I love, love, love signet rings. They look so regal and official to me for some reason. This Alexander McQueen Goldtone Cameo Ring from Net-a-Porter is so pretty and creepy to me because of the smooth gold and center skull. I won’t be buying it though. Three hundred and fifteen dollars is a bit much for me! Photo from Lyst.
Above: Model images from Style.com. Missoni Spring 2011 RTW, Proenza Schouler Spring 2011 RTW. Thread Social Flutter Paneled Romper, Shopbop.com; Tibi Paisley Chiffon Long Dress, Shopbop.com; Etro Printed Silk Shorts, Net-a-Porter.com; Diane von Furstenburg Layland Embellished Camisole, Net-a-Porter.com; Wayuu Taya Foundation Susu Bag, Shopbop.com; Chan Luu Multicolored Beaded Bracelet, Shopbop.com; Missoni Large Zigzag Ballet Flats, Shopbop.com; Stella McCartney Citrus-Print Skirt, Net-a-Porter.com; Alexander McQueen Tiger-Print Scarf, Net-a-Porter.com.
I’ll be the first to admit, the magnitude of prints that arrived on the Spring 2011 runways this past winter was a bit of a sensory overload. But, now that the weather is (slowly) becoming more like summer weather, the idea of bright, bold prints seems less overwhelming. The key to prints: if you’re uneasy about wearing more than one print at a time (mixing different prints is not longer a fashion faux pas, in case you were wondering), then stick with one piece with an interesting or bright pattern while keeping the rest of the pieces neutral. If, on the other hand, you’ve been waiting patiently over the past few years for fashion to take a turn from bleak minimalism, then now’s your time lady! Pack on the prints and make the streets your catwalk.
I see Norma Kamali, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy Couture,Roberto Cavalli, Gareth Pugh, Sergio Rossi, and Emilio Pucci. CLAWDAMERCY!!!!!
For those of you, like myself, who cannot make it to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met, here is a video by the museum that lets us all take a tour without leaving our homes.
The 2011 Met Ball honoring British designer Alexander McQueen was held last night. Today we are going to go over the fashions. You know the drill… who was hot and who most certainly was not. Who did you love, hate, or feel very meh about? Photos from The Cut.
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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 has bid us adieu. I feel like this fashion month has gone by soo slowly because so much has happened. It was only a month ago to the day that I was flying into New York for fashion week And now Paris Fashion Week, with all its rumors, intrigue, mysteries, and scandals is over…finally. *Cue…Deep…Sighs…Now! Oh, but while we are on the subject of rumors and such, apparently it is a known fact that Riccardo Tisci will leave Givenchy for Dior!!!! I saw it isn’t a known fact until a press release has been sent out, but whatever. Whoever knows the truth probably isn’t saying anything at all. Duh!!! If this is true, who will take over Givenchy? Aye carumba!
Anywho! I decided to do something different for these last few shows. In place of my usual
pitiful photo collages, I have brought you fashion videos because videos are more fun and entertaining. Thank me later.
Let’s start with Yves Saint Laurent! I love the suiting with the cropped pant or short skirt that Stefano Pilati did. It was a good mix of masculine and feminine. His use of fur was fabulous as well. I loved the white fur coat and the coat before it with the black fur hood. I also loved the white section at the end. I don’t usually wear all white, just a few pieces here and there, but I would wear that white tux. They say that Pilati may be out soon at YSL, but the higher ups at the label said recently that that is a lie. Let’s hope so, because I like his work at YSL.
Photo from The Cut and Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Behold Michelle Obama in Alexander McQueen Resort 2011. For the past few weeks, I have been doing Blogger Bad Bish posts on Fridays, but this week I had to do something different. I mean look at this dress. It is gorgeous. She looks so amazing at the State Dinner for the Republic of China. Amazing. I love her in purple and green jewel tones, but now I think I adore her in ravishing red.
Celebrating the breathtaking imagination and groundbreaking designs of Lee Alexander McQueen, the latest fashion film by Nick Knight pays tribute to McQueen’s sensational creations, stellar career, and most importantly to the man himself. Directed by Knight and set to an exclusive soundtrack by Björk, the film is featured online at SHOWstudio.com.
Paris Fashion Week is over and that means that all of the major fashion weeks are done until February and I can now go back to spending most of my time studying and finishing my DIY projects. Speaking of which; I completed this DIY last week from Alice & Daisy and am almost done with this one from love Maegan. I’ve also been hand-sewing and mending things, but that is neither here nor there! Here are the reviews. Photos from Style.com.
