Magical Captures from Burning Man
If you haven't been to Burning Man, you've probably heard of it — the festival itself, or the assorted controversies that spark up each year, whether nine-hour waits to leave or this year's raid of White Ocean, the luxury area. For the uninitiated: Nevada's Black Rock City hosts about 60,000 burners, all with one intention in common: to unplug and get free. Getting down for a nine-day gathering in the middle of the desert offers some difficult climatological realities — think white-out dust storms— but it's still a mission to have fun with likeminded warriors. Here are some of those Instagram captures straight from the just-wrapped event.
NYC model Melodie Monrose poses with gal pal in front one of the festival's many temporary structures.
Exploring deep in the playa is a must — you’ll discover art installations just like this.
Vita Sidorkina is our personification of “Marmax cool."
Picture perfect, indeed.
We don’t know if it’s the iridescent frong, moon boots or platinum hair — but we love but this look from Chloe Holmes.
Jacqueline Macine Wood may be labeled a "Sparkle Pony" for that rocking bikini ensemble.
Thanks, Nikol Moravcova, for giving us major #FOMO.
Catch a glimpse of this this magic piece created by Laura Kimpton in Miami after the burn.
Alessandra Bruno was spotted as a Playa Barbie doll.
Don't check out #burnergirls on Instagram — you'll get lost for hours scrolling through images like this from Kevin Swanepoel.
Playa art at its finest — HYBYCOZO’s “The Heart of Gold” is inspired by Leonardo DaVinci's polyhedron drawings.
Another one of our favorite bikini outfits, from Nikki — a self-proclaimed model, traveler and hipster.
Running into people like the Delevingne sisters is really not a big deal — "everyone is equal" is a huge principle at the festival.
Kati Hetrick monkeying around between dust storms.
We're obsesed with Tereza Bouchalova's costumes — inspo, inspo and more Halloween inspo.