The Disney-enabled Miley Cyrus takeover of the world is complete. That’s right; available now at the Walmart near you will be the long-rumored line of Miley-wear, both inspired and designed by the pop sensation herself.
Surprised? We didn’t think so.
Propelled by last month’s appearance on the cover of ELLE magazine, Miley’s transition into the fashion world has been fast-tracked. The reason? Probably, cynically, because the kid can sell whatever she touches. Miley Cyrus is the Midas of Middle America.
This is not to say that her new clothing line is ugly; as far as teen rock-star garb goes, it’s actually not all bad. Co-produced with Max Azria, venerable designer formerly of BCBG and Hervé Léger, the pieces in the Miley & Max collection are all priced under $20, and can be mixed and matched in some creatively costumey ways.
Walmart’s website features photos of Miley in suspender shorts and a Union Jack tunic (probably the two best pieces in the line), but these items are nowhere to be purchased. Instead, customers can put together an outfit with tie-dyed tanks ($6.00!) and Crayola-colored jeans. A black cropped vest is cute, but zebra t-shirts with vests attached are not; hopefully as Miley’s concert tour nears, more of the fashiony items will be released.
The verdict: the prices are great, but the pieces–at least those currently selling on Walmart’s website–aren’t necessarily allowance-worthy.