Prada style

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  1. Nader

    Nader Active Member

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    If your grandma was a stylish amazing classic woman! I find prada infinitely better, and with peices that are much more classic and of better quality :) It gives a woman class rather than skankiness - but I guess opinions differ
     
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    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Speaking of generalizations... :innocent:
     
  3. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    Not all men like it shoved in their face. :flower: [/b][/quote]
    sex is fine when its not 'in your face' it can get boring seeing all the naked bimbos around :innocent:

    as for 'men being the audience' well, isnt this a bit oldfashioned? i think women dress first for themselves and then for their guys

    there is sex in Prada's clothes, but obviously you seem to be losing the point :p
     
  4. Cicciolina

    Cicciolina New Member

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    Thanks Lena! :flower:
    It's such a misconception that Prada is for frumpy conservatives. There's so much more to it than that, it's a lot more subtle and not as blatant as Versace's sexuality. It's sort of like how your boyfriend buys you that icky uncomfortable lingerie that is so obvious because it's transparent and all lacey, when you'd prefer the comfy and simple Bonds :p
    It's true that sex sells but it's how sex is shown. The past few years sex has been blatant and pornographic. But the 50s was, in their own way, 'sexy'. It emphasised the womanly figure which to them was a lot more sexy than the waifs seen more often nowadays. Then if you go further back, each era there was the focus on legs which was more taboo and o them that was sexy, etc etc. But now, I think we've seen enough. Everyone's seen Kate Moss's vagina, Pamela's breast, so that's just boring and yawn-worthy. A new definition of sexiness is coming in ;)
     
  5. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    I'm with you too Cicc. :flower:
     
  6. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    Amen B)
     
  7. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    Amen B) [/b][/quote]
    i don't think it's a 'new' definition so much as a broadening of the term...just as there are different kinds of sex...there are different kinds of sexy...i think the definitionis expanding ...

    that sexy, drag queen versace stuff will always have its market...but now there are better options for someone like me, for example, who prefer to be appreciated and respected for the things they have to say rather than their T&A... B)

    :innocent:
     
  8. dr.shoegal

    dr.shoegal New Member

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    wow... Prada for the 40+? Okay. I never thought of Prada like that. Anyone else? I'm only 24 and quite like a lot of what Prada comes out with.... For example, I am abosolutely in love with this dress.... Somehow I don't think it would look that great on my grandma (sorry grandma), but then you never know.... lol

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  9. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    I don't think it's a "new" definition, as in never-seen-before, but I don't think it's a broadening either. Sex, sexiness and looking good has always been important, it's just that society's definition of what's fresh and exciting/provocative vs. stale and trashy keeps changing.

    I think subtle, classy (sedate or boring, if you like...) sexiness is always in style; the appeal of the practically porno-chic sexiness we've seen for some years is wearing very thin...
     
  10. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    like in this case...this one reminds me of a curtain from the 19th century
     
  11. Cicciolina

    Cicciolina New Member

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    I love this dress too, and I'm only 17. Ok, maybe 'new' wasn't the best word to use, but an alternate definition of sexiness. I think you all raised really good points, the blatant pornographic sexuality is always going to have its audience and fans, but just the dominant 'trend' (not the best word either) - ok, the dominant ambience is going to be more subdued, since we're all shocked out (another masturbation ad for Gucci/Ungaro/etc? *Yawn*). It's like how even Prada even got into the sex thing with its see through raincoat and getting Eva H on the catwalk, and the latest Versace show's daywear was more conservative. Oh and just because I like Prada and a more subtle sexuality, doesn't mean I don't like Gucci or hate Versace. :flower:

    *climbs off soap box* :p
     
  12. pradaromance

    pradaromance New Member

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    im 41, (turning 42 on friday) and i think i look great in prada :innocent:

    I think people just need to mix things together to find their true style & their right amount of sexy-ness... :flower:
     
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    I can think of several of my friends (40+) who would look stunning in that dress. ;)
     
  14. dr.shoegal

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    I can think of several of my friends (40+) who would look stunning in that dress. ;)[/b][/quote]

    Wow, you must have all have grandmas that are really young... :blink: And besides, I referenced MY grandma....

    Second, when i said "Prada for the 40+"? I meant in reference to someone who stated that was the age range for Prada. What I'm saying is that it's for young people as well. It's not prude and conservative....
     
  15. Cicciolina

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    Oh just noticed thanks igni :flower:
    I'm with you dr.shoegal. I thought you were talking about this comment before, right?
    Suppose that we all have different tastes.. but I disagree with the numbers (60%, 40%) but I think I'm probably biased. :p

    I remember as a kid I used to watch the catwalk shows and just be amazed at Gianni Versace with the supermodels, and it was the ultimate fashion fantasy. True, Versace used to have a huge impact on fashion in those days, as for now I'm not so sure since the pendulum has swung to the other side. I'd hardly call Versace modern and innovative now - those descriptions are reserved for Sophie Kokosalaki, Albert Elbaz at Lanvin, Prada, Ferre, Lacroix and countless others. Okkkk I think I'm not making any sense now, but I tried :flower:
     
  16. dr.shoegal

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  17. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    i certainly dont think Prada is 40+ material
     
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    Ditto. This look says it all. :innocent:
     
  19. wyatt.

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    mmm i love this dress.

    prada for the elderly? no.

    chanel classic suits buttoned to the top in every color...you're getting closer
     
  20. first_kaos

    first_kaos New Member

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    Prada is uncomfortable to wear and there is nothing sexy about it, unlike versace which accents everything womanly.
     

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