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11:06 am

Mugler Maniac

07/10/2012, Alexander McQueen, Fashion and Style, Mugler, Paris, Sonia Rykiel

My friend Nicola sent me this insect-inspired, straw sweater from Mugler. I wanted to wear it to the fashion show but I had problems finding an appropriate bottom to wear it with, plus, it also rained that day and I was afraid to get it wet. Anyhoo, I thought it would be nice to take it out for a spin around the nitty, gritty 10eme at my first, post-fashion week (or should I say, post-fashion month) Parisian stroll.

Bryanboy wearing a Mugler sweater
Bryanboy in Paris wearing Alexander McQueen visors and Mugler sweater
Bryanboy in Paris 10 arrondisement in McQueen, Mugler and Sonia Rykiel

Visors by Alexander McQueen, sweater by Mugler, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, shoes by Sonia Rykyiel

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4:15 pm

In My Own Element

18/08/2012, Alexander McQueen, Current Affairs, Michael Kors

Oh the things that we do, the places we’ll go to get that photo taken. The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah was the crown jewel of our recent road trip. Located just a few hours drive from Salt Lake City, the salt flats is the most incredible, most picturesque, most desolate place I’ve ever set foot in my whole life. No words can describe the emotions I felt when I was there. Imagine being separated from humanity and being in touch with planet Earth — no roads, no lights, no traces of culture, civilization or man-made items. Very post-apocalyptic.

Bryanboy wearing an Alexander McQueen visor and Michael Kors turtleneck
Bryanboy lying down on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Alexander McQueen visor (bought from Luisa Via Roma), Michael Kors white turtleneck

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1:04 pm

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2012 Full Show

08/03/2012, Alexander McQueen, Fall Winter 2012, Fashion and Style

Here’s the full-length video of the Alexander McQueen (by Sarah Burton) fall winter 2012 fashion show.

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4:32 am

The Light Installation At Alexander McQueen Fall 2012

08/03/2012, Alexander McQueen, Art, Fall Winter 2012, Fashion and Style

This spectacular light installation greeted showgoers upon entering Salle Wagram, the venue where the Alexander McQueen fall/winter 2012 was held the other day. I have no idea what it’s made out of but it looked like a couple of hundred (or a thousand) Christmas tree ball ornaments lit up with some sort of fiber-optic cords. So breathtaking and enchanting.

A model walking the fall winter 2012 Alexander McQueen fashion show in Paris.

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6:23 pm

Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

25/05/2011, Alexander McQueen, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style

Over the weekend, I visited the breathtaking Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I queued for over an hour just to see some his work over the past few years. Astonishing. In spite of the sea of people (it felt as if we were packed like sardines), the experience was quite haunting and at times, bone-chilling. McQueen was a genius, a visionary. Photography wasn’t allowed but a friend managed to sneak a shot or two using the good ol’ cellphone. I bought the book (Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton), as well as a pack of pencils with his Platos Atlantis prints, for good measure.

Bryanboy outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit

Sunglasses from Miu Miu, necklace, bag and shirt from Kenzo, cardigan from Uniqlo, jacket from Filippa K, belt from Hermes, jeans from Diesel, socks from Prada, sandals from a market stall in Morocco

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7:25 am

Alexander McQueen Underwear [something for the boys]

21/07/2010, Alexander McQueen, Menswear, Shopping

Alexander McQueen Underwear

I don’t think I’ll ever get over Alexander McQueen’s passing. It’s so bittersweet that my first Alexander McQueen show was also his last. With womenswear collections just around the corner, I’m very curious what his successor, Sarah Burton, will come up under his name.

Meanwhile, have you seen McQueen’s first underwear collection for men? 

Buy Alexander McQueen Underwear - skull boxers and briefs

Shop Alexander McQueen Underwear - stripes boxers

They are now
available for sale at Oki-Ni
. Prices range from £40 – £55. A bit pricey for boxers and briefs but hey, they’re McQueen! I’m sure it doesn’t hurt to indulge from time to time…

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6:19 pm

RIP Alexander McQueen

12/02/2010, Alexander McQueen, Fashion and Style

RIP Alexander McQueen

What a tragedy. Alexander McQueen is no doubt, one of the greatest fashion designers of our
generation. He's a visionary, a tailoring genius. The news of his death is, to put it quite
simply, shocking. I'm a big McQueen fan, even a much bigger fan after watching his spectacular Spring 2010 show in Paris last year. Little did I know it would be his last.

Alexander McQueen

I first heard of the news backstage at BCBG Max Azria via twitter. I told a few friends who were with me at the time and they had doubts about it considering the source was the Daily Mail. After the show, en route to Richard Chai, I spoke to Susie of Stylebubble who told me the press office who is handling Alexander McQueen's McQ presentation here in New York released a (brief) statement.

I wish I could have blogged sooner and paid my respects but, as you
know, I've spent the whole day roaming around New York.

Walking on West Broadway on my way back to my hotel after along day out, I bumped into the super talented Nicola Formichetti who I haven't seen since last October in Paris. We chatted briefly, with Nicola telling me he only just saw Alexander two days ago. As you know, Formichetti and McQueen have worked many, many times. We parted with a bear hug.

Alexander McQueen, may you rest in peace. 

photo credit: catwalking

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5:05 pm

Daphne Guinness at NARS 15X15 Launch

13/11/2009, Alexander McQueen, Daphne Guinness, Fashion and Style

Daphne Guinness at NARS 15X15 Launch

Marc Jacobs and this amazing living entity named Daphne Guinness hosted the launch of Nars 15×15 in New York last night and boy do I have more photos for you. This, right here, is the mothership of fierceness. Lady Gaga who?

photo of Daphne Guinness at Nars 15x15 Launch

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4:36 pm

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2010

13/11/2009, Alexander McQueen, Daphne Guinness, Fashion and Style

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2010

Why does it feel like there's a race for the first non-model woman (other than Lady Gaga) to rock those McQueen shoes?

Well, we finally we have a winner. 

Daphne

No surprise here my minions.

Daphne Guinness, in Alexander Mcqueen Spring/Summer 2010, is the most ferocious woman in the world. I'd sell a kidney just to be able to spend a day in her closet.

Poor Amanda Lepore.

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2:03 am

Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (Official Music Video)

11/11/2009, Alexander McQueen, Celebrity Gossip, Lady Gaga, Music

Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (Official Music Video)

OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!! I’M DYING… DYING… DYING IN MY OWN CESSPOOL OF JEALOUSY.

Lady Gaga WERQED the hell out of Alexander McQueen! Totes Amaze. TOTES AMAZE! Watch and werq.

EXCUSE ME WHILE I POISON MYSELF…

Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen Bad Romance video

LUCKYYYY SHE GOT TO WEAR IT!!!

Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen Bad Romance video

You know what… I need an intervention from this Lady Gaga insanity. Does anyone have Oprah on speed dial? Someone call her and pass the phone to me please.

That’s all.

photo credit: style.com

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