If I was Miley Cyrus’ friend, I’d hug her. Because she’s looking a little sad in her Marc Jacobs campaign. Marc Jacobs (the brand, not the actual dude, though who can know for sure) recently posted all eight ads to the label’s website and the brooding beach day theme from the first ad persists. Dark clouds hover over Miley and her model peers as they gaze off into the distance and lifelessly lay on the sand. The whole shoot has the feel of a shipwreck, with loose wood planks strewn in the sand. Maybe we’re supposed to believe that the Victorian ship carrying a group of models and Miley just washed up onto shore?
Miley makes the whole thing believable. Usually it can be distracting to ask someone with as much starpower as Miley to tell the story of a collection, but our girl totally sells it. It seems the designer has a knack for spying that specific flavor of talent, seeing as he has a history of taking big names and downplaying their celebrity—take, for example, the hardly recognizable Kendall Jenner in this season’s show or Sky Ferreira in the last. Miley looks afraid for her life in the above frame, pulling her knees to her chest in a sequin-embellished, navy and burgundy frond-print dress.
She does “wistful” just as well. Evidence: this shot where she’s wearing an embellished black turtleneck whose hem looks like it barely survived a shark attack, paired with a frond-print jacket. Fittingly, Miley’s hair is very Flock of Seagulls.
Another new ad sees Miley wearing the Coca-Cola turtleneck sweater and a burgundy floral maxi skirt. She covers up the Coke nod, though, because HAI, this is not their ad.
But the real standout snap shows Miley in a green hoodie, black turtleneck, and *GASP* glasses staring into the horizon. Bookish Miley might be our favorite Miley yet.
You can check out the rest of Miley’s campaign on Marc Jacobs’ website.