Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Tale of the Skirt, Final Act

As I promised, without further ado... my finished skirt.

Needless to say, when the day finally arrived for me to pick up my finished skirt, I was ecstatic!
Mi-Lyn was like my fairy godmother... She was able to take one and a half yards of the most unsightly
tweed/poly-blend and turn it into something of quality and beauty.  The skirt is totally different than
what was originally wanted, but I'm quite happy with my decision to keep it long. At any time, I will still be able
to take it as short as Katie Holmes' if I so desire.
Under the sculpted skirt are layers upon layers of crinoline!  It really is quite tiny in the waist and the skirt is so full.  The picture does not do this skirt justice.  I promise more action shots to come.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Photos Courtesy of Style.com

Alexander... why must thou torture us so? 
There was an intimate unveiling of McQueen's
unfinished collection comprised of 16 looks during
a sombre fashion week. Sombre, of course, because
of the recent passing of one of fashion's most beloved patrons.
The detail, the tailoring, and the design of all of his pieces in this 
final collection left me speechless.  Such beauty, such artistry,
and such power...  It's almost torturous how he left leaving his vision
unfinished.  We can only imagine what his finished vision would have
been, not only of the collection but in the presentation.  We all know
that his shows are unlike any other.  His shows were art.

Video footage of his final collection for fall 2010 can be seen on
Fashionista.  The video includes
footage of devinely sculpted shoes and
handbags printed using the same digital church painting prints McQueen
had special ordered for some of the pieces in his collection.  (Reference: Style.com)
I'm particularly in love with his printed handbags, and
it would truly be a dream to be able to afford something from
his final collection.

May he rest in peace...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Prelude to the Final Act in The Tale of the Skirt

Photo Courtesy of Style.com

I have to apologize for my laziness lately.  I have yet to write the final chapter of my skirt tale
for you, even though it has been quite some time since I brought the finished
piece home.  I will finish the fable as soon as I can, and I'll be sure to post
some action photos as well.  In the mean time... I've posted a look from Louis Vuitton's
fall/winter 2010 show to give you a hint of what's to come.  I was surprised to see
that the skirts from the show were very similar to my custom concoction!