Okay, I'm stretching it (Northern California is a big place, after all), but Leanne Marshall is like Vera Wang meets Calvin Klein meets Erin Fetherston meets California supergoddess minus the stereotypical surfing.
(Photo Credit -- Leanne Marshall)hemp organiza and champagne silk taffeta gown? Please tell me you want this as your wedding dress someday too.
In her Fall 2009 collection, she combines my three favorite colors -- plum, gold, and gray -- with organic and eco-friendly textiles in a delightfully elegant concoction of Old Hollywood glamour. Carefully placed drapes and folds manipulate the soft texture of the fabric in a demure manner -- not too structured but not quite Greco-Roman drapery either. Tailored but not stuffy.