I got the heather gray t-shirt (Kenzie) and the insanely weird skirt worn a dress (and skirt) today. The white leather slip ons I got along with a bunch of other shoes as a gift. Pearls from Saks Fifth Avenue, belt from my closet.
The skirt is madness. It was on the clearance rack 60% off, hanging along. I didn't know if it was a really skanky top or a long skirt, so I went and asked random people because I was bored and for some reason I enjoy talking to strangers in retail outlets. The majority consensus was that is was a skirt ("egh, thats a skirt" "who the fuck are you?" "are you lost?" "that's a skirt, sweetie. *sympathetic smile*") so I tried it on and I was endlessly amused by the crinkles. I hate crinkles and shiny shirt fabric. So of course I had to have it.
Also, I was given a sample of Matthew Williamson's perfume and I want it immediately. It smells like....well, I can't explain it very well but these people can. I don't care if it's been out for a long time, it's just gorgeous. I'm going into Sephora on the daily to get a spritz. Anyway.....moving on.
I must say, Alexander McQueen is my newest hero (or more so, anyway). For Fashion's Sake has made an excellent summarizing post on it, so I'll direct you kindly to her. Style has quoted McQueen's explanation on the collection:
"I've got a 600-year-old elm tree in my garden," he said, "and I made up this story of a girl who lives in it and comes out of the darkness to meet a prince and become a queen."
Just for some teasers on the post and the runway itself. Try not to faint.