California Dreaming

W’s fashion market and accessories director is on the hunt for what’s next.

California Style
Photographer: Dominick Sheldon

Working on W‘s February 2015 Hollywood-themed issue, I had California constantly on my mind, and apparently I wasn’t the only one. From the denim at Sonia Rykiel and Chloé to the snakeskin at Proenza Schouler and Carven, a relaxed West Coast air wafted through a number of spring collections. One of my favorite looks happens to be by a California label—Rodarte’s beautifully wrought barn jackets and high-waist jeans are just the kind of easy pieces that could lure me out there.

Photos: California Dreaming

Rodarte jacket and jeans, prices upon request, Curve, New York, 212.966.3626; Rodarte top and scarf necklace, prices upon request, Satine, Los Angeles, 323.655.2142; Rodarte necklace, price upon request,; Rodarte rings and belts, prices upon request,; Rodarte boots, price upon request,; International Silver ear clips, $10 each,; Catbird band rings, $28–$68,

Photographer: Dominick Sheldon

Proenza Schouler boots, $3,890, Proenza Schouler, New York, 212.420.7300.

Elena Ghisellini bag, $1,295, by special order, Bergdorf Goodman, New York.

Stella McCartney dress, $3,440, Stella McCartney, New York, 212.255.1556.

Jennifer Meyer gold, lapis, and diamond earrings, $16,600, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310.777.5877.

Derek Lam blouse, $3,790, Derek Lam, New York, 212.493.4454.

Proenza Schouler skirt, $1,050, Proenza Schouler, New York, 212.420.7300.

Salvatore Ferragamo bag, $2,400, Salvatore Ferragamo stores, 866.337.7242.

Figue jacket, $2,000,

Rolex stainless steel watch, $4,950,


Hair: Takashi Yusa; Makeup: Susie Sobol. Set design: Whitney Hellesen. Model: Jeneil Williams at IMG Models. Digital technician: Mary Fix. Photography assistant: Andrew Smith. Special thanks: root studios.