September 21, 2009 - 4:58 pm
The 2009 Elite Model Look contest hits Prada in Prague
The competition for the 2009 Elite Model Look contest just got a whole lot stiffer!
The Elite Model Look contest has helped launch the larger than life careers of famous faces like Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, and Gisele Bündchen.
Here are a collection of the competitor beauties from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary who attended Prada‘s exclusive EML cocktail party at its Prague store last Friday.
Take a peek at these stoic looks! I don’t know about you faithful FashionTKTK readers, but my dark and brooding model gaze is now ten times better after receiving these images! Practice makes perfect.
*photos courtesy of Fondazione Prada.
August 6, 2009 - 5:47 pm
Recession be damned! Prada opens new Paris pop-up shop.
Ask anyone: the Prada name speaks instant fashion and industry know-how. From Canal Street to Wall Street, there are few who don’t know the illustrious Italian-born label. From the beginning, the brand has offered its interpretation of true Italian luxury: handbags and carry-alls all fortified with Prada’s signature blacks, browns, grays and greens. Prada’s history began with quality leather goods and was an immediate success.
From Oprah to the Oscars, Prada has managed to transform itself from a Milan luggage producer to a luxurious international fashion house, making a big impact in 90s fashion and beyond. The creation of Miu Miu, also helped open the brand to a younger fashion demographic and expand its clothing identity.
Now, not to be a retail underachiever, Prada unveiled a brand new two-floor retail unit at Place Beauveau in Paris on July 22, 2009. The temporary pop-up shop—inspired by the French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire and his poem Le Pont Mirabeau—is set to dazzle shoppers in the popular 8th arrondissement for just five short months. Architect Roberto Baciocchi, designed the front of the store to match the Mirabeau bridge, and the result: a dramatic metal staircase and mannequins arranged together like Parisians on a casual stroll, nostalgic lilac carpeting and sofas, bronzed-metal displays and black-and-white checkered marble floors, which resemble the original 1913 Fratelli Prada shop in Milan.
*photo courtesy of Fondazione Prada