Wonderland.

MIUCCIA PRADA, WILL YOU MARRY US?

Also in this week’s Linkbait: Chanel tops Pinterest, Cavalli gets party-hardy and the story behind the great Cannes heist.

Miuccia Prada

MUST-READ DESIGNER INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK

Miuccia Prada talks to T Magazine about the power of ugly, good versus bad taste and why beauty is bourgeois. If there’s ever going to be a leftist feminist revolution in fashion, we vote Miuccia for eternale comandante. [T Magazine]

Chanel Pinterest top luxury fashion brand

CHANEL COMES TOP OF THE PINS

Chanel isn’t even on Pinterest, but it’s been ranked as the top luxury fashion brand on the platform. Surprisingly, catwalk looks aren’t that popular – top Chanel pins consist of cosmetics, watches and perfume. Other labels in the top five most pinned? Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Steve Madden and Marc Jacobs. [Mashable]

Roberto Cavalli at Life Ball Mini Car

OSTENTATIOUS INDUSTRY EVENT OF THE WEEK

Not familiar with the Life Ball, Roberto Cavalli‘s gala auction for AIDS research? It is, bar none, one of the most ludicrous Gatsby-esque extravaganzas on the weird A-list circuit where Carmen Electra intersects with Bill Clinton. This Telegraph interview with the designer is a pretty eye-opening glimpse into how the upper classes party. [Telegraph]

Cannes jewellery thief

PURR-NICIOUS CAT BURGLAR STRIKES CANNES

A £1.7 million necklace by Swiss jewellers de Girsogono went missing at a Cannes party after thieves snuck past 80 security guards. It follows on from a £656,000 heist of Chopard diamonds originally intended for red carpet celebs. Julie Newmar, is that you? [NY Post]

Hermes Paris Mon Ami Scarf

EVER WONDER WHAT GOES INTO MAKING A HERMÈS SCARF?

This delightful WSJ story outlines the story of the famous printed scarf. Best fashion-geek detail? The fact that prospective designs are all kept in a white locker known as “le frigo” (“the fridge”). Just don’t expect Hermès to come out with a Barbie scarf anytime soon. [WSJ]

Words: Zing Tsjeng

MIUCCIA PRADA, WILL YOU MARRY US?

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