Coachella may be a glorified three-day party for the fashion elite, but it can be an intimidating experience if you've never been before. So it's completely understandable that, for her first time at the Indio, Calif. festival, Olivia Culpo has meticulously packed her suitcase, even though she only plans to be there for a cool 24 hours. "I have to get back for a photo shoot," she told InStyle at the POPSUGAR x Coachella CFDA brunch hosted by Jonathan Simkhai at the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs. Below, the former pageant queen shared her beauty essentials and what's in her rollaway.
Packing Strategy: This is my first Coachella ever, so I was a little worried about what to bring. First and foremost, I had to have my phone charger, which is probably not the most likely thing you should have in the desert, but I thought that was essential. I also brought a beauty elixir from Caudalie and a lot of clothes to change into.
How Many Times She's Changing Today: Four. It sounds totally insane, I know, but I'm a newbie!
Her Take on Festival Fashion: I feel like you can either go bohemian or rocker, and I prefer to go more rocker or ethereal. My style is so not hippie!
In Her Emergency Kit: Charlotte Tilbury Photo Finish powder ($45; charlottetilbury.com), L'Oreal Elnet hairspray ($15; lorealparisusa.com), tons of water, and I may or may not have two bottles of Champagne on-hand.
Quick Trip: I helicoptered in this morning and I'm leaving tonight. I was a little worried about my first Coachella experience so I just wanted to take it easy and dip in.