{GBF Loves Coachella} Packing Everything But the Kitchen Sink

My first introduction to Western music was at age 10 via KOST 103.5 FM, LA's easy listening radio station playing loves songs and music you'd hear inside elevators and waiting rooms. But that was already pretty exciting for me. Growing up in Shanghai, aside from enduring my parents' Laser Disc karaoke battles and bopping along to The Smurfs theme song, I had zero exposure to music. So when I turned on KOST and heard New Kids On the Block for the first time, I felt like I had entered another dimension. Although they had already disbanded (I didn't know), I taped NKOTB posters all over my room and from ages 10-12, I kissed Joey McIntrye every night before going to sleep.

Music was my outlet as songs reflected and comforted my emotional state and brought me to both a place of escape and a place of truth. And that's what I love about Coachella. It's a three-day escape from reality so that each can journey closer to their truths. Plus, the parties are pretty fabulous.

This is what I'm bringing on my Coachella 2014 journey. I hope you will take part in it by following me on Instagram and twitter. See you in the desert!

{what I'm bringing for the pool parties}
Guess polka dot retro bathing suit
ZeroUV frames | Guess polka dot bathing suit | Giorgio Armani "Rouge Ecstacsy"

{what I'm bringing for the festival}
2 piece motel clothing tank and shorts
Modcloth flower crown | NCLA flower nails | Motel Clothing tank and shorts coordinates | Warby Parker "Hall" | Superga sneakers that will go the distance

{what I'm bringing for the after parties}
lace top denim high waist Guess shorts
danceable Guess ankle booties | lace tank | Guess denim shorts | pop of jewelry via Samantha Wills

{what I'm bringing to stay light on my feet}

Sneak-a-ttack in Converse pink | Paul Frank yellow | Superga green

{what I'm bringing to look good}

Secret deodorant | Rimmel London matte foundation | Physican's Formula nude eyeshadow palette, blush, mascara, and BB cream | NCLA nail wraps | Sexy Hair Style Disaster Days "SDD" Prevention Kit

{what I'm bringing to feel good}

Dr. Lin Acne Cleansing Wipes | Sonya Dakar travel kit | Clarins hair and body oil spray sunblock | SkinAgain "Rescue" lotion for burns and scraps

{what I'm keeping on me}

Paul Frank backpack | Sonya Dakar smoothie packs | Lancome lip gloss | Caudaulie beauty elixir | Clinique "Happy Heart" perfume spray | hand sanitizer | Tangle Teezer hairbrush | Sexy Hair dry shampoo | McDonald's Bacon Clubhouse burger gift card | vitamin pack | Mr. Kate beauty mark tattoos| journal | Halo pocket charger | fish eye phone lens

{what I absolutely need to survive Coachella 2014}

{live fabulously}