Posts Tagged ‘Alexander McQueen’

Isabella Blow Fashion Galore! Somerset House

Weekend spent in 3 museums covering 4 exhibitions,3 cafés,2 design shops and loads of walking!!

I have finally quit my job on the weekends and I just realised had 48 hours added a week to myself which I had no idea what I could do with!

So I got my girlfriends and I a ticket each to Isabella Blow:Fashion Galore! in Somerset house,Then across the bridge at South Bank centre to see Ana Mandeita and Dayanita Singh and walking further East down the river to the Design Museum to see Hello My name is Paul Smith!

Of course we ate,talked a lot,did a bit of street style and just realised yet again how lucky are we to be living in London at the prime of our youths!

Isabella Blow:Fashion Galore! Somerset House

I recommend this exhibit with all my heart!

The show is curated by Alistair O’Neill, a Sr. Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins (who also curated Valentino: Master of Couture earlier this year) and Shonagh Marshall. Blow’s relationship with her most famous protégés, designers Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy can be seen throughout the exhibition. Keep 2-3 hours in case you like to linger on each piece and see all the movies and appreciate the beautiful work of Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy which is exhibited alongside the idiosyncrasies of Isabella Blow, for e.g.

1.Lizzie Blow had many sizes of the same shoe and often wore them mismatched.
2.She befriended Andy Worhal,when the latter spotted her wearing hoofed shoes.
3.She wrote only with a pink pen.
4.She asked Hussein Chalayan to take his first collection immediately with her filled in Black Bin Liners,to Brown Fashion,only to start showcasing his work a week.

You are not allowed to take pictures there, but don’t forget to carry your notebook for ideas and illustrations.

Some of the best videos are from the graduate collections of Alexander McQueen, Treacy, Chalayan.

P.s: On the 2nd level, there is this extension of the exhibition which I almost missed, but make sure you get in there and see of Isabella Blow’s editorial work and best looks (Pictured below)

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On till 2nd March 2014, I recommend booking tickets before you head there. BOOK HERE.

Watch this space to see more from My Name is Paul Smith: Design Museum!


Hunger Games and Alexander McQueen

Watching Hunger Games is a Fashion treat! In fact that is how I first got groped into it by my friends who love the genre of Teenagers able to combat poisonous fogs et all!

But what is never disappointing is the fashion, worn not only by Katniss Everdeen (played by our fav Jennifer Lawrence) but the rest of the cast.

Effie was always a highlight with her beehive Marie Antoinette hair, and colourful costume, but her love for Alexander McQueen saw no bounds in this sequel. I spoke about my favourite editorial shoot “Fierce Creatures”, last year and was so pleased to see a flash of that on Effie!

EFFIE-Hunger Games Alexander McQueen

Effie Butterfly Dress Hunger Games 2 Catching fire

While we are talking about Butterflies, have you seen the new collaboration between Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen to mark the 10th anniversary of the skull scarf? The 30 very beautiful scarves are inspired by the Entomology series; butterflies, bugs, spiders and other insects have been worked into each scarf design to form kaleidoscopic geometric shapes that are soft and feminine,and captured beautifully in this video by Sølve Sundsbø.

Have a look and be inspired, to take it all in!



Must have accessory this season: Alexander McQueen Visor

This picture got my shutter fingers in an all time high at London Fashion Week.
I was truly trigger happy and as low as I stooped or as close I got,I never got enough of this MUST HAVE accessory this Fall Winter 2012.

Alexander McQueen RTW 2012-13 showed us these dramatic visors on the runway and then of course Anna Dello Russo endorsed it and Tommy Ton shot it was bound to trickle down to most stylists and hold behold here it was!

If you all remember the textured tights post last month was a part of this look! Updating more pictures of the complete look as promised.Alexander McQueen Visor

Alexander McQueen Visor

Also attached are some editorial and detail shots from the show.

Alexander McQueen Visor


“Fierce Creatures”: by Patrick Demarchelier for W Mag August 2012

In case you do have some extra cash to spend and be adventurous with your sun-wear..Click here to get these bad boys.


Di xx

Menswear from Pitti 2012

The fashion shows have started and I can’t wait to see what Tommy Ton has in his camera! Came across these pictures from Pitti Uomo on and and created a shopping list for my Men friends! Temptations!!!

Come on ladies, gets you ideas for the surprise gift for your Man!

STYLE TIP: Invest in as many handkerchiefs as possible! They add a slick of suave-ness right there! Shop this look at

Menswear from Pitti 2012

Menswear from Pitti 2012 by dianakakkar on
Images: here

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