In tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen, I have been posting a retrospective of past collections, from a SwingFashionista perspective. The best of Alexander McQueen for retro-loving folk. May he rest in peace. In part 7, my top picks from the Fall 2005 ready-to-wear show. More to come…
Here are a few of my top picks from Bettie Page Clothing.
Spice Grey, $135
Orange Candy, on sale $70.00:
Captain Navy Pencil Dress, $150:
Well, I was excited about the beret, but you were all just excited about the outfit! Ahh well. Anyway, no it’s not a blouse, it’s a dress, as you can see in this full-body shot of the lovely Bernie Dexter. But unfortunately, I don’t know the label. If anyone out there knows where you can get your hands on this black and white gingham pencil dress, please drop us a line!
UPDATE 13/12/09: Ooh, I just received an email from the lovely Bernie Dexter herself, telling me it’s one of her own designs for the Bernie Dexter label! Damn, how can one girl be so gorgeous and so talented? Good news is, you can get it here: www.berniedexter.com . Thank you Bernie, SwingFashionista.com loves your work 😉
L’Wren Scott is one of my favorite labels. Lots of figure-hugging pencil skirts, autumn color palettes and vintage details. I also feel like this label is a little more down-to-earth. I don’t just lust after all these dresses, I really would wear them, and these are looks I could realistically create, unlike the looks that some fashion houses put on the catwalk. Here’s my top picks of the last three years, in my opinion getting better and better with each season…
I like my eyebrows well enough, so it wasn’t until I saw this photo of Miss Polly Rae that I’ve ever felt inadequate about them. Look at how lovely her makeup is! This is essentially the look I like to wear, just done oh-so perfectly! And those brows, swoon!