Thursday, 1 December 2011

Designer Dreaming

"It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together." Alexander McQueen

I thought for today's post I would do something a little different for Make-upFace moving away from make up and onto fashion. I didn't just want to do a generic this is what I like from the high street just now, rather I thought I'd focus on the more designer end of fashion.  This was to move this post away from giving fashion advice and letting you know where to buy things onto just pure fashion eye candy! If you are fortunate enough to be able to buy designer dresses and suffer from Speedy elbow (so called because of the strain carrying your Speedy 30 can put on your elbow I joke) then I'm jealous happy for you.

I loved the quote at the top of this post so much as I think it perfectly describes the state of fashion today, although it is in constant flux I love the more acceptable pastiche attitude towards fashion. It's now de rigueur to mix designer and high street - I mean we've created Primarni for goodness sake!

Alexander McQueen was in my mind as well from reading the Dail Fail and coming across an article on the tartan dress from this world famous fashion house that has become terrifically popular among the celebrities (Ri Ri and Emma Watson). The tartan dress is from the diffusion line McQ that was lauched in 2006 and costs a mere £465.

What do you think? Tartan is in this autumn/winter 2011 but I'm not sure, tartan's not really my thing. Dare I say it I'm Scottish and I don't like a man in a kilt :O

Most of the time when I'm looking for some online designer fashion eye candy I'll be more inclined to look at the bags, accessories and jewellery as sometimes they are more in my fanancial reach. Well not the bags but some pieces of jewellery like the stunning Alexander McQueen skull rings.  We all know that Alexander McQueen is sysnonomous for bringing in the skull and making it fashionable thanks to those silk skull scarfts.

Even though I'm not a fan of tartan I am partial to a skull or two on my accessories and these rings are perfect. All of the Alexander McQueen jewellery I looked at is something I would wear - dammit!

Here's a few of my favourite pieces -

Alexander McQueen Punk Skull Cocktail Ring

Alexander McQueen Twin Skull Ring

What's your advice on accessible pieces of designer wear? Let me know!