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Spring Fashion: The Muse

For spring, fashion is art. The season’s hottest Trends borrow from the forms, movements, and process. Into the studio we go.


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Pop


Accentuate contours and layers with spring’s hottest new color.

Robert Rodriguez gown, $205 (rental), at Dress: Luxury Attire on Loan; Alexander McQueen satin platforms, $248, and silver peacock ring, $58, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Lauren Wolf stingray goddess necklace, $550, at Esqueleto; Tacori neolite turquoise ring, $870, and Tacori whisk multicolored earrings, $640, at Barons Jewelers; Jyotsna Singh amulet cuff, $149, at Manjusha.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Movement


Embrace the fluidity of loose-fitting but still structured dresses—perfect for summer.

Proenza Schouler tiered printed Georgette dress, $1,650, at Barneys; Aurélie Bidermann butterfly necklace, $3,535, at Neiman Marcus; Marisa Haskell Barcelona bracelet, $99, and Sonora brass chain with leather tassel, $88, at Marisa Haskell; Christian Louboutin pink sandals, $178, and gold quilted ring, $10, at Labels Luxury Consignment.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Form


We love the LBd. But update with strong tailoring and cascading hues for a 2012 favorite.

Christopher Kane dress, $1,730, at Barneys; Jyotsna Singh lavender field earrings, $149, at Manjusha; Marisa Haskell Canyonlands single brass bar pendant, $42, and Zion double-brass bar pendant, $55, at Marisa Haskell; ruby- and emerald-inspired cuff bracelets, $32.90 each, at Glamorous.


 

 

Artwork provided by Rachel Sager, rachelsager.com.

Color


Start with the familiar—skinny jeans or a capped-sleeve blouse—and expand your artistic oeuvre with bold color.

Bottega Veneta couture dress, $920, at Neiman Marcus; J Brand skinny jeans in blue bonnet, $178, at Flaunt; Steve Madden Westii natural raffia wedge, $98, at Tootsies; Tiffany & Co. Rubedo metal ring, $650, and Rubedo ultrawide cuffs, $7,500 each, at Tiffany & Co.; vintage fetish necklace, $475, at Esqueleto.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mixed Media


A modern pattern combined with a sporty twist heightens the energy and texture of an outfit.

Zella Melange bra in lime juice, $38, Gucci yellow lemon cardigan, $895, and Marni lace polka-dot skirt, $560, at Nordstrom; gold and gem drop earrings, $18.90, at Glamorous; Marisa Haskell La Paz necklace, $99, at Marisa Haskell; Lanvin rope necklace, $1,090, at Barneys; Bakelite bangles, $74–$88 each, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Marni PVC Paillette print tote, $310, at Neiman Marcus.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Proportion


If you love accessories, play with scale, as with this sculptural reflection of nature.

Proenza Schouler tiered printed Georgette dress, $1,650, at Barneys; Aurélie Bidermann butterfly necklace, $3,535, at Neiman Marcus.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tone


Use shades of pink to set the perfect backdrop for improvising with accessories.

Vince silk tank in burlap, $185, and Mother Denim crop jeans in pink, $183, at Flaunt; silk crepe de chine calf-length skirt, $248, and silk crepe de chine drape-front shirt in light copper, $208, at Eileen Fisher; Boucher iridescent earrings, $32, at Labels Luxury Consignment; Jyotsna Singh ocean spray necklace, $399, at Manjusha.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pattern


Go big with pattern, balancing it with familiar color and shapes.

Violet top, $198, and Violet tassel cord belt, $259, at Alina B.; Alice + Olivia turquoise shorts, $165, and Brunello Cucinelli hat, $695, at Neiman Marcus; Céline floral print blazer, $3,050, at Barneys; bubble bead necklace, $12.50, at Prim; Valentino denim Rockstud tote, $2,245, at Footcandy; Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 00048 watch, $6,900, at Davidson & Licht; Tacori clear quartz over red onyx earrings, $950, at Barons Jewelers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nina Ricci lace dress, $3,490, and Givenchy crystal-and-wood bracelet, $1,020, at Barneys; Nak Armstrong tourmalated quartz rainbow moonstone earrings, $3,595, b.May fold-over clutch, $195, and Lou Zeldis Japanese black stones pendant, $620, at RedBird; hammered Swarov-ski crystal ring, $125, at The Red Box.

 

Photography by Christopher Kilkus // Fashion styling by Danielle Gold // Prop styling by Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman.


 

Where to buy the clothing and accessories

Alina B.
32 Broadway Ln., Walnut Creek, (925) 952-9037, alinab.com.

Barneys New York
77 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, (415) 268-3500, barneys.com.

Barons Jewelers
1044 Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton, (925) 847-3030, baronsjewelers.com.

Davidson & Licht Jewelers
1258 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 935-0940, davidsonandlicht.com.

Dress: Luxury Attire on Loan
5332 College Ave., Oakland, (510) 428-2208, dress-sf.com.

Eileen Fisher
1171 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 946-9503, eileenfisher.com.

Esqueleto
482-A 49th St., Oakland, (510) 629-6216, shopesqueleto.com.

Flaunt Boutique
145 E. Prospect Ave., Ste. 101, Danville, (925) 831-9923, shopflaunt.com.

Footcandy
1365 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 937-3668, footcandyshoes.com.

Glamorous
1048 Brown Ave., Lafayette, (925) 285-6096.

Labels Luxury Consignment
2629-A Ashby Ave., Berkeley, (510) 356-4144; 1367 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 952-4566, labelsluxury.com.

Manjusha
(925) 639-0145, manjushajewels.com.

Marisa Haskell
470-D 49th St., Oakland, (510) 325-0019, marisahaskell.com.

Neiman Marcus
150 Stockton St., San Francisco, (415) 362-3900; 1000 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 279-3000, neimanmarcus.com.

Nordstrom
1600 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, (925) 463-5050; 1200 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 930-7959, nordstrom.com.

Prim
510 Sycamore Valley Rd. W., Danville, (925) 820-2224; 520 Main St., Pleasanton, (925) 399-5648, shopprim.com.

RedBird
2938 Domingo Ave., Berkeley, (510) 644-0294, redbirdberkeley.com.

The Red Box
1386 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 280-1188, theredboxonline.com.

Tiffany & Co.
1119 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, (925) 939-6300, tiffany.com.

Tootsies Shoe Store
175 E. Prospect Ave., Danville, (925) 552-6638.
 

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