The Parent Trap

August 3rd, 2011 Posted by Janelle comments (16)

Raising kids is no picnic, but in Miles Aldridge‘s stylish story for Vogue Italia, it seems like a breeze! As a glamorous yet self involved diva, Bianca Balti has her daughter handle everything from brushing her hair, to applying her lipstick and lighting her cigarettes. In some shots it seems as though the roles of parent and child have been reversed completely, but Aldridge’s unique perspective and ostentatious styling by Alice Gentilucci provide just enough surrealism to keep us invested in the heroine’s tale.

Scan credits – Z Fashion Blog

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  1. anlabe says:

    Amazing editorial. She looks so tired of that child haha I know the feeling… 😉

  2. S. says:

    I kind of think this is not right. Anyway, it’s fashion, not ethics, so mote it be.

  3. Sam says:


  4. allen says:

    beautiful! But she’s got the same expression all throughout.

  5. jake says:

    i like the concept but it seems as though she is just staring and pouting in every single frame.

  6. poo says:

    I love this. It’s so my mother back in the day.

  7. Bckls says:

    I agree with Jake,the idea is great, but Bianca is lacking and I’m more impressed with the little girl. I understand that shes supposed to look coked out of her mind, but the expression she’s giving (‘one’, too little)is too bland.

  8. glunge says:


    even terry’s version of harri peccinoti’s (& caroline baker’s) original concept from ’72 was way better than this.

    franca needs to move on with some new photographers.

  9. stace says:

    Yeah, the expression is the same throughout…the Janice Dickensen-pucker-your-lips look.
    The visual.

  10. Sally says:

    Like the idea but not the model. She’s pouting in every single photo.

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  12. The Chic Critic says:

    A bit too much colour for my taste.
    Too kitsch.
    Though the balloon pic has something.

    The Chic Critic

  13. miss dom says:

    giant lips- angelina joile- bt needs to work on toneing down the pout in a big way=kind of distracting! no emotion in the eyes aswell-
    other thn tht gd concept

  14. lu says:

    Huge fan of Bianca. I think she’s so underrated. This editorial is good but it could of been a bit more better. The expression I have to agree with is lackluster but I don’t think she’s pouting her lips the entire time, she pretty much has natural puffy lips so they pretty much have a mind of its own.

  15. ann says:

    That was “bad mom”.But I am really like it!

  16. Nádia says:

    I love Bianca, but this is not the best I’ve seen of her… the expression is very off, imo

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