While most insect-detailed accessories have been in-your-face, this routine is demure and flies under the radar. I adore the fact that the colors are extremely neutral and flexible, and also the silk-satin provides an elegant finish. Price is $525 through Net-A-Porter. You know a person’s celebrity is gaining momentum once they’re photographed week with a brand new, uber covetable designer tote on their arm. Jessica Chastain is making yet another appearance on PB this week, and this time she’s carrying the oxblood Alexander McQueen Heroine Bag. The Heroine is offered in a broad range of colours – we are quite partial to this brilliant orange variant, available for $2,995 in Neiman Marcus.Jessica was snapped within this fab purple-toned ensemble outside a theater in NYC where she is starring in a play called “The Heiress”. (Appreciate that trench!)) Now, I think Ms. Chastain is even outpacing Miranda Kerr in PB appearances. We have already recorded the majority of her luggage set (as of 2012) at “The Many Bags of Jessica Chastain”, and needless to say, her taste is completely sublime. You’ll see her extensive sunglasses assortment almost deserves a place all of its own – Jessica has a penchant for striking eyewear styles.Other than the new signature Skull Clutches, it has been a while since Alexander McQueen created a splash with a handbag. Due to the sculptural character of shoes, McQueen’s architectural, daring aesthetic has always lent itself easily to eye-catching footwear, and other than clutches, that’s been where most of the McQueen accessories imagination has now gone over the couple years, particularly since the passing of the new founder.
Alexander McQueen Woven Cord Box Clutch, $2075 via Neiman Marcus
Following Rachel Zoe confirmed her pregnancy, the fashion world began to buzz about her stylish baby on board. While many speculated if she would have a boy or girl and exactly what her baby could be spotted sporting, I was busy wondering what diaper bag Rachel Zoe intended to carry.Luckily, Rachel Zoe shared with us that she’s going bananas because of her Alexander Mcqueen Mens Wallet diaper bag.Looks like RZ has been given a customized rendition of this Alexander McQueen Black Folk Tote. The version on the McQueen site doesn’t feature the whipstitching details like Rachel’s bag does. On top of that, the stylist includes a custom RZ tag hanging from her new baby bag. It looks like Rachel is really excited about this tote, squealing: “OMG!!! McQueen diaper tote????? It leaves me speechless!! XoRZ”. Cost of the moderate Tote is $1,595 in McQueen online.Sarah Burton had big shoes to fill when she stepped in at Alexander McQueen. But her transition has not just been seamless but has also continued to deliver us stunning pieces. While Neiman Marcus describes this tote as flower-detail, I would like to clarify: this my friends is black leather cutwork leaves. In a time once we have come to anticipate florals from the likes of Valentino, I feel happy with this look from McQueen.Truth be told, leather flowers are stunning but with these floral leaves we have a earthy soul brought to the style. The Alexander McQueen 3D Hobo is a ethereal beauty, and I can not stop any part of me from wanting it. Romantic would be another word used to describe this bag and I am just smitten with the easy hobo shape with its gold and botanical Western buckle touches. If you paid attention to the McQueen Spring 2011 runway series, both Western and leaves buckles have been a resounding theme. The idea of partnering Western with earthy isn’t what would first come to mind as a fantastic match, but it works superbly.
The Alexander Mcqueen Movie Iris Skull Clutch is just one of those bags that has to be observed in the largest photo possible at all times; in a distance, you might mistake the comprehensive embroidery for printed cloth, and that will be a tragedy indeed. A bag such as this can look like a hippie craft job without a very cautious hand, but Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 took flowers and butterflies and somebody manages to make them look beautifully transgressive. The juxtaposition of a skull with delicate blossoms is something which only McQueen can pull off in a high-end way.I’m amazed at myself for saying this, but I’m quite glad the accessories designers in McQueen chose to use large, chunky embroidery instead of fine thread which could have generated a literal look for the flowers and leaves. The final look has a note of craftiness for this that somehow manages to be endearing instead of off-putting, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t delight in the arts-and-crafts look.Not only does this clutch give a unique evening appearance, but it connects well to Sarah Burton’s first runway set for McQueen, a vibrant, vital field of clothes that had fashion jointly breathing a sigh of relief over the long run of this brand following its creator’s 2010 death. This clutch is not only an interesting extension of the organization’s uber-successful box day bags, but also a additional indication that the brand most of us know and love has been in rather talented hands. Purchase through Matches UK for $1912.
There are a lot of reasons that I’m a person who writes about handbags instead of a person who designs them, but one of the big ones is that when I think about a bag like the Alexander McQueen Skull Clutch, I have no idea how I’d move forward with it. Skull clutches have been done in basically every color, finish, embellishment and theme of which I can conceive, and it seems like we should have hit some sort of back corner of creativity by now.
