up close: miu miu accessories

the real stars of the runway come out to play!

by ali hoffman

Due to the fast-paced nature of runway shows, accessories tend to play second fiddle to the garments when a new collection first hits the catwalk. But pretty soon, when everyone realizes they can get more mileage out of a handbag than a signature-print dress, the obsession begins.

Exhibit A: Miu Miu's Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

Sure, the coats and knits looked beautiful. But clothing aside, the range left us certain of one thing:  Prada's kid-sister sure knows how to accessorize. 

From square-toe heels adorned with silver rosettes and bows, to slightly over-sized sunglasses, and waist-belts and purses both with huge latches, the details showcase the label's unique paradox of girly sophistication.

Each piece sticks to monochromatic themes in black, fluorescent orange, or lavender.  Did we mention all that oh-so-shiny patent leather?

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