Topic: Prada

10 Red Carpet Looks That Prove Neon Isn’t Always Completely Horrible

10 Red Carpet Looks That Prove Neon Isn't Always Completely Horrible

About a year ago, we rounded up “10 fashion trends that need to die right now”--and arguably our biggest vendetta was against then-hugely popular neon (well, and fucking sneaker wedges). Since then, the look has definitely lost its ubiquity on the streets–now, we see the occasional Fluro and that’s about it.

…Maybe because it’s not everywhere anymore, tiring eyeballs wherever it goes, we’ve softened a bit on our stance. Here are 12 red carpet looks that make a surprisingly compelling argument for not banning the shades outright.

Also. Some of the looks here are more neon than others. This was hard. More »

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

While there’s been a lot of talk about the absence of women of color on catwalks, there’s been precious little progress. Agonizing, incremental progress. Black girls are still given token slots on runways (usually two, at most) and the same goes for Asian women. When multiple black girls are cast, it’s often as a statement–like, for example, when Alber Elbaz sent a troop of black models clad in tropical prints down Lanvin’s Spring 2011 runway. As a finale. More »

Harlotry: The Very Annoying Girls Who Dabble Like Tourists In The Sex Industry

Harlotry: The Very Annoying Girls Who Dabble Like Tourists In The Sex Industry

The tourists are the women who believe that all it takes to be successful in the industry is a pretty face and a nice body. They have no concept of sex worker stigma, beyond some fuzzy concept that stripping will be “cool,” “edgy,” “fun,” or worse, “empowering.” Sure, the industry is somewhat forbidden to nice girls like them, but their dabblings in sex work are all about not being a nice girl anymore–about going home for Thanksgiving dinner and thinking, “nobody knows I’m a sex worker” while they get a second helping of mashed potatoes from Uncle Jerry or Aunt Jane or whoever. More »

20 Facts About Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo (Adam Levine’s Fiance)

20 Facts About Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo (Adam Levine's Fiance)

Yesterday, word broke that serial modelizer Adam Levine had reunited with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret angel Behati Prinsloo. Not only that, they reunited via an engagement.

Though Prinsloo is well known in fashion circles, she may be a new face to those of us who don’t keep a mental backlog of every Prada exclusive of the last 20 years. More »