Friday, April 29, 2011

Best Dressed at William & Kate's Royal Wedding

Queen Elizabeth II
 British Royal Family, Foreign Royal Family, Dignitaries, and other 1900 guests 
attended the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Crazy, lovely and amazing hat been spotted during the guest arrival with their best outfit. 
Carole Middleton, Princess Michael, Camilla Bowles
Frances Osborne, Princess Anne, Samantha Cameron
Princess Eugenie, Zara Philips, Princess Beatrice 

Princess Maxima, Sophie Winkleman, Miriam Gonzalez
Princess Letizia, Queen Margrethe II, Queen Sofia
Sophie, Chelsy Davy, Joss Stone
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Princess Victoria, Victoria Beckham
Charlene Wittstock, Helen Taylor, Sally Bercow

Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown by Sarah Burton

Kate Middleton

Royal bride Kate Middleton's wedding dress is an ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. Made of ivory and white satin gazar, the skirt resembles "an opening flower" with white satin gazar arches and pleats. And Kate's bridal flowers contain a touching tribute to her husband to-be - her bouquet includes sweet William. The dress's lace design incorporates the rose, thistle, daffodil and the shamrock - the four floral emblems of the United Kingdom.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Tribute to the Late Alexander McQueen

On February 11, 2010, just days before the start of London Fashion Week, the fashion world was devastated by the news of the death of avant-garde fashion designer Alexander McQueen. He was found dead at his Mayfair home in London. The devastating news came just weeks after the death of his mother Joyce and three years after the suicide of his friend and infamous style icon Isabella Blow, who had helped launch his career. London coroner explained that the 40-year-old-designer had taken sedative drugs and cocaine before he died of asphyxiation and hanging. 

| Alexander McQueen Amazing Runway Show |

McQueen's spring 1994 collection was the first of his collection which hit the stage of London and featured models strutting down the runway splattered in blood and dirt. The designer received endless press for his 'bumster' pants that revealed more than a little bottom cleavage. 
McQueen's Fall 1995 infamous "Highland Rape" collection was based on the exploitation of Scotland at the hands of the British empire. Dresses in traditional tartans and lace were torn to expose model's breasts and editors were furious. 
McQueen's Fall 1998 collection was inspired by the brutal murders of the Romanov dynasty. Models walked the runway wearing chain mail ensembles and red leather suits.The dark production ended with a model trapped inside a satanic ring of fire around the runway. 
McQueen's Spring 1999 collection opened with physically handicapped athlete Aimee Mullins walking the runway.The show ended with Shalom Harlow strutting the runway wearing a white trapeze dress that was suddenly spray painted by two robots live on the runway. 
McQueen's "The Overlook" Fall 1999 collection was based on Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film The Shinning and featured models ice-skating wearing elaborate pieces. The artificial snow landscape was the perfect backdrop to show off luxurious furs and coats.
McQueen's Spring 2000  show a fashion's "enfant terrible" turned the runway into a terrifying bed of metal spikes and nails and models were lifted into the air showing off sheer knits, body hugging jerseys and a re-working of the burka.
For the Spring 2001 "Voss" collection McQueen seated the audience around a giant mirrored cube. The set was disturbing but the frocks were theatrical. Kate Moss and Erin O'Connor were trapped inside the cube as was a naked Michelle Olley who reclining on a couch breathing through a tube. The elaborate show that cost £70,000 to produce.
McQueen's Spring 2004 showed a models dancing and running around the stage wearing simple, more sophisticated pieces. Michael Clark choreographed the presentation based on the dance marathon in Sydney Pollack's film They Shoot Horses Don't They
Spring 2005 collection, Alexander McQueen transformed the runway into a giant chessboard. 36 models took their places and then fought against each other like an actual game of chess. Some of the styles from the collection were inspired by the film Picnic at Hanging Rock
 McQueen's Fall 2006, "Widows Of Culloden" collection was tribute to the women who lost their husbands in the bloody battle of Culloden. The show will always be remembered for the haunting holographic video starring Kate Moss that was shown. 
For Spring 2009, McQueen presented his extravagant "Horn of Plenty" collection in Paris. Models walked the scrap yard runway which was created with props from past shows to Marilyn Manson's song "Beautiful People". Bold stripes, prints and colours dominated as did clown-like make-up. 
 McQueen Spring 2010, the "Plato's Atlantis" collection was an apocalyptic forecast of the future ecological meltdown of the world. A video of Raquel Zimmermann lying naked in the sand with snakes writhing across her played in the background while 2 robotic arms with video cameras flew up and down the runway. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebrity in Gucci Spring 2011 Collection

Jennifer Lopez attended the 1st Annual UNICEF Women and she looked fantastic wearing a black and green dress with a plunging neckline and a gold belt matched with earrings, bracelets, and ankle strap sandals, all from Gucci.
Camilla Belle attended the Gucci & RocNation Pre-Grammy Brunch and looked gorgeous wearing an orange jacket styled with a purple top, and green high-waisted pants with sandals, all from the Gucci Spring 2011 
Anne Hathaway attended the premiere of "Rio" and wore a dark, rich purple embellished short sleeve dress with fringe detailing along neckline matching with matching with Gucci's purple and black velvet sandals.
Olivia Wilde  attended the Vogue Dinner in Paris and looked beautiful as she opted to wear a green, blue, and black colored jumpsuit add with a violet colored clutch and black velvet sandals also by Gucci.

Chrissy, John Legend’s girlfriend accompany John at Grammy Awards 2011 and choose a  azure silk duchesse and bright green crepe de chine twist strap detail dress with gold python belt.
Solange Knowles attended the Gucci & RocNation Pre-Grammy Brunch and opted to wear a woven and fringe detailed top paired with khaki shorts. She completed her look with a Gucci’s brown sandals.
Diane Kruger attended  the Vogue Dinner in Paris and looked amazing wearing an embellished halter dress with an open back . Diane matched it with ankle strap sandals also by Gucci and a black clutch.
Gemma Arterton attended the Vogue Dinner in Paris and she looked great wearing a short sleeve dress with a tie up front and a woven belt. She also paired with matching open toe ankle boots also by Gucci.
Kim Kardashian attended the launch of her new fragrance, "Kim Kardashian,".  Kim look sexy by showed off her curves wearing a coral and purple front knot combination dress with a gold belt. She also paired her dress with teal green and gold sandals also by Gucci.

ELLE Sweden May 2011 Editorial

 The May issue of Elle Sweden starring cover girl Rosie Tupper. The editorial shows us big floppy hats are back with fashion editor Lisa Lindqwister’s romantic picks photographed by Andreas Sjodin, Rosie embraces a spring wardrobe of light weight dresses from the likes of Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana and Yves Saint Laurent.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Male Celebrity in Women's Clothing Spring 2011

Kanye West  vs.  Janice S. 
Kanye West crosses fashion boundaries by wearing women’s clothing from Celine Spring 2011. He appeared and performed at Coachella festival last weekend. Kanye looked great and fabulous tough.
James Goldstein  vs. Carmen Kass  
He wore 
 red leather embellished jacket which wear by Carmen Kass for Balmain Spring 2011  during Paris Fashion Week for the Fall 2011. Even though it is a women’s clothing, James still looked like a super rock star. 
Marc Jacobs  vs.  Arizona Muse
Marc does
 a brightly colored ridiculously voluminous furry fur from Prada Spring 2011. Accompanied by Lorrenzo Martoni, he wore it with the trench coat for the opening of Geroge .Condo’s exhibition at the New Museum in New York.