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RIP ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: Brilliant fashion designer dies at age 40

11 Feb

British fashion designer Lee McQueen, founder of the Alexander McQueen label,  was found dead at his London home today (Thursday).

He was just 40 years old.

Company spokeswoman Samantha Garrett said McQueen’s body was discovered in the morning but that she had no information “in terms of circumstances.”

Police did not directly comment on the cause of death, but said it is not being treated as suspicious.

In The Guardian, Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue, aptly credits McQueen with influencing a whole generation of designers.

“His brilliant imagination knew no bounds as he conjured up collection after collection of extraordinary designs,” she said.

“At one level he was a master of the fantastic, creating astounding fashion shows that mixed design, technology and performance and on another he was a modern-day genius whose gothic aesthetic was adopted by women the world over. His death is the hugest loss to anyone who knew him and for very many who didn’t.”

The hugest loss indeed. My heart goes out to his family, friends, colleagues and his legions of fans, with whom I  hang my head in sorrow today.

As a hobby I compile a “fashion journal,” which is basically a binder containing all designs/fashion spreads/photo shoots that inspire me, and a great deal of McQueen’s designs are in there.

Oh, whatever will we do with out McQ?

May he rest in peace.

See below for a montage of my favourite looks from Alexander McQueen’s recent collections:

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WHO KNEW: Women’s feet could reveal lusty thoughts?

7 Dec

Your feet have betrayed you!

And you might not have even known…

According to a new study by Prof Geoffrey Beattie, Head of School and Dean of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester, women show sexual attraction through the movements of their feet.

The research gathered on behalf of shoemaker Jeffery West states that  if a girl likes someone and is laughing, she will move her foot away from her body and will gain an “open leg posture.”

(Do I really do that? Yeesh, better check it.)

Also, if a lady’s feet are crossed or tucked under herself, then she’s just not that in to whomever she’s talking to.

(Gotta remember this one. Key for weirdo bus talkers.)

Men, however, don’t signal sexual attraction with their feet. But this doesn’t mean you guys should stop trying down there. God I’ve seen some awful foot-coverings (can’t even dignify them by calling them shoes) on men in this city. Just because you’re a granola muncher doesn’t mean your feet should look like they’re mulching compost as well.

For me, if I could wear any shoe I wanted, it would hail from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 RTW collection.

I’m definitely digging the hard-edged, extraterrestrial take on footwear. The white one is very Fifth Element.

They are incredible examples of the kind of forward-thinking futurism that’s been absent in fashion recently. We’ve seen way too many designers referencing an 80’s kinda future. I think McQueen has nailed a modern, distinctive vision, and I salute him.

To wear any of these creations is to say, “Come closer, if you dare…

…to be destroyed.”

NOW THAT’S what I want my feet to be saying!

(As I dance by myself to this:)

Photos courtesy of style.com