Posts tagged ‘alexander mcqueen’

March 7, 2012

Maximum Impact

by Kaylee Pare

The Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2012 finale certainly didn’t lack drama. With billowing layers of rose, black and fuschia organza overwhelming each model, the show exhibited a theatrical, feminine twist on modernity. Designer Sarah Burton describes the collection as, “a kind of soft futurism. Not cold and structured, but optimistic and forward-looking.” In an industry where the future is so often summed up by high-tech nuances, extreme sculptures and harsh silhouettes, it’s refreshing to see a designer forage for an optimistic execution. Mirrored eye shields, slick hair and overbearing shapes surely denote futurism, but add to that, feathery textures and echos of floral petals and you’re left with a new definition for progressive fashion …and, lest we forget, a whole collection of options for the likes of Anna Della Russo, Daphne Guinness and Gaga.

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December 9, 2011

Coiled Cuffs

by Kaylee Pare

Lately I’m into piling on each of my favourite one-strand bracelets, making for a heavily accessorized look. These coiled pieces, however, create more of a dignified moment, wrapping around wrists like a snake, standing out alone. Spiral designs are lovely embellishments, and whether stacked or solo, they will surely become a favorite among your box of treasures. Coiled cuffs are definitely having a moment, but it’s safe to say that they will be forever fashionable.

1. Free People Gilded Coil Cuff: A delicate piece that I’d probably end up throwing on everyday. It’s simple and works with any gold trimmings you would pair it with.
2. Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Orbiting Cuff: This one’s my favorite of them all, it adds that little sparkle – a very wearable item for day and night.
3. Alexander McQueen Spiral Twin Skull Bangle: This one’s for those McQueen skull lovers out there. It’s an edgy piece that would be the ideal guest at one of Man Repeller’s arm parties.
4. Michael Kors Snake Wrap Bracelet: Great for someone with a tendency towards masculine styles with more bulk.
5. Aurélie Bidermann Braided Arm Cuff: This one is meant to be worn on your arm, not your wrist. I need to find a piece like this, it’s so ideal for a night on the town.
6. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Bracelet: Gives the impression that you’ve stacked several bracelets together, without the added fuss and noise! The intricate detailing is classic Bottega.

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