Category: Prada

CelebrityKaty Perry Covers Vogue July

Gracing the cover of Vogue is no small feat, and making her fierce debut on the July 2013 cover is none other than the fearless and fabulous Katy Perry. The singer looks gorgeous as ever, set to red hues on the most humble of backdrops, and she simply shines. Photographed by the incomparable Annie Liebovitz, Katy looks haute in Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, and Zac Posen.

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(images courtesy of vogue.com)

FashionPrada Real Fantasies S/S 2012 Lookbook

Haven’t we all had a few “Real Fantasies” about Prada‘s 2012 Spring/Summer collection?
 
Prada went “100% handmade” with this look book full of retro collages as it “explores the nostalgia of hot rodding, golfing, picnicking, the space race, and other wholesome past times.” Love it!


 
 




Also, check out the motionbook for even more magic!
(Images courtesy of Prada via Who What Wear)

FashionPrada Takes High Fashion to the Highway

 
 I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been to a few hot rod shows in my day, so when I saw Prada’s Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection, the little girl in the rumble seat inside me let out a little squeal of glee. Finally, fashion that my dad might even appreciate….
 
 
 
All the initial hype I read was totally shoe-centric, and they deserve it, but hello! Look at how great everything is!
 
 
I love how she incorporated the classic car motif in so many ways, yet makes the traditionally masculine concept seem so feminine and sweet. Think muscle car-meets-pin-up, with a little fifties housewife mixed in. Prints, micro prints, racing stripes, flames, and full-on hot rod decals and embroidery… Oh my! And the color palette! Who wants to hop in my ’57 Chevy with me and speed on down to the malt shop? (No, I don’t actually have a ’57 Chevy, or know where you’d find a malt shop nowadays).
 
 
But really, let’s get back to the shoes, am I right? Spoilers, wings, chrome, flames, and even tail lights, plus the occasional bow or jewels? I could gush for hours.
 

(Images courtesy of Style.com & BitRebels)

FashionPrada Presents: Il Palazzo. A Palace of Role Play

I know we normally talk about exclusively women clothes here at Lulu’s, but Miuccia Prada’s AW 2012 Menswear show was too good to pass up. Plus it allows me to report on menswear, which I love almost as much as womenswear. Almost. 
Prada exclaimed from backstage that this show was “A parody of male power.” She made sure nothing was as it appeared. The formal clothes were cut from denim, what appeared to be mohair was really cotton. The baroque patterns on the pieces are composed of football helmets or Native American headdresses. Each look more impressive than the next.

The piece de resistance came at the end of the show, when Miuccia paraded out actors. And not your Channing Tatum, chiseled abs type. No she brought out the strong brooding types. The award winning types (No offense, Channing, but, you know). From Emile Hirsch, to Jamie Bell, to Willem Dafoe, each played their part as the walked down the runway. 

Tim Blank, of Style.com, described it best:
“If you accept that actors play archetypes, then each of them represented a particular kind of man. It wasn’t only the accompanying soundtrack of Michael Nyman’s music from The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover that cued Tim Roth as a gangster or Adrien Brody as a dandy.”
Did yout enjoy this runway show as much as I did? Or are you like “eh” about menswear. Let me know! xoxo

FashionPrada: Fall/Winter 2011

 Prada released their newest ad campaign for Fall/Winter 2011/12 last week. While you may be sweltering in the summer heat, you can look forward to pops of bright color, plenty of animal prints and a futuristic Mod influence for the coming seasons.
 
Photographed by Steven Meisel, we see the blush pink trend of spring combined with citrus and python for an absolutely sublime pairing . . . and knee-high making a comeback? Who knew?!