Monday, October 08, 2007

A Different Perspective
[Hmm lets experiment with a runway review post. anyone can copy and paste some style.com pictures, but lets give things a new perspective..]

As expected her collection didn't fail to impress; it never does. And it seems that she's been reminising about the opulent colours and teeny tiny hems that we saw back in the 2006 fall collection, but the pieces have been given a lighter and (yes, it is possible) even sexier edge.


Creating a challenge
I'm thinking this collection has certainly given us some food for thought.


The footwear really isn't floating my boat. A certain contrast from those chunky cone heels. These seem very prissy and although I'm not keen, in a way I kind of like this concept, it's like Miuccia is challenging us to think in a new way every season.


The Perfect Housewife

So something else that she may have changed my perspective on is the midi skirt. I have previously said that I didn't quite understand this trend, but those floral print Prada balloon skirts can't be hated. So what are your thoughts? I know that the mini has been gracing the runway for yet another season, but I'm starting to feel a bit of a backlash, and covering up in a long skirt with clunky boots is beginning to look like a nice antidote. The skirt makes me think of a english wartime mother with soil stained knees, a vegetable patch and five small children running around her ankles...

An Unlikely Muse

Thoughts on the Kimberley Mathers inspired lip liner? (See top pic) You gotta love the trashy elements, y'all! It just looks so chic on the runway. End of.


Same Difference:

Left, SS08, Right, AW06
Left, AW06, Right, SS08

Left, AW06, Right SS08

18 comments:

LML said...

awesome shoes!

alluretone said...

loved the miumiu collection. i liked the prada one too, but i liked miumiu better. of course it was a more playful and younger look. love the one on lily d.

WendyB said...

LOL @ the lip liner. You are right...totally Kim Mathers!

Juliet said...

oh that is true ! the two collections are look-a-like !

and the balloon midi skirts are cute.

juliet xxx

Jennifer said...

Ohhh and Alex, you genius. Issy is looking down from fashion heaven, proud!
^ what did you mean? hahaa

I loved the miu miu collection it was stunning!

Fabi said...

yep, I can't help but like the prada ballon skirts either. they'd swallow me up though, (the 5'2 curse).
and about the lipliner, my mom uses it like that sometimes and I shockingly approve, it CAN look good. heehee
but anyway...an english wartime mother? you really are the best.
xoxoxoxo

coco said...

i dont really like the shoes either
im a right bean pole in a cameron diaz way so prada length skirts tend to drown me and make me look like a boy in a skirt (not a good look)
and plus when i wear minis old men chat me up (and who would want that to stop hey?)

Miss Woo said...

I don't like midi length as it make me feel short and dumpy. In my opinion mini gives a better body proportion. The Prada skirts are kind of nice thoughx

Allure said...

I really like this

Animal said...

I saw these shoes, and i just thought they were overly embellished? and i'm not crazy about the heels.

Jennifer said...

I will never like the whole lip liner around the moutht hing hahah

riz said...

I hate lip liner unless it's blended into lipstick...good point about the new midi skirt lengths, oh and great blog I just found it!! would like to link you...

Hecuba J. said...

ouuh i hate this make up (miu miu) and it's funny how sometimes the seasons come and go and the similarities are more than obvious. inspirationn? hello? anybody there?

Filó said...

Ahahahahahahahah, very good!!!
I didn't like this Miu miu collection...
Kissesssssssss

-S said...

i didn't even notice the lips! ghastly.
but miu miu it always well done, and i loved the collection.

Bojana said...

Dear god how I HATE the makeup. Serbian prostitutes do their lips that way.

Not so keen on Miuccia for her 2 last seasons, both at Miu Miu and Prada...I just didn't like anything of it.

As opposite, last's fall/winter , both Prada and Miu Miu were amazing. But now, just..bleh

hannah said...

miu miu had a marvelous collection. one of my favorites of the season so far.

evie said...

ah.. the perfect housewife indeed. in fact, you can be the perfect anything in prada... can you tell i'm a little obsessed with prada? lol