The bastion of accurate and hard hitting reporting that overflows with journalistic integrity otherwise known as The New York Post brings us this lovely tidbit about the great Miuccia Prada. Take it for what it's worth considering the source.
"EMPLOYEES in Prada's New York office must feel like they're in boot camp. A missive was sent to workers at the 51st Street headquarters the other day with a list of rules. An insider told Page Six the instructions came directly from Prada head Miuccia Prada, who is "hard-core" and "runs a tight ship." The e-mail declares: "Desk and work surfaces should be clean and uncluttered. Pictures, calendars, etc. should not be taped to cubicle/office walls. Pets may not be brought to the corporate office or the store. For corporate employees, all coats should be hung in the appropriate coatroom and not kept in offices or hung over cubicle walls. Window shades should be even (either completely up or completely down) throughout one side of the floor. Items may not be placed on the window sills ... In addition, it is important to take a break from your workday and enjoy your lunch. Therefore, absent extenuating circumstances, lunch may not be eaten at your desk." The memo ends with a warning that violators "may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment."
Please let this be true. It's too much fun to see people become consumed with power, hubris and OCD simultaneously. Good times.
On a lighter note, pardon me while I run off to Paris tomorrow. I will only be there for about 24 hours so if anyone wants to recommend a good spot where I can get some really good macarons in or around Pigalle it would be greatly appreciated cause I'm all about cake (& macarons)....
(source, pic: style, yuichi.sakuraba)