This first piece in the collection was purchased in Nice. It’s owner was on her way abroad to study French when Prada caught her eye in an airport boutique window over 25 years ago. Though she only carries it about twice a year rotating it amongst others in her bag collection, it is one of her favorites. Rich red leather and a gold link strap characterize this bag’s unique appeal making it truly a one of a kind. This is Prada perfection and the bold color will last generation after generation. So will her ability to speak French. Très chic, mon ami.
This very 90's Prada backpack was carried by one of my dearest friends in prep school. Yes, She carried this very stylish piece when we were a mere 15 years old. Some people are just born with it. This bag also pays tribute to a little piece of Hollywood gold entitled Clueless. In reality it was a gift from her sister, which she carried everyday while the rest of us sophmorically shot daggers across the room coveting her acquisition. See why I'm writing this? it was gorgeous then and so cherished now that it’s kept in special storage. She was shocked that I’d remembered it’s existence but how do you forget utter class? Like I said, some people are just born with it and the rest of of us never forget.
This piece belongs to a
fabulously proclaimed Citizen of the World.
That fits the bag’s personality perfectly as this satchel is essential for the jet setting type as they need quick monetary access traveling from place to place. Snapped while we sipped coffee, this modern piece is fashionable and functional oozing luxury in slick black and polished silver details. One of many pieces in the owner’s collection, she professes that this is one of her favorites, though she wouldn't dare tell the others.
Viewing Prada’s collections are like attending a live art show with wearable pieces to take home, if you are lucky enough to afford them. You can check out their latest collections and download fashion shows on their website (Music is amazing for every show!). They are known for the simple sophistication and luxury fabrics and textiles used to define their lines every season. With Miuccia at the helm, Prada has become one of the most successful luxury brands of all time with a time honored tradition spanning almost 100 years.
Their brand extends from bags and men & women’s wear to eyeglasses and fragrances all with the same luxury quality standards. Their colorful print ads in my monthly Vogue Magazine have me staring at them for a long while before I turn the page. Like their designer pieces, the ads are stylish & engaging. I find myself longing to add another Prada piece to my collection. Longing is the operative word here. In the meantime, I will thank my friends for their amazing taste which all similarly pay their due respects to the fashion icon that is The House of Prada. They and Prada inspire me.
(Photo: Prada Spring/Summer 2011)