THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN
A runway trend from Spring gets "swallowed" for Fall.
If you love fashion - or Hollywood, for that matter - you know that Miu Miu's swallow print was a major hit this Spring. The whimsical-but-modern motif was so cool, it appeared on both Portia Doubleday and Dakota Johnson in our May issue... and apparently, people noticed.
This story was published on August 3, 2010.
As Fall items enter stores, you'll see several new bird options - but none of them are from Miu Miu. They range from the predictable (an exact copy of the print by Zara) to the ingenious (a gold leather brooch cut in the same shape as the stylish birds). And despite the fact that fashion mavens may declare this trend "over," as far as the mass market's concerned, it's really just begun.
Of course, if you're hell-bent on owning the original stuff, now's the time to buy - runway pieces like the swallow-print dress are hitting their sale prices, and some of the shoes have taken cues from their animal inspirations, and migrated to Bluefly's discount pages for the winter.