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To kick off festival season, we hosted a brunch in the desert with a few of our favorite artists and influencers, including the Kaplan Twins, SOSUPERSAM, Rowan Blanchard, Kiersey Clemons, and Dove Cameron. Between cotton candy and cocktails, we were able to sit down and ask these West Coast girls about festival must-haves, California, and how they’d style our newest spring shoes. First up, we have the Kaplan Twins.

Allie and Lexi Kaplan are identical twin artists whose collaborative and provocative work explores the complex nature of fame, celebrity culture, and media manipulation. Their most recent show, Make Me Famous, opened in Los Angeles and featured paintings of women’s selfies, including their own. The duo studied studio art at NYU and currently live and work in LA.

What is your favorite UGG style from the Spring/Summer 2018 collection? Why?

Our favorite style from the Spring/Summer 2018 collection is the Holly sandal! It is fun, funky, fluffy, vibrant, and eccentric, like our personalities!

How do you plan to wear it this spring?

We plan to rock it with crop tops and ripped jean shorts.

What is your first or favorite memory of UGG?

We grew up in New Jersey and winters were so cold and snowy. We were probably 13 at the time, and our mom came home one day with two pairs of Classic Tall boots, which we loved. We were the first ones to start the UGG trend in our town. At first kids were like, “What are those?” About a week later everyone in school had them!

How has California made an impact on your life and your personal style?

There is definitely a West Coast vibe and style here. The energy isn’t as crazy as New York. It hasn’t changed our personalities, but our style has definitely become cooler and more casual.

Where do you like to go when you’re in California?

We like to go everywhere! We’re usually out and about in West Hollywood, because that’s where all the energy and nightlife is! During the day, if we’re not at meetings or running to the art store, we’re painting in our studio in Brentwood.

Who are you excited to see this festival season?

So excited for Cardi B, she’s such a queen and we’ve never seen her perform before! And of course Beyoncé, Eminem, Jungle, Kygo, Migos, and The Weeknd!

What are your festival essentials?

Fanny packs, glitter, and sunglasses! It’s so necessary to be able to carry your things without losing them. Lexi is such a nerd, she literally carries around everything in case we need it! Mophie, wipes because there is never toilet paper, chapstick, eye drops. It’s hilarious.

What is your go-to festival look?

A funky patterned top, crop top, or bralette, jean shorts, and amazing shoes. Then accessories, like a really cool belt, sunglasses, or scarfs!

What’s next for you?

We have an art exhibit on May 17th and 18th at Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills, which will show all of our new work, so we’re super excited for that. And then, for the first time, we’re showing on the East Coast in the Hamptons on July 4th weekend. We’re working on another amazing project, which has been in the works for a while, but we can’t say more about it, so you’ll have to stay tuned!