Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I actually got to talk to Trina for a few minutes, she came up to me and humbly introduced herself, as did I. I told her I'm an interior design student and that I blog for fun. She and I talked about lighting design and how important it is to have good lighting in retail spaces(so true). We talked about Kelly Wearstler and how she designed the boutiques and her Palm Spring's and Los Angeles Boutiques. Trina was so humble and talkative, which so hard to find in the fashion & home design industry. The world needs more designers like Trina, that give back to communities and are down to earth and host meet and greets with adoring clients and design students.
When I arrived at Fashion Island the place was desolate and it was only 7pm. Where were all of the people? I thought to myself...hmm maybe they are all visiting Trina Turk right now just like I'am? As a walked towards the store my excitement was felt though out and my sister was getting a bit embarrassed and didn't want to go inside the store with me. This is not unusual behavior for her, she is one of those people who we will call a flake. I know plenty of people who would have taken her place to go with me.
I walked inside the store and right away I was greeted by the uber-friendly staff that offered a glass of champagne, sure this would calm my nerves.
The store looked to be ready for summer, as Iam.
All of the little vignettes were carefully displayed to give off a lavish pool party lifestyle.
My cherry red dress even matched one of the closet displays.
Towards the back of the store were two display shelves with the hot side and the cool side. This is the hot side showing off lovely pink and coral colored pillows from Trina's home collection. The plush pool towels and bright tropical punch colored bikini's subtly hinting its swim wear season.
This here is the cool colored shelving display. The blues, greens and brown all made me feel like I was on an Island in Greece. There were so many decadent sandals that made your feet cry out for a pedicure.
This is Trina's beaded Teardrop necklace, very vintage inspired and goes well with Trina's Bonita dress.
This is the Amethyst faceted gem ring, would be perfect on index finger while sipping on some red wine.
This model had such a cute outfit on I had to share it with you.
Here is a closer look of all of the wonderful Spring and Summer sandals that are on sale at the Trina Turk boutiques.
So after my starstruck moment I tried on some more dresses. This is the Foliage Dress. I like it, but I think I need to work out a bit more on my legs before I purchase it.
One of the girls working the event suggested I try on the Biscayne dress. I liked it, the jersey knit fabric made it so comfortable.
This couch was right by the front of the store and if I had my way I would own all of the pillows and the couch.
Here is a close up of the glass and wood wall decor, its really cool and makes the store look bigger.
So that was my night. I had so much fun, thanks to everyone who made this event possible and thank you Trina for being such a great host!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sometimes I look at men’s fashion and think to myself...what happened? It's like in the movie clueless when Cher looks at all of her high school male counterparts with disgust. Seriously some guys need some help in the style & dressing department, I'm not going to name names. I thought it would be fun to show a few new styles from designer Trina Turk and compare them to the wardrobe choices from the movie "Blow".
Blow was released in 2001 starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and many other quirky actors. This film is based on the life of Drug Lord "George Jung" and spans mostly between the 60s and 70's in California, Mexico and a few other American locations.
The Character George Jung (played by Johnny Depp) is irresistible to women and he has a serious drug habit to boot. Because he is a drug lord he has access to lots and lots of over the top garb and exclusive hot spots. His wardrobe consists of short shorts, graphic prints, polos, vests, sunglasses and resort wear.
Now let’s talk about Trina Turk and why her designs could be something that the modern day George Jung would consider wearing. Trina Turk's designs have been said to be inspired by Palm Springs, California culture. Her women’s fashion line is a modern twist on cocktail dresses, sportswear and swim wear. Turk's boutiques have been designed by stylist and ceramics designer Jonathan Adler as well as interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Both designers have given her boutiques the feeling of stepping back in time where shopping was an experience from the music to the colors on the walls and the lighting fixtures.
Men need to take the initiative and start to dressing up to the level that their partners do. Trina Turks website has recently launched Mr. Turk, the male counterpart to Trina Turk. After I took a look I was inspired to do this post and share it with all of you, men and women. Mr. Turk is a mix of Palm Springs Cocktail, Preppy Golfer, Poolside Lounger, Country Club Brunch, Wedding Duds and Date Night. So all of you men please take a look at Mr. Turk and I bet you will not only find something you love, but your woman (or man) will love it as well.