Thursday, August 30, 2012

Miu Miu Miuuu Presents

Photographed By Ellinor Forje

So the highlight of my day today was watching the screening of Miu Miu's short movie titled, "The Women's Tales". The movie isn't actually a movie per se, but a collection of four silent short films, each by a different female director, and their reflections on the Miu Miu universe. That said, their points of view are bold, and that's putting it mildly.

"The Powder Room", directed by Zoe Cassavetes, is the first installment in the series. As Cassavetes herself puts it in a recent interview with Miu Miu, "The Powder Room" is a visualization of the rituals that take place inside these rooms. It's about the time women have away from men. It's about female - to - female dynamics. It's about transformation. It's about re - glamourazation. It's about mystery.

The viewing time is 25 minutes, which is roughly the total length of a fashion show. I have to interject here that, as much as I like watching fashion shows, I prefer clothes being presented in a set context like this. In other words, I want more of it.

"The Women's Tales" is up in its entirety on Miu Miu's website. If you'd like to own the DVD, along with a director's book of film stills, write a few lines on why you like Miu Miu, and send to by September 18. I have one copy to give away.

Make haste. And have fun!