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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 then erase all the importance that comes with the power logo on your purchase. Unless … the customizable glasses become so recognizable that they become even higher status symbols? Or maybe people just want to wear them because they’re cute, which is a valid answer as well. [BlackBook] Keep reading »

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 2010 line overlayed with a mix of animation twists. Grazia says of the James Lima-directed short, “We love the fashion-illustration-come-to-life feel of it, and the raw, almost comic book treatment of the images,” and so do we. Now if only we could get real life to look like that. [Grazia] Keep reading »

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 billion in debt! (Didn’t see that one coming.) Some think the company might start selling public shares. [Styleite]

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Style By Jury: Does The Name Prada Make Lucite Heels Classy?

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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] Keep reading »

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 sequins, and stars and spirals adorn a pair of amazing Givenchy heels.

These high-fashion items gave us an idea: Why not attach odd-shaped studs to clothes in our own closets? Keep reading »

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 in a limited-edition series of T-shirts made to order and printed on demand. There’s also a cloth-covered custom box with a 64-page book option, if you want to spend mad money on pretty pictures of letters. [Style.com] Keep reading »

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 her to fire a bunch of co-workers for being “old, fat, disgusting or not having the Prada look.”

Sesia also demanded that Bovrisse herself revamp her look. (We infer that she didn’t as she was put on “involuntary leave.”) This type of discrimination is of course unacceptable, but we do have to wonder what brought on this sudden wave of “ugly firings”? Or has this been going on forever? [NY Daily News]
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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 is no such thing.”

– Designer Miuccia Prada, after her fall 2010 fashion show [Vogue.co.uk] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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