Coachella Recap: Top 5 Instagram Babes

Posted: Apr 16 2015

One of the most anticipated music & arts festivals in the United States, Coachella 2015, has come to an end. We had an amazing time dancing around the desert, getting inspired from all of the boho chic fashion, checking out the rad art installations, and listening to amazing music.

Coachella has become so huge in recent years that they decided to make it two weekends instead of one, replicating the entire festival back to back. While both weekends get an enormous turnout, we all know that weekend one is really what all of the hype is about. From trendy pool parties with guests like Justin Bieber and Gigi Hadid, to huge night parties like Neon Carnival, put on by Brent Bolthouse (who owns LA's top nightlife spot The Bungalow). Coachella is about much more than just the festival itself. It has become an entire culture.

If you didn't get a chance to make it out to the desert, you can easily catch up on all of the action on Instagram. Tons of hot blogger babes and models make their way to Indio for the weekend. We're giving you our top 5 Coachella Instagrammers, and what makes them so rad.

1. Rachel Barnes Horowitz aka 'Rocky Barnes'
Instagram: @rocky_barnes

Ettika model Rocky Barnes is killing it on Instagram. Her photographer friend Samuel Black ( accompanies her on her many adventures and makes sure to snap amazing photos of the beauty along the way. This Coachella, she let us know what brands she was rocking in the desert, posed in some seriously incredible photos, and gave the dish on her favorite shows of the weekend (Alt-J and Florence and the Machine, you've got great taste, Rocky!) Peep a few of her photos below and be sure to give her a follow! 



2. Tash Oakley aka 'A Bikini A Day'
Instagram(s): @tashoakley and @abikiniaday

Tash Oakley has been ruling Instagram through her personal page as well as her collab with Devin Brugman called 'A Bikini A Day'. Tash made her name by showing the world hundreds of amazing bikini brands, traveling the world to picturesque locations, and last, but not least, flaunting that smokin' bikini bod. Her and Devin have even designed their own bikini line, Monday Swimwear. Tash has also been making waves on her personal page lately by putting away the bikinis for a bit and getting into fashion and lifestyle blogging. 

This Coachella, she let us into her life for the weekend. Tash showed us pics of her and her besties chilling on the beautiful festival grounds, photos of the stages of her favorite sets, and the outfits she sported in the desert.


3. Mimi Elashiry
Instagram: @mimielashiry

Model, muse, and professional boho babe Mimi Elashiry was one to watch at Coachella this year. We had the pleasure of running into her on the polo fields, looking as happy and hippie-chic as ever. Mimi is an Australian model living in LA. She is signed with Next Management and is changing the game here in the U.S. With over 600k followers on Instagram, it's no secret that people love to watch her free spirited, beautiful, and artistic lifestyle. She adds witty commentary to all of her posts, allowing followers to really feel like they are getting to know her. She uses a dusty, somewhat faded color palette on her photos, making them seem like somewhat of a daydream. Take a peak at some of our favorite posts of Mimi's at Coachella '15. 


4. Sara Sampaio
Instagram: @sarasampaio

Sara Sampaio is a Portuguese supermodel and all around bombshell. She is best known for her numerous campaigns, magazine covers, and spread with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Sara rocked some of our favorite Ettika pieces in her most recent SI Swimsuit campaign. With over 1 million followers on Instagram, it's safe to say that this exotic sweetheart has a solid fan base. She made it out to the desert for Coachella '15, alongside some of her famous gal pals, like Josephine Skriver and Sadie Newman. She looked amazing, rocking basic but classic clothes and accessories. She spiced things up day 2 with a lace maxi dress that is to die for (shown below). It appears that Sara knows how to do Coachella right. Her photos showcase her carefree spirit, timeless fashion sense, and natural beauty.


5. Alessandra Ambrosio
Instagram: @alessandraambrosio

Victoria's Secret Angel, and arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world, Alessandra Ambrosio is last but certainly not least on our list. This angel is a frequent festival goer, attending Coachella every year. She always makes waves with her boho chic fashion choices, and her head-turning beauty. Alessandra is one of the most entertaining models to follow on IG, always keeping followers updated on her many her adventures. Her motto and hashtag that she adds on many of her posts, #alwaysonvacation, seems to be very fitting. She adds her own personality to her photos and captions, making it clear to her fans that she is the one running her page. Her photos from Coachella '15 have us wishing we were her bestie, and wishing we owned everything in her closet! Take a peak inside the glamorous and adventurous life of Alessandra below.


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  • Posted by Jenna on April 21, 2015

    Love this post! xx

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