Miu Miu is one of our favourite labels at Snap Fashion and we also love Chloe Sevigny’s strong personal style. So I’m a little puzzled about why I don’t like this campaign more. It is strong and thoughtful but for some reason I’m not 100% sold.
Maybe it’s the clumpy shoes that bring back bag nineties memories, or the extreme-ish haircut, or the clashing prints, but I think it’s because these clothes are really challenging. I can’t see myself wearing them or them fitting into my wardrobe. Do you like this advert?
While the original cowgirls roamed the dusty plains of America’s mid-west, now-a-days the term is shorthand for daisy duke shorts, a certain kind of denim shirt that is springing up all over the high street again this Spring (lasso one now) and well, a particular outdoorsy but sexy casual style.
Believe it or not there is a National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in the US which prove that women did do ranch work, rode horses really well and toiled alongside men- you go girls. In fact, Wyoming gave women the vote back in 1869 and photographer Evelyn Cameron captured women’s contributions on ranches. According to our Googlings, ‘cowgirls’ got their name thanks to the Wild West Shows where they showed off their riding and rope whirling skills and this catapulted women such as Annie Oakley to fame.
History lesson almost done- cue the fashion…
By 1900 cowgirls favoured practical skirts with splits to allow them to ride horses without scandalizing (or over exciting) cowboys by borrowing their clothes or flashing their bloomers. The look evolved thanks to rodeo girls in the 1920s and then the skirts morphed into sexier versions in Hollywood with starched white skirts and artfully worn denim.
We’ve read that modern cowgirls still wear jeans, close-fitting shirts, boots, hats and when needed, chaps and gloves…although doubtfully in the same way as Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera.
We’ve rounded up some iconic fashion/cowgirl looks but are still slightly bemused as to how practical and casual clothes favored by hard-working girls turned into such sexualised outfits worn on so many hen nights! Answers on a postcard.
YSL is crazy for t-bar heels this season and we’re seeing bright tributes all over the high street. I adore the block-heel neon versions in Zara but there are also delicate stiletto shapes out there too. The only rule is that modern shapes and platform heights are hot, rather than decidedly retro versions of yester-year. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t team your t-bars with a classic tea dress or shift – a cute and playful work wear look.
We’re trying to think of when tapestry was last cool – maybe in the 1970s thanks to Carole King? But this coming winter we’ll be going crazy for it and old wallpaper-esque prints with metallic touches, brocade and intricate beaded and lacy detailing. You have been warned. Time to redecorate!
OMG Do you love this as much as us?!
Miu Miu is going Fashion Week crazy with a collection of one-off bags launched in the fashion capitals.
There are 46 styles in total in very limited numbers and only select styles will be available in each fashion city. They mix luxe leather or material like ostrich (yuck!) with glitter and linen.
Prices start at an eye watering £1,295 but you do get an ID card and mini book of all the designs so you can’t complain 😉