Posts Tagged ‘Prada’

Slide Show

June 3, 2016

The pitter patter of little feet will be coming to an office or restaurant near you. No, we don’t mean someone is expecting a baby. We’re talking about slides and mules, those late 90’s throwbacks that make a rather annoying sound as our feet slap about when we walk.

This time around, there are lots of variations to the theme. From pancake flats to chunky block heels, there’s one thing to be sure of… they’re back!

Low heels and closed pointed toes make these mules almost seasonless:

Phillip Lim, Prada, Opening Ceremony, Gucci

Phillip Lim, Prada, Opening Ceremony, Gucci

Simple slip on slides in tumbled leather or metallics:

Ancient Greek Sandals, Everlane, Mansur Gavriel, Bottega Veneta

Wide crossed straps, embellishments and chunky soles take “shower shoes” to the next level.

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Chunky heels and peep toes in colored suede, denim or floral prints modernize the mule and are the perfect warm weather option that’s not too bare:

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Prada, Phillip Lim, Gucci, Mansur Gavriel

If last year was about the Birkenstock, this summer will be all about the designer Dr. Scholl:

Alexander McQueen, Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler

Alexander McQueen, Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler

Whatever shape you choose, it’s time to slide into summer!

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Pretty Girls, Ugly Shoes

June 23, 2014

This season’s breakout trend isn’t about skirt lengths, or a specific color. It isn’t about making your legs look longer, or your waist look smaller. Dare we say, it may be rooted in comfort?

Designers across the globe showed low heeled shoes for spring, many inspired by some of the ugliest, yet most comfortable shoes on the planet. Birkenstocks are turning up everywhere this summer, and some of the most well-heeled ladies are opting for these clumsy looking sandals usually associated with tree huggers and kibbutz workers.

Check out these beauties in Birkenstocks:

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Eva Chen’s daily accessory selfie: A high/ low mix of Chanel and a Birkenstocks.

Tevas are coming in as a close second, with these Prada versions taking the runway by storm:

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Marni took the shoe to new heights with this chic platform version:

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It wasn’t long before they hit the streets:

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Just last week, Lucky magazine’s influential editor in chief Eva Chen showed these beauties on instagram:

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Stay tuned…those fluffy slippers could be next!

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Belles of the Ball

May 7, 2014

The annual Met Ball, feting the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute is the fashion equivalent of the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards all rolled into one. This year was no exception, as the rich, famous and simply fabulous walked the red carpet to celebrate the opening of the exhibition entitled “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” in the newly christened Anna Wintour Costume Center. The dress code included white tie and tails for the gentlemen, and grand gowns for the ladies.
While the new designers generally set the tone for the future of fashion, tonight it was the old guard that ruled the red carpet.

Oscar de la Renta dressed some of the evening’s standouts, including this spectacular look on Sarah Jessica Parker:

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Allison Williams was also elegant in a red Oscar de la Renta gown:

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Taylor Swift glowed in her de la Renta dress:

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Anna Wintour’s daughter, Bee Shaffer wore a stunning baby blue Alexander McQueen gown:

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Idina Menzel ruled in a frothy Donna Karen Atelier gown:
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Blake Lively glowed in gold Gucci with the ultimate accessory: husband Ryan Reynolds!
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Others didn’t fare as well, as many of the younger stars took fashion risks and failed.

The very sexy Kate Upton donned something from a bad western movie. Just…no:
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Chloe Grace Moretz also missed the mark in Chanel:

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Sarah Paulson was a hot mess in Prada:

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Diana Agron looked matronly in Mui Mui:

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Katie Holmes channeled a Disney princess, and failed:

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Speaking of Disney, it appears that Sandra Lee’s gown was semi-homemade and came off as more wicked step mother than princess:

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Check back later this week to see the starlets that took risks and ruled!

Face Time

November 6, 2013

Designers got some face time this season, with large scale portraits adorning everything from flowy dresses to fur coats.

Muiccia Prada showed overblown faces for Spring 2014, in bold, primary colors.

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Giles featured photos of models, including one of iconic model  Kate Moss.

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac created Miro inspired drawings for his skirts and dresses.

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What Do You Call a Female Pope?

March 15, 2013

By now you’ve seen our post about the new Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio and our recommendations for his Papal footwear. But for a moment, let’s just imagine that the Catholic Church displayed some unique open-mindedness, and the new Pope is a woman!
Now we can really look at shoes, y’all!!

Chances are, she wants a little height. I mean, those flowing robes can swallow up a petite girl. Perhaps she might rock some Valentino stilettos, with very Papal gold studded heels.

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We all know that Popes prefer Prada, so these high platform sandals with a cut out wedge could work well for summer, provided there is a pedicurist at the Vatican.

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Snakeskin Loubies are a status symbol and our Pope-ess might love the elegance of this sky-high heeled, peep toe pumps with a hidden platform. Christian Loubitan’s signature red soles are said to be good for a women’s soul, so we say “hallelujah” for this choice!

