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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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The fashion week train has moved to London and while us Americans got a taste of the upcoming spring trends, the British are making the most of their fashion week.

To kick off their ode to fashion, Anna Wintor, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss and many other fashionable celebs payed tribute to the late-great Alexander McQueen by attending a private memorial service for him. Miss Wintor led the service and offered a compelling speech about McQueen’s work but this sentenced captured my attention about him when she described McQueen as:

“a complex and gifted young man.”

I couldn’t agree with her more. Anna Wintor knows fashion and talent; and talent is exactly what McQueen had. There’s absoutely no better way to mark the beginning of fashion week in London by celebriting the life of one of the best British designers. Well done, London.

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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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I like every other person in the fashion world was deeply saddened and shocked when I learned that famed designer Alexander McQueen took his own life around fall fashion week in February. There have been many articles and posts about McQueen through the media regarding McQueen’s final collections but T Magazine is the first to reveal his FINAL garment. The floor length, silk gown with embellishments around the shoulder’s perimeter is absoultely GORGEOUS and although McQueen will no longer be creating new garments for the catwalk, gowns like these make his legacy live on forever.

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