The Alexander McQueen Brass Knuckle Clutch is by far one of the coolest and most unique bags ever. Surprisingly, it is not one that you can find at a lower price by tons of other retailers. However, Too Fast has made a larger striped version that could totally work for someone who likes the style but not the $2,000+ price tag. Shiny vinyl with large “brass knuckles” as the handle, this bag is edgy and fun, and just like the original, it’s definitely a statement. [1: $1,924 Zappos; 2: $39.99 Too Fast] Keep reading »
At the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen‘s memorial service on Monday, Bjork sang a moving rendition of Billie Holiday’s “Gloomy Sunday” for the glamorous gathered to mourn at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. For her performance, she wore a pair of “angel wings” created by McQueen, who took his life earlier this year on the day before his mother’s funeral. You can see a close-up of the singer’s wings here. Keep reading »
We’ll have to stick these Alexander McQueen ankle boots in our A Girl Can Dream file for now. Outfitted with gold angel wings embroidered on the sides, equipped with a staggering 5-inch heel, and finished off with heavy metal skull-zipper pulls, these are the perfect peep-toe boots for the women whose personal statement is “I am woman, watch me fly.” Perhaps we’ll find $1,285 in spare change in the sofa? Perhaps not. [Net-A-Porter] Keep reading »
The folks at Alexander McQueen are continuing the deceased designer’s legacy. One of the first new things to come out of the fashion house? A line of men’s underwear emblazoned with the signature McQueen skull print. (Apparently this collection will also have silk loungewear—classy.) But we wonder … what would Alexander McQueen have wanted as a fashion statement following his death? Is it kind of cheeky to put skulls and bones on boxers? (Bones, you know?) Then again, he might love the little joke.
What do you think of this look? Would you like your man to wear some skivvies like this? [Hint Mag] Keep reading »
New on the Alexander McQueen website, as part of the pre-fall/winter 2010 collection, this over-the-top-bold ring featuring a silver-tone brass Celtic warrior’s skull outfitted with a mohawked helmet, a pair of onyx horns, and twin Swarovski crystal eyes. If you’ve got a spare $280 lying around, this finger warrior can be your own. Also available in gold with white horns. [Alexander McQueen] Keep reading »
That fashion designer Alexander McQueen committed suicide earlier this year was tragic enough. That a group of vultures are using his death to line their pockets with cash is plain sickening. It’s one thing when a trendsetting and chic magazine like Visionaire pays homage to the designer by devoting an entire issue to his iconic frocks. It’s quite another when a nail polish manufacturer uses the McQueen name to hawk a set of hideous, muddy-looking shades. That’s what Butter London has done with a line of new polishes it claims were inspired by McQueen: All Hail McQueen, a hideous taupe, Bumster, which looks like something you’d find in a diaper, Marrow, marrow, really?, and Victoriana, a bluish-green that’s neither here not there. All one has to do is take a cursory look at these polishes to see they have nothing to do with McQueen’s genius. What this company has done is attached some over-written copy and a sick idea to a product-like-any-other in order to sell their load of crap. It’s bad enough that McQueen is gone, but to associate his brilliance with this drivel is to degrade the fashion legacy he created. [Hot Beauty Health] Keep reading »