Miu Miu in Great Debate?

Urban Jungle Editorial
Model: Rianne ten Haken
Photographer: Daniel Jackson
Publication: Vogue China November 2010

So the plan originally was to come onto the blog and slap this editorial up, and crank out 3 more posts… well, I’m 48 minutes into this post. Why 48 minutes you ask? Because after examining the editorial I wanted to make it appear as much like it was meant to appear, with images side by side. So after tinkering with the aspect ratios of the images, and getting them in the right sizes that maximized the space available, I found myself having to order them… it was just more than I had in mind to do, but it’s now done and I can move on to talk about something else 🙂

For this editorial, I had two alterier motives. As you all know, I love dance. Well you may not know that yet but soon… you will! Anywho, I was flicking through my YouTube subscriptions(my YouTube is used almost exclusively for watching dance choreography) when I found a video entitled Urban Jungle. I went ahead and put it in drafts in a blog post, but I knew I wouldn’t have the time blog just yet, so I planned on doing it later. Well when later came I happened to be flipping through my reader and I happened upon this editorial. Funny coincidence 🙂 Plus, I like the editorial! But I’ll go more into the point that I wanted to make when I actually do the post for the Urban Jungle video… which may be tomorrow considering how late it is.

The second reason was that pair of pants and accompanying skirt on page 368 of the editorial(just go down two spreads and it’s the image on the left hand side). Miu Miu has been heavily in use for the past two seasons. I mean there’s one particular Miu Miu dress that I’ve seen about 6 or 7 times, styled the same way, and mostly in the same color. It’s been on various covers as well as inside of editorials. Well that pants and skirt combo also happened to be in the Naomi Cambell (October 2010) issue of Interview Magazine. I know, because I happened to be looking through the issue this morning, and I do in fact read many of the credits. I’m just wondering if we’re about to see a repeat of what happened with that dress. Hopefully not!

I’m not saying that the garments are ugly… no, it’s just that well… why feature pieces that have been featured so many times before? There is undoubtedly another piece that is just as good or even better than that piece out there. Why not go and find it??




Model: Rianne ten Haken
Photographer: Daniel Jackson
Stylist: Marie Chaix
Publication: Vogue China November 2010

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