Broke LA Fest 2016

Happy Monday everyone! I had so much fun this weekend and I am very happy to share photos of my adventures and talk a little bit about my first time experience with Broke LA Fest 2016 (formerly called Brokechella). A while back I had vaguely heard about it, but never looked into it and never had the time to go. While most people these days seem to attend Coachella, there’s events like Broke LA for those people that can’t get out of LA or don’t feel like dropping money on Coachella tickets and wish to support smaller artists.


I had absolutely no idea what to expect, really, but I was not disappointed. Tickets were $20 and I got a free drink voucher and free Pocky when I entered the festival by a girl dressed in a cute Pocky uniform/costume (I should have gotten an Instax!), so that was cool. I love Pocky! My friends and I arrived a little after 3 P.M. (the festival started at 3), and it was still somewhat slow at first, which is typical of any event, but little by little more and more people started showing up. It was a really cool turn out and there were a lot of good vibes.





The Black Light King
Shot by Trent


Me & Chrystina
Sunnies by Polette Eyewear!


Bryan, shot by Trent
Instax by Trent
The Pocky truck is so cute


Brownies & Lemonade set




Bryan & Chrystina





Outdoor stage


Jackets by Infinite Expression

Towards the end of the night, Trent and I scored these awesome bomber-style jackets from the Orange County/Los Angeles based pop-up shop, Infinite Expression. Many of the items are one of a kind, and each have their own little flare.

As of now we Consist of an Apparel & 1 of 1 Line, Graphic & Illustrated Art Prints, Tie-Dye & Vintage Wear, our signature Brooch Pins, & anything else we can get our hands on, although the iE Debut Line coming 2016. All my Life I’ve been inspired by different artists, and I just wanted to a create a place to express myself fully, & maybe inspire just like I’ve been. That’s Exactly what Infinite Expression is for, to do and create what we love, for ourselves, and whoever else enjoys it.

Josh David Lobb

Josh seems like a really cool guy, and it’s nice to support independent artists. I scored an awesome free Pikachu novelty pin with my purchase. It’s super cute!! If you’re also a fan of Sailor Moon, check out his beanies too! If anyone is ever at the Melrose Trading Post, keep an eye out for Josh and his pop up shop!



When they have you sign your receipt, they put it in an old school book. So funny

Towards the end of the night, we went roaming around downtown and found our way at the awesome arcade bar/Asian Fusion restaurant, Button Mash. It was my first time there. I really love the modern design/nostalgic feel of the place, and it was a nice way to end the night.



Photo by Trent

It was a great night and Broke LA was definitely $20 well spent. I enjoyed a tasty beignet at the Beignet Truck and delicious coconut milk tea boba from Okamoto Kitchen, and overall all the music and art was pretty awesome. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun in a really long time. It was also nice to finally get more photos and have something to blog about again. School is still kicking my ass, so my blogging skills have sort of been suffering, but I hope you all enjoyed this post! I love blogging and I love sharing my adventures with you all!



2 thoughts on “Broke LA Fest 2016

  1. Wow! I totally saw you roaming around all day! Every picture you take has such a unique visual aesthetic. Great use of perspective and style. Keep up the great posts Nicolette. Hope to run into you at the next Brownies and Lemonade event!

    Much love ❤


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