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Top 10 Miuccia Prada Quotes

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Fashion designer, entrepreneur, curator, intellectual, feminist, and icon: Miuccia Prada is a woman of many talents. Miuccia took over her grandfather, Mario Prada’s, family owned luxury goods company in 1978 with little more than vision and drive. Over the three decades that followed, Miuccia transformed Prada into a fashion powerhouse, leading the label to record-breaking commercial and critical success and eventually making Prada the globally admired fashion institution it is today.  An outspoken liberal thinker and feminist, Miuccia Prada does not court the spotlight, but she also doesn’t shrink from it. When Miuccia speaks, she speaks with insight, gravitas, and a wonderfully endearing lack of pretension.

Here are my 10 favorite Miuccia Prada quotes.

1. Miuccia Prada on being different

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2. Miuccia Prada on daring. 

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3. Miuccia Prada on cliche 

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4. Miuccia Prada on archetypes. 

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5. Miuccia Prada on beauty.

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6. Miuccia Prada on living the dream. 

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7. Miuccia Prada on language. 

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8. Miuccia Prada on older women. 

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9. Miuccia Prada on sensitive men and strong women. 

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10. Miuccia Prada on label whores. 

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL: 3 SPRING ADS THAT GOT IT RIGHT

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Celebrities modeling for high-fashion brands is nothing new, but something about the latest crop of Spring ad campaigns and their celebrity counterparts feels fresh and exciting.  This season, designers didn’t just tap the biggest faces in the biz for money-making modeling ventures; instead, it seems they focused on really finding the perfect face to fit the brand image.  The result is a season of perfectly inspiring images that we can’t tear our eyes away from.  The 3 best matchups out there?  Lupita Nyong’o for Miu Miu, Rihanna for Balmain, and Lou Doillon for Chloe.

 

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Miu Miu’s quirky Spring collection didn’t obviously lend itself to Lupita’s (insanely cool) style.  The 12 Years A Slave star is a relative newcomer who is still cementing her street cred, and is known for darker material.  Props to the decision-makers at Miu Miu for recognizing Lupita’s style potential early on and tapping her for their campaign!  The bright colors and cartoonish prints of Miu Miu’s 70s-glam collection get a luxe upgrade from Lupita’s glowing skin and attitude-filled eyes.  Although the brand also features Elizabeth Olsen, Bella Heathcote, & Elle Fanning in their Spring adverts, we love Lupita’s pics the best.

 

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In hindsight, Rihanna seems like an obvious choice for the rocker-chic house of Balmain.  While the brand has dabbled in more hardcore looks in the past, Spring’s pastels were decidedly more demure than the usual Balmain fare.  Enter RiRi.  The musician/muse lent her badass vibe to the Chanel-esque jackets with gold chain details, and the rest is history.  Fashion’s baddest fashionista’s will be dying to get their hands on this collection now that’s it’s been imbued with Rihanna’s signature brand of cool.

 

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While Lou Doillon (model, musician, daughter of Jane Birkin) might not be a household name yet, we think her latest campaign for Chloe might change that.  Her quintessentially French good looks and hard-edged beauty are a perfect match for Chloe’s ethereal, street-chic, and 70s-inspired Spring collection.  We can’t stop staring.

Are there any other perfectly-fronted Spring campaigns we missing?  (Not counting Miley for Marc- we covered that one here a few weeks ago!)

Shoesday Tuesday: Stylish Loafers

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Giuseppe Zanotti

 

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Charlotte Olympia

 

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Christian Louboutin

 

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Miranda Kerr

 

Loafers have consistently been a trend for every season, but this spring we’re lusting after the sophisticated smoking slipper by some of our favorite designers. With an innovative twist on the traditional slipper-styled loafer, designers such as Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, and Charlotte Olympia have added studs, detailed embroidery, sparkles, and a creative new level of style to their takes on the trend. From capped-toe metallics, to tassels and faces of cats, designers have put a unique, fashion-forward spin on these comfortable yet practical shoes for spring and summer. Perfect for a more casual office setting, a day of shopping, or paired with a blazer, blouse, and leather shorts for nighttime, these loafers are perfect for a variety of occasions and are a great statement piece to add some personality and flair to your personal style. Slip these loafers on with a pair of jeans or colored pants, or combine with a skirt and sweater for a casual yet trendy spring-inspired look. When in doubt, mimic Miranda Kerr’s outfit: her loafers paired with jeans, a black blouse, statement sunglasses, and an oversized bag make for an instantaneous laid-back-chic look. The smoking slipper is a must have for men as well and looks great combined with more casual attire such as jeans, a t-shirt, and cardigan, or with a suit for classic and contemporary look.