You know you’ve made it when:
….you’ve been tattooed onto a neck.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve tied a bow and then had a friend retie it. Honestly (*nods head). I’m not even upset by it, just slightly befuddled. Until now (*valiantly thrusts arm into the air)!
Thank you Modcloth for showing me how to be a better woman (*hint of sarcasm there – did you catch the whiff?)! Favorite part of the video: the awkward shuffle-away at 0:45 sec. Second favorite part: learning to tie a bow.
Love the hair, love the sweater, love the dress, love the sweetheart neckline! Which is your favorite?
Marie Claire AU May 2011.
Photographed by: Hugh Stewart
Styled by: Jane Roarty
Models: Millicent Lambert and Fionn MacDiarmid
Packing is such an ordeal now that I am trying to match my clothes and look presentable on a regular basis. I am sure at some point it will get easier, but as of right now, I still have to try on clothes, put together outfits, and see what I can combine with what. Guh….more work than necessary, and I am slow because I get easily side tracked (like now….I am blogging instead of packing).
I am heading to Europe tomorrow and I’ll be visiting Cologne, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; and Gothenborg, Sweden. Luckily I’ve previously taught in all of these cities at all of these camps so I have general idea of what to expect. It’s going to be a good bit colder than it’s been the past few weeks and there are beaucoup performances I have to prepare for which translates to “beaucoup de luggage.” I decided I wanted to write out what I was bringing in hopes that it would detour me from over packing (I’ll keep you posted on that). So here’s what I think I am bringing, what days I think I will wear it, performance info, and weather:
jeans + blue silk shirt (+ long sleeve shirt) + belt
knee socks + boots
high waisted jeans + BCBG shirt (+ long sleeve shirt)
gray dress + 2 pairs tights
knee socks + boots
leggings + white sweater + tank top
(OR blue shirt with jewels + long sleeve shirt)
knee socks + boots
–night: gray skirt + white top
tights + scarf
jeans + blue/white striped shirt + tank top
– night: red twirly dress (+ long sleeve shirt)
VS tights + white shoes
brown skirt + red/purple/long sleeve white shirt
scarf + belt
–night: dress (white check & black) + scarf + tights
blue dress + black shirts
footless tights + black shoes
– night: purple dress + tights
work out pants + 4 shirts + running shoes
pjs + shirt + flip flops
Stratosphere: dress, knickers, hat, goggles, boots
Puttin’ on the Ritz: red lingerie
Group number: black & red dress / gold skirt
Barcelona: weather: 45-61 degrees
Dublin: weather: 39-53 degrees
Gothenborg: weather: 36-50 degrees
EEEEEk!! lots of stuff.
More to come!
Does anyone else do this or is it just me? Hahha, it might be.
I’ll admit it. I have almost no place to wear these bad boys, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting to own them! Here are some gowns that are on the top of my list!
Oscar de la Renta
Giambattista Valli pre-fall
Lee Alexander McQueen , born in March 16th 1969 in Hackney, London. He started making dresses for his three sisters at a young age and announced his intention of becoming a fashion designer.McQueen attended Rokeby School, also he stayed as apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard, before joining Gieves & Hawkes and later the famous theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans.
In 1994, he applied to London’s most prestigious fashion school, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He received his Master degree in Fashion design and his graduation collection was completely influenced by fashion stylist Isabella Blow (she committed suicide in May 2007). For years she was his best friend and she was responsible for McQueen to change his name, from Lee to Alexander, his middle name.
McQueen was known for his extravagant, avant-garde runway shows. He became “the hooligan of English fashion” and earning the title “l’enfant terrible”. However, he was elected in 1996 to be the designer of Givenchy.
His run through the house of Givenchy was not very successful, caused controversy, as a step in Autumn 1998, which showed on the catwalk car-robots spraying paint over white cotton dresses, and the model Aimee Mullins, double amputee, striding down the show on intricately carved wooden legs. He finished his days at Givenchy in March 2001.
For his enormous creativity, he was the youngest designer to win the title of “British Designer of the Year”.
The collection, McQueen, was released on 11 October 2007. He opened boutiques in New York, London, Los Angeles, Milan, and Las Vegas. Many celebrities have used his clothes in large events such as Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and lately we have seen his collection worn by Lady Gaga in her videos and live shows.
McQueen’s death comes days after the death of his mother, Joyce, and almost three years after the May 2007 suicide of his close friend Isabella Blow, who discovered the designer and helped launch his career. The designer was so upset at his friend’s death, that he dedicated his spring-summer show at Paris Fashion Week 2008 to the late Blow.
Met Dress from 2003
Pre-Fall 2009 Collection
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SPRING-SUMMER 2010 AD CAMPAIGN
This came from April 2009 Harper’s Bazaar which has a spread with their picks of the greatest models of all time (and I have to agree with the list). For what it’s worth, my grandmother was a dead ringer for Lauren Hutton.
Photos: Various sources