Trina Turk for Banana Republic & Oh, Those Aching Feet

Hello-Hello, happy middle-of-the-week to everyone.

Have you heard about the Trina Turk Banana Republic collaboration?

Banana Republic Facebook Page

The joint collection was announced earlier this year, it launches June 7 at Banana Republic.

Courtesy Photos/Montage by Fashion Foie Gras

More from WWD (Women’s Wear Daily):

Banana Republic is in a SoCal state of mind. Who better to show the way than Trina Turk, the quintessential California designer?

The Gap Inc. division is partnering with Turk on a 60-piece collection that highlights her Palm Springs aesthetic with bright jewel colors and signature prints.

Full disclosure, your trusty scribe has been open about her fondness for much of this designer’s work.  In this post we showcased some of Ms. Turk’s Schumacher collection.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

That same lush color is seen with the BR patterns.


You can see some of the signature Shumacher prints in the BR group. The orange, hot pink and yellow ‘Pisces’ print seen far left below is from the Ms. Turk’s Indoor Outdoor fabric line for Schumacher.

Trina Turk for Schumacher

It is also visible on the jersey knit maxi dress being showcased in the Trina Turk Banana Republic advertising campaign.

(That is the maxi dress seen on the far right in the image below.)


In an interesting marketing maneuver the collection was offered to members of flash sale site earlier this week; pieces were not discounted, but sold at full price.

Banana Republic Facebook Page

The poolside vibe is evident in the line, it’s a fun look for the summer, we’re eager to see this one in person.


Today’s other tidbit involves upscale shoe designer Christian Louboutin.  Recently British Vogue spoke with Mr. Louboutin about his amazing footwear and its impact on one’s twinkletoes.

“Christian Louboutin does not take pleasure in creating painful shoes, contrary to popular belief.

Below, a pair of Louboutin Daffodil platforms.

Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodil’

Among its many other attributes, the Daffodil features a 6.3″ heel.

Six. Point. Three. Inches.

Back to the British Vogue story:

“I have been misquoted,” he told us. “People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.”

For those of us who spent years tottering about our in heels that were a mere 3-4″ in height, the 6″+ notion is a bit… well, daunting.  That is where a pair like the Asteroid comes in: it seems to me the spiked metallic extrusions on the front could help someone like myself maintain balance if tipping perilously to the forward, no?

Christian Louboutin Asteroid

That’s all for today, goodbye until next time!


Filed under Collaborations, preppy

9 responses to “Trina Turk for Banana Republic & Oh, Those Aching Feet

  1. theenchantedhome

    This post made my day!!!!! LOVE Trina Turk and some of my all time favorite tops are by her, shes got such a great style and sense of color/print. Loooove how everything looks, this is big, very big and a great move for BR! Thanks for the heads up…have a great afternoon!

  2. Ooh, I’m liking the Trina Turk!!!! I love those prints:) Hope all is well.

  3. MCW

    I want those very first dress! I wonder how long it takes it to sell out?

  4. I love the printed shorts! So cute with a white shirt!

    The shoes though…oy…notsocute.


  5. 6.3 is RIDONKULOUS. Can’t wait to hear what people say in 20 years about footwear in the early 2010’s… sidenote- I am a big fan of the neon acid-wash/fade of the first pair of the half-foot heels!


  6. I’m excited to see the Trina Turk collection. Louboutin is off their rockers, I do NOT like those spikes at all!

  7. Reading that king of painful shoes quote has me humming songs from Chess!

    Love the greens and blues!

  8. I’m in love with the blue Loubie’s! Awesome!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s