July 25 2014

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185 posts tagged "Prada"

What Would You Use This For?


Our pal Todd Selby is known for photographing the homes of the rich and stylish, but as of late, he’s turned his lens on a fair number of work spaces, too—his newly published series of artist Tom Sachs’ studio, in particular, is worth a look. Sachs is the provocateur famous for erecting Hello Kitty statues in New York and building his own self-styled space station (complete with Tyvek spacesuits) in L.A., so no surprise he’s got all manner of oddity hanging around his lair. There’s the custom, T. Sachs-embroidered NASA outfit he works in, chairs made of police partitions, and a tape measure labeled “Stanley Kubrick,” but most curious of all, we’d have to say, is the enormous jug of “Prada oil.” (For all we know, 2008 was a good vintage.) Have a look, and if you know any potential uses for Prada oil, please do let us know in the comments.

Strange But True: Gypsies Are Teaching Angela Lindvall The Accordion


Steven Meisel’s jazz-themed campaign for Prada’s new Swing sunglasses allowed Angela Lindvall to indulge in some very satisfying make-believe. “I always had this secret desire to be a piano bar singer, and I kind of got to live out my fantasy through this Prada campaign,” Lindvall said last night at the launch party at storied New York lounge Joe’s Pub, where the evening’s main act was resurgent punk pioneer Nina Hagen.

Although Lindvall hails from Kansas City, home of musical wizards Charlie Parker and Count Basie, she never learned an instrument. But thanks to some “gypsy musician friends,” she’s recently grown fond of the accordion. Her tutors are known as the Petrojvic Blasting Company. “My friend picked them up on the street and brought them to our house. They’re from Tennessee,” Lindvall explained. “They’re good guys. They’re very happy if you make them Hungarian goulash—they’ll play music for you all night.” And, apparently, teach a supermodel basic squeezebox.

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Socks With Sandals


Once a universally acknowledged style disaster, the socks-with-sandals look is experiencing a curious (if surprisingly rather chic) resurgence. Stylists at Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, and Prada (below, left to right) all showed peep-toe and strappy sandals with high socks. (At the Spring men’s shows, a few labels, like Bottega Veneta, even experimented with the pairing for dudes.) As Gawker points out, M.I.A. tried the look out at her Letterman appearance in New York this week—she even put her phalanx of look-alike backup dancers in identical sandal-and-sock combos. Her look is a perfect occasion for a styling public service announcement: If you’re going to brave the trend, please, please don’t do it with sweat socks.

Photo:Ray Tamarra / Everett Collection (M.I.A.); Courtesy of Alexander Wang; Courtesy of Derek Lam; Courtesy of Prada

All Business For Gisele, Prada, Pierre Bergé, And More…


The Forbes Celebrity 100 list is out, and models are well represented. Gisele (pictured; #85), Heidi Klum (#86), and Kate Moss (#91) all made the list—though, we have to admit, in the lower rungs. You’re gonna need to hustle to catch up with Taylor Swift (#12), ladies! [Forbes]

Prada is reportedly again considering an IPO, a move it has mulled and rejected several times over the past few years. The latest bid has the company going public in the first quarter of 2012. [WWD]

A group of three investors—including YSL’s late partner in business and life, Pierre Bergé—will assume control of the struggling French newspaper Le Monde. The trio’s bid was opposed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, owing to Bergé’s close ties to socialist politics, but narrowly approved by a board vote. [Bloomberg]

And if all that business news is a little heady for a Tuesday morning, relax with a few pretty pictures. The experts at Modelinia weigh in on two new Fall campaigns: Isabel Marant (starring #91 herself, Kate Moss), and Miu Miu (starring Ginta Lapina and Siri Tollerød). [Modelinia]

Photo: Don Ashby and Olivier Chasse

I Can See Clearly Now


Our sharp-shooting man on the street, Tommy Ton, has just sent his dispatch from Milan men’s fashion week. (If you haven’t seen them already, what are you waiting for? Head here now.) Glimpsing this transparent Prada clutch on the arm of one of menswear’s stylish dames, we were reminded how good see-through can look. If you’re feeling the transparent look, here are a few other glassy options to browse. Fendi’s boxy Spring clutch (below) and Sonia Rykiel’s jewel-embellished Spring satchel (middle) are available now; Chanel’s icy Fall bag (bottom) hits stores soon. Continue Reading “I Can See Clearly Now” »