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Travel in Style: Trina Turk

By Allison Hata

 

Trina Turk

Trina Turk

Though she’s the epitome of the California lifestyle—colorful, confident and dynamic all at once—designer Trina Turk has a deep appreciation for far-flung locales that serve as inspiration for her successful brand’s vibrant styles.

“I love traveling to places like Greece, Morocco or India because the colors and textiles from the city are so rich and diverse,” says Turk, who today has seven year-round boutiques across the country offering ready-to-wear, women’s accessories and residential decor. “I can really find creative inspiration anywhere though. I think all you have to do is open your eyes and observe what’s going on around you.”

Known for her signature prints, which range from bright florals to vintage-inspired Jacquards, Turk’s designs are a staple in the Golden State. It’s no surprise then that she cites her second home in Palm Springs, Calif., which she shares with her photographer husband Jonathan Skow, as her top recreational destination.

“October is my favorite month in the desert,” she explains. “It’s always easy to round up people for impromptu gatherings, and the attitude is relaxed—more like hanging around by the pool and grilling.”

Despite her affinity for the West Coast, Turk hopes to continue traveling abroad to garner even more inspiration for future designs. “[I’d like to visit] Punta del Este in Uruguay and South America—the entire continent,” she says. “I’d also like to take a trip that includes architectural residences that I’d love to see in person: Fallingwater, The Gropius House … and Alexander Girard’s Miller House.”

 

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“[I need] my iPhone! I am addicted to Instagram at the moment, so I always bring my iPhone to capture moments, places and events from my trips.”

“[I need] my iPhone! I am addicted to Instagram at the moment, so I always bring my iPhone to capture moments, places and events from my trips.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“[On the plane,  my go-to magazines are] Dwell, Elle Decor, Vogue or Bazaar.”

“[On the plane,
my go-to magazines are] Dwell, Elle Decor, Vogue or Bazaar.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I always travel with Neutrogena SPF 45 sunscreen with Helioplex.”

“I always travel with Neutrogena SPF 45 sunscreen with Helioplex.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Always bring a few statement jewelry pieces like our Pyramid long pendant necklace (left) and Drama beaded necklace (above) to mix up travel looks without overfilling your suitcase."

“Always bring a few statement jewelry pieces like our Pyramid long pendant necklace (left) and Drama beaded necklace (above) to mix up travel looks without overfilling your suitcase.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"[I also pack] multiple Trina Turk bikinis (right) because the more you bring, the more you can mix and match.”

“[I also pack] multiple Trina Turk bikinis (right) because the more you bring, the more you can mix and match.”