Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Yesterday, I posted about my amazing weekend in NYC┬ábut I had to elaborate on one thing…the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met.

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Ever since I heard about this back in April, I told myself I would do whatever I could to make it to this exhibit. And I am SO glad I did. It was truly a unique experience and it was an honor to be in the presence of Alexander McQueen’s genius work.

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The dark atmosphere with somewhat eerie sounds in contrast with the intricate and beautiful clothes was just mind blowing. Footage of his most famous runway shows were playing on screens around the exhibit which were amazing to see.

It was so interesting to see all of the different types of people there because it was definitely unexpected. From the shorts and tennis shoes tourists to the fashion obsessed twenty-somethings in their Louboutins, there was quite the diverse crowd which really shows how many people love and respect Alexander McQueen.

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Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to take photos in this exhibit (which I clearly didn’t listen to…I had to get some pictures to show you guys!) so I don’t have the best footage here. But I did my best, and I hope these inspire you to go see the exhibit yourself. This is the final week of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. So if you’re in NYC, go see it and if you’re not…do whatever you can to get there. I promise you won’t regret it.

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I can’t believe I was THIS close to the armadillo shoes…life changing. To keep the memory lasting, I thought a little gift for myself was in order.

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Have you seen the exhibit yet? I would love to hear what you think!

Weekend in NYC: Meeting Proenza & The McQueen Exhibit

I just spent the most amazing weekend in New York and I’m so excited to share my experience with you. I originally booked the trip because I had a meeting with Proenza Schouler to design a custom PS1 I won from CharityBuzz in May. This was part of the Fashion & Friends For Japan auction where numerous designers and other influential fashion insiders donated fabulous experiences all for Japan relief.

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This was by far the best experience I’ve ever had and I’m still speechless from the meeting. I had the help of Jack & Lazaro themselves who gave final approval for my one-of-a-kind design. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to take photos inside the studio but I did get to sneak one in with Jack and Lazaro.

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Of course it was only appropriate to be decked out in Proenza Schouler head-to-toe for my meeting. Proenza SS ’11 dress with SS ’10 shoes and the classic PS1 in hand.

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As far as the final outcome though…I will be receiving the bag in late October/early November so that will be a HUGE Chi City Closet post that we’ll all just have to wait for!

So what else did I do in NYC this weekend?

Went to the McQueen exhibit at the Met (full details tomorrow)

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Spent quite a few hours in Opening Ceremony and Opening Ceremony Part Deux

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Ate at the new Co Op Food & Drink in Hotel on Rivington with my friend Jonathan Valdez

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Got to try Imperial No. 9 (executive chef Sam Talbot from Top Chef season 2), which was in my hotel, The Mondrian.

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And of course, added a few new additions to my closet :)

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Suitcase: Tumi (Opening Ceremony), Bag: Proenza Schouler (from their NYC sample sale), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Barneys)…and a mini McQueen armadillo shoe from the exhibit.