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In her ninth year of business, designer Geren Lockhart is realizing that there's more to life than fashion.
INDIO, Calif. -- The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival might as well be the Coachella Valley Music, Arts and Fashion Festival, judging by the presence of top brands there and the eyecatching street styles that festivalgoers patched together.

While G by Guess hired a plane to pull a banner above the sold-out festival, which ended here Sunday, Adidas and Jeremy Scott hosted a toga party at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Levi's, Ray-Ban, Converse and Friend or Foe sponsored a lounge at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, where celebrity guests such as Thom Yorke and Flea could customize Ts and jeans. H&M made its Coachella debut with an air-conditioned tent, where visitors could sip free water, win gift cards, charge their cell phones and freshen up with an array of Kiehl's beauty products. Promoting its Fashion Against AIDS collection, launching May 20, H&M sensed the wooden necklaces, ikat-printed maxidresses and jackets bedecked with beads and fringe would be a perfect fit for the Coachella crowd.

Ludovic Lefebvre at work.
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There are many ways to describe L.A. chef Ludovic Lefebvre. There's dreamy, judging by his centerfold-style photo in his 2005 cookbook, "Crave: The Feast of the Five Senses," in which he wades into the ocean wearing nothing but tattoos and a pair of wet jeans, manhandling a giant striped sea bass in each hand.

There's angry. Artist Burton Morris has portrayed him as a beady-eyed rooster with a heart tattoo, wielding a big knife.

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