Who wouldn’t want to be a bondage queen in a priceless dress? Not sure I would even if I could afford it, but it’s an interesting thought.
Fall 2011 has not yielded the best of collections from many designers and I’d go as far as saying that some of the shows bored me, not to death, but pretty close. However, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQuen (Alexander McQueen’s replacement) has kept his legacy alive quite easily, despite what the skeptics have said.
The impossible task of replacing McQueen has been overcome by Burton’s steady and assuring feminine influence to the brand. And although this collection did not WOW me away, it did reassure me that McQueen’s legacy is not even close to dying.
To say that the dress above was intricate would be an understatement when used to describe the layers of lavender chiffon used.
Here, the pieces of the bodice and on the shoes recall the puzzling way that mosaic pieces fit together. This also reminds me of Spain in the summer time! Or is that a stretch?
I have to admit I don’t think mideaval times could get more chic than this.
What do you think of Sarah Burton’s work as Alexander McQueen’s replacement?
Last week we launched the Full Spectrum Lookbook, our hottest and brightest yet
Now, lets get closer for a bit of insight on how we came up with this look.
For the makeup, we were greatly inspired by the beauty shots at Marc Jacob‘s Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear show. At a first glance we thought it was just a really good smokey eye. However, after a second look we discovered that it was the use of a green shadow within the smokey eye that was doing all the tricks.
Photos curtesy of Style.com
To create our own look, similar to this, our makeup artist went a bit lighter on the eyes by playing up the reflective qualities in the eye shadow. She also decided to go brighter in the lips, with a fuchsia infused plum color. Remember as well, that for full lashes any of the false eye lashes at your local drugstore will work wonder in seconds!
Here are a few extra close up shots of the adorable clutches from the lookbook. I couldn’t resist highlighting these for you guys because they are a few of my favorites on LuLu*s right now. Notice how intricate and unique the hardware is on these purses, something that you don’t find on just any ol’ purse!
See, it wasn’t that hard to turn a runway look into a fantastic going out look!
What are your favortie dramatic makeup effects?
Dsquared² won me over at Milan fashion week with this tribute to American pioneers and more likely, Hailee Steinfeld’s role in the latest Western, True Grit.
Although not breathtakingly beautiful, or feminine, the catchy part of this collection is that it is simply wearable. Take away the bulky layering and the pieces are totally practical. Expect menswear inspired layering for fall 2011 in a big way, and get yourself a great oversized and floppy hat ASAP.
Arizona Muse opened the show wearing an adorable deep-blush colored leather jacket paired with brown gloves, a black floppy hat, killer-pieced jeans, a studded belt, and a pair of white lace up boots.
To end the show Dean and Dan used their signature move by doing yet another take on a women’s version of a tuxedo. This time however, it was a maxi dress version of a tux from the olden days complete with a black bow tie.