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It has been quite the month for Alexander McQueen and is proving to be quite the year. The tragic and premature death of the founding designer has not extinguished the immense impact that the design house has over the fashion industry. Early royal friday morning it was revealed that McQueen fashion house designer, Sarah Burton, had in fact been selected to design the Royal Wedding dress of Kate Middleton. Across the pond in New York City the late Lee Alexander McQueen’s legacy was honored last sunday at the Met Costume Institute Gala. The exhibit, entitled “Savage Beauty showcases McQueens genius from 1992 to his final runway collection in feb of 2010. The collections have been dissected and categorized by McQueen’s inspirations, motivations, and outlooks transformed into garments: The Romantic Mind, Romantic Gothic, Cabinet of curiosities, Romantic Nationalism, Romantic Exoticism, Romantic Primitivism & Romantic Naturalism. The exhibit lasts through July 31st, 2011.
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Some might say that in a perfect world it would be socially acceptable for our entire bodies to be covered in tanned animal hides. head to toe leather. I dont claim to be one of these people, and i’m gonna assume youre like me. But hell, do I love me some leather. I prefer incorporating one leather item into the wardrobe at a time, usually a bomber, pair of sicknasty ankle boots, or assless chaps…. i mean… ankle boots…
Hey! We’re in luck. This fall there are all kinds of ways to drape yourself in leathery wonder, and you have these designers to thank:
essential: Leather Harness
Braided Leather Vest
Asymmetrical Leather Accented Ensemble
Green OTK Leather Platform Boots
Dito, but in blue!
Blue Leather Undercoat
Leather Midriff Corset (& matching hat & bag…obv)
I dont know how to describe this… But its definitely an option!
I’ll take two…
DO TELL! Whats YOUR favorite leather item?
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The most highly anticipated and beloved holiday commemorating love & St. Valentine is tomorrow. Horray! Another year sitting around the dinner table with my parents, listening to Aaron Neville’s greatest hits and ignoring the fact that I’m SITTING AROUND THE DINNER TABLE WITH MY PARENTS. Since I dont have a smokin’ hot date planned, I am letting my sordid imagination run wild. The following are a few valentines date scenarios inspired by spring/summer/fall fashion lines:
What I’d wear with who & and what we’d do….
-SWEENY N’ ME-
Alexander McQueen Resort 2011
While Sweeny is trying to avenge his wife’s death, he spots me and my split ends on fleet street and invites me up for a quick shampoo and trim. Falling in love with me and my voluptuous locks, he decides not to make me into meat pie but instead takes me out salsa dancing.
-CRAZY 4 YOU-
Chanel Spring 2011
Patrick and I will indulge ourselves by tasting a selection of expensive imported wines in his apartment while listening to Huey Lewis and the News. If I make it through the night he’ll walk me through his morning routine and then we’ll return his videotapes.
-ROSES ARE RED DAWN-
Daryl K. Fall 2011 RTW
Jed asks me to accompany him on a deer hunt while hiding in the Rockies from the soviets. After making a kill we ceremoniously drink the deers blood as he makes me an honorary Wolverine. Then he will sing me to sleep with “She’s like the wind”. Best. Date. Ever.
-LETS GET IT (TR)ON-
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 RTW
My disgusting & inappropriate lust crush on Jeff Bridges can only suggest that I’d be wearing this outfit for less than a fraction of the evening.
-GETTING ICED, NOT A BAD THING-
Ice Man and I would take a midnight ride on his F-14 while listening to the Righteous Brothers on repeat. After a lengthy conversation about how badly he wishes he was more like maverick, we’d head to sunglass hut and try on every pair of ray ban avi’s they had while fawning over his cut jawline.
-ONE SOUL, TWO PEAKS-
Jill Stuart Fall 2011
Deputy Hawk and I would start out the night at The Roadhouse and slow-dance to the dreamy tunes of Julee Cruise. We’d then move things over to Owl Cave and Hawk would tell me haunting stories of the forest, ending the night with a series of his favorite Native American Chants.
-TEMPLE OF LOVE-
Hermes Spring 2011
Indiana would treat me to a romantic candle-lit dinner of monkey brains whilst defending me from evil Nazis trying to raid my lost ark. After a long and exhausting chase from the Thugees, we are rescued by Short Round and all go to cold stone for some mud pie mojo.
-AMORRRR SOUTH OF THE BORDERRRRR-
Miu Miu Spring 2011
All I know is that we’d start the night with a 30 rack of Tecate and end it with a bone crushing demonstration of his favorite Lucho Libre moves.
Which one of these is your V-Day Dream Date?!?!?
For more V.Day Fun check out my homegirl elizadeth’s blog for some valentine gift pointers.
I remember back in early high school years my peers were wearing white washed flare jeans, big bulky sweatshirts, trucker hats, depending on what group you were in had some gnarly died hair and hung out at cyberstation at the mall every friday night…
Feeling a desire to switch it up with something that ACTUALLY fit my 15 year old boy body, my prayers were answered when I was sent to finish my last 2 years of secondary school in Lugano, Switzerland. Now my peers were some of the most gorgeous boys and girls I’d ever seen, wearing the most beautiful clothing I’d ever seen. Although I was a damned poor kid and unable to indulge my insatiable fashion hunger, it planted the seeds that inspire me to dress well and feel well. OK. huge digression, But… what I wanted to get across is that fashion has and will always be ever present, even when reverting back to your childhood roots. Even when all your friends are wearing fox racing dirt bike memorabilia, be forced to look elsewhere.
This stint was inspired by Christian Dior’s spring couture line spawning my current obsession- pairing my fav spring lines with some punk-ass disney villains who would totally dig them. See if you can figure them out!
Alexander McQueen (pre-fall 11)