Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pretty Proenza

Ok, this is alittle melodramatic but..... SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER.

Phew, I feel slightly better with that sentiment off of my chest 'cause it's been eating away at me. Yes, I do know I still have all of August, but I feel as though time has flown by way too fast... Wait, wait wait, let me explain. I've LOVED my summer so far and had some amazing times: from one of my housemates visiting England, Venice for my study abroad, my kick ass job, the fantastic weather, more socials than I can count ... blah blah it's been amazing. I just have that nagging, tugging feeling that I haven't gone apeshit enough... yet.

I haven't worn enough crazy shit. I haven't blogged enough. I haven't spent enough time with my rents. I haven't been into the city enough. I haven't laughed excessively enough <--- getting there though.

Anyhow, today is alittle all over the place.

First stop: my all time favorite designer's website.... Alexander McQueen.
With a homepage like this (clearly displaying his creative genius) how can you not love him. I miss him every day and this sounds like a massive overstatement, but it's true. Go visit him at http://www.alexandermcqueen.co.uk, it really is lifechanging.

One of the things I want most in the world is to own something of his... I don't care if it's a pin head with the McQueen logo, it just has to have come from him! So I was browsing his sale items and found some beautttttiful stuff...

This manta ray shaped clutch featuring his signature graphic print from his SS 10 collection is so beautiful it hurts. I happened to notice the awful 'Out of stock' symbol flashing on the side of the webpage and my soul was crushed, especially because it was moderately affordable as well. Just over 100 pounds, which would be a significant portion of my upcoming salary but is relatively cheap for a McQueen original. Mourn with me, it is stunning, but alas it was not meant to be.
While the clutch is all of my favorite things: colorful, outlandish, quirky... etc. This scarf is the epitome of the Alexander McQueen empire. His signature skull motif is legend and these scarves pop up all over the place. For instance as I was watching a Top Gear episode tonight there was a girl in the front wearing this exact scarf.
I WANT IT! I'm sorry, my five year old self needed a hissy fit.

See, more skulls. This clutch is definitely not on sale and I could never afford it even if I did sell all my belongings and became a street busker (which I considered doing when I initially saw it). It doesn't have the brass knuckle handle which is pretty bad-ass but the metal detailing and the skulls are so 'now' and so amazingly sick. However, I could never go out at uni with this so... until I am the next Anna Wintour, this baby is a no go. Tear

Expect more McQueen posts from me, I'm working on some big stuff, especially in my sketchbook.

Next on my agenda is the fabulously sensational Proenza Schouler and my spectacular bargain hunting efforts.
The designer duo of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are extremely reliable when it comes to dressing women well and they manage to make sexy look so effing easy. I want, I want, I want. Again, forgive the immature whining.

Here are a few of their colorful show stopping looks from their SS 10 collection: (this is going somewhere)
The blue, yellow and electric greens are great against tanned legs. Good thing I'm working outside haha although I'm hating my farmer's tan because the hems this summer are so short. The skirt and sweater combo on the left is one of my favorite looks for the summer and I have so many clippings of it from so many different magazines... obviously I'm not alone in my love for it.

The color scheme and patterns of these dresses are like plant life from a coral reef. With feathered hems and silky fabrics you couldn't be more spot on for the summer. These two dresses feature the pattern that I've been ogling for a while.

So, check it out. The graphic, mirror pattern in the luxurious silky material... again colorful, outlandish, quirky and STUH-NNING. Obviously not even close to being in my price range... BUT, LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!!!!
Too bad it's out of stock :(
But, it's an extremely similar pattern and it's very similar in style/tailoring to the Proenza Schouler version. How well did I do huh? I found this dress on http://www.asos.com - my go to website for clothes online and it's my downfall. It's the reason I find studying so damn hard. This dress was about 40 pounds compared to the probably couple thou that Proenza Schouler rightfully charge for theirs.

Also, lookie lookie at what else I dug up.... I think it looks kinda similar. The metallic green and blue on the black. It's from my high school art exhibition and belongs to a series of fingerprint images. The pattern reminds me of the dress again, but maybe I'm pushing it.
Anyway: I just wanted to show off my skills: my I-found-a-designer-dress-that-has-an-affordable-counterpart-on-my-favorite-website skills.

Live it, love it, someday I will wear it.

- Life is good!!

Listening to: 'Airplanes' - B.o.b and Hayley Williams
Observing: Gregory House dealing with addiction... standard
Craving: My imminent trip out tomorrow night

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