One of the first “fashion-y” pieces I ever purchased (at full retail) was an Alexander McQueen iconic silk skull scarf.
When Alexander McQueen first introduced the signature Skull Scarf in his 2003 Spring Collection it quickly became a must-have of celebrities and trendsetters worldwide, it was copied by competitors and virtually reshaped contemporary fashion by ushering in the era of accessible designer pieces.
After his death in 2010 the scarf sold out in just hours and today his protegee Sarah Burton continues his legacy producing the signature scarf in special edition prints, runway-inspired designs and skull embellished classics crafted from silk, chiffon, wool and cashmere.
The McQueen scarf has always been a favorite of mine it’s one of those iconic pieces that can be worn so many different ways!
Today I wanted to share with you three of the ways I like to style my McQueen scarf.
ONE: In a Simple Windsor Knot.
Add some Polish! For a sartorial and structured look I love to tie the scarf in a simple Windsor Knot- like a tie.
It keeps the scarf in place yet looks super chic and stylish.
TWO: Draped eloquently around the neck.
This style is classic, timeless and effortless. Style it with a jacket, blazer or topcoat. You really can’t go wrong.
THREE: Tied around the handle of a bag.
A dose of cool. Sometimes your bag needs a little punch of style. This adds adds a model off duty cool factor to any bag!
Stylist’s Tip: If you are wearing your scarf around your neck and Happy Hour hits you may want to transfer it to this style. Food, Cocktails and a silk scarf DO NOT play well together!
How will you wear your scarf this season? What was the first Designer piece you purchased?
Alright ladies and gents, buckle your seat belts and keep all legs and arms inside the vehicle at all times. This ride is about to begin.
On November 3rd H&M will launch it’s latest designer collaboration.
H&M’s designer collaborations are always highly anticipated, highly publicized and highly coveted but on November 3rd you can expect H&M locations and social media to be in complete and utter mayhem when H&M’s 12th Designer Collaboration hits stores: KENZO x H&M Collection.
The 250 piece collection (yes 250 pieces!) for men and women features pretty much everything coveted about KENZO- bright, bold colors, perfectly clashing patterns and terrifically tigerific textures.
Just as last year’s Balmain x H&M ads featured Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn, H&M’s KENZO Campaign is also star-studded—and not just with models.
Iman, Chloe Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Chance the Rapper, musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vietnamese singer Suboi and activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez make up the diverse cast, photographed by Jean-Paul Goude.
The key print in the line is of course, tiger stripes, which appears on everything from rollneck tops to high-waisted leggings, jackets and dresses.
There is also an oh so perfect oversized jacket to take you into Winter, super chic black Kenzo logo opera length gloves and a tiger-print crossbody bag that is going to fly off the shelves.
H&M has slowly been giving us peeks at the collab since May but now finally they have release the complete Lookbook.
Here is a peek at some of the pieces on my wish list:
KENZO for H&M will be available worldwide on November 3rd. What pieces are on your list?
It is my absolute favorite time of year. Leaves on the ground- well I live in Las Vegas so there is like one leaf on the ground- cool air and pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!
Pumpkin carving is kind of a big deal around my house. Each year my husband and I try to out do each other with our designs. We carefully select our gourds, have every tool possible lined up with operating room efficiency, stencils and instruction books on hand and a box full of different lighting devices to highlight the finished product. Yeah we take it pretty serious.
Always looking for new carving ideas I of course turned to PINTEREST where I found the mother-load. One peek at these beauties and I knew that this year I’m taking pumpkin carving to the next level and it will be the chicest Halloween ever.
So what do you get when your love of fashion is combined with your love for pumpkin carving? A pretty clever combination.
I rounded up these runway-worthy designer inspired pumpkins from all over the web- think of it as your own chic pumpkin PINTEREST Board.
As American’s we are in the midst of some pretty turbulent political times.
Now I’m not one to get all political with things but come on… these days how can you help it!
The current election has the country torn apart leaving many of us totally and completely speechless…. or in some cases extremely vocal LOL.
It has become heated, painful, tear-driven and even scandalous.
It’s sad to say but most Americans are feeling not so “proud to be an American”.
In our day to day lives I believe the majority of us take for granted what an amazing country America truly is.
America is a country that affords us so many freedoms and opportunities- yes even including that of a jaw dropping election that resembles a reality TV show.
This is the perfect time to reflect on what it really means to be an American, to carry a little light, a positive message into this questionable time and who better to lead the way than the thought provoking eco-conscious, community driven, empowering jewelry line ALEX AND ANI.
In 1984 a restoration project began on the most recognizable symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty. Stainless steel armature bars replaced her original iron frame and copper supports because after nearly 100 years the copper had begun to degrade.
The original copper was then preserved, and archived awaiting a new purpose for thirty years.
In 2014, ALEX AND ANI partnered with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. to forge a monumental partnership The Liberty Copper Collection.
Using the original copper from Lady Liberty ALEX and ANI created a 26 piece collection which features an exact replica of Lady Liberty’s torch, made from her preserved copper.
“The biggest honor of my life is to take her (The Statue of Liberty’s) message and make it literally, physically attached to each and every one of us,” says ALEX AND ANI Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer Carolyn Rafaelian. “LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD. That’s who she is. She holds the torch to light our path.”
ALEX AND ANI is the only brand in the world to create a jewelry line using copper from the original monument.
Each piece is accompanied by a signature meaning card that reads, “Bearing her torch…we become Lady Liberty’s movement of light and hope. When we CARRY LIGHT, we ignite the light in others, and create one light indivisible.”
ALEX AND ANI hopes that this collection will encourages you to draw inspiration from Lady Liberty, and recognize the light you bring to the world. By wearing Lady Liberty’s copper, we absorb the energy of everyone who has ever believed in her. Bearing her torch, we brighten the world.
The ALEX AND ANI Liberty Coin Collection is Available at ALEX AND ANI stores nationwide, as well as alexandani.com, and authorized retailers.
Through the Liberty Copper Collection, ALEX AND ANI is supporting the work of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.
ALEX and ANI wants you to answer the question, “What do you CARRY LIGHT for?”
Let’s get the conversation going and you could win a $50 gift certificate to ALEX AND ANI.
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