Palm Springs City Guide 2019

Palm Springs City Guide | Kelly Golightly

Happy International Womens Day! I have something fun to share today: I’m on the cover of the 2019 Palm Springs City Guide magazine. Read all about it below!

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Palm Springs City Guide | Kelly Golightly

First, a quote on International Womens Day from a true lifestyle pioneer:

“Build your success on something you love.” 

— Martha Stewart

Palm Springs City Guide | Kelly Golightly

This seems particular fitting, as you know my love for Palm Springs runs deep.

Holiday House Hotel Palm Springs | Kelly Golightly

And any success I’ve had has been so intertwined with Palm Springs.

Holiday House Palm Springs | Kelly Golightly

So to have the honor of getting to shoot the cover for the city I love with the person I love —  Fred Baby photographed the cover — is a dream.

Holiday House Palm Springs | Kelly Golightly

THE VISION

The editor of the publication, Steven Henke, had a vision for “a modern woman in a brightly colored dress playing shuffleboard at the Holiday House.”

Kelly Golightly Palm Springs

Holiday House is a charming boutique hotel designed by Mark D. Sikes of MDS Stripes fame.

Palm Springs | Kelly Golightly

Steven Henke’s vision for the publication was “the new Palm Springs.”

Yellow Caftan Dress | Kelly Golightly

I loved the idea of juxtaposing old and new, the historical with the new troop of Palm Springs devotees. It’s always fun to get to collaborate with other creatives and see how things come together.

Yellow Cape Dress | Kelly Golightly

Since the idea was to be playing shuffleboard, I wanted to wear something that wasn’t just bright, but that also had great movement.

Yellow Chiffon Caftan Dress | Kelly Golightly

I knew Holiday House was all blue and white, and thought either hot pink or bright yellow would be ideal.

Yellow Cape Dress | Kelly Golightly

WHAT I WORE

Enter this amazing vintage yellow 1970s chiffon cape dress by Miss Elliette from Etsy.

It reminded me of this photo of Veruschka in a flowing yellow caftan, which has been inspiring me so much lately.

What’s funny is that right after we shot this, Trina Turk posted a photo wearing a similar vintage Pauline Trigere yellow cape dress. Isn’t it divine?

GET THE LOOK

While you can’t get my exact dress, since it’s vintage, this hot pink Trina Turk cape dress is nearly identical, save for the color.

And the yellow chiffon hostess gown/caftan I’m wearing here is the same exact fabric and feel, minus the cape itself.

You can also find more cute yellow dresses here.

WHERE TO GET THE MAGAZINE

If you’re in Palm Springs, the City Guide is available at the Chamber of Commerce.

If you’re a Palm Springs resident, you will likely find one in your mailbox, as they are mailed out to every resident. Eeep!

You can view the Palm Springs City Guide online here.

THANK YOU

A huge thank you to Steven Henke for always being so wonderful to work with, and to all of you for your support!

Finally, I wanted to leave you with another favorite quote:

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is a stepping stone to greatness.”

 — Oprah Winfrey

Have a wonderful, bold weekend xo!

PHOTOS by FRED MOSER

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