Along with shoes, handbags and sunglasses…a girl can never have too many bathing suitsI brought two bikinis to Palm Springs but was really craving a retro one-piece that would be perfect for poolside. Okay maybe it was just an excuse to buy a new swimsuit. Then my sister told me that Trina Turk, who has a beautiful store in Palm Springs, was most famous for her swimwear. Fast forward…to my new tankini – which reminds me of Emilio Pucci 60’s mod-style glamour. It will look great while sipping mimosas poolside…and oh yeah, swimming.
Infused with bold signature prints and dynamic hues unique to each collection, Trina’s modern and optimistic outlook meld the best of classic American design with a California confidence, incorporating beautiful fabrications and impeccable quality for the effortless elan and carefree glamour.
Founded in 1995 by Trina and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a women’s contemporary clothing line, Trina Turk has evolved into an iconic lifestyle brand, celebrating California style with eleven annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, plus swimwear, recreation/activewear, a Mr Turk menswear line, and residential décor and textiles. Joining the lineup as of 2014 came innovative footwear, handbag and jewelry collections. Oh, I even like the ice buckets.
The Mr Turk menswear line conveys a California dapper style and carries on the brand’s affection for vibrant color and print. Men who want to make a sartorial statement can now select from among jackets, shirts, pants, shorts, swimwear, ties and bowties designed by Jonathan Skow. A well-known stylist and photographer, Skow does all the photography for the Trina Turk and Mr Turk brands, and also designs the distinctive men’s line.
The couple split their time between two historic, mid-century homes in Los Angeles’ creative enclave of Silver Lake and in Palm Springs, interspersed with travels up and down the coastline and around the world. A favorite pastime is vintage shopping and their educated collectors’ eyes discover inspiration in any new destination, near or far. They also share a keen passion for architectural preservation.