Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
One of my favorite shoot from her, before she went completely nuts wearing wigs and ridiculous things on stage. Photo by Karl Lagerfeld.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen and Louboutin shoes.
Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen.
Daphne Guinness in a dramatic cape from McQueen's 2002 collection.
My lil' tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
- TV Star of the year: Dannii Minogue
- Model of the year: Claudia Schiffer
- Musician of the year: Florence and the Machine
- Actress of the year: Carey Mulligan
- Actor of the year: Colin Firth
- Breaktrough Talent: Nicholas Hoult
- Style icons 2010: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
- Woman of the year: Kristen Stewart
- Editor's Choice: Alexa Chung
Ashley in a gorgeous dress by couture genius Christian Lacroix, shoes by Fendi. Mary-Kate in a Lanvin gown and Proenza Schouler clutch.
Ugh! No matter is she's wearing Converses or heel or a great mini dress (like this Emilio Pucci) she always has this shitty face, like she doesn't want to be there.
Alexa Chung dressed in Chanel from head to toes.
Daisy Lowe in Miu Miu.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
His work and life got tribute on the last two runways of Fashion for Relief, one in London and the other one in New York, both for Fashion Week. This event is organized by the top model Naomi Campbell the purpose of it is to collect funds for the Haiti victims.
A fashion show was organized for the fundraising featuring Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Annabelle Neilson (McQueen's muse) and Daphne Guinness. They wore different designer clothes, but of course the highlight was when they walked the runway wearing pieces from Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Kate cried during the show when she wore the designer's cloth and it was a sad and gloomy moment for everyone present there and also for us, his followers.
There was also an auction where they sold a piece from Mark Evans, McQueen and Vivienne Westwood designs, cars, jewelry, etc.
Kate Moss, Annabelle Neilson and Naomi Campbell wearing Alexander McQueen S/S 2010.
I'm not a Naomi lover but I love her in this pic, besides you can see all the amazing work and detail in a McQueen piece.
Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen.
Models + Daphne Guinness all in Alexander McQueen S/S 2010 and Prefall 2010.
Gorgeous Shirey Bassey ♥
Yay! 1000 visits!
I'm celebrating that I got 1000 visits on the blog and really happy about it. Since I started writing for it I made it with the intention of sharing what I like and also my thoughts on different subjects. Is good to be heard (or read in this case)! And I'm really happy on how A la mode, a la mort came out.
Thank you to everyone who's following my blog, to the ones who read the entries, the ones who comment on them and thanks for each and every hit. There will be more posts and more things to discuss. Thanks for all the support!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
She designed a concept bag for Louis Vuitton (see picture #7) and also has worked with Puma and Melissa. She also designed the Chanel Mobile Art Pavillion that traveled to many cities in the world including New York.
As part of the Barbara Cappochin Biennale, a retrospective of Zaha's work is taking place at the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua, Italy. This palazzo was constructed between 1172 and 1219 and it's an italian treasure. Its medieval roof is the largest in Europe unsupported by columns and all of its walls covered by frescos from 1425. The contrast between this venue and Zaha's exhibition is more than obvious, her designs are very fluid and modern.
The exhibition shows Zaha's work, experimentation and also her research into digital design and construction methods. The nice thing about this expo is that for showing each project, she created a large scale installation where you will find all of her work from the last 30 years organized by the theme that inspired them, for example: "aggregations/clusters/jigsaws".
Amazing work as always!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I was looking forward to see her presentation at the Brit Awards, specially after I saw her outfits and the headpiece. On stage, wearing a body suit by Alex Noble and a Marie-Antoinette-like wig she performed Telephone on a piano mixed with some of her hit songs. The sculpture of her was amazing, it had the armadillo shoes and also she named Alexander McQueen on the lyrics, saying: "We miss you so bad, Lee" :'(
This presentation is for my, her best so far. She sounds good and also she's wearing pieces I like. A lil' bit too much but OK for stage. Maybe I'm just liking her because of the fact that she made a mini tribute to man I most admired: McQueen.
Here's her performance at the Brits and please make sure not to miss the sculpture.
So here are some pictures from the Brit Awards plus my comments about them.
Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan... or should I say "bad" for lashes. She looks really silly and clown-ish. The hat, the cape, the bag, the eye lash. WRONG!
Lilly Allen (looking awful) in Chanel. This dress reminds me a lot of Lady Gaga in the VMAs, maybe because of the shape of the dress. I know both dresses are completely different but I couldn't help but thinking of Gaga when I first saw her.
Alesha Dixon (I have NO idea who she is) wearing Dolce&Gabbana... There's something about the Dolce dresses that I've seen in the last red carpets, they look cheap, first Britney, then Kylie, now this random chic. The fabric looks like bought in Chepe Centro and it's very hoochie.
Alicia Keys in Balmain. She tried, at the AMAs, to look edgy and it was a failure. For the Brit Awards she wore Balmain, with its incredible shoulder pads and she looked gorgeous, besides being a great singer.
Courtney Love ♥ in Miu Miu. I think she's unique. Junkie and messy and whatever you wanna call her you, gotta give her some credit this time. She looks sober and the embellished dress is really cute and looks good on her.
Great on stage. Fail for the red carpet. I don't know when nipples made a come back, but she was flashing some (plus other things flashed).
Florence Welch in Roksanda Ilincic. Has like a gothic look, but with her pale skin and the red hair I think she looks gorgeous.
Lilly Allen has a weird sense of humor and on this awards she look ridiculous. I hate the Chanel dress plus the wigs. And in this photo she's using the same color and hairdo as Vivienne Westwood. And that doesn't make her look good, clown-ish is what I would say.
But here, with her Givenchy dress and a normal wig she loos way better.
As a friend says "no one does it like the english people" and I guess it's true. If you check all the pictures from the show you will see many great dresses and some pretty ugly things. So, you judge.
A police officer told the inquest that McQueen's death was "nonsuspicious," according to Martindill.
"The coroner said a note had been found and is being looked at by the police," Martindill said, without offering details about the note.
The coroner adjourned the inquest until April 28 in order to complete the full post-mortem report, she said.
McQueen, who had dressed stars from Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman to Rihanna and Sandra Bullock, killed himself nine days after the death of his mother. He expressed his devastation at her death on his Twitter account days before he died.
Eccentric singer Lady Gaga, who called herself a big fan and wore McQueen's alien-inspired stilettos in a recent video, dedicated her performance at Tuesday night's BRIT Awards in London to the designer.
He trained in London's Savile Row at a company that made suits for Prince Charles. One anecdote that helped cement his bad-boy image was that he had once embroidered a suit for the Prince of Wales with a profanity sewn into the lining.
In an interview with CNN's Jim Bittermann in October, McQueen spoke of the changing nature of runway shows for fashion designers.
His latest show was an invitation event for 1,000 people, and was streamed live on the Internet.
"It's got to progress and it's got to move on," he said. "I've been doing these shows for over 15 years now; I must have done about 60 shows. Even I get bored with the same concept, so this way, I can see a brighter future for fashion."
The designer was honored as a commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, and won numerous other awards in the fashion world."
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
So you rather have your kid on a fashion show, front row than having her at kinder garden?! WOW!
Nice friends for a 5 year old! Maybe at 6 she could get to rehab!
Deep DEEP review! -.-'
UPDATE: So a few days after I made this entry, I found out that it was a joke! I got so mad and I made a hate entry and everything and the whole thing was not real. Anyways... Soon I'll be posting about Tavi, the 13 year-old blogger who was the target of this joke.
If you want to see more about Katie, click here.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
These were McQueen's words. A friend of mine just share it with me and I'm sadder after reading them. Flirting with dead and sadness could be dangerous. You might like it, as Lagerfeld said.
"I was talking to a retailer yesterday who said that her McQueen business was growing faster than it ever had before. However, she sees no other option than to close the business of McQueen.
I'm not really sure what I would like to happen. I can't imagine McQueen without McQueen himself. He made the label, he shape it, it was his own work, his influence. So picturing someone at his place would be very difficult or almost utopic. Let's just wait and see what happens. I would love to see his latest collection. I can bet it's one of the strongest. Most creative minds, capture their emotions on what they create and McQueen was no exception.
Tribute painting by Danny Roberts.