‘Schiaparelli and Prada’ at the MET ended a few weeks ago, but the coffee table book is almost as good. Both compare the work of two Italian fashion designers a century apart. From the NY Times: ‘Schiaparelli mentions that in her day, society women were often encountered seated at tables in cafes or restaurants, and that as a designer she was most interested in what was most visible in such situations: the body from the waist up. Ms. Prada, who had experienced hippie back-to-the-earthness along with the sexual revolution, was more focused on the lower limbs. By way of illustration the show gives us a selection — dense and vivacious — of Schiaparelli jackets and hats and Prada skirts and shoes.’ Although highlighting different areas of the body, both designers work within identical themes, including “naïf chic” - fabrics of printed circus animals and tropical fruits - and “ugly chic” - sweaters and menswear in earthy tones. It’s quite surprising that Prada is so similar to Schiaparelli actually.
Velvet yellow couch + warm grey walls + mirrored furniture. Love!
One of the best campaigns this summer, Nike’s Find Your Greatness reminds us that we all have moments of greatness, whether by overcoming our fear of heights or scoring the game winning goal. Thanks goodness for Wieden + Kennedy, one of the best in the ad industry.
Red Lips > Cat Eyes for the best color trend of early 2012.
Tiffany & Co.’s construction facade for its new store in SoHo. Just a reminder never to miss a branding opportunity.
One of my favorite words.
Thank you Style Me Pretty for the most fashionable wedding couple I’ve ever seen.