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Valley of the Dolls Redux

Almost five decades since the exciting designs that turned fashion on its side in the 1960s, today’s styles prove that the authentic ’60s looks are wonderfully appropriate in Palm Springs.

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Location: “Leisureland,” residence of James Kabler
Photographer: John Aigner
Photographer’s assistant: Winston Torr
Fashion director/stylist: Susan Stein
Models: Whitney Davis, Gabriela Hurst, and Nazri
Photography editor: Jay Jorgensen
Assistants: Jenna Harris, Tiffany Kantor, and Caitlin Detmers
Hair stylist: Joy Fields
Makeup artists: Chip Tuvman and Winston Torr

The dolls are back, and they’re right here in our valley! Almost five decades since the exciting designs that turned fashion on its side in the 1960s, today’s styles prove that the authentic ’60s looks are wonderfully appropriate in Palm Springs and the desert communities. In fact, spring ’08 is about clean, vivid color with “basic black” fading into the background. The silhouettes are more age-appropriate yet retain a fresh, youthful quality because of their brightness and texture. As in the ’60s, this season is about fun while staying elegant. Our story of the “dolls” accents and accessorizes with jewelry and a backdrop of a color-loving art lover’s house.

Shopping Guide

BG’s Eclectic, 73130 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 779-9947
Cos Bar, 73080 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 341-6699
Couture Hats by Anne Albright, by appointment only, Indian Wells; (310) 413-4084
Diane’s Beachwear, 73580 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 341-5617
Dot, The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert; 346-5825
Fe Zandi, 73111 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 776-6100
4 Seasons Swimwear, 73400 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 340-2490
Frasca Jewelers, 73560 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 568-5848
Gail Jewelers, The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert; 776-7150
Kevan Hall, 8313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 658-7979
Lloyd Klein, 7415 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 549-9999
Mister Marcus, 73540 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 776-8454
Neil’s Apparel, 73790 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 346-6188
Riga Designs, 73400 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 776-8121
Robert’s Fine Shoes, 73725 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 340-2929
Saks Fifth Avenue, The Gardens, Palm Desert; 837-2900
Sculpture to Wear, www.sculpturetowear.com; (310) 260-1957
She She, 73199 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 779-0417
St. John, 73061 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 568-5900
Troy, 73255 El Paseo, Palm Desert; 776-1101

Exclusive use of MAC Cosmetics by Winston Torr.
Armani Cosmetics available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Sensai Cosmetics available at Cos Bar.

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