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How Sonia Ben Ammar Conquered Coachella in Style

For Sonia Ben Ammar, the best part of Coachella’s first festival weekend happened onstage. Joining French DJ Petit Biscuit for a surprise set, where she sang their hit “Creation Comes Alive” to a packed crowd, the model-musician says it’s an experience she’ll never forget. “Being on stage felt absolutely surreal! A dream come true,” shared Ben Ammar. “The rush of adrenaline and confidence it gave me was empowering.”

Though she was technically in Indio to perform, Ben Ammar wasn’t going to to miss out on the fun in the crowd. She found time to dance along to “Bodak Yellow” during Cardi B’s set, hang out with friends like German blogger Caroline Daur, and show off her best festival looks. Skipping the cliches and opting for a sophisticated series from Y/Project, Topshop, and Dior, she traveled light with a little help from her stylist Dani Michelle. “I stuck to the plan and wore the outfits we packed. It worked out perfectly!” said Ben Ammar, who picked up a few tips during her time on the road. “[I know] not to wear heels! Also always bring cute practical accessories like glasses, a little backpack, and a hat.” Though she stuck to her own rules, Ben Ammar’s best advice involves skipping the guidelines altogether. “Another tip is not to follow festival trends, wear your own thing that shows your style!”

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