I saw and tried this coat on at the AllSaints store in NYC a couple months ago. It was bewitching then, and it's even more alluring now. Something about the tailoring and classical lines reminds me of McQueen's work.
I discovered this site through, of all places, Catalogs.com. It's an extraordinary site with an extraordinary story. Built from the ground up by a former ballplayer, it went bankrupt once before coming back stronger than ever. What I love most is the romance surrounding all of its pieces - from the beautiful watercolor illustrations to the story-like item descriptions. I'm so intrigued, and will likely make a first purchase soon. Hope the quality of the clothing lives up to the persona of the brand.
Plaid Taffeta Blouse
(No. 2919). Plaid meets 100% silk taffeta and you never have to ask where’s the party. You’re in it. With shawl collar. Two-button closure with tie front. Long sleeves with a demure slit and button. Front and back princess lines. Shaped hem. Looks fantastic with anything, especially pleat-front pants. Imported.
Women’s sizes: 2 through 18.
Color: Red, Black, Cream Plaid.
If it were any other artist but McQueen, I would call me crazy. But as he was one of the most revolutionary designers of our time, and I personally felt a deep affinity for the dark, elegant, poetic beauty of his work, and he's no longer with us, I'd say this trip would be justified. I can't pass up this chance to see so many groundbreaking, heartbreaking works in person, and all in one place!
I definitely got stares on the walk from the train tow ork. They also make my dress extra clingy. But the dress is one of my faves because it's so comfortable and easy to wear.
I wear this when I can't think of anything else to wear.
I was walking to work with my fiance and he remarked that I looked a little like Jenny Humphrey from Gossip Girl, what with the dominatrix-style wedges and rocker bag. All I need is a maneful of blonde hair and a ton of makeup, though the constantly annoyed look I could maybe pull off if I tried hard enough.