[ miu miu in action ]

I was going to wait until tomorrow to make this post but I have so many fun looks lined up that I couldn’t resits moving things along. With this outfit, I wanted to put that “scandalously short silhouette” I talk about in the last post into action. I bought this long Miu Miu top (or short dress, depending how you look at it) on ebay a few years back, and it wasn’t until I began compiling pictures for the Miu Miu inspiration post that it occurred to me that if Miuccia Prada wanted ‘short’ than ‘short’ it shall be. I decided to preserve the clean lines of the garment, without any distraction that a belt or jewelery piece would impose. I wanted to highlight the exquisite tailoring of this Miu Miu piece, so layering for me was also out of the question. Once I had a rough image in my head of what I envisioned for this look, the challenge was its materialization without giving over to practical compromise.

The French Connection, high-waisted shorts (which you can’t really see here), turned out to be the perfect fit, height, and length for the job. The shoes added a little retro feel to the mix and the headband came in last, once I felt that something was missing. I can’t wait to wear this to some summer party, with a little more tan and a margarita in my hand.

The last picture is of the same top seen on the runway of the 2008 Spring collection.

What I’m wearing:

  • Top “Miu Miu”
  • Shorts by “French Connection’
  • Heels by “Sam Edelman”
  • Headband by “San Diego Hat Co.”
  • Chunky ring by “Lee Angel”
  • Clutch by “Lodis”
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