Trina Turk Preview and Trunk Show Part 1
It’s no secret that I have been excited about attending the Trina Turk show at the DC Design Center, especially if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook. I think I set an all time record tweeting about my anticipation leading up to this day. The event showcased Trina’s indoor/outdoor fabric collection for Schumacher along with her jewelry, clothing and bags from local retailers. I didn’t even realize there would be other products there besides the fabric collection. It was a nice surprise. I guess when I opened the invite, I stopped reading to RSVP as soon as I saw ” indoor/outdoor spring collection preview”. Say no more, Schumacher. Say no more. Despite all the eye candy (and actual candy) the fabric displays were still the highlight for me, and what I was most excited to blog about. I did have every intention of beginning this post with the fabrics but after sorting though my pictures I changed my mind. I think the other goodies, the fashion related ones, tell a better story. Trina Turk’s story.
I once read that Trina’s main source of inspiration when launching her fashion house was the photograph of the Kaufman House by Slim Aarons. It’s killer. The quintessential photo depicting the the poolside and cocktail party lifestyle of the 60s. Well, the photo was shot in 1970 but I always think of the 60s when I think of this photo. This photo, and all it represents, has clearly influenced Trina and her aesthetic. It’s evident in all her work.
I have never been to Palm Springs or Palm Desert or Palm anything (I’m a Northern, CA girl at heart) but you can rest assured that WHEN I do go, I will be rocking that stellar block necklace with the gold tassels. They only had the white version on display but I covet the black. It belongs with me. It’s probably best it wasn’t there because I would have put it on and not taken it off. Instead I became accquainted with the rose gold block bracelet and rocked it throughout most of the show. Vintage jewelry (even if it’s new) is a weakness of mine.
I had to snap some pictures of the food. In addition to what’s shown in the photos above, they also had pizza. Please note: This is the polar opposite of the California poolside and cocktail party lifestyle! Couldn’t be a bigger contradiction. Not so much the alcohol, but definitely the chocolate and pizza! Totally wrong.