Desert Companion

Shop: Trendsetter

Modern classic - Candace Campbell:

Model, hairstylist and co-owner, Stone Fox Salon; owner and designer, Indigo Moon.

Your personal style? I’m a vintage girl. I like to take my favorite things from the ’50s to the ’80s and mix them together with modern clothes in ways that make me happy.

Spring trend you’re looking forward to? I’m excited for all the flowy, cream-colored bohemian dresses! I love that dreamy, soft, clean feeling after months of sweaters and boots.

Personal styling tricks? I always feel like a girl has genuinely good style when she’s cute on her day off. You know, with her coffee in hand, running errands, etc. Everyone is cute when they go out. I think effortless style is the best, so I always try to keep it simple and make it seem like I easily fell into the look. If you look like you’re going to prom every day, everyone’s gonna know you spent all day trying to get this together. I just back up, take off a few accessories, brush out my hair. Minimize and usually go with your first choice.

Favorite fashion era? The ’70s for sure! I get constantly told I was born in the wrong era.

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Do you have any seasonal rituals for changing from winter to spring? I cry and put all my vintage fur coats away.

Favorite color combo? Right now, I’m loving all the creams and peaches but I’m always a black-on-black kinda girl. With nude lipstick, of course.

If you could only wear one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be? I could live and die in the Yves Saint-Laurent spring 2013 collection! High-fashion witchy woman.

What are your secret shopping spots? I rummage through vintage shops and shop online. My favorite Las Vegas shops are Gypsy Den, The Jeweler’s Daughter, Nikdreamer, Electric Lemonade and Widow Den. I also love TOPSHOP, American Apparel and Free People.

Favorite piece in your wardrobe? My vintage Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse black and white “Graffiti Speedy” bag. The only Louis Vuitton collection that isn’t a boring grandma print.

Candace’s five must-haves for spring

1. Melt cosmetics “summer” lipstick, $19,

2. Idylwild cream “desert” tank, $38, Widow Den

3. “Crazy on You” antique cream fringe kimono, $549,

4. Argentinean clutch by Jessica Galindo Leather Couture, $190, Jessica Galindo Shop, 707 E. Fremont St. in the Container Park

5. Free People mantra-printed flare pants, $128, Free People in the Fashion Show Mall

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