March 05, 2008

SS08 Prada: Nappa Stripes Multicolor

Since I have been dressed in dull safe colors for a few months now (with the exception of Chinese New Year, but that's another story), it was completely refreshing when I stepped into the Prada store the other day and was immediately struck by a vibrant bold rainbow of colors coming at me!
I immediately rushed (very dignified-ly of course) to get a better look at them. My first reaction? LOVE. They are the perfect vibrant eye candies to brighten up my wardrobe this SS!
My second reaction was: Which COLOR?? They're all soo darling! I just want to gobble them up like candy!

Then I qualified: Most of them anyway, with the exception of this lime green and maroon color combo here (left). Or maybe its just too murky compared to the rest. Style-wise, I think the regular size hobos in this multicolor print is just a bit too much, too loud. You'd have to match it with a REALLY plain monotonous outfit for it to look decent. The smaller bags, like the small/mini hobos (right) on the other hand strike the perfect balance, bring in a just the right amount of WHAM without being too loud. Plus, since the clash will be less, you'll have a wider wardrobe choice.But the thing about the small/mini hobos is that they're a bit too small. First the strap is so short that one cannot carry it comfortably on the shoulder. Even with the longer extra strap, it takes away from the hobo look. But then, if you carry it, its just so small that it looks like you are carrying a little girl's bag (especially with the bright colors). And so I personally think that the clutch (left) is the best way to carry this multicolor pattern. Its small enough not to be too loud but still have the WHAM effect, and the style is just right to carry.
Its just perfect!
And after THAT in depth analysis I of course started seeing these gorgeous ads everywhere. I love how they just pop out at you!
And I really like the gold/black combination as well. They are sharp and bold, but unlike the other ones which are very pretty and girly, these ones are edgy and cool! This combo works as a regular size hobo too.
But alas, my mom sensibly pointed out that these bags will be very dated in a few months and is totally not worth it. So another stylish option would be this plain purple version of the Nappa Stripes bag, which still has the vibrant color effect, albeit in a more sophisticated way. This one, you can even very comfortably carry on your shoulders- I tried! Its stunning! If only it wasn't so pricey! Another very cute bag at Prada I'd like to point to is this Botegga Venetta-esque weave tote. Its cute!

Image Source: Saks Fifth

26 Comments:

Blogger Secretista said...

Somewhere over the rainbow!

3/06/2008 6:29 AM  
Blogger Fashion's Darling said...

I love the colors!!! so wonderful!

But Prada is wayyy out of my budget...

3/06/2008 7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh GOSh, these Prada ads are absolutely darling! Especially the first one. it's making me want to paint over my room and draw all those fairies on my walls. It goes with their spring collection perfectly and That mysticism of enchanted woods...

3/06/2008 10:28 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

Oh wow. At least if you left your purse somewhere you'd be able to describe it to someone!

3/06/2008 12:15 PM  
Blogger snapitspolaroids said...

love em all!

3/06/2008 1:12 PM  
Anonymous mimi said...

im really not a fan of the colours in the first picture. it looks dated and dare i say it, 80s-esque.

the only things i like in this range are the a) orange/pink/white wallet and b) the red/purple/black/red wallet.

i would definate lean away from this trend in favour for something a little more classic.

3/06/2008 3:26 PM  
Blogger Fashion Critic said...

I am not crazy about their colours, but I do love the style of the bags

3/06/2008 10:04 PM  
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3/06/2008 11:04 PM  
Blogger FASHION FRENZY said...

We dig the style!

3/06/2008 11:05 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Here's a great and cheaper alternative from Prada, from ASOS!

http://www.asos.com/sweetheart-by-lie-down-i-think-i-love-you/sweetheart-leather-bowling-patch-bag/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=267046&cid=4174&clr=pinkgrey&sh=0&rf-400=3083&affId=998

I just saw it in my email today, the same day this was posted. Weird :)

3/07/2008 12:05 AM  
Blogger DC Goodwill Fashionista said...

The multi-stripe bags are fab, but not quite as fab as the coordinating bag/glove combos from Prada last spring. I (heart) those. -the DCGF

3/07/2008 12:22 AM  
Blogger mudkipz said...

They all look so yummy! I love them!

3/07/2008 1:28 AM  
Blogger GoldieOldieCharmz said...

i love the colour!

3/07/2008 3:24 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

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3/07/2008 4:22 AM  
Anonymous Desirée Ha. said...

I love love love the gold and black bag, it has chic, street, cool yet expensive written all over it!

3/07/2008 3:01 PM  
Blogger aficionada said...

These would breathe new life into any eevryday casual outfit. I NEED ONE! Love it!

3/08/2008 7:22 AM  
Blogger Mint said...

I drool for these bags. If I could afford even one, I wouldn't care that they'd go out of date in a few months. I'd keep wearing them forever. They are just too gorgeous to give up.

3/08/2008 1:06 PM  
Blogger Mint said...

Come on, Prada, sponsor me!! ; )

3/08/2008 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For more great and reasonably priced bags like these, visit arttfulwears.com...it's a great website!

3/10/2008 11:26 PM  
Blogger Trueshopaholic said...

I recently purchased this bag in blue from HauteLook.com, and i am totally obsessed with it!!!

4/09/2008 4:59 AM  
Anonymous dura said...

i know this msg was way back last year, but do u know where i can still get the purse?im in love with the colours and i have been looking everywhere for it!n i dont want the replica version!!!help.

let me know c0ldura@hotmail.com

cheers.
xxx

3/05/2009 6:05 AM  
Blogger belhana said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

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7/05/2009 7:03 PM  
Blogger belhana said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة *مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه

أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه

كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه

الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا * وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين مـجراه

يا من يرى عمـراتكسوه بردته * الزيت أدمٌ لـه والكـوخ مـأواه

يهتز كسـرى على كرسيه فرقـا * من خوفه ، وملوك الروم تخشـاه

يا رب فابعث لنا من مثلهم نفـرا * يشـيدون لـنا مـجدا أضعنـاه

7/05/2009 7:22 PM  
Anonymous pleasures said...

Wow, these bags look amazing! It would be a pleasure and a dream to have them..at least one of them.

8/12/2009 7:59 AM  
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