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California Dreaming: Kendall Conrad's Gorgeous Seaside-Inspired Accessories

Feb 5 2013 - 1:04pm

If Kendall Conrad's eponymous accessories line makes a strong case for seaside living, it's really no wonder. As the California native and current Santa Barbara resident puts it, "the beach is a part of my DNA."

It's a DNA that comes across quite nicely in the designer's Spring 2013 collection of handbags, small leather goods, brass jewelry, and flat sandals. In a sun-bleached palette of seagrass, sand, mussel shell, driftwood, bone, cypress bark, and aloe, and with style names like Narcisa, Azucena, and Cincha, these pieces just can't help but evoke the salt-and-sand spirit of the beach.

But that's not to say these pieces are wild by any means. Nope, their real appeal is their simplicity, and it's a refined sort of elegance that Conrad has worked hard to achieve. "I would never make anything that I did not want to wear myself. I design what I want to wear in my own life. The accessories I am drawn to have clean lines, no logos, and usually come in a natural color palette," she explains. "My handbags are unfussy and need to be functional because I love beautiful things but I am pragmatist at heart. I don’t believe the two need to be mutually exclusive."

A selection of Kendall Conrad's Spring 2013 pieces, here in the gallery.
At left, the Spring 2013 moodboard, courtesy of Kendall Conrad.

Kendall Conrad

Lupe Sino II Leather, Available March 2013

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Thin Ball Bangle I [1], $80 each

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Narcisca II Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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Pacha [2] Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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Shell Pendant Necklace [3], $500

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iPhone 4 and 5/ Blackberry Case in Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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Spiral Ring II, Available February 2013

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Pacha [4] Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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Cincha Sandals in Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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iPhone 4 and 5/ Blackberry Case Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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La Cincha Cuff, Available March 2013

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Pacha [5] Leather, Available March 2013

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Gitana II Nubuck, Available March 2013

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Cincha Sandals in Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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Cagancho Cuff Leather, Available March 2013

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Thin Stacking Rings, Available February 2013

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Pacha [6] Wrist Wrap Snakeskin, Available March 2013

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iPhone 4 and 5/ Blackberry Case Alligator, Available March 2013

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Pacha [7] Wrist Wrap Leather, Available online March 2013

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La Cincha Cuff Leather [8], $215

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Gitanita Nubuck, Available online March 2013

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iPhone 4and 5/Blackberry Case Snakeskin, Available online March 2013

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Malaguena Leather, available online March 2013

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Azucena Nubuck, Available online March 2013

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Lupo Sino Leather, Available online March 2013

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Malaguena Alligator, Available March 2013

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Nuevecita Hemp, Available March 2013

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Camaroon Wrist Wrap Leather [9], $210

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Flat Pounded Bangle, Available February 2013

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Filomena Hemp, Available March 2013

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Hair Hook [10], $100

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Thin Ball Bangle II, Available February 2013

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Lupe Sino Leather, Available March 2013

Kendall Conrad

Lupe Sino Leather, Available March 2013

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Thin Ball Stacking Rings II, Available February 2013

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Charm Bangle, Available February 2013

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iPhone 4 and 5/Blackberry Case Nubuck, Available March 2013

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Vaquera Cuff Leather, Available March 2013


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