And yet, we haven’t. The team at McQueen continues to churn out both amazing clothes and beautiful accessories at a rate that would surely satisfy the man himself, were he around to supervise. Spring 2012 brings with it an impressive array of box clutches from the brand, and we have a few of our favorites for your perusal after the jump.
Alexander McQueen Pearl Encrusted Skull Clutch, $8295 via Neiman Marcus
I love the fact that the colors are very neutral and versatile, and also the silk-satin provides an elegant finish. Cost is $525 through Net-A-Porter. You know a person’s celebrity is gaining momentum once they’re photographed week with a brand new, uber covetable designer tote in their arm. The Heroine is available in a broad range of colours – we are quite partial to this bright orange variant, available for $2,995 in Neiman Marcus.Jessica was snapped within this fab purple-toned ensemble outside a theatre in NYC where she is starring in a drama called “The Heiress”. (Appreciate that trench!) Now, I think Ms. Chastain is even outpacing Miranda Kerr at PB appearances. We have already documented the majority of her luggage set (as of 2012) in “The Many Bags of Jessica Chastain”, and needless to say, her taste is completely sublime. You’ll see her extensive sunglasses collection nearly deserves a post all of its own – Jessica has a penchant for striking eyewear styles.Other compared to the brand’s signature Skull Clutches, it’s been some time since Alexander Mcqueen Wallpaper created a splash with a handbag. Because of the sculptural character of sneakers, McQueen’s architectural, avant-garde aesthetic has always lent itself more readily to eye footwear, and besides clutches, that’s been where most of the McQueen accessories imagination has gone over the couple years, particularly since the passing of the new founder.
Alexander McQueen Woven Cord Box Clutch, $2075 via Neiman Marcus
Alexander McQueen Crystal Britannia Skull Clutch, $2645 via Neiman Marcus
Alexander McQueen Embroidered Satin Knuckle Skull Clutch, $2795 via Neiman Marcus
Unlike many Alexander Mcqueen Wife bags, this hobo is quite subdued in its design, offering a very classic over the shoulder shape. The inside looks spacious enough for everyday use and the shoulder strap has a 9″ fall. Frankly, if the price were lower, I would need to keep my hands from typing in my shipping info. Designers appear to be trying to make velvet happen once more for autumn, despite being a child of the 90s and an unashamed fan of the era’s grungy, highly questionable fashion, I have been slow to warm to the almost-trend. I remember having velvet T-shirts and dresses too vividly in elementary school for thought to be an automatic winner in my head as an adult.But I’m a McQueen fangirl of the maximum order, which means that I am willing to think about essentially anything the newest layouts with a open mind. If only I knew exactly what “velvet-covered leather” means.I’ve been at the whole handbag item for a couple of years now, and in that moment, I have seen almost every leather fabrication that you may think of. I have never heard leather be described as velvet-covered, though, and I’ve a few follow-up inquiries. Is the velvet somehow applied to the leather, or is it merely a leather tote with a panels of velvet over it? Depending on the pictures, it appears to be the latter, but I’d love it if someone could work out how to make the former happen.Either manner, this tote appeals to me a fantastic deal. The velvet is lush and matte, and thankfully it’s not the tacky crushed velvet that some brands have employed (ideally ironically). And you really can’t argue with this explosive colour of pink — intensely textured materials like velvet and suede tend to take abundant colour better than leather, and the end result is eye-popping. You win, McQueen. Purchase through Net-a-Porter for $1365.
And we have not. The group in McQueen continues to churn out both amazing clothing and beautiful accessories at a speed that would surely satisfy the man himself, were around to supervise. Spring 2012 brings with it an impressive selection of box clutches from the brand, and we’ve got a couple of our favorites to your perusal following the jump.The first Monday back from a vacation weekend is indeed, so unkind. It’s just like a little reminder of the immutability of existence; regardless of what we do, the calendar marches on while we cling to our leftover turkey legs and half-eaten pumpkin pies, trying to extend the avarice a bit longer. It’s Monday now, though, which means that it’s time for gluttony of a different kind. A handbag kind.To make your return to real life as soft and comfy as possible, we’ve assembled a bunch of the Alexander Mcqueen X Adidas Spring 2012 Skull Clutches, which are always so much fun to check at. They do not taste like stuffing, admittedly, but you probably don’t want another helping of that anyway. (Seriously, though, pass me that pie. I’ll eat it for breakfast) We are readying a much broader guide to sparkly little bags to the vacation season, although that is in the pipeline, I couldn’t help but post about the Alexander McQueen Punk Skull Box Clutch — after all, it actually deserves to stand by itself. Feathers and rhinestones and beads, oh my!With the tote, McQueen handles again to do what it always does so well — efficiently combine multiple heavy layout elements in a manner that doesn’t feel overwrought or absurd. The company makes that sort of light touch appear simple, but it’s not — as whoever’s behind Christian Louboutin’s handbags. A clutch similar to this one is to be renowned as something of an accomplishment.