Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Royal Hype-ness

With all the attention, speculation and dress-stimation swirling around the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton I decided to run with the theme of the week!... Either that or I was just digging for an excuse to get dressed up.  The royal union is delightful and all however the fashion world is pretty much bending over backwards in attempt at prophesying the designer of the wedding gown.   I would personally love to see Kate in an Alexander McQueen creation by Sarah Burton so I featured a McQueen dress from his posthumous F/W 2010 collection which was filled with medieval and byzantine era iconography and inspirations. 

Lucinda x

P.S Don’t you love my gnome stool?? His name is Gomez.

 Alexander McQueen dress and clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Lulu Frost necklace, YSL arty ring

Monday, 18 April 2011

McQueen: Savage Mind, Beauty and Soul

It’s no secret that I believe Lee Alexander McQueen was one of fashion’s biggest blessings.  He brought wonderment, imagination, creativity and raw beauty in the most elegant, artistic and explicitly tailored ways.  He portrayed the beauty in the ugly, the freedom in the mind, and pushed boundaries in ways nobody knew existed and all this through strict, structured and architecturally brilliant tailoring.  His uninhibited creative mind paired with a strict method of execution made for a cool contrast.

In memory of his incredible contribution to fashion the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York will be showcasing his works through an upcoming exhibition (May 4th to July 31st). Featured will be pieces from his entire career including his posthumous fall/winter 2010 collection.  Previews of the exhibit indicate that this is definitely a must see retrospective of the works of an artistic and savagely beautiful genius - one whom left a hole in the fashion world that will never completely be filled.

Lucinda x

P.S ‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.’ Words Lee McQueen had tattooed on his arm that seemed to transcend into his works of art.

Show-stopping piece from Plato's Atlantis SS10

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Rise of the Androgynoids.

Forget androids - it’s all about beauty in androgyny.  Androgyny allows you to cross both masculine and feminine style techniques that pretty much enable someone to be transformed into a walking enigma.  There have been many gender bender models that have confused the catwalk such as Jenny Shimizu (also had affair with Angelina Jolie – don’t know why that’s relevant but it’s fun fact #1) and more recently Andrej Pejic (who starred as Gaultier’s couture bride – fun fact #2… primarily just to balance out reason for fun fact #1).  So whether a fem-boy or a masculine-fem one thing is for sure, androgyny always makes for a lot of fun just based on the mystery that ensues; is it male or female? Answer should always be:  who cares when it’s très chic! 
Luc x

P.S Fun fact #3 - Michael Jackson wore the same Balmain pants in This Is It and that may/perhaps (OK OK, yes it was) have been reason for my purchasing them.  

 Cue shirt, Balmain pants, Chloe shoes, Alexander McQueen clutch and bow tie, Toywatch

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Wish upon a star...or a few

This Christopher Kane resort 2011 confection has been on my galactic radar for a while now.  It's quirky, fun, futuristic and makes for an interesting silhouette.  This nebulae-esque print is inspired by images seen through the Hubble telescope which appeals to the uber geek-chic in me. I think it's about time I fly to the moon (or opening ceremony more specifically) and give into this astronomical temptation.  Seriously, who would have thought a jersey t-shirt with rah rah skirt attached could bring so much joy?!

To infinity and beyond, 
Lucinda x

(Source: style.com)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Neon Brights, City lights…

Be still my neon heart, I currently love the hyper-colored spring/summer offerings from the likes of Christopher Kane and Miu Miu!   From laser cut neon lace skirt-suits to star emblazoned box jackets it’s clear a pop (or even a head to toe explosion) of neon madness is certainly the light at the end of the SS11 tunnel.  

This surge of color had me rejoicing Prince’s “Let’s go crazy”!  After all - neon was big in the 80’s!  Then again what wasn’t big in the 80’s?... All perms and shoulder pads aside, eye (insert cool Prince reference) decided to inject a little neon, a pair of crazy hand painted jeans and a little purple – not in the form of rain but in bright Burberry arm arsenal!  

Lucinda x 

P.S Christian Louboutin I heart you so but you kill my life… and my bank balance

  Yves Saint Laurent Top, Proenza Schouler x J Brand Jeans, Christian Louboutin Heels, Burberry Prorsum Bag, Alexander McQueen Ring and Vintage Sunglasses