Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Devil may wear Prada but so can you!

I don't know how many of you have visited the Prada store, here in Aspen, but it is quite amazing. Of course it is not designed by Rem Koolhaas as the epicentre stores on both coasts are, but it is a touch of magnificence if you ask me. Situated in downtown Aspen, it is perfectly integrated into the feel of a chic mountain town such as Aspen. The store is spread across several floors, with heavy wooden paneling and slabs of local stone all mixed together to give the feel of your own mountain home. Ski-in/ski-out.

Now this dress takes us back to the Spring collection of this year, 2006, but no matter as the intricacy and craftsmanship that has created this dress is the same as the rest of the Prada empire, perfect, and reminds me of the store.

The wide navy velvet shoulder straps harks back to the roaring 20s and ensuing 30s, and the drop-waist feature of the dress accentuates that detail. There are two pockets on the front of the dress, and I don't know a woman who doesn't like pockets on her dress or skirt, as well as the intricate wooden beading that is covering this amazing piece.

The fabric that the wooden detailing is stitched into is a sheer silky fabric that is quite light as the beading adds some weight to this breath taking gown.

As you can see in the label, this dress is marked as a size 40 and is one of those pieces that you will always be struck to awe by whether you are wearing it, or looking at it in your closet.

for more information or to purchase this dress please contact us at thegang@decadestwo.com

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