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Fashion Meets Art

From belted dresses to prints that pop, your wardrobe will stand out this fall—no matter what colorful space you find yourself in. Here, fashion inspired by three art-filled venues around town.



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Modern sophistication

Stark pieces like a crisp white jacket or Yves Klein Blue pants make a statement.
Add textures or a bold pattern to your look and you’ve made yourself loud and clear.

THE LOOKS
Left: Burberry mens white winter jacket, $895, Bloomingdales(Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com. Above: Tracy Reese Plenty blouse, $248, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com; Stacey Bendet for Alice + Olivia blue trousers, $198, Neiman Marcus (Fashion Valley), neimanmarcus.com; Jeweliany earrings, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com; Vocabulary ring, $24, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com. Previous page: Alice + Olivia lace fringe dress, $597, Neiman Marcus (Fashion Valley), neimanmarcus.com; Jeweliany earrings, $110, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com;  Art Deco velvet belt, Cecelia Church’s private collection.

The Setting
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Downtown) houses works made since 1950. Here, Jennifer Steinkamp’s Madame Curie pays homage to the queen of radioactivity (on display through Jan. 2, 2012). On permanent display is Utility Filigree, 2006 (previous page), a stairwell installation by Roman de Salvo. mcasd.org

 

Vintage glam

Stark pieces like a crisp white jacket or Yves Klein Blue pants make a statement.
Add textures or a bold pattern to your look and you’ve made yourself loud and clear.

THE LOOKS
Left: Diane von Furstenberg dress, $345, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com, Vocabulary gold bracelet, $28, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com; Jeweliany long gold beaded necklace,  $220, Jeweliany.com. Above: Theory white V-neck, $65, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com; John Varvatos jeans, $165, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com; Allen Edmonds loafers, $295, Patrick James (Del Mar), patrickjames.com; Initium sunglasses, $238, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique
.com. Right: Hugo Boss plaid shirt, $145, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com; John Varvatos jeans, $165, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com

The Setting
Remington Tattoo Parlor in North Park is a virtual art gallery—the creator, Terry Ribera left no corner un-detailed, from the stacks of vintage trunks to the Remington Noiseless Typewriter to an antique tattoo chair. remingtontattoo.com

 

Big color, small details

Graphic patterns and crimson reds pair well with cuffed sleeves, a knife pleat panel
at the waist, or a detailed neckline—and cause others to look a little closer.

THE LOOKS
Above: Diane von Furstenberg blouse, $525, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com, Mavi skinny jean, $98, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com, Jeweliany earrings, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com, Theory white T-shirt, $65, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com, Postage denim pants, $148, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com, Howe jacket, $175, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com, Left: Diane von Furstenberg dress, $525, Bloomingdales (Fashion Valley), bloomingdales.com, Vocabulary earrings, $18, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com; Vocabulary belt, $74, Vocabulary (Little Italy), vocabularyboutique.com; Gucci bag, $5,800, Neiman Marcus (Fashion Valley), neimanmarcus.com

The Setting
The McNabb Martin Contemporary Art Gallery has recently emerged in San Diego and is hoping to bring some edge along with it. Trying to break away from traditional pieces, the art studio has chosen bold works such as Black Rot and Elements showcasing local California and San Diego artists who let the paint do the talking. mcnabbmartincontemporaryart.com.

Photography by Joseph Llanes
Styling by Cecelia Church
Hair & Makeup by Charlyn Sanchez

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