Archive for the ‘Alexander McQueen’ Category

Fashion Spreads: So Long Alexander

February 11, 2010
(Click photos for item details.) All items are by Alexander McQueen.

Fashion & Style News: Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide

February 11, 2010
Alexander McQueen

Women’s Wear Daily and Huffington Posts reports that 40 year-old fashion designer Alexander McQueen has committed suicide. He was found dead in his London home Thursday morning. Read the Huffington Post article here. McQueen who is best known for his bold and elaborate designs was born on March 16th, 1969. He began his fashion career Savile row tailors Anderson & Sheppard. He earned his master’s degree in fashion from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He worked for Givenchy, succeeding John Galliano in 1996, then went on to create his own line which included apparel, footwear and fragrances.

 McQueen’s body is removed from his home.

McQueen was one of the youngest fashion designers to receive the British Designer of the Year Award which he won four times between 1996 and 2003. He was the first designer to design a makeup collection with MAC Cosmetics and in 2008 he launched his own ecommerce site for ready-to-wear and accessory sales.

We send our prayers and condolences to the McQueen family.


Trends: Gold Mine

September 9, 2009

Get glamorous and bold with gold this season in the form of jazzy shoes, gorgeous dresses, and elegant tops and accessories.

Item Details
Metallic derby clutch, $69.50, J. Crew
Gold skull clutch, $1,195, Alexander McQueen 
Lizard print Italian clutch, $250, Kena Kai
Falicita peep-toe pump, $325, Vera Wang Lavender Label
Metal snakeskin hinge bracelet, $22.50,
Gold-plated bangle, $37.50, Kenneth Jay Lane 
Bow tulip dress, $100, Topshop
Monrealle sequin embellished dress, $1,336, Emilio Pucci
Princess clutch, $287.50, Franchi
Zenith pump, $159.95, Martinez Valero
Asymmetric lurex top, $435, Vera Wang 
Madelaine pump, $327.22, Strut Couture 
Soulful platform pump, $187.29, Charles David
Domed bangle, $28, Nordstrom

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Discount & Designer Sales: Gilt Groupe – Lacoste Watches, Alexander McQueen, Hervé Léger & More

September 8, 2009

Gilt Groupe Weekly Sales 

Current Sales for Tuesday, September 8th

Tumi Men’s & Women’s Collections
Bochic Jewelry
Hunter Boots
Ralph Lauren Black Label
Jan Leslie 
Trina Turk

Wednesday, September 9th

Lacoste Men’s & Women’s Watches
Jay Godfrey
LAI Luxury Accessories International 
Alexander McQueen 
Hervé Léger
3:33 Idol Redec Penfield 
Smashbox Cosmetics

Thursday, September 10th

Hervé Léger, Judith leiber, Jil Sander, and Karl Lagerfeld Designer Fragrances 
Dolce & Gabbana 
Dr. Brandt Skincare 
Carlos Falchi
Alexis Bittar Jewelry 
Fratelli Rossetti 
Oakley Accessories
Marc by Marc Jacobs 

Friday, September 11th

Golden Goose, Vena Cava, Shipley & Halmos, and Moe
Ralph Lauren Shoes 
Michele Siegel Private Jeweler 
Thom Browne
Just Cavalli Men’s 
Earnest Sewn
Cole Haan Handbags & Sunglasses 

Saturday, September 12th 

3.1 Philllip Lim Childrens 

For a personal Gilt Groupe Invitation click here.
Sales Begin @ 9:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Accessories: Cosmetic Bags Do Double Duty

September 7, 2009

These cosmetic bags are so cute they can also serve as clutches.

Item Details: 
Top Row:
Love Jungle case, $30, Betseyville by Betsey Johnson
Double-zip foldover cosmetic bag, $9.99, Sonia Kashuk
Large cosmetics case, $420, Bottega Veneta
Middle Row:
Cosmetics clutch, $49.50, Jacqueline Jarrott
Cosmetics case, $156, Alexander McQueen
Pretty nylon cosmetic pouch, $48, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bottom Row: 
Music leather cosmetic bag, $97.69, L.A.M.B.
Python cosmetic bag, $28, Betseyville by Betsey Johnson
Nova large cosmetic case, $225, Burberry

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Get the Look: Black & White

September 5, 2009

There is something about black and white together that gives makes a look polished and chic. For fall B&W can work well for day or night.

 Georgie Badiel in 3.1 Phillip Lim
Chanel Iman in Issa
Arlenis Sosa in Iceberg
Black & White
Black & White by chocfashblog featuring Dorothy Perkins

Item Details: 
Bootie, $991,Yves Saint Laurent

Dress, H&M

Anya wrapped boot, Alexander Wang 
Acid wash cut-out dress, $74, Dorothy Perkins

Sterling silver heart locket, $275, Tiffany
Dogtooth pencil dress, $1,104, Alexander McQueen
Patent leather pump, $703, Brian Atwood
Polka dot side bow dress, $23, Forever 21 
Dorset Barcellon clutch, $229, L.A.M.B. 
Sterling silver black and white diamond heart-shaped earrings, $175,
Spot print-wrap dress, $515, Cathy Pill 
Clutch, $58, Melie Bianco
Suede platform, $1,135, Casadei  
Ethnic print jersey dress, $350, Vivienne Westwood

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Trends: Draping

August 22, 2009

Get the look of the goddesses with draping. Draped dresses, shirts, and skirts give your look the sensual feel of motion. Soft draping works for the day while elaborate draping goes well for night. Fabrics like matte jersey and silk crepe fall neatly against your body. In need of curves? Give your frame the illusion of curves with draping.

Item Details:
Asymmetrical blouse, $1,750, Lanvin
Sleeveless jersey dress, $1,416, Yves Saint Laurent
Long sleeve draped neck dress, $405, Vanessa Bruno
Embellished draped wool dress, $460, Antik Batik
Checked draped skirt, $220.50, Mcq Alexander McQueen
Satin jersey top, $835, Emanuel Ungaro
Cowl cami, $89, Isabella Oliver

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Get the Look: Rihanna Paints the Town Red

August 22, 2009

Rihanna paints the town red in Gucci.

Paint the Town Red

Paint the Town Red by chocfashblog featuring Yves Saint Laurent shoes

Item Details:
Bracelet, $1,806, Alexander McQueen
One-shoulder silk batwing dress, $58, Oasis Stores
Anya boot, $590, Alexander Wang
Dress, $16, Oasis Stores
Easy Bootie, $895, Yves Saint Laurent

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