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Brad Goreski Clowns Around; Prada Designs Smoking Shoes


• Brad Goreski describes his personal style: “My whole philosophy is about playing dress-up. I am preppy, geek-chic with a touch of Bozo the Clown with a touch of Showgirls. Sometimes, I look at myself and think I should put on a red nose, white face and maybe entertain some kids.” [People StyleWatch]

Prada designed some shoes that are literally smoking, which Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge promptly picked up and shot. On the pair, she says, “I love Prada for doing this smoking lips shoe. It’s for girls who just don’t care anymore … haha! Very disco.” [HuffPo]

• Beyoncé fronts the March issue of Glamour Netherlands. Her cover quote translates from Dutch as “I cannot resist fries.” Oh, B, you’re just like the rest of us! [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field’s new gig sees her designing looks for Americana, a TV pilot starring Ashley Greene. [Elle]

• A Groupon deal for a heavily discounted wedding dress “is on” but with only one buyer so far. [BuzzFeed]

• Brunello Cucinelli SpA is expected to launch its initial public offering on May 3. [WWD]

• During her recent appearance on his late-night show, Adriana Lima taught Jimmy Fallon some poses. [Styleite]

• Vibram FiveFingers has been hit with a class-action lawsuit for what the primary plaintiff says are “misleading claims about the health benefits of barefoot running in their shoes.” [Racked]

• A chocolate fashion show took place in Zurich over the weekend. [Buzzfeed]

• Here’s a first look at Wren’s collaboration with Minnetonka moccasins. [SheFinds]

• WWD reports on the changing role of the magazine editor, who now not only edits a magazine but also develops an involvement with social media, product development, and brand extension. [WWD]

• Keira Knightley covers the April issue of Interview magazine. [ONTD]

• Tim Gunn joined Twitter. [The Gloss]

Goreski Clowns Around; Prada’s Smoking Shoes