Prada love.

So I’m pretty sure the entire world is aware that I love bags. It’s in my genes (you should see my mom’s purse collection). I also love Wes Anderson and am SO EXCITED to see The Grand Budapest Hotel. One of the reasons I love Anderson is that he really takes his time with the details. Details like this:

The film takes place in Europe between World War I and World War II. Anderson asked Miuccia Prada to create a 21-piece set for Tilda Swinton’s and Ralph Fiennes’ characters. The luggage is based on designs from the 20’s and 30’s, when Prada was mostly a leather goods brand.

For The Darjeeling Limited, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton created the luggage carried by Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, and Adrien Brody.

I still lust after this luggage.

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aerie.

In unexpected news, aerie, the lingerie line from American Eagle, has launched a campaign full of unaltered photos. No airbrushing, no unnecessary editing, nothing. 

The purpose of ‘aerie Real’ is to communicate there is no need to retouch beauty, and to give young women of all shapes and sizes the chance to discover amazing styles that work best for them. We want to help empower young women to be confident in themselves and their bodies. -Jennifer Foyle, Chief Merchandising Officer

They also announced that they plan to incorporate different body types onto their website. I think this is an awesome step in the right direction (yes, I would have loved to see models who aren’t thin, fit, conventionally beautiful, and from a wider range of ethnicities, but Ill take what I can get). The cynic in me can’t help but think that in six weeks or six months, this isn’t going to be the case anymore, but I hope they keep their word.

Behind the scenes Bowie


Brian Duffy is an iconic fashion photographer who collaborated with Bowie to create some of the most famous photographs of the singer, including the cover for the album Aladdin Sane–now referred to as the “The Mona Lisa of Pop.” There is a massive retrospective of their collaborations —  five times between 1972 and 198 — coming up in Amsterdam. It features features never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes images from the sessions, including contact sheets, Polaroids, and other snapshots.