Posts tagged "prada"

Yay, For Striped Shoes!

I have quite a shoe fetish, and whenever I see shoes I like, I automatically begin to style them (in my imagination) with my own clothes. That’s what happened when I saw these Prada spring 2011 shoes. I thought I could wear them with black skinny jeans or a pair of white-washed, distressed jeans. And…

By: Annika Harris / January 5, 2011

Would You Wear: Prada Customizable Sunglasses?

We’re reluctant to admit it out loud, but isn’t the point of wearing designer glasses to wear designer glasses and feel the smug satisfaction of your status logo beaming from the corners of your eyes? Prada has just released customizable sunglasses so that the wearer can choose two letters to show off. This would the…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 8, 2010

New Prada Fashion Film Blends Animation And Style

When I saw the first few seconds of Prada’s latest fashion film, I thought, Hm, they’ve animated a runway show. How dull. But what the company is calling a “MotionBook,” rather than a “Look Book,” is actually quite a bit more than that: a startling, beautiful, surreal blending of pieces from the fall/winter…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 2, 2010

Industry Report: Karl’s Rumored Chanel Departure (Again), DVF’s Makeup, And Prada’s Poor

Diane von Furstenberg just announced that she’ll be launching a new fragrance, cosmetics, and skin care line this year. We predict punchy colors will reign. [Elle UK]
Rumor has it (again) that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel in 2012 and that he’ll “stage a massive, never-before-seen, no-expense-spared farewell.” [Fashionologie]
Prada is apparently $1.4 billio…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 10, 2010

Just Because They’re Prada Shoes Doesn’t Mean We’d Wear Them

High-heeled sneakers are the hideous trend that just won’t end. These Prada shoes with 3 3/4″ rubber wedge heels are made in Italy, cost $420, and won’t ever be worn by the likes of us. [Bergdorf Goodman]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 17, 2010

Spruce Up Your Wardrobe With DIY Studs

Studs have been going strong for a while now, but lately we’ve noticed some innovation on the trend. Instead of sticking with classic pyramid nailheads, big-time labels like Prada and Givenchy are embellishing apparel and accessories with ornaments of different shapes. Carey Mulligan‘s Prada Oscar gown had tiny scissors, utensils, and washers sewn in among…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 29, 2010

Prada Now Has Its Own Alphabet

We all knew the day was coming when Miuccia Prada would try to corner more than just the designer handbag market. Now, it seems, she’s going after the written word. THE PRADALPHABET, a collaboration between Prada and M/M Paris, has arrived to kick the Times New Roman font’s butt. It will be released in May…

By: Lily Q / March 26, 2010

If You’re Old, Fat, Or Ugly, Don’t Count On Working At Prada

Apparently, the devil does wear Prada, and his name is Davide Sesia. The CEO of the high-fashion line is now dealing with a lawsuit in which an employee claims she and over a dozen others in the Japan office were discriminated against because of their looks. Rina Bovrisse, the accusing staffer, said that Sesia told…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 16, 2010

Quotable: Designer Miuccia Prada Says Feminists Are A Thing Of The Past

“I wanted to take ruffles, frills, neat little ladylike silhouettes, all those clichés that women can’t seem to escape from, and do something different with them. When I used to be a feminist, I never dreamed that parameters of female beauty would actually get narrower.” [Used to be a feminist?] “Ah yes. Nowadays there i…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 3, 2010

Jessica Alba Pulls Herself Up By Her Bootstraps—Literally

The good news: We’re kind of digging Jess Alba’s strappy boots. The bad news: They’re Prada and cost a little over a grand. [Los Angeles, 1/20/2010]…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 21, 2010

The Girl With The Most Cake

In a new series for his immensely popular high-end street fashion blog, Jak & Jil, photographer Tommy Ton profiles Emily Eisen, first assistant to fashion editor and stylist Nicola Formichetti, whose clients include Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson, and Scarlett Johansson. In the pictorial, Eisen shows off a few of her favorite fashion things, including Burberry’…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 14, 2009

Put Your Shirt Back On, Chloe

Fashion editors swooned over the lingerie trend on the runways. I’ll admit, I loved it too. A hint of sexiness is a great look — one which certain girls can pull off. But what I’ve recently learned is that when that particular trend made its way into reality, it simply doesn’t work. Chloe Sevigny just…

By: Bianca Posterli / November 16, 2009

Frisky Charticle: The History Of Pantslessness

French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld is my mom’s age. So why in God’s name is she going pantsless in lace tights and hooker boots, forcing us to be sick all over the place? I don’t care what people say about age being just a number, 55 is far too high a number for this Lady…

By: Lily Q / November 11, 2009

Lucite Is A Contagious Disease That’s Spreading From Heels To Toes

While generally reserved for strippers, Lucite heels might break into the mainstream thanks to their presence on the Prada runway and in Maison Martin Margiela’s collection. But the ones we’ve seen are pricey — to the tune of a grand and more — and some would say they still look cheap.

So, if…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 28, 2009

Wacky Shoes Abound!

Crazy shoes. They’re all the rage! Last week, we admired Rodarte‘s urban glamazon heels that could have been made from leftover parts found at the local mechanic’s. Yesterday in Milan, Miuccia Prada debuted a series of Lucite and plastic chandelier shoes with a rainbow of heel colors and swinging crystals. Equipped with what looks to…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 25, 2009

Tricked-Out Designer Rides

Just when you thought excess was winding down, Chanel decided to release its tricked-out Segway, complete with signature quilted bag and logo wheels. This, we thought, must be an anomaly. As it turns out, not so much. Quite a few design houses have decided to take classic modes of transport—from bikes to surf boards to…

By: Lily Q / May 25, 2009

Bruno Storms Milan Fashion Week

As much as we love fashion, we also think it’s kind of ridiculous how seriously some people take a bunch of clothes and shoes. That’s why we love Bruno more. Bruno is one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s most famous characters, after Ali G and Borat, of course. The actor/comedian is in the midst…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2008

Prada’s New Animated Short Film for Fall 2008

These days, fashion companies are always trying to outdo each other with innovative new ways to present their clothing lines and their “visions” for their collections. Last spring, Prada released “Trembled Blossoms,” a four-minute animated short with music by CocoRosie. This season, they’re continuing this artsy-fartsy way of presenting clothes for their lace-based…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 15, 2008

Crave: Prada’s Floral Pumps

What’s better than getting flowers? Getting Prada’s gorgeous floral high heels! From peep toes with flower rhinestone encrusted stilettos to bright pink petal heels, there are lots of styles to make you feel funky fresh or super sleek and sophisticated. While the pumps may cost a pretty penny, nothing says summer quite like a beautiful…

By: Simcha / June 10, 2008