Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Spring 2010


Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Spring 2010

The Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear Spring 2010 collection was an alien spectacle. A snake and Geiger influenced fashion moment of the finest degree. The show was the fashion jolt I needed. Yes, there is creativity still kicking around this season. McQueen delivered it and then some. I’m still in awe over this out of this world collection. What do you say but wow, wow, wow!

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Spring 2010

I missed seeing the video live, but I wasn’t the only. It seems they didn’t anticipate the demand for the live stream and servers went down. I send my friend, who was sitting in 3rd row at the show, a message asking how the show was. He replied back with “STUNNING”. I knew he was serious because he doesn’t throw those words around much.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Spring 2010

The shoes were like nothing I’ve seen a fashion show but had a fetish feel to them. I thought they were great for the runway presentation but I really can’t see these shoes going into production.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Spring 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Spring 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Spring 2010

You must, must see the Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear Spring 2010 video. This collection needs to be seen in motion. You should also see the detail shots for close ups of the materials and makeup.  The NY Times is amazing for high quality images of the collection, get in there and zoom.
images: thefashionspot.com

i want: Fall 2009 Leggings

RM by Roland Mouret Montana knitted leggings
RM by Roland Mouret Montana knitted leggings

Stella McCartney Lace-trim stretch pants
Stella McCartney Lace-trim stretch pants

Sass & Bide Black Rats leggings
Sass & Bide Black Rats leggings

Alexander McQueen Knitted houndstooth leggings
Alexander McQueen Knitted houndstooth leggings

These would look amazing with my boots. I’m really in love with the ones by RM by Roland Mouret. They are a wool-blend knit with alligator print. Love!

images: net-a-porter.com

i want: Luxury Vintage from Shrimpton Couture

Through twitter I discovered a locally based online vintage store called Shrimpton Couture. They focus on luxury items and but there are many beautiful dresses and accessories that start at $125. In addition to vintage pieces Shrimpton Couture sells reworked vintage and one of a kind jewellery. Expedited shipping is free in Canada! Shrimpton Couture also writes a vintage column for Herald de Paris.

Here are some of my i wants from Shrimpton Couture, seriously drool worthy stuff.

Restored Couture Flapper - Shrimpton Couture

The one I covet most is the Restored Couture Flapper.

This is a truly stunning couture level 1920s dress that has been fully restored. All the seams and beading have been re-inforced and the collar has been refinished with a silver silk satin ribbon edging. The main body of the dress is the original fabric but each panel was meticulously replaced and the fabric matched exactly.

2006 Alexander McQueen Dress - Shrimpton Couture

2006 McQueen Dress – need I say more. Check out the embroidery on the back of the dress.

1950s Lace Illusion Dress - Shrimpton Couture

1950s Lace Illusion Dress – I love 50s style skirts. I’m currently obsessed with getting myself a crinoline and New Looking myself.

Jet Neck Collar - Shrimpton Couture

Jet Neck Collar – The jewellery on the site is quite fantastic, this is one of my favourite pieces.

Coral Fringe Cuff - Shrimpton Couture

Coral Fringe Cuff – There are a few cuffs on the site and they are so much fun.

i want: Sporty SpinTO Style

I’m hear to talk style for the SpinTO party on May 15, 2009 (Friday!!!). I don’t have my outfit yet. I have a back up plan, that’s the gold plan. I have another idea, but it’s more sporty than gold. With an unlimited budget however my Sporty SpinTO party outfit would be amazing. So, I thought I would dream up an “i want” SpinTO style.

SpinTO - Solid Gold. May 15, 2009.  Get your tickets Now!

My favourite pieces are from ThreeASFOUR

Three as four bodysuit - Sporty SpinTO Style

I’m head over heels for this catsuit. Paired with a sheer tunic or tank top, sigh!

Three as four - Sporty SpinTO Style

Of course there is the hotter than hell Alexander McQueen legging and top combo.

Eiffel Tower Top - Spring 2009

Eiffel Tower Leggings - Spring 2009

You can do it Prada Style.

Prada - Sporty SpinTO Style

Prada - Sporty SpinTO Style

I’m particularly fond of the yellow House of Holland bicycle shorts. I pair it with a nice white racerback tank.

House of Holland - Sporty SpinTO Style

Or Alexander Wang, who even showcased bicycle shorts in leather for Fall 2009. They aren’t pictured because they are kinda ugly.

