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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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An Ode to Womenswear

An Accent on Red Editorial
Models: Bonnie Chen, Danni Li, Jana Knauerova, Lisanne de Jong
Photographer: Serge LeBlon
Publication: Vogue China September 2010

I’ve begun to realize that my coverage is spotty and incomplete. The norm here is, during Fashion Months I cover the shows. Normally I stick to mostly womenswear during the main shows, and then I do menswear for the menswear weeks. Then, throughout the year I normally cover alot of menswear editorials, and since I’ve been doing the Model Spotlight, it seems that I’m covering alot of male models. It’s kind of weird though because I got into fashion because of womenswear. It just so happens that within the last few years, menswear has made leaps and bounds, and I’ve found the developments interesting enough to cover them. The development of the male model, and the male editorial.. the now variety of aesthetics that the man has to choose from, were and are all of interest to me. The variation of the male silhouette is something, while not being majorly reworked, is being tweaked. There is so much farther to go though.

But in saying that, I do plan on making an effort to cover womenswear as well. I mean, I have so much to say about womenswear. While I can be found online discussing the experimentation of the Raf Simmons menswear collection, or greatness that is Lanvin menswear, when you see me on the street and I’m talking fashion, it’s more than likely about why Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of W, or what my opinion is on the latest editorials for Interview, Elle, and Vogue. We are talking about the romance in the pieces that Stefano Pilatti sent down the runway at the latest Yves Saint Laurent show, or the joy that was embedded into every piece in the oh so 70s collection that was Marc Jacobs.

So here’s to my ladies, and the lovers of the clothes they wear. I’m going to make an effort to make my opinion of womenswear stray further than just my Twitter page, and find it’s way up onto the blog.







Models: Bonnie Chen, Danni Li, Jana Knauerova, Lisanne de Jong
Photographer: Serge LeBlon
Stylist: Nicoletta Santoro
Publication: Vogue China September 2010