“We need to reinvent luxury in a more surprising way," he added, or at least treat it irreverently. He mentioned how Miuccia Prada once memorably wore her diamond necklace inside out to show off the backs of the stones. "That was subversive," Mr. Panichgul said, "It made you question the whole concept of luxury." Those words certainly resonate with Marina Albright, 22, a senior at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., who was trawling thought Barneys New York on a visit to Manhattan late last month. She turned up her nose at a selection of kaleidoscopic Pucci tops. "I wouldn’t want one," Ms. Albright said. "They’re almost like wearing a big double G.," she added, alluding to Gucci. Instead she gravitated toward a slouchy, poor-boy cardigan from Marni, pulling it over a tunic-length T-shirt and loose velour pants. "This sweater is Bobo all right," Ms. Albright murmured approvingly. "It works very hard at looking like it’s not trying too hard.”—
Not only does Maui native Tori Praver make the coolest graphic bikinis—which, of course, you can snag right here at Madewell—she also cooks up a storm. Below, the model-turned-designer shows us how to make the greatest chocolate peanut butter cups on Earth.
“Definitely. I’m consistent, once I like you I stick with you. A few I really like and a few I hated. I hated their attitudes! I cannot deal with people that have egos and are unnecessarily mean or have diva moments and treat people like crap”—