I attended the Tex Saverio show in Paris on Tuesday after what felt like a million hours of travelling, but boy what a day it turned out to be. After waking up at 5am to catch a train, tube and finally the Eurostar, we arrived in Paris. First stop, the nearest café to the Gare du Nord we could find to eat as many crépes au sucre we could manage.
After much discussion in poor broken French with a taxi driver, we finally established where we wanted to be, the show’s venue the Automobile Club de France on the Place de la Concorde, just a short walk from the Champs Elysées. The show started at 2pm local time and was just as enchanting as was expected from a Tex Saverio collection. The only difference for me was being able to see it up close and be able to capture, first hand, the intricate detailing and shimmering fabrics Saverio is known for.
With a palette strictly of black and gold, the collection consisted of the use of rich decadent fabrics detailed with intricate bedding a laser-cut detailing. The ornate head pieces glittered under the spotlights, an aspect which cannot be transcribed through photos, as with the glittering gowns.
Hair and makeup was kept simple and pared back, letting the clothing speak for themselves. The 7-inch platform shoes with backwards-curved heels added another other-wordly quality, much reminiscent of McQueen. This being Saverio’s second ready-to-wear collection, I think it definitely seals his place on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar, proof of what a success he is as an up-and-coming designer and a true sign of his accomplishments to come.
Below are some professional shots from the collection.
So this week, this arrived in the post:
I decided to make the most of my birthday money and the mid-season sales and bought myself some McQ leggings. I bought the Iris Mirror print leggings and they. are. fab. They really are.
There’s one teeny weeny gripe with them… They’re slightly on the bigger side, just very slightly. I can still wear them and as long as I keep my butt covered it isn’t noticeable at all. I think they’re perfect.
This is me wearing them. I’ve paired them with my Zara shoes and a tuxedo blazer from Zara which I bought yesterday with 70% off.
Aren’t the leggings fab?!
Here’s some pics of my deliciously boring life from my Instagram. Follow me on it if it tickles your fancy. @_hannahstocking
So this is what my hands look like today:
I was feeling a bit “ghetto fab” when I got dressed this morning and it reflected on my hands.
Nail polish: Essie – Aruba Blue
Left hand: (1st ring from left): From a market in Old Town Alcudia
2nd ring: Topshop
Right hand: (1st ring from left): ring from the market in Old Town Alcudia
2nd ring: Claw ring bought for my birthday from Asos
Top nail rings from eBay.
Bracelet from River Island (Alexander McQueen knock-off).
Today marks three years since the passing of legendary designer Lee Alexander Mcqueen. A pioneer of fashion, a genius with cut and a mastermind of creativity, there will never be another like Alexander McQueen. The brand lives after the brains and hands of the brand passed, but the spark is gone, the creative flame no longer flickering.
In his legacy, we remember a time when McQueen brought a side of fashion that no one else did; he brought desire, fear, enchantment, melancholy and endless amounts of innovative and phenomenal art.
LONG LIVE MCQUEEN.
Orange for Spring? Turn to Alexander McQueen for your go-to designer for this season’s hottest hue! Rich tangerine, the most supple leather and typical Mcqueen tailoring all embody the essence of both traditional McQueen and the coolest shade for Spring/Summer. Now we just need the weather, the sun is this trend’s most complimentary accessory.
WHAT? NO. NO. NOOOO.
Cancel PFW. No wait, cancel Fashion Week altogether. There will be no elaborate, spectacular extravaganza for the Alexander McQueen collection at the upcoming Paris Fashion week, according to WWD. Sarah Burton, who is currently expecting twins, will be on maternity leave during Fashion Week and therefore the collection will be showcased as a presentation to limited members of press, buyers and PR, narrowing the guest list down to 100.
Don’t get me wrong, the girl needs a break, ESPECIALLY as she’s creating two lives, but my God, Paris Fashion Week just won’t be the same!
Wishing Sarah Burton all the best with the rest of her pregnancy and birth, fashion can be on hold until September, right?
Do you like my Paint edited photo by the way? Whoever said I’m not a computer pro is a liar, I tell you, LIAR.
I said a couple of posts back that I had purchased a McQ dress that had pretty much made me feel so guilty, I made a whole New Year’s Resolution to STOP SPENDING. Well I thought that as it is my last (should be my last) big splurge (at least for a while…) I would dedicate a blog post to it.
HERE IT IS!!!!
I am so excited! It is by far the most beautiful item of clothing I own, so classic, fabric is gorgeous, cut is exquisite, the fit is perfect and I know that I will get such good wear out of it….
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the velvet hanger that the dress came with?
I’m so embarrassingly fan-girly in cases like these, I’ve kept the tissue paper, all the tags, the bag, everything!
The only gripe I have is with the delivery time (It took one week to come with a delivery charge of £8), although now that it is here, I have no complaints! It was MOST DEFINITELY worth the wait!!
So in November last year, I entered the annual Young Blogger of the Year competition comissioned by Clothes Show Live. The competition title this year was “The top fashion moment of 2011” and we only had 200 words.
I wanted to choose a fashion moment that wasn’t necessarily the most obvious choice. The obvious being that little known (now Duchess) Kate Middleton in that sort-of famous gown designed by that sort-of famous designer Sarah Burton at the sort-of successful and infamous fashion house, Alexander McQueen. Of course, this is me attempting humour and not being so stupid. Well, I hope.
Anyway, below is the blog post, I actually got into the top 5 finalists in the country, so I guess it wasn’t half bad.
The top fashion moment of 2011 – ONE OF 5 FINALISTS.
Pretzel, cat flap, turkey twizzler, toilet seat. If you hadn’t guessed the item of headwear that I’m describing by now, then you were clearly in a coma for the whole of May, June… July… August… (And still now). It’s Princess Beatrice’s Royal Wedding hat of course! The Philip Treacy-designed creation has been possibly THE most talked about hat in, well dare I say forever? However, I’m not here writing about the “catastrophe” to add to the negative headlines. I see the creation as a moment of fashion-rebellion, something in which we all could take note of. Everyone’s perception of beauty is different. Just because something is different and not typically mainstream, doesn’t mean it’s “ugly”. I feel the amount of unnecessary media-bullying that Beatrice received was uncalled for. Going one step further was a Facebook page called: ‘Princess Beatrice’s Ridiculous Wedding Hat’. But then I guess, you know you’ve made it when you have a dedicated Facebook page, so perhaps the hat in question is secretly proud. And so it should be, I’d be proud. However, it’s not all bad. The infamous hat sold for £80,000 all for children’s charities. So I guess Bea won that media battle after all.
(As one of the five finalists, I attended the Clothes Show Live on 6th December 2011)