the step and the walk

 

I can't get enough of these blue heels.

No matter what I pair them with, they make my outfit POP.  And yes they are from Jessica Simpson.  

 

Striped scarf side cc

 

Striped scarf back cc

Blue and white scarf

Back of blue heels cc

 

Peridot nails cc
 

Wearing in Wonderland - Surface to Air sweater (similar sweater) J.Crew scarf, H&M pants worn here, Jessica Simpson heels, ASOS cat eye sunglasses, Alexander McQueen ring, and Ilaria ring.

And the nail polish of the season – Chanel Peridot.

 

 

Song and title – "The Step and the Walk" – The Duke Spirit


Missing McQueen

 

Alexander McQueen will always be one of my favorite designers.  I am so sad I didn't get to see his exhibit at the Met!  

 Here are several pieces that remind me of the late great McQueen.

 

I love the marble print on this French Connection dress!  

 

Reminds me of… 

Mcqueen spring 09

 …this crazy McQueen print from his Spring '09 RTW show.

 

 

Skulls were always his trademark.  

 

 Reminds me of…

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… this current McQueen scarf.

 

 

 

This DVF silk jersey 'Avram' hooded maxi would be darling on vacay. 

(Ps. it's on sale!) 

 

Reminds me of…

Mcqueen fall 07

…this caped dress from the McQueen Fall '07 RTW show.


What is your favorite McQueen moment?

 



Savage Beauty

 

“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”

    â€”Alexander McQueen 

 

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I have many favorites in the fashion world, but my heart will always hold a special place for Alexander McQueen.  His fashion's were works of pure fantasy, with a story behind each article of clothing.  Like myself, he was a true romantic with a bit of a dark side…   

 

“People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality.”

    â€”Alexander McQueen

 

His runway shows were groundbreaking and sometimes difficult to watch.  Like any good artwork, his shows forced you to think and to examine our culture and ourselves.  They could be beautiful, eerie, spontaneous, and uncomfortable.

During one of my favorite shows he created a human chessboard…



 


The exhibition features approximately 100 ensembles and 70 accessories from his 19-year career, which began with his graduation from Central Saint Martins to his last collection before his death last year. 

If you are in New York, or will be there before July 31st, make sure and check out this stunning exhibit.  And if you can't make it, here are a few of my favorite fashions that will be on display.

 

 

 

Dress, VOSS, spring/summer 2001

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Runway McQueen VOSS, spring/summer 2001

Dress, The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10

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SL.15.2011.9.99a–e_mcq.2085.AV1

 

 

“Oyster” Dress, Irere, spring/summer 2003

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McQ.1366a–c_mcq.1366.AV1

 

 

 

Dress, Sarabande, spring/summer 2007

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SL.15.2011.9.84a,-d_mcq.1855_d.AV2

 

 

 

Ensemble, No. 13, spring/summer 1999

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McQ.840a–d_mcq.840.AV1

 

 

 

“Jellyfish” Ensemble, Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010 13.McQueenSp2010Plato'sAtlantis.L

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SL.15.2011.9.108a–d_mcq.2130.AV1

 

 

 

 

Ensemble, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, autumn/winter 2002–3

McQ.1341a–d.EL 

McQ.1341a–d_mcq.1341.AV1

 

 

 

 

Ensemble, It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005

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McQ.1653a–e_mcq.1653a–e_Prez_back.AV0.EL 

McQ.1653a–e_mcq.1653.AV1

 

 

 

 

Dress, It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005

McQ.1650a–d.EL 

SL.15.2011.9.65a, d_mcq.1650.AV1

 

Ensemble, Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7

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Dress, Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7

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McQ.1779a–d_mcq.1779.AV1

 

 

Dress, No. 13, spring/summer 1999

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*Shop McQueen below*

(All photos taken from http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/)