Mwah Mwah, Miuccia! (AKA Perfection from Prada)

I got turned on to two treasures from Miuccia Prada at the end of the summer.

While traipsing through the Prada/Schiaparelli show at the Met Costume Institute, I spotted the first -

This faaaaabulous quote:

“Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are a bit wilder. Thinking about age all the time is the biggest prison women can make for themselves.”

(awesome, right??)

Then about 45 minutes later, already drunk on the divine ensembles, these babies leapt out at me:

 

 

PRADAoxford

 

 

‘WHAT are THOSE?’, my brain screamed.

Seeing that the show was primarily a retrospective, I wasn’t hopeful that I’d be able to hunt them down…

But Ms Prada provides. The shoes were from this season – Fall Winter 2012/2013.

The fashion gods had smiled down upon me!

They knew, innately knew, that I NEEDED those shoes this season. That I’d wear the wacky rubber-dipped platform oxfords with both jeans and cocktail dresses alike! That they’d become my go-to, day to night,  wear-them-every-day-possible shoe. And that they embodied the exact kind of grown up wildness I was after.

So Grazie, Miuccia. You nailed it on both fronts.