Thursday, February 25, 2010

More Outfits

Dress; Penneys. Sunglasses; Side of Street, NY. Bow; Sonia Rykiel for H&M. Belt; Penneys. Blouse; Mum.
I also found this blouse in the attic. It's really gorgeous, so light and in such good condition for a white shirt that's been sitting up there for so long.
The dress is so Luella. I'm convinced it has the same fabric. It even has the cut out heart!
Here's the original;


This is a dress that we found in the attic. It used to be my mums. I had only seen Marc Jacob's grunge look from the back, so I didn't actually know the dress was worn with a skirt. But I feel like that was good, because I wanted to add my own ideas to the look.

Here's the original;


This is my new McQueen top.

I never thought I would be able to say that.
It reminds me of a top that would be described in one of the books in The Luxe series.

Shirt; ebay Skirt; Mum Gloves; Mum Book; I DUNNNO

But I don't think I will be running around in ankle length skirts anytime soon. Here is how I will wear it more realistically.

Shirt; Ebay I love NY top; side of street, NY. Dress(worn as skirt) Pussycat London Shoes; Penneys bow; Sonia Rykiel for H&M Socks; Penneys
I love that bow a lot. It was only 5 euro.
The shoes were also 5 euro, from Penneys. I love them.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"I'm 40 now, but I want this to be a company that lives way beyond me,

and I believe that customers are more important in making that happen than press. When I'm dead, hopefully this house will still be going. On a spaceship. Hopping up and down above earth."

And maybe, just maybe, this could happen.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Where do we go from here?

I know that the blogsphere has been silent ever since Alexander McQueen's tragic death appeared in headlines around the world, but I've cried for long enough and the main thing on my mind is, where does this label go from here?
I don't want the label to be closed. I know no one can ever even come close to being on his level of talent, but I remember reading an interview with him where he said 'I'm 40 now. When I'm dead, I want the label to keep going.' (okay, that's not worded completely correctly, because I can't find the interview, but it was something closely along those lines)
I couldn't stand to see it just dissapear like that. Although I would hate it if it turned into another Ungaro. I don't want Gucci to just abandon the label, not without trying to keep it going. Don't abandon ship, please.
'I heard something very interesting from someone at the Alexander McQueen store in Las Vegas (I called to place an order for a scarf as Holt Renfrew in Vancouver is apparently sold out according to my Twitter contacts). He said that there is someone who could take over for McQueen. Lee’s assistant (I believe he said her name is Sarah) has been with him ever since college and, while Lee himself designs all of the couture-wear, most of the ready to wear are her own designs. She is well versed enough in his archives and his style well enough to confidently continue the line. The question is-will the McQueen family allow her (or anyone) to continue on the line using his namesake? Or will Gucci Group decide to scrap the line regardless? I truly hope that they consider this woman to take over the line. It is tragic enough to lose such an iconic designer, but what a loss it would be if the line he built up over the past couple of decades will come to such an untimely end as well. For his sake, I really hope this isn’t the end of McQueen.'

quote; Etceteraism
I think that with the help of his long time assistant, and some younger talent onboard, McQueen could be restored. It will never be the same, of course, but having some ready-to-wear is a consolence.
But who is this young talent?
Well, I'm not sure. But there is one person who has been crossing my mind. I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but Christian Siriano could be promising. Not as a main designer, not yet, but he could be a valuable addition to a McQueen design team. I am a big fan of him, and I see shades of Alexander in him.
Along with his muses like Daphne Guiness, I think they could pull together a good design team. And I'd probably buy from it.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I don't know if I ever mentioned Alexander McQueen in my posts. It doesn't matter because no one reads them. What matters is that he is my favourite designer in the world and I feel so awful knowing that he's gone. I loved him. He was one of my heros and a huge influence on my life. I miss him so dearly.

My plan is to make every outfit I wear from now to whenever I cam finally come to terms with this have some sort of reference to him. I feel like it's the least I can do to remember such an amazing man who made my life so much better.

Rest In Peace Alexander, you are greatly missed.

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