Jan 26, 2009

Trina: To the Trade

I worked for Neiman's for a short time after I graduated college...being exposed to designer's upcoming collections and gorgeous clothing on a day to day basis, was not half bad I must say. But they put me in the contemporary sportswear department with an awful buyer who I thought was comparable to Meryl Streep's character in The Devil Wears Prada. She was very harsh and we were expected to know about the various fashion designers in her department. At this point in my life names like Milly, Cynthia Steffe, Vince, Tracy Reese, Rebecca Taylor and Trina Turk were foreign to me. After spending a good amount of time around their collections, Trina Turk soon became one of my favorite designers and a household name, no less.

Pics above and below from her Summer '09 collection

Trina is no stranger to bright color and bold pattern- it's no wonder her first clothing boutique opened up in Palm Springs.

Then in May 2008, Trina Turk residential opened next door to the original boutique in Palm Springs.

The most recent Trina news is that she has a new line of indoor/outdoor fabrics for Schumacher.

I am just slightly obsessed with them!

So many exotic prints to choose from...

And don't worry, there is plenty more where these came from- view the rest of her Schumacher fabrics here
Who will be the next clothing designer to launch a home or fabric collection?


julia buckingham edelmann said...

I was one of those Neiman Marcus Department Managers!
Wish that you were part of my staff!

Emily Johnston | EJ Interiors said...

Haha! I wish I was part of your staff too- this lady was HORRIBLE!!