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Miu Miu Loses The Glitter, Gets Serious For Spring

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    The things we love about Miu Miu are the same things that got us interested in fashion in the first place: lots of shining sparkles, cheeky embellishments, and prints and graphics that seemed pulled from our daydreams. However, for spring '13, Miu Miu ditched the glitter, the embellishments, the prints, and the whimsy, and tried something much more serious.

    Even though the models wore youthful Anna Karina baby bangs and the front row was studded with young, fresh-faced actresses (including a uncannily twin-like Emma Stone and Amanda Seyfried), the collection took on a much more grown-up feel. With oversized floral prints and ankle-grazing duster coats (not to mention a ton of serious-business fur pieces), the typical Miu Miu wit seemed to be missing at the spring '13 show (save for a pair of extreme horn-rimmed glasses that we already see in every major magazine editorial next spring).

    In fact, the vibe was very Cruella De Vil, if she was a tad more conservative and casual — those paddle-shaped flat sandals were definitely not your typical evening fare, that's for sure. While it was an interesting deviation for the brand, we can't help but miss the magic. Miu Miu and sparkles are like PB&J — if this is what it means to grow up, we're not quite ready quite yet!

    Photo: Courtesy of Miu Miu

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