The Quann sisters’ Coachella survival guide

Artists, writers, street style stars, hair icons. We stalked our favourite twin sisters to find out how to make the most out of fashion’s favourite festival.
26 April, 2017

Two hundred kilometres east of Los Angeles, on a transformed polo field in the middle of the desert, the biggest festival in the United States – and the most influential in the world – is taking place during two weekends in April. Out on the wide grass lawns, a hundred thousand people are battling the heat and gazing sunlight, all the while sporting the latest fashion and beauty trends. Despite what you may have heard, three days at Coachella isn’t all flower crowns and sunglasses-wearing-emojis – it demands a lot of preparation (and wardrobe planning). That’s why we thought you’d need a spirit guide (or two) to turn to. 

TK (left) wears a leopard hoodie and black mesh dress. Cipriana (right) in a mesh top underneath a black satin dress. All items are from H&M’s spring and summer collections.

Since it’s hard to find wi-fi and your mobile phone service will be irregular, it’s easy to lose track of your friends while roaming the festival grounds. Lucky for us, we tapped the impossibly cool twins Cipriana and TK Quann, whose majestic hair (grown from scalp since 14 years), tall statures, and stunning style stand out in any crowd. Photographers Michael Dumler and Shawn Hanna followed them around Coachella on a very hot day during weekend one.

Here’s what we learnt from Cipriana and TK Quann.  

Cipriana (left) in a metallic top, a frilled skirt and faux fur flats from H&M. TK’s shorts, shirt and shoes are from H&M’s spring assortment, the bag is made of recycled shoreline waste from H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection.

WHAT TO PACK
C & TK: “It’s absolutely essential to bring a battery charger, a mini-fan, water – and a positive attitude. Also some really comfortable shoes, a chapstick, loose-fitting flowy clothing, and, of course, sunglasses.”

TK in a yellow off-shoulder dress, metallic platforms and orange socks from H&M’s spring and summer collections. The scarf is from last year’s KENZO x H&M collaboration and the mini backpack is from the SS16 Studio collection.

WHAT TO WEAR
TK: “I love to wear off-the-shoulder dresses and blouses. And fringes!”

C: “I often describe my signature style as looking like I’m about to go to the beach but not really. Do you get it? Think cool, flowy bohemian pieces, bikini tops and slip-on shoes.”

Cipriana wears a miniskirt and mesh top from H&M’s spring collections. The bag is from H&M Conscious Exclusive.

DO YOU HAVE A FESTIVAL STYLE MUSE?
C: “If I could pick anyone it would be Lisa Bonet.”

TK: “For me it’s Solange meets Aaliyah, haha. Definitely more Solange.”

TK and Cipriana Quann in H&M.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’D NEVER BE CAUGHT WEARING AT COACHELLA?
TK: “Leather, just because you know, it’s 32 degrees out.”

C: “I wouldn’t put on a bodycon dress here.”

TK Quann in H&M.

HOW TO DO FESTIVAL BEAUTY
C: “Stay hydrated at all times, use a waterproof mascara to make sure it’s intact in the heat, and use a hydrating lip gloss. Keeping the hair in check is actually very easy, I keep it in a twist so it doesn’t tangle, and use some scarves to keep it away from my face”.

TK: “I like to keep it simple but have a bold lip.”

Cipriana Quann in a kaftan, bikini top and army green trousers from H&M.

WHAT TO SEE
C: “The people – I love looking at people’s forms of expression and style. And of course all your favourite artists. For me it’s The Glass Animals, Radiohead, and Bon Iver.”

TK: “I’m most excited to see Sampha, Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon and Banks.”

TK in a floral set, paired with soft velvet flats and sunglasses from H&M’s spring and summer collections.

WHAT PARTIES TO ATTEND
TK: “For us Coachella is the party, so we like to spend our time at the festival area and see shows, then go to our hotel and rest.”

 

Read more from the first weekend of Coachella 2017 here

Cipriana Quann in H&M.

CIPRIANA QUANN

AGE: 28

LOCATION: New York

DOES: Writer. Co-founder and editor in chief of Urban Bush Babes

INSTAGRAM: @ciprianaquann

TK Quann in H&M.

TK QUANN

AGE: 28

LOCATION: New York

DOES: Rapper, singer-songwriter

INSTAGRAM: @tk_wonder

TWITTER: @tkwonder

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