Prada, Divas and Saks...oh my!
Saks Fifth Avenue at Tampa's Westshore Plaza sure knows how to make a Diva feel special.
Last night the store offered a sneak peak at some of Prada's Fall bag and shoe line.
You heard it here first: This Fall, Prada is all about studs, cut-outs, leather, tapestries and rich colors -- plum, black, burgundy and mustard. Think Maleficent meets Gwen Stefani. (sorry, whenever I get a chance to talk about the most fierce Disney character of all time -- I take it.)
Btw, if you're the type of Diva who craves exclusivity, you need to get to Saks fast -- the store is only carrying a very small selection of Fall Prada bags for the time being. That means you could be the only one in Tampa with the awesomeness that Sak's own Maxine Stull is holding below:
But I digress....
What really made the night a winner -- besides the delectable bags, shoes and white cranberry martinis -- were the lovely ladies that were in attendance. Peep the stunners below.
Clemence Haase, 40, owner of Coquette's Hair Salon, Tampa
Dress:Walter Los Angeles
Diva detail: Black feathered head-band fun yet sophisticated.
Tricia Thompson, 48, professional salesperson, Carrollwood.
Shoes: Ann Marino
Diva Detail: The look is simple and summery, but the black and white makes it after 6 appropriate.
Ghazala Sharma, "39 and holding," manages corporate accounts, South Tampa.
Dress: Betsey Johnson
Diva Detail: The lace makes her dress sexy, but the length keeps it classy.
Wanda Coriano, 30-something & niece Talisa, 6 1/2. Video promotions Capitol Records, New York, N.Y.
Tunic: Forever 21
Necklace: Carlos Chiossone
Diva Detail: the perfect mix of higher end with more affordable items and the cutest niece on the planet!
~ Deal Diva Nicole
[photos taken by Elisabeth Parker]