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H&M Loves Music: Inside The Retailer’s Coachella Pool Party EXCLUSIVE!

By   |   April 16, 2013   |   Entertainment

Week one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., survived its first weekend with the one percenters sporting their status-defining ID wrist bracelets at the H&M Loves Music kick-off party, staged at the lavish estate of late TV personality Merv Griffin in La Quinta.

Instead of suffering the torture of thousands crammed into 78 small acres at Coachella on the Empire Polo Grounds, the wrists of 500 hand-picked guests were coded by various levels of VIP bracelets for H&M’s first ever Coachella-themed pool party.

Our exclusive Coachella correspondent Pam Price and her guest spent the afternoon enjoying the spacious spread, listening to event headliner Santigold and The Dough Rollers, and jamming to tunes from DJs Shorty Stump and Michelle Pesce.

Famous guests, including cutie couple Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger, lolled about, reclined on oriental rugs accentuate by Moroccan lanterns in a myriad of shapes and sizes, dressed in H&M head to toe, of course.

There was also time to take in the paddle boats in the EstateΓÇÖs private pond while eyeing One Tree Hill alum Sophia Bush, sporting the $60 H&M stunner pictured, and ShamelessJustin Chatwin turning a corner near the lavish taco buffet.

In all, a perfect kick off for Coachella just miles away from the official festivities. Check out our exclusive gallery below, and H&M’s video recap!

photo credit: Courtesy Getty Images, Pat Krause

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