Drawing Inspiration From McQueen

Rarely do I find an editorial so enthralling that I have the urge to hang it on my wall or to save it as inspiration.  Even less frequently does an ad have this effect on me.

But today, I’ve found the exception.

The Alexander McQueen S/S 2012 Ad Campaign— specifically this image:

I find it utterly breathtaking—it feels ethereal, vintage, organic, and science fiction all at once.  Does that even make sense?!

 

Tell me, do you have an inspiration board/folder/whatever?  What’s your favorite item on/in it?

 

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Iceland’s Fashionable Princess

This story is going to sound weird from the get go.  And I am okay with that.  When you consider the central figure it seems fitting.

So,  the other day I was in Whole Foods and I was talking to the butcher about Iceland (I told you this was going to get weird…) and he made a comment about how they’ve had a hard time recovering from their  economic crisis,  especially considering their biggest export is Björk.  I laughed.  The butcher laughed.  Lukus laughed.  We all laughed.  (To be clear,  we were not laughing at Iceland’s economic difficulties,  but at the thought of Björk being a major export)

Later that evening,  while perusing my normal internet haunts,  I stumbled onto an article on Björk’s just released new album,  Biophilia.

That’s when I realized it was a sign.  It was a sign that I needed to share some of the most memorable fashion moments from the always-eccentric Björk.

Wait—are you telling me you are only familiar with the notorious swan dress??

But there is so much more to Björk that makes her a fashion icon!  After all,  it wasn’t for just anyone that Alexander McQueen designed a jeweled facial mask.  So yes,  I meant it when I called her a fashion icon.

You with me?

Okay,  then sit back and enjoy the sweet stylings of Iceland’s pop princess…

What do you think of  Björk’s wild wardrobe?

 

Photo Credits:
1) Biophilia’s Cover Art: Inez and Vinoodh
2) Swan Dress: If you have the photographer’s name let me know!
3) Alexander McQueen look at Fashion Rocks 2003: ©Karwai Tang/ALPHA
4) Pleated Hat: Erez Sabag
5) Alexander McQueen Bell Dress: Image from the “Who Is It?” Music Video
6) Cream/White Victoria Style Dress: Warren du Preez & Nick Thorton Jones
7) Black & Pink dress, seated: If you have the photographer’s name let me know!