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VIDEO: End by Bell Soto

Director: Bell Soto
Collection: Alexander McQueen SS 2011
Publication: V Magazine

You guys may or may not remember, but at first I was really nervous about reviewing the Alexander McQueen collection after Lee’s death. Well, I finally did and I’m slowly becoming more comfortable in dealings with all things McQueen. For example, apparently the Gala at the Met is going to be doing some sort of McQueen inspired event this year, and it seems that Hermione is wearing either McQueen or McQueen knockoffs in every image I see of her for the upcoming movie release. Also there was that entire small debacle with Hell’s Angels suing McQueen for selling the Hell’s Angels knuckle duster, dress, and shirt I believe. Thankfully it was settled out of court but McQueen has put a recall out for all of the pieces and has said they will destroy them all… I really don’t know one person that would return a piece if there’s nothing wrong with it.

But this video was positively beautiful. I loved it most because it showed me details that I missed in my viewing via the Style.com images of the show. For example the collar, or neck of the shirt… I love it. I can’t get enough of it. To me there seems to be so much romance embedded in that one detail alone. It gives nod to so many things and I love it. I also couldn’t help but notice that the pieces that were chosen for this video weren’t the most audacious but we were allowed to seethe exquisite workmanship that went into them. To be honest, that’s the only way Sarah Burton will survive the McQueen label. Don’t try to imitate McQueen’s creative mind and kick for theatrics, stay true to the design integrity of the brand. It will serve her well.

Models: Alex Bennett, Sebastian Sauve, Richie Cotterell and Danny Arter,
Director: Bell Soto
Stylist: Kim Howells
Collection: Alexander McQueen SS 2011
Hair: Ben Jones
Makeup: Thomas De Kluyver
Publication: V Magazine

EDITORIAL: V Love U Just The Way U R

There was a craze on the blogs I follow when the pictures started being released for the V Magazine size issue. I had half a mind to post about it but I felt that they’d been posted enough and that to post them again would be a bit ridiculous. But a little while back our very own Dan Felton(when we say our very own it’s because we like him not because we have any possession of him) surfaced in pics related to the issue. Because there weren’t enough pictures that I liked I decided to hold the post but now that the editorial in it’s entirety has surface, and I’ve found enough pictures I most definitely have to post.

See more coverage under the clip

Whereas I originally thought that the Size issue was going to showcase women with curves, I find now that it’s really more of a diversity issue. It’s not about just curves it’s about everything. It’s about your size, your style, your height, anything really. V is using this issue to showcase all different types of people(all beautiful nonetheless) and I applaud them for that.

See the rest of the editorial here