XO Gallivanting Boy

This is my life. Will it affect yours?

Category: miu miu

Elle December 2010


Magazine Covers
Model: Jessica Alba
Photographer: Carter Smith
Publication: Elle December 2010

Joe Zee goes bold with the styling of the Elle December 2010 cover by dressing Jessica Alba in resort pieces. Pulling from Dior(jacket and denim shorts), Bulgari(saphire necklace), Miu Miu(leather belt), and Tony Duquette(cabochon bracelet) for the non subscriber’s cover, he runs the risk of being labeled as anachronistic by the masses. For the subscriber’s cover he runs the same risk by dressing Alba in Miu Miu(satin top) and Sequin(glass pearl stretch bracelets). While I’m almost positive that the cover was an attempt to find the right month to show Resort collections on magazine covers, during the seasons they are intended to be worn, if the people over at The Fashion Spot are any indication, this isn’t the month.

If it would have been me, to be honest I would save resort for a November or even October cover. If not, and I had to shoot it in December, I would try to make it a multi cover issue, having the Resort cover sent to more tropical locales, or other places that I believe the cover would suit. I definitely respect Elle for the effort though.

Highlights

  • Read the Editor’s Letter last. Didn’t realize that this was the accessories issue. After I understood that, other things began to make since.
  • Joe Zee’s Sign Language article was interesting. He teamed up with astrologer Susan Miller to give us our fashion astrology and I loved mined because… well it said
  • Ruled by Mercury, Gemini-considered the smart and versatile planet-has a fashion editor’s eye

    Susan Miller
  • Alexa Brazilian wrote a superb article about her trial run of Navy, Jil Sander‘s new diffusion line. Entitled, A Simple Plan, the article says only good things about the collection and has even me interested. Oh and Jil Sander as in the brand headed by Raf Simons, not Jil Sander as in the woman in partnership with Uniqlo.
  • Kind of perturbed by the trend reports which seemed to me to include pieces from Resort, Fall/Winter, and Spring/Summer collections. That was a tad odd to me.
  • The Fashion News clip with the designers Logan Neitzel and Marcia Patmos were also perturbing. I liked their aesthetics, although very different, but I couldn’t help thinking “cashmere, wool, and leather for spring/summer?” Maybe I’m the weird one.

Fashion’s Next
Model wearing David Yoo at Fashion’s Next

Back during fashion week at the last moment I managed to find out about Elle‘s Fashion’s Next. I immediately wrote it off as Elle‘s version of CFDA/Vogue Venture Fund, but caught the livestream no less. It’s not the same though as CFDA competitors seem alot more skilled and experienced while Fashion’s Next are mere students and still mainly see fashion as an art form. My judgements are quick and sometimes harsh so I was surprised when I found myself liking a few of the designers. As the show came to a close some of my favorites included David Yoo, Caroline Hust, Jessica Castellano and Christina Yi. It’s funny because it seems that Elle, Maybelline, and Kate Spade agreed with me as my top three favorites all won prizes. Hopefully we’ll hear more from them, expecially David, but until then… I’ll keep up with the likes of Loden Dager.
Editorial

So editorially, Elle has never, in my opinion been the strongest magazine I subscribe to, but they do give me nice editorials. I’ve always felt that the magazine is great when it comes to accessories and it just so happens that my favorite editorial, Power Play, features them. Shot by Horst Diekgerdes, Lakshmi Menon thrills me in pieces from teh likes of Cartier, Balmain, David Webb, Givenchy, Chopard, and David Yurman. Brian Molloy layers these pieces over simplistic tops and creates a sultry editorial that happens to be what I believe is the best out of the bunch.

Advertisements

RESORT: Miu Miu 2011

Color is back at Miu Miu for the 2011 Resort collections, and Miuccia Prada is unapologetic about it. Describing it herself as “Fun, sensual, and insolent,” the lie nods back to the sixties and the retro glam found within. A lover of jewlery stacks, I found myself dying over the colorful stacked bangles. And even though I’ve never been one for eccentric hair and makeup, this ratted hair and cheekbone enhancing makeup strikes my fancy exactly. Whether it’s hearts, stripes, apples, or polka dots, Miuccia knows her way around a print.

See the rest of our coverage and the collection below the clip

I love everything about the line really. It does one of the things that I believe the Prada family is best at: taking something from your grandmother’s closet and revamping it until it’s relevant for today. It’s in no way just the prints that make me say this but the cuts, the fit in some instances(alot of times it is the prints though).

One last thing I love about this line is that it’s about the entire look! It’s not just about those GORGE pants that are perfectly cut to hang right while teetering on those sky high heels. It’s about the bag, the jacket, the hankercheif AND the jewlery stack. The eyewear is even of importance. Now whereas I will admit alot of this can be chalked up to two AMAZING models, it also shows that Miuccia is invested in the entire line, and takes care to show the ENTIRE look. It’s not like make a dress and then accessories to go with it, but don’t spend too much time on them. I want the dress to be the focus. Instead it seems more like, create 27 complete looks for resort.

Models: Anais Pouliot, Lindsey Wixson

EDITORIAL: Hot Index


Elle really is hitting the editorial scene hard, with this second editorial styled by Mel Ottenberg. Utilizing various separates from names such as Emporio Armani, American Apparel, Missoni, and Prada(and how can I not mention the PVC transparent trench from Sonia Rykiel that was the tipping point for me making this post), Rie Rasmussen shows us what’s hot for the Cruise and summer seasons. Let us not bypass the footwear, namely those silk shoes by Miu Miu. All in all, I really can’t wait for summer to get here, as long as it brings along clothes like this.

See more coverage


See the rest of the editorial here

Pre-Fall 2010: Miu Miu


So I think it’s time for a little confession time. Not a long one, just a short confession. When I think Miu Miu… I think shoes. I don’t know why… I probably should do research on why but whenever I hear Miu Miu I think of cute heels.. most of the time peep toe or tea cup but.. yeah that’s what I think. Anyways, after reminding myself that Miu Miu is not just a line of shoes, I had to see what Miuccia Prada had whipped up for the Pre-Fall collections. What I got was youth. From the school girl inspired skirts, to the knee high socks, I read youth all over this line. Maybe Lindsey Wixson’s chubby cheeks tipped it over the edge but I got a since of youth from this line. A variety of materials were used, cottons, wools, furs, and skins while the shoulders were either one of two things; either narrowly cut, or strong and seemingly padded. And come to find out.. I hardly even paid attention to the shoes.
See more coverage under the clip.


See the rest of the collection here