I woke up as usual thinking about what I was going to wear today. I have a closet full of "nothing to wear". I try to think about what kind of mood I feel like dressing in each day: classic/conservative? edgy rock? preppy? comfortable? business dress? modern chic?. I turned on the TV to see if the weather was going to play a factor in my ensemble. As I'm standing there, staring intently into my closet, waiting for the unreliable weather-man to come on, I heard a fashion bit of some interest. The Pope wears Prada and Gucci!!!
Everyone was saying what a shock this was. Is it really a shock? I say good for him, (and might I add that he has excellent taste in footwear, and eye-wear). What's wrong with a person of his stature wanting to be a little fashionable? Everyone with a prominent name, no doubt spends much more on fashion than Pope Benedict XVI. Let him wear what he pleases on his feet and face, he doesn't parade around in designer jeans, or Armani suits. Instead he's required to wear a modest robe. (If you notice in the picture, you can see his red Prada's.)
What shoes would be better suited for a pope? These? or these? I think he did very well in choosing his Prada loafers. And who's to say that he even chose them himself? Maybe he went out one afternoon looking for some nice loafers, and found himself outside the Prada store. Either way, I don't think it's the scandal that others make it out to be. I celebrate you Pope Benedict XVI. May you continue living as you do, a great man.