Do you ever see an image which like a lightening bolt & you can’t shake it? This happened to me a few weeks ago. Before I divulge what it was obviously it was fashion related but it came as a bit of a shock to me. It was an image from E! News & it was of Miley Cyrus… yes you heard right!
Maybe it’s my age & that’s why I’m finding it so difficult to admit that yes Smiley Miley might actually be making a statement in the fashion stakes. So the image was of her coming out of the Beverly Hills Montage Hotel wearing a Maison Martin Margiela leather t-shirt, Levi’s vintage cut off shorts, Chanel bag & Prada platforms. She finished off the look with red lips. It was amazing. Effortless with just enough glam & punk to make it right. It gave into my obsession with leather & made it a summer look.
After a few weeks I was coming to terms with the fact that Hannah Montana maybe the US answer to Alexa Chung??? & then my fears were confirmed when I picked up my monthly addiction of UK Elle. Shining brightly from the cover was that unmistakable blonde crop. From reading the editors letter I could tell that Lorraine C was having the same battle inner battle that I was. But reality had to be faced; Cyrus is getting it right & so her debut British Elle cover followed.
I am interested in seeing what Disney’s princess will have in store for us over the coming years. She is still a little Bambi to this fashion world. She did well to get rid of the golden locks, creating a more modern look. The crop is brave, credible & sexy but where to from here… punk & grunge are on trend now. The questions remain; Will Cyrus be able to transcend the look she has developed now into future styles? Will she transform into a true style icon setting her own trends?… watch this space…