Thursday, February 18, 2010

ACNE, Nuff Said


Acne
Agate Amber
$839.00
Acnestudios.com



Acne
Agni 2
$599.00
Acnestudios.com



Acne
Asteria 1
$829.00
Acnestudios.com



Acne
Brace 2
$479.00
Acnestudios.com



Acne
Gemini 1
$899.00
Acnestudios.com



Acne
Pose 1
$479.00
Acnestudios


I'm sure there are words, I just don't have any...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Burberry in Spring

Hello, my Loverlees! Well, we are almost to the end of February and ever closer to the coveted Spring season.

Fresh flowers, fresh air, and beautifully fresh and airy colors brighten up our wardrobe as we begin to put away the heavy coats, jackets, boots, and scarves for a lighter more ethereal color palette.

Burberry has added pastels to its lineup for spring fashion and has also refurbished the plaid that the line is known for. Ruching, folding, and crisscrossing, coupled with what I call "blonde" hues captivate the eye and bring a softer, earthy, more bohemian feel to the usually edgy, urban designs of Burberry. Below are some of my favorites for the coming Springtime wardrobe revision. Enjoy!


Burberry
Check Ankle-Wrap Wedge
$395.00
Neiman Marcus



Burberry
Feathered Osprey Shoulder Bag
$1695.00
Neiman Marcus



Burberry
Ruched Dawn Tote
$1695.00
Neiman Marcus



Burberry
Knotted check sling
$750.00
Neiman Marcus



Burberry
Strappy Crisscross Sandal
$650.00
Neiman Marcus



Burberry
Strappy Platform Runway Sandal
$795.00
Neiman Marcus




Burberry
Stretch Platform Bootie
$850.00
Neiman Marcus


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Legendary Designer Alexander McQueen Dies at age 40


Alexander McQueen
Style.com


Legendary British Designer, Alexander McQueen was found dead today in his London home. He was 40 years young.

To say that McQueen was a brilliant designer would be the understatment of the century. Dressing the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Sara Jessica Parker, and too many more stars and fashion icons to mention in this small space, McQueen had clearly made a name for himself with style mavens and fashion critics alike.

Known for his extravagant and theatrical fashion shows, McQueen often mixed elements of design and technology to bring a futuristic twist to the runway.

Circumstances surrounding McQueen's death are still cloudy, although it has been reported that he was extremely despondent over the death of his mother on February 2nd. McQueen recently made obscene comments on his Twitter page and claimed that he'd had an "awful week" but that he would try to pull himself together and "finish."

Coming days before London Fashion Week, an event he had not attended in recent years, McQueen's death has shocked and riveted the fashion world.

McQueen trained in his early days at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design, an institution known to encourage young, British designers and for its innovative, fashion-forward approach. He gained expertise in meticulous men's tailoring from Anderson and Sheppard and Gieves and Hawkes, two well-known Savile Row establishments. Extremely ambitious, McQueen arrived at Anderson and Sheppard at the tender age of 16.

After his training, McQueen soon developed his elaborate, theatrical trademark, and the rest, as the well known cliche' states, is history. His reputation for innovation, and at times, the bizarre, stayed with him until his death.

Alexander McQueen's success inspired many of today's young designers and his legacy of fine detail, meticulous design, and other worldly creations, is sure to live on for many generations to come.


Alexander McQueen
Lobster Claw Platform Shoe
Style.com



Alexander McQueen
Spring RTW 2010
Style.com

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SACX One of a Kind

It's finally here. I am officially launching my new handbag line. Yay me!

So far I've only completed two designs, but I thought now would be as good a time as any. It's sort of like, I have to design and complete these handbags. Isn't strange how often we have to literally find ways to force ourselves to do the very things we love to do. Time, life, and everything else seems to get in the way of our creativity and we often find ourselves fighting to do what we love and to love what we do.

Well, I'm taking the plunge, my Loverlees. So visit me at SACX (pronounced "SACKS")One of a Kind, the Blog. Stop by my Etsy store and let me know what you think. I promise, there will be much more on display very soon.

Love you all!




Monday, February 1, 2010

Red Carpet Chic: The Grammys

Okay, I'll admit, I have a short attention span for award shows. I haven't watched one for more than 5 minutes for years now, and I don't intend to start any time soon. But I do like to see what everyone wore on the Red Carpet after the fact. So my pick for favorite Red Carpet look is, drum roll please...Pink!

While I don't listen to her music, I have followed her changing trends over the years. If Madonna is the Queen of Reinvention, Pink is surely bringing up the rear and moving fast toward the throne.

I love Pink. I remember watching an E! documentary of her life and everything she's gone through. I admire her tenacity, her sheer will to keep going in spite of all sorts of family trials and personal obstacles. She's not perfect and never claimed to be. She is not your everyday, run of the mill Pop Diva, she is a real woman with real issues who happens to have a stellar voice and a banging physique.

Pink is a home girl with heart. She is stylish without being too trendy, edgy without being too extreme, and lately, she's just been down right glamorous. So my hat's off to Pink as FA'SHOE'NISTA's pick for Best Red Carpet Look. Let's get this party started!


Pink in a floor length ombre dress by
Tony Ward Haute Couture
Photo courtesy of InStyle