“Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.”- Miuccia Prada
The story of the almost 100-year old luggage company is a family/love kind. Miuccia’s father created this empire and he would not have agreed to Miuccia taking over the company but however, he wasnt left with much of a choice. His son didn’t want the job! After her father, Miuccia continued to build the Prada brand around quality leather goods. Together with her love interest Patrizio Bertellis who had ingenious marketing ideas, Prada really started to grow at a high-speed. MIU MIU was formed much later by the fashion duo.
So my question is to the accessionistas, is high luxury fashion dead? Should I not one day-dream of affording such a life? Well up until here lately the Prada and MIU MIU stock was doing pretty good but now in the times that we live saving is EVERYTHING so I am all about creating these high fashion looks for less. How do you do that you say? I am glad you asked; pick out a look and if you love it go create it piece by piece.
Some of my favorite places to shop are very affordable; they inlcude Target (need I say more), JCPenney (Ming by Mango line rocks), Express (business and social life clothing), Victoria Secrets (fierce tops and dresses). So my accessionistas go out and get accessorized for less!! Where are your favorite places to shop for less? Let us know so we can check it out!!!! Until next time accessionistas…SHOP ON AND MAY FIERCE STYLE BE WITH YOU!!!!
“Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody”-Mark Twain
I had the opportunity to attend the 4th Annual RVA Fashion Show at the historic Hippodrome. Renovations in the Hippodrome were noticeable especially with this overhead chandelier with millions and billions of crystals. Pure opulence!!!!
Other than checking out the environment I was there to check out some vibrant rags; a designer that would make me believe their passion. I was looking for a Diamond in the Ruff! The youngest of the designers stole my heart. His designs from his Gridded Organza line are pictured here and his name is Harry Trinh. He is a high school senior at Henrico High School in Richmond, VA.
Trinh says his designs are a clash and bond between humans and their environment. I was in awe of his line and these are just a few examples that I could fetch. But believe you may this Trinh is someone you want to follow! Bravo Trinh, Bravo!!!
“Any man may be in a good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed.”- unknown
Today a blockbuster “Think like a Man” will be hitting movie theatres all across the country. The title I am assuming is advising women to “think” like a man. Really, wow! That is good advice and I know our smart ladies will take it, however some of our men could learn a little on attire from us dapper ladies.
As I have mentioned previously; I love a well-dressed man! So, having said that I just had to throw some examples up to inspire our men to dress like Men!! What makes a man’s attire HAWT to you! Do you think a man’s attitude changes when he dresses better? The models up top have on Giorgio Armani and the model below is wearing Express! Can you say HAWT!! The model below has a Calvin Klein suit on (love it). Toodles and once again this is Shannon, your fashion accessory signing off. Have a great weekend!