Happy International Womens Day! I have something fun to share today: I’m on the cover of the 2019 Palm Springs City Guide magazine. Read all about it below!
First, a quote on International Womens Day from a true lifestyle pioneer:
“Build your success on something you love.”
— Martha Stewart
This seems particular fitting, as you know my love for Palm Springs runs deep.
And any success I’ve had has been so intertwined with Palm Springs.
So to have the honor of getting to shoot the cover for the city I love with the person I love — Fred Baby photographed the cover — is a dream.
The editor of the publication, Steven Henke, had a vision for “a modern woman in a brightly colored dress playing shuffleboard at the Holiday House.”
Holiday House is a charming boutique hotel designed by Mark D. Sikes of MDS Stripes fame.
Steven Henke’s vision for the publication was “the new Palm Springs.”
I loved the idea of juxtaposing old and new, the historical with the new troop of Palm Springs devotees. It’s always fun to get to collaborate with other creatives and see how things come together.
Since the idea was to be playing shuffleboard, I wanted to wear something that wasn’t just bright, but that also had great movement.
I knew Holiday House was all blue and white, and thought either hot pink or bright yellow would be ideal.
WHAT I WORE
Enter this amazing vintage yellow 1970s chiffon cape dress by Miss Elliette from Etsy.
It reminded me of this photo of Veruschka in a flowing yellow caftan, which has been inspiring me so much lately.
What’s funny is that right after we shot this, Trina Turk posted a photo wearing a similar vintage Pauline Trigere yellow cape dress. Isn’t it divine?
GET THE LOOK
While you can’t get my exact dress, since it’s vintage, this hot pink Trina Turk cape dress is nearly identical, save for the color.
And the yellow chiffon hostess gown/caftan I’m wearing here is the same exact fabric and feel, minus the cape itself.
You can also find more cute yellow dresses here.
WHERE TO GET THE MAGAZINE
If you’re in Palm Springs, the City Guide is available at the Chamber of Commerce.
If you’re a Palm Springs resident, you will likely find one in your mailbox, as they are mailed out to every resident. Eeep!
A huge thank you to Steven Henke for always being so wonderful to work with, and to all of you for your support!
Finally, I wanted to leave you with another favorite quote:
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is a stepping stone to greatness.”
— Oprah Winfrey
Have a wonderful, bold weekend xo!
PHOTOS by FRED MOSER