow

This was my first time in France and I have to admit, I'd heard some things about Parisians that they are not the friendliest of people. However, I'm here to tell you that that's all BS. They were the nicest people ever and no matter where you looked everything was beautiful. The architecture, the floor details, the ceiling details, the food, and even the fruit stands were positioned in ways that look like an editorial spread, which just goes to show that beauty is very deeply rooted in French culture. Honestly, Paris is a creative mind's paradise. 

There were so many sights to see and things to do, time seemed to always pass by at rapid speed. That's not to say I rushed because I didn't, in fact, I took my sweet time everywhere I went which also turns out is a very French thing to do. Everywhere, sitting down to enjoy the moment was encouraged, and even if you were in a hurry your server would make sure you spent at least an hour everywhere... Things moved pretty slow, but I quickly learned to love it.

Paris is a place I liked to call, movie-like, and I know I'll be back. I mean, really it felt as if I'd been there before, which was a very surreal feeling. Next time, I'll be there in the spring or summer so I'm not bundled up in multiple jackets, see the stunning fountains while they're on, and of course just to get another experience.

Overall, it was amazing and if you are planning a trip soon here's a style tip. All black everything, with white Stan Smith Adidas, is the go-to look for literally everyone in Paris. 

& yes, I'm aware that's also my go-to look... & no, I didn't know before. :)