Yes, the post title is a mouthful, but this post covers exactly what the title suggests, that of the new Cruise 2017 Womens Prada Ad Campaign that has two stars in my opinion, the first being acclaimed actress Jessica Chastain who fronts the campaign alongside the other ‘star’, Prada’s icon-in-the-making, the Bibliothèque.
No stranger to this blog (the Bibliothèque, not Ms Chastain), the bag has been covered here before, but since it is in this new ad campaign, I thought a quick refresher would be apt. Shot by celebrated fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre in Milan, you see Chastain carrying various sizes of the bags, which I still believe is the perfect corporate work tote.
Available in 3 different sizes, the Bibliothèque sports gusseted edges on the side of the bag reminiscent of a book, which brings to mind its French name. Translated, it means bookcase or library, and is totally apt. Besides the gusseted sides, the landscape-oriented tote comes with a pair of short top handles, along with an additional sling that would allow you to carry it over your shoulder. Composed of both Prada’s iconic Saffiano leather and smooth calfskin, they are priced at SGD3650, SGD4300 and SGD4700 for sizes Small (22 cm by 17.5 cm), Medium (26 cm by 20 cm) and Large (30 cm by 22.5 cm).
And if it’s a work bag you’re looking for, definitely consider the ones in Medium or Large, while the Small is perfect for those looking for a fun weekend sling bag that can be dressed up with scarves twirled around the handles and as many bag charms (preferbably Prada, of course) that it can possibly hold.
Before I sign off, here’s another work bag contender you could consider. Yes, my heart is with the Bibliothèque, but I know you guys like options, so here goes. Available in 2 sizes, the Esplanade (you can tell the difference from the additional leather strap detail that comes down the side of the bag), they are priced at SGD3450 and SGD3650 for the Medium (26 cm by 20 cm) and Large (30 cm by 22.5 cm). If you haven’t already noticed, they also retail for a whole lot less than the Bibliothèque, which I put down to the simpler design.
Also sold with an additional shoulder sling, both styles are now available at Prada boutiques at Marina Bay Sands and Paragon in a wide variety of colours, from monochrome hues to brights like Red, and neutrals including the likes of rose pinks, soft tans and light greys. In other words, you just need to decide which one would work with your existing wardrobe best.