alexander mcqueen

Blazer: Alexander McQueen (taken from blog post in May 2009 here)
I was at work when I heard the shocking news via an email from a friend saying that Alexander McQueen had died.
Like a lot of you, I still cannot believe it.
I was lucky enough to stumble across this McQueen blazer one day while at a consignment shop. After it lived in my wardrobe for a few months, I listed it on Ebay. No one bought it.
To this day I am so glad that no one did because I knew then that I would have regretted it.
The fashion world just lost a creative genius.
May he rest in peace and his work be cherished forever.

52 comments

  1. Emm says:

    i wish i had something like this to cherish. I think i’d keep it forever just to remind me of his amazing work.

    -Emma
    spindizzyfall.blogspot.com

  2. lisa @ luxe says:

    That blazer is amazing…it is such a huge & tragic loss to the industry!

    xo
    -L

  3. emilypanda says:

    i agree with your sentiments. he was definitely unique, and the world is missing him already.

  4. Roxana says:

    it really is a shock for everybody… I still can’t believe he’s no longer with us…

  5. stylestalker says:

    devastating. your so lucky to have this piece to remember him by

  6. KLEE says:

    your blazer’s gorgeous.
    and its tragic that he should end his life ):

    love-decoded.blogspot.com

  7. Astérisque says:

    totaly shocked… he was such a great designer – love the white jacket.

    RIP Alexander MC Queen.

    X

  8. labeautifulvie says:

    Very very shocking news when i heard today also!!
    That blazer is amazing! Good thing nobody bought it!
    What is your ebay store? Do you have stuff up there?

  9. Anonymous says:

    so so sad, a genius,gone too soon

  10. redheadfashionista says:

    That’s a gorgeous blazer. I’ve got one of his skull and bumblebee rings, pride of place in my wardrobe now. RIP the greatest designer of his generation.

  11. Karoline says:

    It’s truly shocking. Love the blazer, almost everything he made was genious! I wonder whats going to happend to the brand, because it seems like know one could replace him!

  12. Kookie B. says:

    it was a good thing that you still hung on to that blazer and that no one bought it. the slash design on the elbows makes it so interesting.

    do send me some love over at deathbyplatforms.blogspot.com

  13. The Style Safari says:

    What a beautiful blazer!! Lucky you that you still have it..
    It’s tragic that McQueen died the way he did.. So sad that someone who is so succesfull was also so unhappy..

  14. Ramona says:

    Luckily you didn’t sell it is such an amazing piece.Huge loss for the fashion world!!I still can’t believe it I won’t see him at the end of his shows…
    http://hisforhotcouture.blogspot.com/

  15. Sarah Dee says:

    It is a huge loss. I still cannot even believe it…

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

  16. Coco and Zaahb says:

    He really was awesome and it shows in that ah-mazing blazer how great he was

    Http;//cocozaahb.blogpsot.com

  17. Stef says:

    Definately my favourite of all the outfits you’ve ever put together. He was my favourite designer, he was the reason I started following fashion, and I am still devestated.
    I don’t own anything of his, but I’m heading to a consignment shop over the weekend to see if I have any look, seeing as ebay isn’t really working out for me.
    xx

  18. Tastes Eclectic Fashion says:

    You’re very lucky to have that piece. It is quite spectacular. His work always was and will always remain to be amazing.

  19. Camilla says:

    your blessed to have that blazer, it is a true artistic loss, i still cant belive it 🙁
    Camilla
    RAINBOWPAVINGSTONES.BLOGSPOT.COM

  20. Diana says:

    RIP Alexander McQueen. 🙁

  21. Jahayra says:

    Heartbroken! I also adore you style and follow you religiously on Twitter and check out your blog almost daily, don’t always comments bc how many times can I say I LOVE LOVE what you are wearing! But I do love your style, inspiring!

  22. Monica says:

    great blazer.

    so fabulous!i love it darling!
    love the blog, hence the reason i am following 🙂

    ps. rip mcqueen.

    sincerely the fashionista from thesilentswagger.blogspot.com

  23. Fashion Monstre says:

    gorgeous!!! and that blazer of course that blazer is too

  24. All Women Stalker says:

    That is a fab piece! I’m also glad no one bought it.

  25. apparellel says:

    gorgeous piece. it was meant to be part of your amazing wardrobe. it looks fantastic on you.

    xxx
    t

  26. Antonia says:

    I remember when you featured this jacket months ago…didn’t you also interview Rachael Roy in it? It’s very unique and a keeper. Cherish it. May he RIP.

  27. Robyn says:

    Wow– that blazer really is fantastic. McQueen was such a genius. He will be missed.