Friday, April 29, 2011



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Sarah Burton photographed at the McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2011

So Sarah Burton (whose full statement is below) designed the Royal Weddiing dress after all the speculation surrounding her and it, and the flat denials issued by Burton herself. The Sunday Times was right all along. It leaves me wondering how did the Sunday Times get the story? Did the Palace leak news that the house of Alexander McQueen was creating the dress to the Times in order to divert interest away from a sordid story on Prince Andrew published further into the paper that same day? Or did the leak stem, as is also rumoured, from an unguarded comment made by the CEO of Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Akeroyd, to someone who knows Sunday Times editor John Witherow? I hope to get the full story some day in the future. 

(updated May 3 2011) Have been informed by a well placed source that the accidental leak to the Sunday Times about who designed the wedding dress came not from the McQueen business but from the Catherine Middleton camp. Sara Parker-Bowles? Sara is the fashion writer who married Camilla's son Tom wearing none other than Alexander McQueen.
Either way, the result is still wonderful. What a brilliant outcome for Sarah Burton and the Alexander McQueen business. All the darkness generated by Lee McQueen's suicide has been oblilterated by the purity and lightness of todays Royal nuptials leaving the brand Alexander McQueen as clean and shiny as a new pin. Though at the Grazia office today we were thinking that  no matter who Catherine Middleton had hired to create the dress, the actual gown would have been essentially the same, as it is clear this is the dress she wanted. However the newly minted Duchess of Cambridge most certainly chose exactly the right woman for the job.

Add to this that Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, an exhibition highlighting his career will be launched at the annual Costume Institute Benefit Gala, known as the Met Ball, on May 2nd, (open to the public from May 4th to July 31st) and McQueen is the hottest luxury fashion house in the world right now.

The soon-to-be Duchess of Cambridge emerges to show her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress for the first time

London, 29 April 2010 - Sarah Burton, Creative Director at Alexander McQueen made the following comments regarding her role as designer of Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress:

“It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created. I am delighted that the dress represents the best of British craftsmanship. Alexander McQueen’s designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day.

“The last few months have been very exciting and an incredible experience for my team and I as we have worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy. Understandably, Catherine has been very keen to keep the details of her dress a secret, which is every bride’s prerogative, and we gave an undertaking to keep our role confidential until the day of the wedding.

“Catherine looked absolutely stunning today, and the team at Alexander McQueen are very proud of what we have created. The dress was just one component of a spectacular day, and I do not think it is appropriate to comment any further beyond saying that I personally am very grateful and honoured to have been given the opportunity to work on this project, and I wish TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge every good wish for the future.”

[please note: in line with Sarah Burton’s desire not to comment further, neither she nor any other company representative is giving interviews today or in the coming days]
Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueens latest collection for Autumn/Winter 2011

Burton was raised in Manchester, and studied Print Fashion at London’s Central St Martins. It was while at St Martins that she interviewed for a years placement at McQueen, which at the time was based in a little studio in Hoxton square. She worked alongside McQueen for 14 years, which made her a natural choice for taking over the label’s creative direction following his passing. A big name designer could have been brought in from another, rival label. However, the risk was that McQueen would lose the essence of what Lee McQueen had built into his design over the years: the theatricality, intricacy, flamboyance and movement inherent in all his garments. Sarah is married to photographer David Burton.

Photos: Christopher Moore/; AP

Thursday, April 28, 2011



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Some details of today's outfit. H&M shorts, vintage jumper, Alexander Wang bag, Romwe ring and shoes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

International Sunday Soup Network

Artists Bailout: Renegade Bounty Exchange is proud to represent Los Angeles in the Sunday Soup network, an international association of meal-based micro-granting initiatives.

Join us for an "International Day of Soup" during Creative Time's, Living As Form, exhibition in New York September 16th - October 16th, 2011. Curated by Nato Thompson.

Project Update - Edith Abeyta

Edith Abeyta made this wonderful little catalog from her exhibition entitled, "Me, You, Us: Interpretations of Cooperation" at the El Camino College Art Gallery. It features texts about collaboration by Sesshu Foster, Apio Ludd, Sal Randolph, Charlene Roth, Judith Thissen and Pamela Wells.

