wishful thinking

some of my personal favorite holiday gift ideas.  these will go over well if the recipient is anything like me, or specifically–me.

coach poppy ostrich feather clutch, $398

kicking myself for not snatching this up when i had the chance (with a $100 off coupon no less!).  how was i supposed to know they’re limited edition??

 

marc by marc jacobs velvet sleeping mouse slippers, $195

these are so cute!  one of my favorite shoes and probably my favorite flats are the famous mbmj mouse flats…mine are spotted calf-hair.  these little guys are sleeping…cuties.

 

maria sharapova by cole haan air bacara ballet flat, $178

already on my wish list!

 

olympus pen e-p3, $900

this one’s been sitting in my wish list forever…some day, some day…

 

fuji instax 210, $92

i’m not picky, any instax will do for instant fun!

 

cambridge satchel for bloomingdale's, $155

cambridge satchels are hot, hot, hot…they’re everywhere now, and with imitators to boot!  this electric blue version is a bloomingdale’s exclusive.  i’ll be getting mine in yellow from my special someone this season.

 

j. crew darby glitter loafer, on sale: $175

because you can’t have too many sparkly shoes for the holidays and i’m obsessed with smoking slippers these days (they’re the new ballet flats!).  not only are the glitter ones on sale down from $215, j. crew’s also offering 30% off with code “JINGLE”.

 

christian louboutin coffee table book, $150

wow, sold out??  also been sitting in my wish list for a while…because the ladies love louboutin (at least this one does).

savage beauty

i’m pretty bummed that i’ll be missing the alexander mcqueen retrospective “alexander mcqueen: savage beauty” at the metropolitan museum of art in nyc by days.  i’m leaving on april 30th and the opening launch at the costume institute benefit gala (met ball) is on may 2nd; it will be open to the public from may 4th to july 31st.  so if you live there, or are visiting during that time, please visit so i can live vicariously through you.

mcqueen has become one of my favorite designers…unfortunately i wasn’t exposed to his genius until after his sad passing.  long live mcqueen, rip.

alexander mcqueen a/w 2009

excerpted from telegraph:

The exhibition will examine more than two decades of McQueen’s work as a designer and couturier, from his MA graduate collection from Central St Martins College of Art, through his years as the creative director of the house of Givenchy, and the radical designs for his own label, up to his final collection, which was shown posthumously in Paris, just under a month after his death by suicide, at his home in London.

Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, radical and provocative designers of his generation. He saw beyond clothing’s physical constraints to its ideaological and conceptual possibilities, addressing questions related to race, class, gender, sexuality, history, and the future of Planet Earth.

His catwalk presentations were as lavish as they were technologically challenging, offering the audience a fleeting glimpse of fashion as performance art or the theatre of the macabre.

During his career McQueen was awarded the British Designer of the Year trophy four times, and also received the CFDA’s (Council of Fashion Designers of America) award for the International Designer of the Year, in 2003.

coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, the fashion house will be releasing this limited edition silk skull scarf:

it will be available in stores may for $495.  this will be a real collector’s piece so i’d love to have it.  i can only afford his pieces when they’re on second-cut sale–and even then, barely.  i’m fairly certain this will sell out so the chances of me owning it are pretty unlikely.

other lust-worthy mcqueen scarves:

 

broderie anglais silk scarf, $380

black inverted bar skull ribbon silk/satin scarf, $235