Sunday's Fashion Frenzy

Pop-up stores point the way to high style.

Photo By Gary Bindman

More than 15 fine designers and retailers set up one-day-only pop-up stores in the tent adjacent to the Toscana Country Club Runway Tent, giving attendees the chance to try on and purchase their newest spring styles.

Among the local retailers were Just Fabulous, from the Palm Springs Uptown Design District, which offered retro gifts, cards, and books and BG’s Eclectic, with colorful resort-oriented tops, skirts, and shorts. She She Clothing Boutique brought racks of frilly pink dresses and accessories for little girls, as well as an edited selection of romantic-hippie dresses and tops for the grownups.

From Los Angeles, Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry showcased the ultimate statement necklaces, earrings, and cuffs by artist/designer Joe Polthakorn Viboonviriyawong, a second-generation jeweler whose unmistakable glittering adornments are sold in museum shops and at trunk shows for retailers such as Neiman Marcus. “A very plain black dress and this [piece of Vilaiwan’s jewelry] — that is all you need,” said one admiring shopper.

Dicker and Dicker of Beverly Hills brought racks of light, pastel leather and fur pieces, using dying and shearing techniques to create jackets and accessories that looked and felt practically weightless.

Also on display were the latest pieces from Grayse, the new fashion venture from Marie and Kelly Gray, co-founder and former CEO of St. John. The line is a bit edgier and aimed at the woman who is likely to wear a heavily embellished jacket or top with denim jeans.
Midway through the day, the pop-up designers brought their work to the adjacent Toscana Country Club Runway Tent, showing the crowd how the silk, crystal, knitwear, and furs should be worn — with the sass and confidence that comes from looking beautiful and on-trend.

See related stories:

Like what you're reading? Then "Like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Dining in a Winter Wonderland

Palm Springs' Lori Tiedeman, an interior designer for more than 30 years, tells us how to bring the holiday magic to our own homes.

Santa Baby

Here are Him and Her holiday gift suggestions to reward your significant other for being so nice (or naughty) with a sweet something under the tree.

Share the Cheer

Start your holiday retail therapy on Black Friday in the Coachella Valley with extended store hours, knockout discounts, and stellar sales. Here’s where to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — and help others at the same time.

What’s Old Is New

An upscale consignment boutique in Palm Desert is a dream setting for ladies who love high fashion.

Blue Tie

A colorful take on cocktail attire breathes new life into classic evening wear.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Fashionista Friends

Fashionista Friends

Experience the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Edit ModuleShow Tags