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Couture Punk Rock Street Chic – Balmain Spring Summer 2011

Posted in fashion, Pierre Balmain with tags on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I have always love the punk rock street chic look! And who can do a better job to achieve this look in a high fashion way? Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin of course! In this week’s Paris fashion week, it is full of colorful & cheerful collection, then it all went “Au Revoir” on the 2nd day fashion week schedule when Balmain started his fabulous show.

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Balenciaga Spring Summer 2011 Collection – Futuristic Vision with Couture Handmade Tradition

Posted in Balenciaga, fashion with tags on October 28, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Nicolas Ghesquière has done it again with a beautiful collection for Balenciaga Spring Summer 2011. For this collection, they stated a street casting tour from London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Belgium and Australia and after looking through thousands of girls, they eventually picked 7 girls who is totally unknown to the fashion world and Nicolas Ghesquiere called them “Characters”. But then have all the top models such as Gisele Bündchen, Carolyn Murphy, Amber Valletta, Stella Tennant to close the show. The reason for them doing a 6 countries model casting tour is because “I was sick of the clone-model thing,” the designer offered as explanation, adding: “It’s about individuality.” Said by Nicolas Ghesquiere

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Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2010 Final Show Was Beautiful, Solemn, Funereal & a Little Spooky

Posted in Alexander McQueen with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2010 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Yesterday at the Paris fall winter 2010 fashion week, our beloved fashion designer Alexander McQueen whom pass away couple weeks ago had an appointment only salon presentation of his last collection that he was working on before his tragic death.

In his latest & last collection, McQueen got back to what he loved the most, the hand craftsmanship of the Haute Couture and the things that are been lost in the making of fashion. He was inspired by the art of the Dark Ages, a sense of poetic, medieval beauty that dealt with religious iconography. In the show, it had a hunting soundtrack of operatic music in the background, the presentation was solemn, funereal and a little spooky.

McQueen’s bi-annual fashion show extravaganza had always been the highlights of the Paris or London fashion week, and a Must-See show for every fashion editors, photographers and fashionistas! Instead of the usual big production show, yesterday’s intimate setting allowed the guests having the opportunity for an up-closed appreciations of the details of his masterpieces, and honored his designs for the very last time.

By mixing the new technology with arts from the past, he had digitally transferred the paintings of high-church angels and Bosch demons into hand-loomed jacquards fabrics to create a caped gowns & dresses. Also there was a golden color feather long jacket that was painstakingly hand covered each feather with 24K gold leaves then sewn on to the jacket one by one to created this angelic look paired with a puffy embroidered tulle long skirt.

There were tears in the eyes of some of the guests as the finale dress walked down the runway. There were some talks about the possible succession designer Gareth Pugh will take over the house of McQueen, but for us, there will only be one Alexander McQueen!

Here is a video done by my one of my favorite online store Net-a-Porter.com to pay tribute to Alexander McQueen

Also click on the video player below to see some of my favorite McQueen fashion shows. To see the whole collection of McQueen’s shows since year 2002, you can click here to visit AlexanderMcQueen.com

 
 
Rest in peace Mr. McQueen! You’ll be missed!
 

Until next time, be well and look fabulous!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug