These are some photos I took of my friend Magella's house before she sold it. It was one of the few heritage listed houses is Canberra and I always loved going there. So did my kids. Kind of like visiting an eccentric grandma's house you could just spend the day exploring. Magella just has such a great eye for beauty and collecting and the whole wabi sabi thing. Not that you can tell from these photos. I took heaps and they all turned out pretty crappy due to my amateur camera and my crappy amateur photography skills. Still I wanted to post a few here just to remind myself how much I loved this gorgeous old house.
While 1960s comic book heroines featured on bags, coats, cardigans, shirts and dresses for Prada's Spring 2018 collection there's a kind of 1980s subtext here too. With the PRADA font, the colour palette - lots of bright red and electric blue — plus those silhouettes. It's hard then not to think of a 1980s night club when I see this collection — the underground print press with screen printed posters and thus a little bit of punk too. All very pre-Madonna. Yay Prada!