• What I'm Taking To Coachella: Yasi

    Name: Yasi Salek
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Occupation: Editor-In-Chief, Cultist Zine

    Have you been to Coachella before? If so, what do you like about it?
    I've been several times, but my favorite memory is probably watching a life-size cardboard cut-out of Biggie Smalls skateboard onto stage during the Black Lips set last year, which totally made hologram Tupac seem kind of unimpressive.

    What are you looking forward to most about this year's festival?
    Io Echo, Tanlines, Dinosaur Jr., 2 Chainz, and Modest Mouse. And The Lumineers because I will definitely be cry-singing to that "Ho Hey" song.

    What are you packing and why?
    I'm generally a pretty light packer because I'm pretty much Inspector Gadget when it comes to getting dressed: some slightly different version of the same look every day. Also, I'm too lazy to haul around a bunch of clothes and when you wear 90% black clothing, everything matches. Here's a break down of what I'm bringing:

    Look One
    I don't really do "festival fashion" but I do have this tie-dye t-shirt from Altamont that I am fond of. I don't usually bring pants, just two pairs of black shorts, but I get cold easily so I like to have a few layering pieces, like this black velvet-corduroy Insight moto jacket. I can't even really do heels in non-desert festival settings, so the only pair of shoes I bring are these beat up black-on-black Converse, because I am a lady.

    Look Two
    I'm a sucker for a good flannel, like this HUF one, because it's the only time color shows up in my wardrobe and because they fit snugly under my jackets. This cut-off White Lung tee is one of the many band tees I will pack, because I hate dirty shirts and Coachella is hot and gross. I love these LA Eyeworks Sunglasses because they match my flannel and also hide whatever dark circles and sorrow live underneath them.

    I am shamelessly the kind of person who wears band tees to a show, even if the band is playing, because I'm just that kooky. This is the selection I will be taking to Coachella. None of these bands are playing this year, but they are all awesome and will definitely be on the line-up one day soon. I know this because not only do I have excellent taste, I am also clairvoyant. I also like long walks on the beach. Call me!

    I don't really wear jewelry (besides my very difficult to read gold Cultist chain) but I like to alternate the pins on my shirts and jackets as some sort of sad attempt at accessorizing.