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Designer spotlight: Alexander McQueen

By Andrea Petrou on April 7th, 2011

By Emily Borrett.

Autumn/Winter 2002

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As we continue paying tribute to some of fashion’s finest designers with galleries highlighting some of the best of their work, there are few designers as deserving as the late, great Alexander McQueen, whose tragic suicide last year rocked the fashion industry and whose absence is still felt.

It would be fair to say that Alexander McQueen, first real name Lee, is one of the finest designers that Britain’s ever had. With his expert knowledge of advanced tailoring, reckless and innovative approach to design, and a talent for shocking an audience, his shows have always buzzed with the kind of atmosphere that only happens when you are in the presence of true, unadulterated creation.

One only needs to look back at the footage from McQueen’s funeral to see just how loved he was by all: the whole fashion world seemed to be (and still is) in mourning. At his funeral the likes of Daphne Guiness, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer were all there to say goodbye to Britain’s most brilliant designer, some of them wearing their own McQueen pieces as a final good-bye.

A year has passed since the maverick designer was tragically found hanged in his home, but his legacy of design still remains him. Always bursting to the seams with drama, darkness and emotion, his collections were all true works of art. To see our favourite Lee McQueen moments since the beginning of his career, right up until his final collection shown after his death, check out the gallery above.

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Get the look: Chanel Iman

By Andrea Petrou on November 25th, 2010

By Emily Borrett.

The model looked stunning last month at a gala in NYC, wearing a sequined maxi dress, headband and sultry velvet blazer. We love.

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With all the upcoming parties and events that get rammed into your diary during winter, everyone has been very preoccupied what they’re going to be wearing this December. And we’ve found the one woman we should all be trying to emulate at this year’s office party – Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman.

Obviously, she’s stunning and all that – her mix of African and Korean roots have blessed her facially – but more importantly, she has got the party look nailed and is a walking advert for the motto that sometimes more  is more. Feathers, fur, sequins, metallics and glitter; ’tis the season to pile it all on with a shovel, and have another drink.

We particularly loved the outfit that she wore to a gala in NYC last month, oozing vampy Hollywood glamour in a deep-blue velvet blazer, teamed with a sparkling headband and sequined maxi skirt. This is the way to carry the maxi-length from summer into winter.

To see some of our favourites of the supermodel’s best looks, and where you can get similar pieces online, check out the gallery above.

Television, YouTube Watch

Watch snippets from Mischa Barton’s ‘The Beautiful Life’ and new ‘Melrose Place’

By Kimberley Foster on May 22nd, 2009

The CW network has released its fall television schedule, and it’s looking good. Not only am I embarrassingly excited to see Vampire Diaries (I blame Twilight), I’m also quite keen to check out Mischa Barton’s latest show, The Beautiful Life. Centred around the lives of a bunch of models living in New York, it also stars Elle Macpherson and is produced by Ashton Kutcher. Check out a preview of the show above, which also features Zac Posen playing himself.

ALSO, see a sneak peek of the new Melrose Place remake, starring Ashlee Simpson, after the jump…

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What do you think of the new 90210 spin-off?

By Kimberley Foster on May 23rd, 2008

Reading this piece by the Fug Girls today regarding the new 90210 spin-off gave me a giggle. Someone over at CW has leaked a promotional video of the new television series and what you’re about to witness, I am afraid to say, is pretty average. I am inclined to agree with the Fugsters that what was once our favourite after-school teen soap, has now been ‘updated’ to a poor man’s version of Gossip Girl. The original 90210 broke trends in fashion (albeit bad ones, but we obsessed about them nonetheless). With this new lot, I can’t see anything particularly new or inspired fashion-wise, or remotely intriguing plot-wise. I hate to say it, but sometimes it’s often best to leave the past exactly where it stands… in the past.

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