Arizona Muse: A Model’s Meteoric Rise (Forum Buzz)

22-year-old model Arizona Muse opened and closed the Spring/Summer 2011 Prada runway show, and as often seems to happen with Miuccia Prada’s chosen ones, her career has been heating up ever since. Muse seems to be everywhere this month – and tFS members are taking notice. “I think it is safe to say that this girl is gonna be huge,” predicts Northern Star.

Muse landed the January 2011 cover of Vogue Italia with Freja Beha Erichsen, is currently starring in S/S 2011 ad campaigns for Prada and Yves Saint Laurent, and she has editorials in the February 2011 issues of Vogue Paris, US Vogue, Vogue UK, and Vogue China, among other assorted projects.

“For the moment, Muse has got the face everyone wants to shoot and the haircut that all the chic girls want to have,” says zoom. But it seems that there’s really something more – Muse isn’t just a pretty face; she has something special that is making her stand out and really break through this year. “She’s slaying me,” says Carla-A. “I love love love that she’s not afraid of venturing off the beaten path when it comes to posing. She really renders the studio shoots she stars in a little less generic and brings the clothes to life.” Youarearockstar agrees, stating that Muse “commands the studio space,” and that “her posing is really sublime!”

Without a doubt, Arizona Muse is one to watch, and you can bet our forum members will be doing just that.

via Arizona Muse: A Model’s Meteoric Rise (Forum Buzz) | The Fashion Spot.

Spring/Summer 2011 Trend: The Statement Sun Hat

The sun hat: no longer just a summer essential – these hats range from retro-inspired floppy hats, futuristic sculptured pieces, and colourful brights. Functional, practical and all about making a statement. Marc Jacobs added two such statement sun hats to two of his lines this season. For the Marc Jacobs show, we saw floppy 70’s inspired straw hats in bright warm shades accompany pieces such as hot pink flares and see-through vests. At the Marc by Marc Jacobs installment, hats similarly took centre stage, teaming up with girly striped dresses and feminine frocks, pepped up with orange lipstick and frizzed hair.

Dsquared2 added small straw hats with a striped band to their floral infused designs, while Junya Watanabe shunned the norm by opting for towering hats teamed with stocking-style sheer balaclavas for a startling, futuristic look. Missoni and Prada took sun hats to a new level – Missoni added over-sized floppy black hats to counter-balance their zigzag Aztec prints, while Prada added boldly striped hats to coordinate with her daring vision of tropical inspired designs.

So here is to the sun hat – providing us with a show-stopping alternative to the IT clutch or the statement sunglasses we also saw this season, and allow us to get adventurous with our headwear – now to procure a Galliano piece and head poolside.

via Spring/Summer 2011 Trend: The Statement Sun Hat | Front Row View.