The partial title of this book, Me, You, Us is the same as the title of the participatory installation of which this book serves as a component. Donated garments were deconstructed and reconfigured into backpacks displayed on shelves. Viewers/participants are invited to deposit a book into one of the backpacks. In return, they receive a copy of this book. Particularly motivated participants can further their experience/opportunity by exchanging one of the book filled backpacks for an object s/he made.


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I love these Missoni inspired pants, get them here!

White lace

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Let the sunshine in! The weather in Holland is so nice lately, I am really enjoying it! I am wearing a dress from Only, shoes from Carven via Luisaviaroma, ring from ASOS and a vintage hat and bag.

Asianicandy giveaway winner

Congrats! Enjoy your bracelet!

Join Us!

Come to the event and let's meet up!

Your friends may also come along with you, because you are all invited!

Perfect Match

Sporting my new bag, Light Shopper in Mocca, from Moozee Bags. The color of the bag matches perfectly with my blazer. Love it!

wearing sheer mid-calf dress - memo.,blazer - DJODY, skinny belt - Bangkok, ankle boots - MANGO

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Florence Welch x Givenchy Couture

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how did i miss this amazing pairing at the grammys?!
so stunning!

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011 Booties

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3.1 Phillip Lim

these 3.1 Phillip Lim booties are perfect for fall ♥
i know it's not time to be thinking about fall, but i can't help it.
it's my favorite weather!

New hair and headpiece

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A first impression of my new hair and my new feather headpiece from Tiedupandtousled.


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Olivier Rousteing, the new head of design at Balmain.

NEWS JUST IN: This beautiful man is now in charge of Balmain, following the departure last month of Christophe Decarnin due to health problems.  In one swoop the sobriquet of "worlds most beautiful fashion designer" has left one Olivier (Theyskens) and is now firmly pinned to the above, Mr Olivier Rousteing.

Paris, April 26th 2011. The house of Balmain is pleased to announce the appointment of Olivier Rousteing as its new Designer. Mr. Rousteing will supervise the design and development of the brand’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections.

Rousteing is currently in charge of the Women’s Wear design studio at Balmain, a position he has held since 2009. Before joining Balmain, Rousteing worked for five years at Roberto Cavalli, where he was promoted to the position of Designer for the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear collections.

Olivier Rousteing was born in France and raised in Bordeaux. He completed his fashion studies at Paris’s École Supérieure Des Arts Et Techniques De La Mode (ESMOD) in 2003.

RIP Poly Styrene

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Marianne Joan Elliott-Said (3 July 1957 – 25 April 2011)

X Ray Specs, by Falcon Stuart, 1978

Poly Styrene said the X Ray Spex were about "not trying to be like anybody else, but being yourself. High energy, youthful music, creativity. Better than expressing yourself through crime. Being in a band, saying what you want. It was better than being in a girl gang."

My sentiments exactly.

Monday, April 25, 2011

cool + crisp

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jacquelyn jablonski was perfect for this.

Let's Write With Style!

Made from genuine suede leather and has a wide color variety,


came up with two looks over the weekend + couldn't decide which to post, so i put both ♥
which one is your fav?! i really can't decide- think it'd depend on my mood for the day.

1. A.L.C. Striped Athletic Twisty Dress
2. Vince Low Back Silk Tee
3. Karen Walker Perfect Day Sunglasses
4. ONE by Comme des Garçons Super Fluo Wallet
5. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Fade to Black
6. Belle Noel Love Stack Bangle Set
7. Alexander Wang Petra Braided Sandals

1. A.L.C. Striped Athletic Twisty Dress
2. Vince Low Back Silk Tee
3. Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses
4. Alexander Wang Small Emile Tote
5. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Amazing Grace
6. Giles & Brother Archer Bangle
7. Joie McCartney Braided Thong Sandals

In love with this look

Candice Lake for Glamour

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ballerina with an edge

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My look of the day. The dress and flats are from H&M, the furry coat is from Topshop, the glasses are from ASOS and the bag is from VJ-style. Happy Easter my lovely readers!