McQueen’s Garden of Live Flowers

’There’s one other flower in the garden that can move about like you,’ said the Rose…’she has the same awkward shape as you, but she’s redder–and her petals are shorter, I think.’ ’Her petals are done up close, almost like a dahlia,’ the Tiger-lily interrupted: ’not tumbled about anyhow, like yours.’ ’But that’s not YOUR fault,’ the Rose added kindly: ’you’re beginning to fade, you know–and then one can’t... Read More

Mad as a Hatter

Last week’s Royal Wedding came and went in a flurry of vivid Anglomania and Disneyesque fairy tale romance. I can’t say I was completely immune, though the majority of the spectacle was hardly to my particular taste. If nothing else, cultural curiosity took over, inviting an anthropological examination of the entire phenomenon. You know the fact that Catherine Middleton was wearing McQueen tugged at my heartstrings a bit, though in some... Read More

Entrances and Exits

I awoke on Thursday morning to a glorious delirium brought on by the knowledge that my sister was in labor and that I would soon be an auntie.  Spring was in the air, new life was spilling forth, and I was ready to be there to witness the birth of my new little niece or nephew. Dress, Alexander McQueen S/S 2010 As I prepared my bags for departure and closed up my laptop for a few days away from home, I caught the news that Lee McQueen of Alexander... Read More