Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Despite an All-Star Cast, Miu Miu’s Cruise 2018 Campaign Feels Irrelevant

Over recent seasons, tFS forum members have complained that Miu Miu’s advertising campaigns aren’t what they used to be. Proof? Not even the likes of Naomie Harris and Kate Moss could save the Fall 2017 campaign. The brand’s offering for Cruise 2018 just dropped and, despite impressive casting that includes Elle Fanning, Anna Ewers, Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, Kesewa Aboah, Lily Nova and Slick Woods, the images fall flat. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan with Katie Grand in charge of styling, the crew headed to a race track in Montlhéry, France to lens the series of vibrant images, which ultimately failed to win over our forum members.

Miu Miu Cruise 2018 by Alasdair McLellan

IMAGE: MIUMIU.COM

“The theme doesn’t work, the photography doesn’t, neither does the terrible, terrible model casting. All on Katie Grand, I’m sure. The passé Doutzen, Anna, Joan, a new yet incredibly dull and lesser Aboah, rounded out by Slick Woods. Surprised not to see Kendall here. Perhaps Miuccia [Prada] won’t have her,” wrote a disapproving Benn98 upon checking out the campaign.

“Miu Miu, once my favorite brand, has become so irrelevant. Irrelevant models, irrelevant campaigns. Katie ruined everything. Fire her please,” pleased anlabe32.

Voicing the same opinion was Lola701: “Too many people, too many things to look at. I don’t mind the concept but the execution is really flat. The cast is so not Miu Miu at all. Yes, Katie ruined this brand!”

Miu Miu Cruise 2018 by Alasdair McLellan

IMAGE: MIUMIU.COM

“It looks very cheap. Zara, Erdem x H&M look infinitely more luxurious and expensive than this,” criticized forum member apple.

Fiercification wasn’t exactly thrilled with the outcome, either. “LOL, I really can’t stand the incohesion of these casts. This concept is not what Alasdair was built for,” he pointed out.

“I’m all for letting the newer school of photographers take the lead in editorial and advertising, but I can’t help but think Craig McDean would’ve been a better fit,” kikifoz chimed in.

Miu Miu Cruise 2018 by Alasdair McLellan

IMAGE: MIUMIU.COM

Care to see more? Check out Miu Miu’s Cruise 2018 ad campaign in its entirety and add your own two cents here.

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The Mad Hatterpillar Wears Discarded Heads As Hats

The Mad Hatterpillar Wears Discarded Heads As Hats

Bizarre looking insects can be found everywhere in the world, but they are especially numerous in Australia. You have likely never heard of a mad hatterpillar, which is surprising since they are the only insects that wear their old discarded heads as hats. That sentence sounds strange. To put it more clearly, this caterpillar sheds its exoskeleton as it grows, which is normal. What is not normal is to keep the heads that they have already shed as hats. Now you can understand why these caterpillars are referred to as the mad hatterpillars. These caterpillars are formally known as Uraba lugens, and they are the larvae of Gum Leaf Skeletoniser moths.

Like all caterpillars, the mad hatterpillar eats food at a near constant rate in order to one day become a healthy and fully formed moth or butterfly. These caterpillars feed on eucalyptus until their bodies grow too large for their exoskeletons. Eventually these exoskeletons are discarded, mostly discarded anyway. Unlike most caterpillars, the mad hatterpillar has a unique sense of style as they like to keep their old heads. The old heads sit right on top of their current heads. This makes the caterpillar appear as if it possesses several identical heads. As you can already guess, their hats become taller as they grow. Eventually their heads form a stack that resembles a totem pole.

You may be wondering why these caterpillars keep their old discarded heads as hats. Well researchers are curious as well. In fact researchers have been speculating as to why these caterpillars retain their discarded heads since at least 1880. This is the year that an academic study describing this caterpillar was published. The study’s author speculated that the heads may serve to fool predators into thinking that the discarded heads were a part of the caterpillars functioning body. But the author ultimately disregarded this bit of speculation and admitted that he “could not imagine” why keeping the heads were necessary for the organism’s survival.

Have you ever heard of an insect using its old exoskeleton for any purpose?

 

 

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Video: Dogs of War – Fly Fishing on the Okavango Delta in Botswana

I’m not much of an angler, but over the past few years I’ve come to truly appreciate any opportunity I get to go fly fishing. It is truly a wonderful outdoor sport that has a zen-like feeling to it. In this video, we travel to the legendary Okavango Delta in Botswana to experience the fly fishing there. Each year, the waters there turn into a frenzy with the arrival of the fearsome tiger fish,…

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Paul di Resta and Lando Norris get first pre-Daytona 24 Hours test

McLaren Formula 1 junior Lando Norris and Williams 2018 seat contender Paul di Resta have completed their first LMP2 test ahead of the 2018 Daytona 24 Hours

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Renault's F1 engine focus 'has to be on 2018'

Renault’s engine development focus is on 2018 and getting on top of the string of failures that have blighted its Formula 1 season, says its managing director Cyril Abiteboul

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