Vanessa: I loved this look. I found this top and it was really lightweight and not metal. It was plastic, so I knew that it would be wearable in the desert, in blazing heat. This is a little vintage Chanel backpack that I have and shorts that I got probably three years before that, boots that I’ve had forever. It’s just about finding pieces and throwing them all together, which is why I said it ends up being a big suitcase just full of stuff.
Access: [What are some] of your favorite festival music memories over the years.
Vanessa: Probably Arcade Fire and Radiohead. I feel like Arcade Fire is just the ultimate festival band. To be barefoot on the grass with that warm breeze blowing, with your hands in the air, just singing along to their songs – spiritual. And I’m also the biggest Radiohead fan and I’ve seen them at Coachella twice, and I’m just obsessed with them.
Access: … You did a movie that’s coming out. [Tell me about] ‘Dog Days.’ Fun cast for that too.
Vanessa: Ken Marino, the director, just texted me and he said he’s locking the picture soon and how excited he is … He said that he’s just so happy with how it’s coming together. It’s so funny because it’s a bunch of different storylines that barely interconnect, but when I got this, I remember Nina [Dobrev] being like, ‘Yay! We’re finally going to be able to work together.’ And then we didn’t have a single day of shooting together.
Access: Lastly, what are your festival survival tips … how do you survive a festival?
Vanessa: Powder compact — with like a sponge in it to kind of dab away the sweat — rosewater, and essential oils.