I think Sarah Burton did a great job with Alexander McQueen’s collection. There were some motifs, shapes, and textures happening in the collection that made everything seem familiar. Nothing strayed to far from what McQueen used to do.
Louis Vuitton was beautiful. I will admit…there were some pieces that I thought were absolutely ridiculous, but the bulk of the clothes were amazing. Marc Jacobs did a great job with this Asian inspired collection.
The last day of Paris Fashion Week also marked the last time John Paul Gaultier designs a collection for Hermes, and boy did he go out with a bang. He had fashion icon Farida Khelfa walk for him and a whole slew of dressage riders on horseback. Everything fit his horse theme perfectly.
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011 has begun and it is looking really interesting. I have been perusing Style.com, as usual, and I found some things that caught my eye for better or for worse. Some designers are doing really well and others are sticking to their same tired formula. Pictures from Style.com.
Balenciaga is always hard to wear. This season’s collection is no different. I feel like you have to be built like a tall, skinny box to be able to wear these clothes. That being said, I usually like the collections, but this season I wasn’t a fan. The collection just wasn’t flattering on most bodies or by themselves.
Zac Posen made some beautiful clothes this season. Everything looked like it could of been couture, which is one reason why some people don’t see a need for separate couture shows. Designers like Zac Posen and Alexander McQueen have basically been making couture without being apart of the haute couture in France. I still think they should be separated, but that is neither hear nor there. What is here is the fact that Zac delivered with this collection.
The first words that popped up in my head when I saw the Carven collection were cute and sexy. I could see this collection as my fashion editor goes to fashion week looks because they remind me of Anne Dello Russo.
Damir Doma is a new name to me, but I like what I see. His mostly orange collection was right on target. Most designers have either been using orange or white as the main color for their collections. His orange was very tangerine and bright.
Dries Van Noten was very light, airy, and feminine. I really loved the watercolor look and feel of the collection. One thing that I am noticing about these new spring collections is that big shapes and silhouettes are definitely coming back. Big, drapey looks mixed with one even bigger or really tiny element will be important next spring.
Check out tomorrow’s post for more Paris fashion.
Today is the last day to enter in the Maurices Tote Contest!
Check out Business of Fashion today.
They have all of the latest news on the designer changes that several labels are going through:
Sarah Burton confirmed as Creative Director at Alexander McQueen (Telegraph)
“A statement from Alexander McQueen and its ‘parent’ company, Gucci Group, announced that Burton will supervise the creative direction and development of all collections of the brand going forwards.”
New Designer at Hermès (NY Times)
“After seven years, Jean Paul Gaultier is giving up his ready-to-wear duties at Hermès and will be replaced by Christophe Lemaire, who has been designing for Lacoste since 2000. Mr. Gaultier’s move was expected, but the replacement was something of a surprise.”
Olivier Theyskens to Design for Theory (NY Magazine)
“Olivier Theyskens hasn’t been producing clothes since he was dismissed from Nina Ricci after his adored fall 2009 collection. But he’s finally landed a gig doing a capsule collection for Theory.”
U.K. Bans Two Vuitton Ads (WSJ)
“The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority Wednesday banned two Louis Vuitton print ads that it says could have misled consumers into thinking its products are handmade, when in fact the luxury brand also uses machines.”
Giles Deacon Talks Taking The Reins At Ungaro (Style.com)
“‘When I was doing my foundation course, before I ever got to Saint Martins, I was a really big fan of Ungaro. The Ratti prints were immediately appealing to my magpie eye… [what] I want to do is assimilate all that and make a new version.’”
As I stated before, Giles Deacon is going to Ungaro. JPG is out at Hermes and Christophe Lemarie is in at the luxury brand. Olivier Theyskens, who was dropped from Nina Ricci… BIG MISTAKE!, is now at Theory?!?!?!? Last but not least is the shocker that really isn’t all that shocking to me at all. Sarah Burton is now the Creative Director of Alexander McQueen. She has worked closely with McQueen for over a decade. I have faith in her, granted I am afraid that too many people will try to compare her to Alexander McQueen. That is to be expected though.
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I love this picture of Kat von D from Red Carpet Fashion Awards. I love Kat von D! Who doesn’t? Girl is amazing and now she has that fiery red hair. Loves it!
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No seriously, I found this on the Hanneli Mustaparta’s blog. The insanely chic and tresmazing Daphne Guinness shut it down as she decided to break out the Alexander McQueen at the NARS 15x 15 Party. OHHHH EMMMM GEEEE! First Lady Gaga and now her. Who do you think is next to hop on the McQueen crazy train?
I am so lucky to have the Bad Bish post coincide with Shoe Week! Check out all of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 shoes in Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video.