>The Trina Turk swim and resort 2011 Collection Show at the Raleigh

17 Jul

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TEXT, VIVIAN KELLY

Prior to the show we chatted w/ Ocean Drive’s Publisher, Courtland Lantaff, re the state of the magazine biz. It’s not often I have the opportunity to sit next to one of “the suits” at a show, as in New York, there’s a “Business” section vs. the “Editorial” section I’m seated in.
Said Courtland, “We’re not changing the world but our book gives people pleasure and this situation is not unlike that we experienced with radio year ago, the strong will survive”.
Rapper Bow wow sat directly across us, with Kimora Lee Simmons’ daughter, and the photographers snapped happily away, as BW was one of the few celebrities in attendance at these shows.
The vibe was good mood retro music, which worked perfectly with the expected bright retro graphic print bikinis for the girls and teeny Euro style bikinis for the guys.
Best in show goes to the oversize leather drawstring floral print duffle and the matching floral halter dress which would have made for a strong finishing look. I wasn’t on board w/ the numerous lame pieces, but kudos to Trina for piling on her accessories w/ each + every look: go girl w/ that merchandising! Don’t need a suit? So what? You may want a pair of cork wedges, a big hat, enamel stack bracelets, a bag or a head scarf.

All Images of runway show, Richard Spiegel
Image of Bow Wow, VK

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