LOVED: --More side braids. Hooray!! --The sturdiness meets quirkiness of the shoes, especially these and these. --The fact that so many women will be embracing the pantsuit again. Those things were sexier than expected. HATED: --The cat situation. Even through Miuccia's lens I'm struggling with this and I've heard from other non-cat people that I am far from alone. Also, the kitties led in no small part to this Style.com story which includes a picture that might haunt me for the rest of my life. --That girls with any sort of boobs of the non-concave variety are going to have some serious issues with many of those cut-out and appliqued tops. Bummer.
Miu Miu Spring 2012: Twisted Fairy Tales
PARIS--We always look forward to Miu Miu as our final show of Paris Fashion Week. The front row is reliably stacked with their darling devotees--campaign girl Hailee Steinfeld was there looking lovelier than ever in a Miu Miu party frock with a giant pink bow on the back; so was actress Juno Temple, and too many It-girls to count (Alexa Chung, Elettra Wiedemann, Poppy Delevigne, Caroline Sieber, and the Courtin Clarins girls to name just a few). Come spring, those It-girls will be clamoring for pointy toed mules that looked part Wicked Witch of the East (after Dorothy's house has landed on her) and part Louis XIV. The knee-high boot version with cowgirl-esque leather floral appliques up the side will be in-demand too, no doubt. As will their matching lady-like purses. The more daring trendsetters (and street style stars) will go for the little garden pail bags in bright satins. While the accessories were cheery, the show opened on a rather moody note.