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  • Holiday Gift Guide- What to Treat Your Friends With

    Fornasetti Urn

    Day four of our annual Holiday Gift Guide has us considering the best buys you can gift friends with this season and starting at just $25, we hope we’ve found something unique and considerate for your loved ones. Just think of the merriment they’ll feel receiving Fornasetti’s cheeky urn (above) from that boasts a playful tongue-&-cheek graphic face. In fact, we may just be ordering one for ourselves too! Need more help gifting this season? Consult our Holiday 2012 Gift…

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  • Alexander McQueen Holiday Windows in London

    Alexander McQueen Hoiday Windows

    Leave it to Sarah Burton and the Alexander McQueen team to create a breathtaking series of holiday windows for their London flagship this season with brilliantly crafted dresses from their Fall 2011 collection breaking out of cargo boxes. Visit the Alexander McQueen store in London to check out the windows in person at 4-5 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4PD

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  • Victoria Beckham wins Designer Brand Award and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wins Designer of the Year at British Fashion Awards- video

    Victoria Beckham

    The British Fashion Council is what one would say is the CFDA of England. The annual British Fashion Awards yesterday had some pretty keen picks as winners: Sarah Burton of Royal Wedding fame, for Alexander McQueen won Designer of the Year (video below jump) Victoria Beckham won the Designer Brand Award (video below jump) Alexa Chung won the British Style Award Christopher Kane won the New Establishment Award  while Sam Gainsbury of Gainsbury and Whiting won the Isabella Blow Award for…

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  • Behind the Scenes at Alexander McQueen- The Beauty, the Splender, the Drama


     “I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.” – Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen How often do we have the rare chance to be mesmerized by the beauty and intimacy of a collection so magical? Sit back and…

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  • How to Look Sexy and Modern? Try some well-placed slits like Eva Green in Alexander McQueen

    Eva Green an AW11 black split sleeve dress and Pre AW11 leopard print peep toe shoes by Alexander McQueen to the ‘The Rum Diary’ London

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Streamlined and bold slits in just the right places There’s something about actress Eva Green‘s smart sexiness that reminds us of  the raw style of Italian actresses back in the 1950’s via Veneto days. It’s a control over non-fussiness and an emphasis on dynamic sex appeal and sultriness, best mastered in sleek, non revealing lines. Case in point: Eva’s on trend, but not trendy, double-slit & slit sleeve Alexander McQueen LBD from AW11. Oh, and those…

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  • In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at Paris Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Rochas Spring 2012

    After a month+ of consecutive international fashion shows, it can be hard to not only remember what we’ve seen, but to get a second to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely. That being said, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Paris shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50’s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Alexander McQueen Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Alexander McQueen Spring - Summer 2012 look 2 by Michalis Christodoulou

      Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks. Featuring skirt suits, dresses with…

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  • Adventures In Extremes- Alexander McQueen or Rockport Pumps


    Adventures In Extremes- Alexander McQueen or Rockport Pumps. I've always said that not everything appears the same way in a photograph as in real life- it's all about stylist tricks, ya know.On the other hand, having great style is not necessarily about the items themselves but about how YOU put them together.Case in point: A pair of jewel tone pumps.Whoddaevathunk that I put Alexender McQueen and Rockport in the same sentence?SHOP: DRESS PUMPSBut on the other hand, it's the look…

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  • Alexander McQueen Retrospective Pulls Out All The Fashion Stops

    Alexander McQueen Ensemble, Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7 Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Solve Sundsbo / Art + Commerce

    Alexander McQueen must be smiling down on us.Just last week his eponymous label became a household name for non-fashionistas when Kate Middleton walked down the Royal Wedding aisle wearing a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown and changed into a second McQueen dress by for the reception.Then there are the rest of who have been mesmerized by the art of his designs that went beyond what is known as fashion and into an extraordinary realm of self-expression and creativity into…

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  • Royal Wedding Inspired Dresses- Lookalike Fashions for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton for the Princess in You


    We’ve got the photos of the get the Royal look for less gowns! For every girl who has ever dreamt of being a Princess on her wedding day, now those royal dreams can almost come true! Thank Faviana– the company known for bringing Oscar inspired dresses to you– for having their pencils up during the Royal Wedding to sketch both of the gorgeous Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gowns worn by Kate Middleton. And, both the stunning maid of…

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  • Royal Wedding Fashion- Second Wedding Dress for Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

    The Royal Wedding

    Another fabulous dress at the reception. First, we had the wedding dress that legends are made for the morning ceremony. Then for the reception, Kate chose a second Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress.A clean and simple number without the the frivolity or garishness of so many celebrity red carpet dresses is what stole the show.The white satin strapless evening gown with a circle skirt and diamante detailing around the waist, reports People, was worn with a fuzzy angora shrug….

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  • Royal Wedding Fashion, from Kate Middleton to Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Sweep of a Gown Befitting of a Future Queen of England


    Traditional, timeless, and terribly chic: A wedding gown that will withstand the test of time in its elegance. There's nary a soul on this side of the pond who didn't wake up to the news of "Here comes the McQueen," as in Sarah Burton the designer for the Alexander McQueen label.THE Royal Wedding dress that took Kate Middleton from commoner to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was both timeless and elegant, and most important, right in line with what we have…

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