Alexander Wang - Sporty SpinTO Style

Alexander Wang - Sporty SpinTO Style

SpinTO is a perfect event to showcase the bike short trend that has been gaining strength throughout the last few seasons. My choices are from Resort 2009 through Fall 2009. Here are a few examples of websites talking up the bike short trend: Style Bubble: Cycling into Spring and The Coveted: The Return of The Bicycle Short?.

It’s safe to say whatever I’ll be wearing on Friday it will be tight. I hope to see you there. Get your tickets now.

SpinTO is a fundraising project that kicks off with a party on May 15 celebrating the 600 km Friends for Life Bike Rally from Toronto to Montreal in support of the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.

This project will be lead by a community-media site at SpinTO.ca, a place where stories about the journey riders in the Rally will be told through new media including blogging and video podcasting. These stories will continue to be told well beyond the kick-off party leading up to the ride to Montreal taking place in July 26-31, 2009. SpinTO has been organized by a team of community contributors, led by Mark Kuznicki and Adam Schwabe, both riders in the 2009 Bike Rally.

images: style.com

i want: Alexander McQueen leggings 

Eiffel Tower Leggings - Spring 2009

I was a fan of Alexander McQueen’s print crazy Spring 2009 collection. These leggings are so amazing and so expensive. I hoping they are like hand printed or something like that. They are made from lycra and very beautiful in person.


Skeleton-print Lycra leggings, Crystal print leggings, Eiffel Tower leggings, Alexander McQueen Eiffel Tower top

To be totally badass I would love to pair the Eiffel Tower leggings with the Alexander McQueen Eiffel Tower top and a pair of Metallic shoe boots.

Holt Renfrew is carrying the Crystal print and the wood grain print leggings at the Bloor Street store.

images: net-a-porter.com

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Fall 2009 – 2010


Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2009 - 2010

Alexander McQueen thank you for bringing something interesting, emotional, strange and masterfully constructed to the runways of Paris. This is his ready to wear people, can you imagine the couture. I die thinking about it. Die, I tell you!

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2009 - 2010

I had to include some video in this post. They are only short clips but once the full video is up I will post it.

Alexander Mcqueen Fall 2009 | New York Magazine

Fashion Week Daily Video – This one shows you a lot of the looks

You can see the whole Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection on Style.com.

images: style.com

Me and the Alexander McQueen Striped column dress

I first salivated over the Alexander McQueen Striped column dress during the Mens Spring Summer 2009 show. Soon afterwards, Net-a-Porter carried the dress and I went crazy again as they had some great shots of the dress.

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Well, I finally tried on a variant of the dress at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street. Of course I had to take a couple sneaky photos in the changeroom. It’s stunning, but it’s a shame this version missing the statement shoulder. This dress fits like a dream and feels like nothing on. It’s a serious curve hugging dress. I’m in love. However, it’s $1500!!!! A girl can dream though.

i want: Alexander McQueen Striped column dress

Alexander McQueen and Net-a-Porter teamed up to bring their customers the Alexander McQueen Private Show. It featured a few looks from Pre-Spring 2009 and it includes the dress I salivated over from the menswear show.

Alexander McQueen Striped column dress

Isn’t it fantastic. Check out the video at the Alexander McQueen Private Show link, it looks amazing in flight.

i want: Alexander McQueen and Puma shoes

Alexander McQueen and Puma shoes

The collaboration seems to be doing very well. It’s expanded to include many style for men and for women. I’m a fan of these 3 styles. Yup, this shoe is pretty tame in my books. I wear my Vegas shoes a lot and they are way more obnoxious. The dude in jacflash noticed them; he was an Adidas head too. There aren’t too many of us around. I haven’t seen them here and I kinda like that.

images: alexandermcqueen.puma.com

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Mens Spring Summer 2009


Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Mens Spring Summer 2009

If I was to ever dress alike with a man, I would want us to be wearing this.

This is the genius of McQueen. Without seeing the images, would I never consider a black and white ombre dress and suit combination, but here I am, salivating. The dress is 10 times better than the suit. The dress is fantastic.

click for larger images!

images: thefashionspot.com

EDIT: See the dress in high res

i want: Alexander McQueen Wing embroidered dress

Alexander McQueen Wing embroidered dress
Alexander McQueen Wing embroidered dress

I was a fan of Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2008 collection. A friend who was a the show was a little creeped out by all the feathers. I thought it was stunning. The wings also fold back for other looks. Great Alexander McQueen toe box shoes! I’ve seen the shoes at Holt’s.

images: net-a-porter.com