New Fashion Vibe? Carrie Bradshaw Meets Grace Kelly

New Fashion Vibe? Carrie Bradshaw Meets Grace Kelly

Is this striking a chord in the spring fashion melody? In a recent and fleeting foray onto Rodeo Drive last week, I was struck by this mannequin at Prada. Well I was struck by whole Prada thing period, but that’s another story. Anyway, there she sat, all prim and yet […]

Is this striking a chord in the spring fashion melody? In a recent and fleeting foray onto Rodeo Drive last week, I was struck by this mannequin at Prada. Well I was struck by whole Prada thing period, but that’s another story. Anyway, there she sat, all prim and yet a tad edgy at the same time…

Prada mannequin
Recently seen at Prada on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles: Part Princess Grace, part Carrie Bradshaw, with huge fun faux bling slung around a silk scarf tied smartly at the neck.

A layered tulle skirt and the out-sized costume jewels make the look dressy and fun, while the pastel fitted cashmere shell and cardigan give it a whiff of prissiness. The opaque tights and open-toed platforms are unexpected and make it modern but not silly.

Now this is a look you could replicate with little strain: a full skirt, a wide belt, a fitted shell or t-shirt, a little cardigan, a pretty scarf, and some big fake bling. The tights and platform shoes complete it. (Though I think you could also wear this combo with a nude leg, or black or nude fishnets.) And furthermore, you don’t have to be a toothpick or 20 to wear it. Designer Miuccia Prada herself is no toothpick, and we love her for it. Toothpicks can wear anything; women with curves can wear what makes them feel like the feminine, voluptuous creatures they are–and Prada, and her legion of copy-cats, know that.

I would have taken more pictures but the security guard fussed and told me no. We’re both just doin’ our jobs I reckon.

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