Described as "an elegant cross between the wayfarer and cat eye" the Prada 16PS is what you'd call "an instant classic." Just add sun, and stir. While I agreed to write a review for the Sunglasses Shop, I think the mere look of them, pretty much speaks for itself. They are stylish, sexy and they look good with almost everything. And anyone.
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Prada, and its sister line, Miu Miu are among the top labels when it comes to "designer" fashion. There is a reason for this. Savvy and sexy and smart are the way Prada clothes look on a woman. Prada's designs, season after season become cult classics, and seem instantly iconic- Miuccia Prada is not known for being one of the greatest WOMEN designers in fashion history, but as one of ITS GREATEST DESIGNERS, and arguably one of the most influential of the 20th (and 21st) century. Miu Miu, far from being a diffusion line, is a hot label that "redefines elegance for women that want something different from fashion."
You just can't get any more "designer" than Prada. I mean, the name means top shelf luxury and on-top-of-the-fashion-game innovation, style, and sharp design, so while I've always dreamed of wearing Prada, I never imagined that I would get to. So this kinda rocks. A lot.
Now I may not be able to afford a Prada handbag, pair of shoes or dress and coat, but I have and occasionally can, splurge on a pair of lux sunglasses. One of my first sunglasses splurges was a pair of Miu Miu tortoise shell frames, it was over a decade ago, and that pair is still one of the most flattering shades on my face. They were classics then, and have withstood the test of time. Which is something I suspect my latest Prada acquisition will do- look good on my face, and make me feel savagely chic this decade, well into the next.
Getting the glasses was an experience- they came in a gorgeous case INSIDE a case, I mean two crazy beautiful cases to protect these mothers! Fancy-smancy official brochures, announcing the authenticity and such; I felt under dressed to read the things. The shades themselves also spoke of high quality.
The frames are perfection- smooth and sturdy, a beautiful tortoiseshell highlighted with teal and cream; the lenses themselves are designed to protect your eyes, not to just sit on your face to look good. I have to say these frames feel like a million bucks on. Toss your confetti, I feel a Prada parade coming on- it's just me and my super sweet Prada shades marching from Designer Boulevard all the way down to Awesome Street.
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Disclosure: I received this pair of sunglasses from Sunglasses Shop for the purpose of this review. The opinions, and photos are my own.