Queen of Desert Chic

Designer Trina Turk’s colorful creations define the ultimate California resort style

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Designer Trina Turk

 

RESIDENCE
Palm Springs

CURRENT PROJECTS
Trina Turk, a lifestyle brand comprising 11 annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories including handbags, tech, footwear, jewelry, swimwear, and activewear. Mr. Turk, the menswear line, and residential décor and textiles. www.trinaturk.com

BACKGROUND
The Trina Turk brand started small in 1995, in a spare bedroom of her and husband Jonathan Skow’s Los Angeles home. She pulled inspiration from vintage cuts, bold colors, and striking patterns that complement every occasion.

This unique point of view was instantly embraced by department stores and specialty boutiques, receiving rave reviews. The rest is history.

LIFE PHILOSOPHY
Don’t take yourself too seriously!

PERSONAL STYLE
Graphic, simple, with an occasional vintage ethnic garment — especially in the desert — and strong jewelry.

MUST-WEAR FOR DESERT COOL LOOKS
Wear white, wear color, wear prints — it’s more fun! As much as I love to wear black, it just doesn’t feel right in the desert.

 

Her Favorite Things

Staycation
Our house, the Ship of the Desert! We try to escape to Palm Springs as often as we can.


COURTESY OF Golden Voice

Music Venue
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — this will be my fifth year at Coachella.
www.coachella.com


STEVE LEGATO PHOTOGRAPHY

Restaurant
BREAKFAST: We love Cheeky’s, but be forewarned — there can be a long wait!
www.cheekysps.com

LUNCH: Love the mango and lobster salad at Norma’s at the Parker or Jake’s for their grilled tuna salad.
www.theparkerpalmsprings.com; www.jakespalmsprings.com

DINNER: Tinto at The Saguaro for tapas.
www.palmsprings.tintorestaurant.com


Photo by GREGG FELSEN

Midcentury Home
I love Albert Frey’s second house in Palm Springs — a jewel box of a bachelor pad nestled up amongst the rocks.
www.psmuseum.org


COURTESY OF INTEGRATRON

Day Trip
The Integratron in Landers for a sound bath.
www.integratron.com


COURTESY OF DÈJÁ VU

Store
I love the local vintage stores for fashion inspiration: Déjà Vu for apparel and Route 66 for amazing selections of vintage jewelry.
www.dejavuroom.com; www.route66west.com


COURTESY OF IMAGO GALLERIES

Art Gallery
Imago Galleries in Palm Desert.
www.imagogalleries.com


COURTESY OF MELVYN’S RESTAURANT

Bar
Melvyn’s at the Ingleside Inn, for a throwback to the ’60s.
www.inglesideinn.com


Outdoor Activity
Experiencing the natural beauty of the desert on hikes in Tahquitz Canyon or the Indian Canyons.
www.tahquitzcanyon.com; www.indian-canyons.com


Event
The annual Palm Springs Modern Heritage Fund home tours — usually in November. We’ve been going on the tours for over 10 years.
www.psmodernheritagefund.com


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