Thursday, February 25, 2010

Surprises Aren't Always Good

If you've been reading this blog, you've probably noticed that a huge theme for this season has been surprises. Freja getting photographed by Meisel for US Vogue. Freja walking in Anna Sui for the first time ever. Freja opening and closing Oscar de la Renta. Well, surprises aren't always so pleasant and we had our first taste of the other side of things today.

Freja didn't walk for Prada, the show at which she made her world wide runway debut back during the FW0506 season. She's missed the show twice before (SS08 and SS09) but she left Milan early both those times. This is the first time where she's been in the city but hasn't walked for the show, meaning she did not get cast for whatever reason. So, surprise indeed.

On a positive note, she was at Fendi earlier today. So at least we know she's doing Milan! I'm still disappointed to say the least. Freja and Prada just go so well together in my mind, but after seeing the styling of the show I can understand why she wasn't the best fit for it. Nevertheless, it still sucks. It sucks about as much as when Elise Crombez stopped walking for Prada. :(

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I actually thought she would fit the styling. Reminded me of the pulled back chignons from the Fall 2008 show.
It really sucks. The casting was so weird this season though, weird in a good/bad way...mostly bad.

Rrose Sélavy said...

I think were going for a more "softer" look overall. And she didn't fit in well with the rest of the cast. Still, I was hoping she would walk, but once I heard rumors of VS girls I was doubtful. Freja and VS just don't together at all....lol.

Anonymous said...

I was hoping too, but oh well, there's always next season and there's always Miu Miu :) *sucks trying to be positive lol*
And Vogue Italia is supposed to be coming out on saturday, and if the rumors are right...lol

endia said...

Yeah, when I was hearing names like Miranda, Doutzen, Ale, etc., I didn't think Freja would make the list. Whatever with the casting stunt. I missed Freja. :(

Rrose Sélavy said...

Hey, maybe she'll get the Prada campaign instead. ;) Meisel shoots that afterall....

But seriously, the rest of the cast was so good for me at least, that I don't mind so much anymore that Freja was missing, just as long as she walks in everything else she usually walks in. (fingers crossed)

Anonymous said...

Mostly the cast was alright, I loved seeing Mariacarla, Valerija, Patricia, Rasa, Tati and others, but I really didn't like the VS models there or that Vanessa Hessler girl :/
I'm crossing my fingers for Versace tomorrow :)

kunklebunkle said...

I approve of everyone who walked the show minus the VS girl. Maybe this is just a one time thing with Miuccia trying to make a statement and what not. It would have been nice to see Freja there but I am not complaining considering the stellar fashion week she has had thus far at London and NY. Also, I know Russell Marsh casts several other shows. Has Freja appeared in any of the shows that he casts thus far?

Anonymous said...

Freja at Fendi. Catherine not at Fendi. Freja not at Prada. Catherine at Prada. Make you curious if they are avoiding one another or both shows conflict with the scheduling?

Rrose Sélavy said...

@ kunklebunkle: she didn't walk in any of the Max Azria shows in NY, but she doesn't usually. I don't know what else Russell casts. I don't think it was a problem between him and Freja though. At least I hope not. I was probably just a matter of her not being right for the show this time. Others didn't walk either like Dorothea, Mirte, Anabela, etc

@anonymous above: Honestly, I couldn't care less about what is or isn't happening between cat and Freja. I thought everyone was over all this stuff anyway.....

Anonymous said...

Russell also casts Jonathan Saunders and Freja closed that show. He also casts Jaeger (which she was in too) He also casts Christopher Kane, Topshop Unique, Loewe and others that I can't remember :)

Rrose Sélavy said...

^Thank you for that!

kunklebunkle said...

Oh thanks for that. I was just curious. I didn't suspect any falling out between the two anyways.

Anonymous said...

You're welcome! :D He also casts Dries Van Noten and Philosophy di Alberta Ferreti...and I think Richard Nicoll and Armand Basi...but I'm not sure

Anonymous said...

freja turned down prada because catherine was going to be there...

Rrose Sélavy said...

^Um, can you not do this here please. Thanks.

SF said...

^ LOL oh god the loons are here!

pity she wasn't at Prada but the excellent cast sorta made up for it.
Prada without Elise is just really really sad.

Anonymous said...

Well the the shows spots are mostly taken by the VS angels (Doutzen), girls whos got the sexy image or boobs(Lara, Abbey, maryna) and current Prada faves (lindsey, lisanne, patricia), which means there are not a lot of spots left. im sure if the VS angels were not there, freja wouldve had a chance of walking for the show....i hope she will be at miu miu.