Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)

like i already mentioned yesterday. i was, and still am, really devastated by the fact that Alexander McQueen commited suicide. i'm sure i can say, he was one of the most talentful designers of this century. the fashion world lost a huge talent.
who is going to surprise me with robots spraying paint on a beautiful white tube dress during a fashion show like he did in 1999? who is going to design such wonderful shoes as the armadillo shoes. please. tell me who.
i feel really sorry for the family, and this is the message they show people on McQueen's website: "On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family.
Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."

McQueen's death came 3 years after one of his friends, Isabella Blow, died after an overdose. Blow worked as his mentor to teach McQueen how to survive in the fashion world and helped him with creating the image he was known for.
last week, on tuesday, McQueen's mother died. being thought is that losing people, made him reach the limits. and i feel really sorry for McQueen. losing 2 of your close ones, that is really hard to handle with. Alexander McQueen, was known as one of the most important designers of these days. his craftmanship, his explicite taste and his ability to leave the public with their mouths wide open. he won a lot of prizes with all these features, under wich the title British Designer Of The Year.
in 1994 Alexander started his own label, but until 2001 he was also shining as the head designer of Givenchy. i wonder if the label still will exist after all this drama. i hope so, but it will never be the same without Alex himself.
to show people i was really devastated by losing one of the greatest designers ever, i worn this R.I.P. McQ tshirt, i made by myself, and made a little tribute page in my agenda for McQueen.after all of saying this, and sharing this with you. all i can say is, may you rest in piece Alexander. hope you'll find peace and rest at the place where you are right now. love you.


R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

i was really upset when i heard this horrible news about Alexander McQueen. one of the most talentful designers commited suicide. i thought i was in the middle of a horrible nightmare so i double checked it with my blackberry on google. and omg, it was true. Alexander McQueen, one of my favorite designers, commited suicide. i almost cried.
the only thing i can say right now is. R.I.P. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, you'll be always in my heart. Peace
because of my lack of time, i posted this short blog, but ofcourse Alexander McQueen deserves a bigger blogpost in honor of his wonderful past, and his designs so when i'm at home i'll do a bigger post about Alexander McQueen, my hero deserves it. r.i.p. Alexander


Anger About Same-Sex Couples In The New Ads Of Armani Exchange

Armani Exchange came up with this "Share The Love" valentine's day campaign, wich is unique in that it features same-sex couples. i, and im sure there are a lot of other people that love these valentine's day ads. however, the american family association's onemillionmoms.com is upset by the ads. the organization want the society to get rid of the 'filth' their children must contend with every day. normally this organization focuses on tv, musicvideos etc. but they say it's time that they can no longer ignore fashion designers using scantily dressed models in advertisements who have recently put their focus on threesomes or same-sex couples.
they're kidding me right? i'm not sure, but i think those people use to live in caves. hello, look at that, fashion designers promoting the freedom of who or what you love. isn't that a great valentine's day story? Amen.
photo, courtesy of Armani Exchange


Exciting Homework

first of all, i have to apologise because i haven't made any photos yesterday during my visit at AMFI. we we're too excited, watching some of the work students made, listening to teachers. so i'm really sorry. next time i'll make photos! promise. if i want to go study on AMFI i have to graduate next year, and that means i have to make my homework. normally i hate to do my homework, but this time it was really fun to do. i had to make some photos for my art class.
hiya vintage glasses, would you like to date me? ooh i'm so in love with these glasses i found on our attic. definitely gonna rock these glasses this summer. ooh and look at my t-shirt. peek-a-boo, tshirt i bought yesterday in Amsterdam, at Zipper's. it's definitely worth it to visit store, or website. Zipper Amsterdam



fashion is a serious business. behind the façade of luxury and glamour hides one of the biggest and most dynamic world industries. the world of fashion is at AMFI shared in three fields of studies: fashion & branding, fashion & design and fashion & management. AMFI offers in 4 year a good basis for a succesful career in the fascinating fashion world.
this sounds amazing right? so it is AMFI for me tomorrow, they're having an open door day for students who are interested to study at AMFI. i decided to take a look at the fashion & design section because like you probably know, im really interested in fashion and love to design and sketch clothes.
what i also love about this study, is that the students have their own label, it's called individuals and it's their exam project. they have to design, make and set up everything, from photoshoot until fashion show wich they present during the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. i say ferosh!
i'll make some photo's tomorrow and upload them later, sorry in advance for the bad quality of the photos because i have to make them with my Blackberry Bold9000, my digital camera is down. too bad.
for more info about AMFI, visit their website (they also do the full programme in english, international course)
for more info about Individuals by AMFI, visit their website

Front Row, London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week, who isn't dreaming about a front row seat at any Fashion Week? Well, this time you can be a front row watcher of some of the shows that will be presented at the London Fashion Week. Okay, not really front row, but some shows during the London Fashion week from february 19th until february 24th will be broadcasted live on internet. the fashion industry is slowly falling in love with the digital world. several shows, like Louis Vuitton and Burberry Prorsum, already did a live broadcast of their show and this turned out huge. also the fact that bloggers were invited to fashion shows, during the fashion weeks in new york, paris and milan proves that the fashion industry slowly is falling in love with the digital world.
the shows will be broadcasted on the official website of London Fashion Week.


