Miu Miu Ombre Paillette-Embellished Clutch

Ombré is, admittedly, a really difficult thing to pull off. It has to be the correct color transition, done in the correct shades, and with the correct depth of color. I’m not sure why the good people at Miu Miu thought that this would be a good thing to try and do with giant sequins on a tiny bag, then, but I can tell you that the Miu Miu Ombré Paillette-Embellished Clutch does not work out as well as they probably intended.

It’s not that I don’t see what they were trying to do here – I do. But on a super squat bag, three colors of sequins does not ombré make. It just makes six rows (two of each) of similarly colored paillettes. The effect is completely lost because there’s no slow and gradual transition, and the paillettes themselves are all solid-colored. If they had had an ombré effect as well, things might have gone more smoothly.

Not only that, but the paillettes look rather sloppily attached and arranged. Forming a larger overall pattern with movable objects relies pretty heavily on the ability of the designer to keep them looking neat and organized, and that doesn’t really happen here. Plus, when a sequin moves out of turn, it reflects light different than the rest and further hinders the ability of this clutch to look ombré in the least. Overall, this is not an evening bag I would actually pay money to own. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $950.

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  • Reese

    There is so much wrong with that bag…. you just touched the surface.

  • And it is rather pricey as well. Not a fun and affordable whimsical bag, an expensive one

  • Claire

    I wouldn’t spend $950 on it in a million years, but I don’t mind it!! With a black dress at a Christmas party, it would be cute.

  • kemilia

    Looks like something you could pick up at a discount store and its giant sequins would start falling off before the party was over.

  • Pradameinhofgang

    Euw! looks ike the sort of thing i would find in the bargain bucket at TK MAxx – Miu Miu, what are you thinking of?? i used to love their bags as they were playful and funky with a twist but this to me just screams tasteless and bad design all rolled into one….

  • Jane H.

    This just screams DIY. Wouldn’t pay more than $50 bucks for something like this…

  • scorpio

    Not worth practically $1,000. I just dont think its that nice, not worth it at all

  • Merve

    You can see from the picture that some of the paillettes are already behaving like they have a mind of their own.

  • Jessica Washington

    This is so hotness. I will love to get my hands on this the next time I’m out at night partying….~JW@ mediaspin360

  • chirpy_gal

    Sweet :) ……

  • RY

    I wonder if this will actually sell at all.

  • jessica

    I just love Miu Miu,and it´s so beutifull with my pink/red dress
    from Diane von Furstenberg and my read espadrilles shoes from juicy

  • Adrienne Zedella

    my luck the sequins would fall off, it would snag my nylons and my clothes, not a pretty picture (fb)

  • Naggy

    I think the sequins should be smaller. (ipad)