If we have one thing in common with the Devil, aka Anna Wintour, it’s that we, too, love Prada. campariandsofa’s affair with Miuccia Prada is long-standing and runs deep. While our budgets may only stretch to the (very) occasional pair of shoes, a purse or a heavily discounted item from a past collection: we still revel in Ms. Prada’s vision. Miuccia doesn’t see women as objects of desire (or as objects of any kind): her woman is strong, often uncompromising, but soft around the edges. With clear intent and a healthy dose of self-assurance.
If my coffers allowed: my current splurge would be on Saint Laurent’s collection – a sign I might have been in LA a touch too long. But the recent Fall 2013 showing from Prada left me coveting … nearly everything. Well, maybe not the shoes (though sofagirl loves the brown sandals in the picture above). But how about this most feminine dress, worn off the shoulder, over a slouchy grey cardigan? Perfection. Only a woman would have thought of that.
Milan in November is cold and damp and here is an idea on how to marry chic and comfort. I would absolutely wear something along these lines, with a pair of flat boots. And now that boobs, butts and long stretches of legs are no longer the centrepieces of our outfits, shoulders are indeed a very good asset.
Prada’s version of the ever flattering pencil skirt, in seasonal dark hues, is worn with a tongue-in-cheek femme off-the-shoulder cardigan. An item that was always a staple of my business attire, and I am so grateful Michelle Obama and now Prada have made it fashionable again. The overall look is lightened by a jaunty, colorful purse.
We may not be able to afford $1000 for a Prada-cardi, but sofagirl and I will be emulating this look in our own budget-friendly ways. J Crew here we come. And Miuccia, as ever, thanks for the inspiration