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Sarah Burton gets a MAJOR two thumbs up for her collection for Alexander McQueen. After McQueen’s tragic passing in February, fans like myself were worried about the future of his line. A major concern I had at the time was is there anyone else in the fashion world that  is as creatively genius as McQueen was with art, esthetic and fashion and luckily for us there is: Sarah Burton. She debuted her McQueen collection this week and it is fabulous, fierce and on fire.

images via LA Times


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Seriously, how hot are these shoes by Creative Recreation. The ‘Moretina Hi Boot’ is part of their fall Select line and these cuties are literally three boots in one. With zipper on/off sections, you can rock thigh high, knee length and ankle boots for the same price. This is truly a bargain and amazing idea.

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It’s officially the fall season, well at least in the fashion world. Labor Day marks the end of the summer season and immediate following Labor Day is Fashion Week. Fall 2010 fashion week is the first fashion week in over 15 years that isn’t being held at Bryant Park. The new home is the prestigious Lincoln Center. Also, Fashion’s Night Out (F.N.O.) was be bigger and better this year and Vogue is sponsoring a public fashion show tonight that will feature tons of popular models and designers and is expected to have thousands of attendees. Whew!!! Fashion week is here guys and it’s taking September by storm.

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LOL. Designer Cynthia Rowley has made a name for herself in the fashion world for years, but now she’s about to set herself apart from any other designer out there: get this she’s making designer Band-Aids! After her success of diaper designers Rowley collaborated with Johnson & Johnson to create 14 band-aid designers that feature sequins, lace and jewels. But don’t expect the profits for this new venture to go directly to Cythnia or Johnson & Johnson’s bank accounts; $1 from each sale will be donated to Design Ingites Change which is an organization made to help young adults create designs and architecture that address social issues in their communities. Not too shabby for $10 bucks a package and over 20 cool designer Band-aids. Call me crazy but I think I’ll invest in a tin, you never know when these bad boys will come in handy.

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So the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards was last night and like every red carpet event, there were some amazing designer dresses worn by some of TV’s hottest stars. There were was good, some bad and some downright fugly gowns on the red carpet last night but five stars took my breath away with five amazing looks. Glee’s Lea Michele (Oscar de la Renta), True Blood’s Anna Paquin in (Alexander McQueen), VD’s Nina Dobrev (Zuhair Murad), Kim Kardashian (Marchesa), Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter (Oday Shaka) and all shined on the red carpet this year and made it onto my “Fab-Five” list for Emmys best dressed 2010. What do you guys think? Who takes the crown home for best dressed this year?

My pick would be Nina Dobrev. Girl looked amazing. Followed by Jennifer Carpenter and then Anna Paquin (some reason I’m in love with this dress).

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I’m a HUGE fan of the late-great Alexander McQueen. I adore his edgy and outrageous ensembles and I love seeing them on the runway and on red carpets everywhere. True Blood starlet Anna Paquin donned not one, but two Alexander McQueen gowns and they each made a statement at every Emmy event she attended this weekend. I personally love the gold, shoulder detailing on her gown and the more I look at the dress the more I love it. The classic “LDB” dress is too cute but it doesn’t make a statement like her other gown did. Hadn’t she said it was McQueen I’d thought it was Diane von Furstenberg or designer with a similar taste. Both dresses are phenominal but the gold-sequined, silk floor lenth gown takes the cake because it’s edgy, fun and it’s typical McQueen.

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Girl is sure getting some work done.

Although Lindsay Lohan has been in government custody this past summer; homegirl was definately working in the weeks prior to her jail and rehab stints because she has a slew of projects in the works. She’s starring in that new film Machete and she’s tackled on a new job: fashion journalist (oh Lindsay how I envy you). For Blackbook’s September issue, Lindsay writes a short article revealing her love of fashion and how it inspired her to create her leggings line 6126. Lindsay’s writing is actually pretty good; and perhaps she may have a back-up plan if ressurecting her acting career doesn’t pan too well. Check out the article, it’s a good read and I loved this quote she says about fashion:

“It’s all about individual style, embracing who you are, and feeling good about what you wear…”

Couldn’t agree with you more Lindsay and your legging collection is getting better every year. Do your thing girlfriend and stay on track. I know Hollywood can do weird things to you.

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