Thursday, May 28, 2015

Coachella VS Cannes: The Battle of the Festivals

The Cannes Film Festival ended this week and all we can do is weep as we scroll through endless best-dressed lists. From Cate Blanchett's striking Giles dress taken straight from outer space to Lupita's green Gucci that made us think of romantic gardens, mainly because it was green with floral appliques, there were so many looks to remember this year. It was fun while it lasted, but alas, we have to wait until next year for the next crop of movies (read: dresses) to captivate our attention.

Several weeks back, we had to endure a similar feeling of loss when Coachella came to an end. While Cannes honours film, Coachella honours music, mostly indie. It's a little more boho than glamour but invites just as much inspiration when it comes to the outfits. As a lover of both, I've decided to go through the pros and cons of each to determine which is the better festival. Shall we begin?

Winner: Princess
While it's fun to wear a head-to-toe boho look consisting of fringe and denim cutoffs, it's much more fun to be a princess for an evening. While Cannes epitomizes class, Coachella is a little more hick or every day wear, depending on where you're from. For this reason, Cannes wins this battle.

Coachella 2015 - via
Winner: Music
While films should be recognized (the good kind anyway), music feeds the soul, so how can film compete? Another reason music wins over film? Film has the Oscars. We don't celebrate music nearly enough, unless it's Taylor Swift.

Winner: The Cool Kids
Let's face it. We already see these actors more than enough. Sometimes we just want an inclusive event where models like Kendall Jenner are the stars. If you hit Coachella, you're probably famous or aspire to be. But in the end, it's just one big party that celebrates gatherings between friends.

Winner: Cannes
When push comes to shove, Europe will always beat America. After all, it's the place where art comes alive and what else are these festivals about?
Cannes 2015 - via
After much thought, each festival appeals to a different kind of woman, so how can we pick just one? Which woman are you? The glamorous diva who favors champagne and cinema? Or the bohemian chick who prefers beer and a guitar?

Ponder it,


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