A tribal affair on holiday, style takes a detour into the mystical desert. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palms Springs, a roadside motel renovated into a midcentury modern oasis, replete with Navajo throws, teak desks, and hooded Moroccan robes, awaits. Manifest a Summer full of fashion Love in Grace Slick meets Natasha Khan inspired headbands crowning your blazing eyes as you lounge by the starlit pool. A perfect prequel to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada from August 27th through September 3rd. Flushed dreamy faces illuminated by oversized fire pits, cooled by the Pacific winds.
American classics are reinvented for free spirits channeling wandering warriors. Alexander Wang's tough girl aesthetic in a mash up with Aztec-inspired geometric details, peyote-laced neon hues and opaque mesh inserts. Pay tribute to California’s renegade roots in Proenza Schouler’s refined utilitarian silhouettes. A modern utopiaimage-6240078-10731106 of Mojave hues. Lanvin and Etro in a head-on collision.

Return to Shangri-La in a sand-sweeping dressimage-6240078-10451141 worn with handmade beaded mocassins. Channel fierce female energy, a hybrid of Anita Pallenberg and Jane Fonda in Barbarella, in cast bronze and horn pendants, brazen bangles and woven bracelets with stones, looking glass rings,  handmade woven bags filled with crystals, and a Mara Hoffman dress

-Rhina Ju 

August 2012