Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times
Alexander McQueen's Final Collection FW2010 Press Play
The final piece of McQueen's collection, the tailored golden feather jacket, comes as a tribute to the tale of Icarus who flew to close to the sun. But if that tale is anything to go by, for me, considering the many accomplishments of his short life, Alexander McQueen was the sun. The sun of the fashion world at least & I don't think anyone will come close to comparing again. If you spilt tears over McQueen's untimely death that makes two of us & this should only come as a sequel to that sadness. His final collection was presented without his usual theatrics to a group of invited fashion editors & friends. His right hand Sarah Burton spoke of his influences as the Dark Ages-a time of violence, superstituion, contrasts, romanticism & nostalgia. These themes are easily spotted in the floor length Medieval skirts, structured bodices, long belted decorative coats & opulent photo-printed silks. The solemn pared down faces of the models seem otherworldly when combined with the eerily morbid religious iconography in the priest printed gowns with angel wing backs, like McQueen's inner demons projected straight into print. Fashion's 'Enfant Terrible' has left us all with something irrevocably beautiful. R.I.P
My name is Jasmin but I've always liked boys with girls' names and names that end in -ie.
I'm an insomniac. I like to stay up late to watch the sky change from blue to black to beige and blue again. I'm a critically indecisive realist whose in love with the little things. I enjoy writing lists and schedules but never stick to them. I want to learn to do a million things like speak Swedish, play guitar, skateboard, hula hoop and play poker. My mind is always turning over a million things but I am a simple girl and I never ask for much. I'm a typical nerd and I'm excited by fashion, photography, books, ideas and theories.
I could pour through books and magazines until my eyes dribbled down my face in a torrent of glitter and sequins. It's true.
I like to paint what I write, write what I think and photograph what I see.
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