PRADA, MARFA: finally something Queen B and I have in common. This weekend (actually today!) marks another year wiser for me and I had the pleasure of celebrating in this funky little town called Marfa, in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. What a trip! From the teepees, mod inspired buildings (which are few and far between) and the TV museum serving only grilled cheese sandwiches late night, this place really had me scratching my head, wondering if I just got out of a M. Night Shyamalam film. A full breakdown of my trip to come shortly.
Most famously, this town is well known for its unique art installations, so as an ode to my love for fashion, this style post is in front of the iconic Prada Marfa exhibit, due 30 miles west of town, even further away from any civilization (and any gas stations, which we almost found out the hard way).
This architectural pop art project was installed on October 1st, 2005 by artist Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The sculptures intention was to never be repaired (or restocked), so it would slowly degrade back into the natural landscape (as if Prada handbags would ever cease to stand out?). Unfortunately, just a few days after the opening debut, the exhibit was vandalized and all 14 right footed shoes and vintage handbags were stolen (perhaps, check Craigslist if you’re interested). It was quickly repaired and has remained a cultural land art project since.
Let’s be honest, unless you’re 15, 17 or 20; turning another year older is just getting less and less fun. Yes, I’ve actually shed a tear on my special day because I’m one of those people who’d rather stay a kid, forever. Making forts, climbing trees and eating straight from the ice cream tub are very much still present in my life. I had such a great time this weekend, exploring this extraordinary town and checking out this installation, even though I don’t own any Prada shoes – yet.