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Brian Atwood’s strappy zip front sandal could be a great way for the Popette to feel feminine and dare we say it, sexy. It’s the equivalent of wearing silk and lace lingerie under a conservative business suit… it’s a guilty pleasure only she knows about. Those vestments are pretty long, and hey, your secret is safe with us, girlfriend.

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Sometimes a girl needs comfort, and these Tory Burch ballerinas are iconic these days. The gold logo on the front kind of resembles a cross, doesn’t it?

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These shoe choices may not be needed now (although nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors) but it’s fun to dream. We are looking forward to the day that pink smoke blows from the Vatican chimneys, symbolizing the election of the first female Pope.

The Pope Wore Prada

March 14, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been named the 226th Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Frances.

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As his predecessor, Pope Benedict turns in his red Prada slip-ons and shuts down his Twitter account, “@Pontifex” in preparation for his departure, Cardinal Bergoglio will be finding his way around his new town, and thinking about how to make his mark as the new Pontiff.  Once the smoke clears (pun intended) he will need to make some stylistic choices to get this Popedom started.

In honor of the momentous occasion, we have gathered some of the season’s fiercest red shoes for his perusal.

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These skull embossed patent leather Alexander McQueen slippers would lend an edgy vibe to the traditional Cossack look.

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Nothing screams Italian like a horse bit loafer, and these Gucci patent ones will have him blending in with the locals in no time.

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Fashion duo Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2, have created a classic wingtip in rich red. A manly choice.

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Perhaps he will choose the iconic Tod’s driving moc, which is perfect for cruising around town in the Popemobile.

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For the modern Pope on the go, these DC skateboard shoes are just the thing, offering both comfort and a sense of urban cool.

We’re sure whatever he chooses will be historic. Best of Luck Francis! Glad we could help.

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Coming Full Circle

March 11, 2013

Femininity abounds next fall, with soft swingy skirts taking center stage. Full, voluminous circle skirts made their appearance from some of the most sophisticated and influential designers. Retro insprired, yet modern, this silhouette is a must for next year.

Rochas showed full cut skirts hitting just below the knee in rich burgundy wool.

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Rochas

Prada went full circle in red leather.

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Prada

Nina Ricci’s knee skimming skating skirt is paired with a fur trimmed top.

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Nina Ricci

Elie Saab’s fitted bodice and full skirted dress in rich turquoise is tailored, yet feminine.

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Elie Saab

Ports tweed ensemble pairs a circle skirt with a fitted coat.

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Ports

Chanel kept it short and flirty for their hot pink suit.

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Chanel

Lanvin’s dress has retro flair. Giant insects optional.

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Lanvin

Coat Check

March 4, 2013

Outerwear is making a huge statement across all four of the major fashion capitals. Often oversized, yet impeccably tailored, these coats truly make the outfit.

Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim

This voluminous silhouette with an over-scaled lapel is asymmetrically cinched at Phillip Lim. Watch for teal as an emerging color for the season.

Blumarine

Blumarine

Blumarine takes the classic trench look up a notch, cutting it in supple,nude colored leather.

Max Mara

Max Mara

Max Mara layers camel hair with satin and sweater knit for a play on texture and shine. The cocoon shape adds a air of casual chic.

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

The wool steamer coat gets feminized with gold embellishment at Dries Van Noten.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein belts his emerald green leather coat for a modern take on military style.

Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Dean and Dan Caten cinch a fur collared tweed coat over a satin gown for a new twist on retro-glam at Dsquared2.

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Prada

Muicca Prada adds a full circle skirt to her simply tailored coat. The fur trim adds a touch of elegance to the vintage inspired piece.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

October 8, 2010

Perhaps I spoke too soon. Today, as I was editing through the last day of Paris Fashion Week, the grand finale of a month’s worth of fashion shows, I noticed a trend.

Sitting along side Prada’s monkeys and bananas, were Miu Miu’s swans, and Marc Jacob’s entry for Louis Vuitton, the suit with the bottom half of a giraffe printed on the back of the pants, and the head and neck printed on the back of the jacket. If that was not enough, he sculpted the heels of the shoes to resemble animal limbs.

Ok, so I have been known to literally swoon over these collections. People joked that my daughter’s first words would be Prada, and I can find a Miu Miu store anywhere in the world merely by an invisable magnetic force that takes me there. But really guys, nobody wants to look like this. I applaud creativity, but let’s face it, this is just bad.

I feel as though they are sitting together right now, having a good chuckle at our expense. Banana skirts and giraffe suits may ring a note of whimsey, but when several THOUSAND dollars are involved, especially during a recession, the joke falls flat.

If you want to entice the customer to buy, give them something they don’t have, but for goodness sakes, give them something they actually want!

photos: Style.com and  New York Magazine

When Bad Things Happen To Great Designers

October 7, 2010

The fashion press were all over themselves about this one. Yes, I am a huge fan of Prada. I have been known to covet pieces from the collections in the past, but this time Muicca, you’ve gone too far. Truly, if anyone else with a bit less power and a lot less pedigree showed this collection we would be laughing, if we bothered to look at it at all.

In the words of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, ” It’s bananas! I DIE”

What do you think?

photos: Style.com


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