Prada… Geisha and Glitz

June 17, 2014  |  Streetstyle

Above is one of the most popular pairs of shoes to come out of Prada’s Spring 2013 season, photographed at The WALK 2014. Miuccia was inspired by the duality of darkness and light, which she served up alongside a heavy dose of Japonisme in a season that ranged from patently monstrous to the delicately sublime. You know, your basic Prada show.


If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past four years of fashion blogging, it’s that your eye for design shifts. Sure, some people are born with phenomenal taste while others, no matter how badly they try, simply cannot buy their way into a certainĀ coolness that’s as much defined by attitude as it is sense of style.

prada shoes rhianna

My friend Rhianna is one of those kids who looks impossibly chic, no matter what she wears. Her recent embrace of Prada has forced me to reconsider my stance on the brand, as she delightfully showed up at my apartment tonight in an impromptu visit from New York wearing the bejeweled Teva-esque sandals from Spring 2014. The magnificent clash between the utilitarian sole and pageant-queen bedazzled straps are precisely the boundary-pushing design elements that are at the soul of true fashion.


In other words, maybe it’s time for me to buy my first pair of Pradas…


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  1. Love your blog and your street style x

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