Jessica Alba has crossed over into a whole new sartorial stratosphere now that Brad Goreski is her stylist. She has been seen wearing more high-fashion looks than ever including exclusive accessories.
She was seen arriving at the Radium/Reel LX Creative Studios in Santa Monica in a totally relaxed and chic ensemble: a black blazer and scarf, Mama J by J Brand Love Story Maternity Bell Bottom Jeans in Indigo ($195) and hot accessories from Prada’s Spring 2011 collection.
The bag she was toting, the Madras Flap Bag is featured in Prada’s Spring 2011 advertising campaign and is one of the most coveted accessories of the season. Its color and texture make it perfect for the upcoming warm months. Alba wore it just the right way and it would also look great with a simple black dress.
She was also rocking some espadrilles from Spring 2011 as well which are green and black striped with a white, grey and pink platform. Definite statement-making accessories.
For Fall 2011, Miuccia Prada went in the opposite direction and created a collection based around the idea of youthful femininity. The standard flash and luxury of the brand was still there in python, oversized paillettes, shaggy fur in chartreuse and rose and the like, but they were all presented in a much more subtle and understated way. The pieces were contradictory in the best sense of the word as they had an innocent nature on one hand, but could obviously only be worn by very confident women on the other.
The silhouettes for Fall were way less form-fitting than Spring and evoked the designs of the 1960’s with drop-waists, oversized coats and retro-inspired sheath dresses. As a woman with curves, I’ve never been a fan of drop-waist anything, so I am sure that you won’t be seeing this collection on some of the stars that have worn Spring (Eva Mendes comes to mind). What will be hits I’m sure (as always) are the accessories: boots just reaching the upper calf in exciting combinations of suede, python and metallic leather and ladylike satchels in the same exotic skin. Though some pieces were demure, in true Prada fashion, most weren’t for the faint of heart.
Visit www.prada.com for more information and see more looks from the Fall 2011 collection below.
*Images courtesy of Fame Pictures and GoRunway.com.