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Alexander McQueen and Skye – Eternal Connection

8 Jul

Like many fashion lovers, I felt a genuine loss by the death of icon Alexander Mcqueen.  His creations leave me in awe and feature heavily in my pinterest.  He helped guide my love of tweed, textiles and tartan and will always inspire me.

Six months after his death I visited the Isle of Skye with my husband and parents.  A holiday that cemented my love of Scotland and was filled with tweedy delights! We all fell in love with the island, look at the snaps to see why…

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As I enjoyed afternoon tea last week with a close family friend (thanks Jean), I learned of Alexander Mcqueens life long love of Skye and how he chose to have his ashes buried in Kilmur, known for its Kilt Rock and old man of store.  A place he used to visit with his family and always felt connected to.  She brought my attention to a great article published in the Scotsman. I highly recommend a read!

How Alexander McQueen’s Skye ancestry shaped his fashion legacy – News – Scotsman.com.

On 5th July a memorial headstone engraved by artist Andrew Tanser was unveiled.  A beautiful stone that respectfully marks the British Icon.

Thankfully the future of the brand is in good hands with the fabulous Sarah Burton. Who designed the unbelievably feminine wedding dress for the Duchess of Cambridge.

I have included a retrospective video by net a porter and a video tribute just because I love them.

Want just a touch of tweed? Put it on your feet…

8 Sep

There is a huge amount of tweed footwear on the market.  Both Nike and Addidas have brought out tweed trainers this season which are bang on trend and uber cool.  Check out these Addidas trainers available from DMS Sportsworld.

Tweed shoes or ankle boots are the perfect finish to any outfit.  My favourites are these tweed faithful boots by Alexander McQueen, available at Liberty priced £670.

Yes they are pricey but so lovely.  However they are out of my price range sadly. If you have a tighter budget these boots from office priced £98 are very cute.

I have recently bought a sexy pair of  black and white tweed ankle boots for £30 from Ebay. Always worth checking out the Ebay goodness!

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