Miuccia Prada, fashion designer and youngest grand-daughter of Prada’s founder Mario Prada, notably said, “What people sometimes interpret as quirky is my attempt to subvert the concept of luxury by introducing elements that are considered ordinary or commonplace…”
Over the last century, Prada has represented all that is sophisticated and revolutionary about Italian design. Founded in 1913, Prada quickly obtained prestige amongst European aristocrats, and in 1919, the brand became the luxury supplier to the Italian Royal Family.
Prada’s history is filled with beautiful designs, family, and intelligent business decisions such as a long-lasting partnership with Patrizio Bertelli, and affiliation with several successful lines including: Fendi, Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Church & Company, and Miu Miu.
Shop Portero’s Prada collection here.
Out with the old and in with Pantone’s color of the year: Radiant Orchid! We’ve been inspired by the endless hues of this year’s enticing and confident color. From Hermès to Nancy Gonzalez, you can spot 2014’s color in an array of gorgeous totes, shoulder bags, clutches, and jewelry at Portero.com.
Shop our inspired collection here: http://bit.ly/19XvCfH
Never has a bag had a more apropos than the Louis Vuitton Neverfull. Seriously, the bag carries anything and everything — up to 200 lbs worth for the GM size. Since being introduced in 2007, it has become a classic work to weekend bag. We love it in everything from classic monogram to the limited editions. Bonus: The style is reversible.
Shop Louis Vuitton here.
A vision in white: A Hermès Bolide in leather and toile.
Saint Laurent wallet with OPI’s Big Apple Red nail polish.
The Louis Vuitton Multicolore collection looks like summer on a bag.
Coco Chanel’s image was very important to her. So much so that she didn’t let Pablo Picasso paint her. She did, however, let her friend Marion Pike create several portrait, which will be featured in an upcoming exhibition in London. Meet you there?
Pinch yourself, this is not a dream! Proenza Schouler PS1 bags in fall-ready shades of suede.
We though you could use a mid-week pick-me up: This Hermès scarf can brighten up any doldrums. Wearable art, for sure. (Spotted in Milan by our director of handbags Elizabeth Bernstein.)
We hardly even recognized the gorgeously glam and pouty Michelle Williams with in this Louis Vuitton ad. She’s caressing the Capucines tote — leather at its finest.