There are just about seven sleeps left before the triple-header-music-fest-weekends of Coachella 1, Coachella 2, and Stagecoach, which take place on—respectively—April 14-16, April 21-23, and April 28-30. That means that there’s still time to figure out all those cool day-and-evening Springtime outfits you’re going to be parading around in on the teeming, steamy grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
To help guide you to the hottest and hippest, Forever 21 at The River (the shopping-dining-entertainment complex located at 71-800 Highway 111 at Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage) is introducing a free music-fest-inspired fashion show this Saturday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m. But come early and stay late: There will be pros doling out fashion and styling tips all day, complimentary hair and makeup sessions from Terra Lane Hair Design and MAC Cosmetics, henna tattooing, and a 6:00 p.m. performance by Zen Robbi at The River’s Amphitheater.
Hosted by my pal, Palm Springs Life fashion editor and trendsetting expert Susan Stein—who will be providing commentary on the urban, sporty styles presented, whose palette will consist of metallic silver, scarlet red, and black—the sartorial extravaganza is not only the first-ever fabulous fashion display to take place at The River but the only runway show in the entire Palm Springs Valley to be held before the bands are set to hit the stages. Included will be women’s, men’s, and plus sizes.
“It’s very exciting for The River to be selected as the area’s only location for a fashion presentation by Forever 21 featuring their latest festival looks and plus sizes,” says Ungar Kung, principal at CL Asset Management, the owners’ representative at The River. “This is a terrific way to kick off a month of music festivals here in the Coachella Valley. Forever 21 is a valued tenant and a must-stop destination for teens, their families and friends.”
You can bet Potter and I will be there in the crowd, people-watching and cheering the models on. We may be “seasoned pros,” but in our hearts we’ll always be forever 21, too!