Palm Springs is a jewel in the desert and boats iconic mid-century architecture, vintage furniture shops, and many luxe boutique hotels all touting the chic desert lifestyle. With all of the colors and inspirational sights in Palm Springs there is one name that comes to mind when you think of colorful vintage inspired fashion in Palm Springs, Trina Turk. Trina’s success reaches far and wide these days with shops across California as well as New York and a pop-up store this summer in East Hampton. Inspired by the eclectic mix of cultures, landscapes and architecture of Los Angeles, Trina’s vision is to create wearable and optimistic sportswear known for the excellent fit of pants and signature modernist prints.
Trina took a few minutes from her busy day to share her favorite hot spots in Palm Springs (and beyond) with us.
Favorite locals spot to get a bite to eat
For lunch: Norma’s at the Parker Palm Springs (designed by Jonathan Adler), El Mirasol
For dinner: Le Valluris or BBQ at home
For drinks: The groovy lobby of the Parker Palm Springs, Melvyn’s or cocktails at home by the pool
Favorite vintage store vintage shops (clothing and furniture — besides her own store of course!) Bon Vivant, The Galleria, Modern Way, Studio 111—all of these are vintage home furnishings and accessories
Favorite spa getaway
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA or Ten Thousand Waves outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Best place for getting a glimpse of a celebrity
The Mercer Hotel in Soho.
Most inspirational place for Trina Turk’s recent collection in Palm Springs or anywhere in the world. John Lautner’s Elrod house
Right now you can take a sneak peek at Trina’s fall 09 collection below. The sportswear and dress collection consists of a palette of neutrals in black, grey and beige mixed with bold colorful prints and touches of vintage tailoring. We especially love Trina’s take on short and 3/4 sleeve coats. Trina consistently features these types of jackets and they are ideal for daytime office wear. Some of the pieces are available now and others will be available in August and September.