Eat My Heart Out...With Savage Love

  Alexander McQueen is a man whose personality and designs have inspired the world. Personally I have never been so touched by the sheer life force of another creative person. The exhibition of his work at the MET in New York was the single most visceral experience of art I have ever had.  McQueen was never limited himself in inspiration and is one of the few in the fashion industry that simply let his emotions guide him and demanded that everyone else follow.

  I hope I get the chance to see it one more time before it finishes in August, but for those of you who won't have the chance I offer a sample.





Dress, Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010

One of the only Good Photos I was able to get at the exhibit

Ensemble, autumn/winter 2010–11
Photo via blog.metmuseum.org


Ensemble, It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005
Photo via blog.metmuseum.org

Dress, No. 13, spring/summer 1999
Photo via blog.metmuseum.org

Ensemble, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, autumn/winter 2002–3
Photo via blog.metmuseum.org


   For a full look at other pieces visit http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/objects/ ...and eat your heart out. <3

Designer Spotlight: Maya Luz

I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with one of the most talented emerging designers. Maya Luz  has a unique style and attitude that is transparent in her clothing. While being conceptual and sculptural they are still extremely wearable. I absolutely adore her line of purses that she created, they reminded me of the bombs that Natasha always had in rocky and Bullwinkle!


I Met Maya when were were both still in school and were partnered to shoot her graduation collection Fashcism. Since then she has had a tremendous amount of well deserved press and can be seen on this up coming season of Project Runway (season 7) as well as a feature in Surface Magazine.


While I am completely inspired and in love with her creations the real gem is Maya herself. We were able to meet up with her once again in London while she was on her internship and I was shooting for British Airways and It was so rejuvenating to hear her thoughts on the industry and personal growth, I really admire her and I know she will do fantastic things.




(Photos of Maya's Work)


Update: Check out my photos of Maya's Designs on Surface Magazines Webstie!

New York City Find.

Jesse, Pattie and I took a day trip to NYC to explore and do some scouting. While we were walking around Soho I saw this amazingly talented street vender Castro (http://www.castronyc.com/).


He hand makes these unique pieces of jewelry that were great I just had to pick up something for myself. I bought a leather cuff with metal ring appliqués and feather embellishments. I loooooove it! I can't wait to show it off when I get home.



He had some other stunning leather cuff bracelets as well as some beautiful rings and necklaces so check him out if you are in Soho or take a look at his website he has some amazing stuff.