Chanel Take Away

everytime when i’m bored, i come up with ideas like watching old fashion shows. so did i this time, I went to the Chanel website, and watched the pre-fall 2010 show, the paris-shanghai collection. i really loved it when i saw it the first time, so it was pretty easy to choose a show I wanted to watch again. it’s inspired on a trip, Coco wanted to go on, unfortunately these plans only came true in her dreams.the shanghai-paris collection includes the cutest bag ever, well not the cutest, but the funniest in a cute way though. it’s this take away box, redesigned by Karl into a real Chanel take away box. picking up noodles on your way home was never before this chic.
for more Chanel, paris-shanghai collection visit style.com or chanel.com


London Bitches

i'm so excited for my trip to london february 14th until february 17th! can't wait to visit all those cute little vintage boutiques, designer stores and harrod's ofcourse. i'm already planning on what i'm going to buy on this trip, and im almost sure about this D&G bag, made of buffalo leather, and this Alexander McQueen t-shirt. just the basic one, with the blue skull on it but i have to own a McQueen tshirt! London here i come!

Love Love Louis

i am really in love with the new Louis Vuitton bags that'll be released, early march. the monogram denim collection is promised to be a colorful one. inspired by the color palette of the spring, green, orange, rose and blue tones. the bags are practical and functional and are meant to be everyday pieces.

first we have this cute sunburst gm, the gm boasts a roomy interior and is complimented by an exterior belted pocket. the straps are made of canvas with a vache leather shoulder guard, and this one will have a pricetag that'll be about $3200. it also comes in the pm size

next we have the sunrise. a gartered messenger bag, it will come in orange and blue with an estimated price of $2600

lastly, we have the smallest of them all , the Sunshine. Measuring less than a foot, it's definitely the most delightful of them all. this is also the cheapest one, with a price tag of $2300.i really love these bags, especially the sunburst gm. if i ever own the sunburst gm, i would probably die of happiness, combinating it with a silver fox fur tail keychain, just like the models rocked those down the runway. i found these silver fox fur tails for $29.99 on ebay.
photos from purseblog.com


UPDATE. Marc Jacobs To Broadcast His Fall/Winter 2010 Show..

like i already mentioned a few days ago, Marc Jacobs will be broadcasting his fall/winter 2010 show live on his website on february 15th, 8PM US time. and now Robert Duffy, Jacob's business partner started tweeting to document the progress of Marc's collection. last day he tweeted the below:
“Any ideas for a stage set for our fashion show? It’s at the armory on 27th Street. I’m stuck. No idea. Something minimal please? I have one week!”
and this:
“Marc says hi! He loves that I’m doing this. He thinks I’ll be bored in two days. Let’s see.”
too bad he deleted some of his tweets, and i quote: "i deleted some of my tweets because, like i already said i'm new to this" i think that he regrets his e-cry and that it wasn't their meaning to show the world that they're crying for help. i'm curious if people have sent them their ideas. we'll see how it worked out on february 15th! Follow Robert Duffy
photo from nymag.com


The Big Grammy Awards, Red Carpet Post

yesterday was the big day. the day of the Grammy Awards, i was really excited for the show and for the red carpet ofcourse! i was wondering what everyone was going to wear and especially for gaga, she always surprises me, so did she this time. a lot of people hated her red carpet dress, but i loved it, and she rocked every little piece of it.
GaGa, in Armani Privé. love love love this look. oh gaga you've left me speechless.beyoncé, in stephané rolland. she's totally rocking this dress, fits her female curves in a really good way. to me, the dress looks a little bit boring though. but good choice bee! taylor swift, in kaufman franco. this dress fits really good to her well shaped body. taylor has this amazing body, and i'm almost sure that every dress looks good on her. so does this one. i like the color and the detail on the front. Jennifer Lopez, in Versace. love the color, matches good with her skin tone, and i love the idea of one bare leg. she's got fabulous legs to show, so this is the perfect dress for jennifer. and look at the Christian Louboutin's. ferosh j.lo!rihanna, in Elie Saab Haute Couture. looks good, but i think riri should had worn another dress. the last time riri is rocking all of the outfits she's wearing, but this is a bit on the safe side for rihanna don't you think? love the shoes btw. the last one i'm going to do for tonight is. keri hilson, in Dolce & Gabbana. this was one of the dresses i loved the most. this dress reminds me of a mermaid, and mermaids always look beautiful in my mind. love the fabrics and the way the worked with them. and look at the belt. fierce as hell.