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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.









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.
















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.
















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.


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.











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.










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.









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.

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

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

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

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.

(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.

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

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

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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