29.03.12 Press Preview

McQ Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Press Preview

Yesterday I attended the McQ Alexander McQueen press preview in London.

Much like the mainline collection, the press preview consisted of both runway and commercial pieces.

Before the Fall 2012 presentation the McQ customer would not have shopped at Alexander McQueen and vice versa, so the aim of this current McQ collection is to bring McQ and Alexander McQueen closer together.

McQ will be the daywear to Alexander McQueen’s special-occasion pieces.

On display were the adorable colourful tutu dresses which are even more impressive up close with velvet, tulle and silk accented floral details.

I also love the moss-green dresses, skirts and coats with the textured embroidered details.

Cable-knit dresses, python bags, over-the-knee lace-up boots, leather opera gloves, leather jackets, skull-mofit sweaters, bird-print dresses and shorts plus military coats were on display.

Some of the commercial pieces were so close to the runway looks that the only way I could spot the difference was by touching the pieces, as slightly lighter fabrics are used for the commercial looks.

One of the first things I always ask PRs is who’s been requesting and who are they reaching out to. I don’t want to jinx anything so I won’t spill, but one person from my wish list has requested. Yay.

Those of you dying to get your hands on McQ will be delighted to know that a new stand-alone store will be opening on Dover Street sometime in July, with 4 storeys and 273 square metres of retail space offering womenswear, menswear and accessories.

For those who don’t live in London, you will be able to purchase the McQ Fall 2012 collection when it goes online at

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Anna Kendrick In McQ Alexander McQueen – 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

Anna Kendrick broke out of her snoozeville phase at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, held in Santa Monica, California this evening.

The ‘Twilight’ actress wore a McQ by Alexander McQueen Pre- Fall 2012 dress.

Her cute strapless paisley printed dress with a full skirt and black leather detailing around the waist, which teamed with a Brian Atwood ‘Honey’ cut out and peep-toes which are to-die-for, although I don’t think I could walk too far in those pin heels.

A Kelly Wearstler pleated clutch with a jewel box enclosure, wavy locks and a pink lip colour completed her look.

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McQ Fall 2012

Despite being launched in 2006, this was McQ’s first runway show for Fall 2012 which was held during London Fashion Week on Monday evening.

McQueen’s baby sister had a total revamp for Fall. You could say she’s grown up, as the design team was recently brought in-house under the helm of McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton. And it showed.

The sporty street wear and cutesy mini dress we’ve seen on Emma Watson were nowhere to be seen.

With the runway covered in fallen leaves, models stormed – and I mean stormed – the runway wearing military coats with oversized pocket flaps in the highly dramatic show.

We also saw tartan dresses with gothic black-lace sleeves, rich blood-velvet mini dresses with embroidered details, coats worn with leather belts, knit dresses, leather coats with furry sleeves, strapless tulle dresses and coats with velvet leaf-print overlay, and a surprising twist came via the colour tu-tu dresses which stood out against the mostly military-green, blood-red and black colour palette.

Kristen McMenamy closed the show wearing a white tulle gown with leaves embroidered all over it.

During the dramatic finale the room fell dark with a spotlight focus on the model. She looked to the heavens as leaves fell on top of her.

Front Row: Anna Wintour and Salma Hayek

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rooney Mara, Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton and Anna Paquin


Katy Perry In McQ Alexander McQueen – 1 OAK Mirage Hotel & Casino Grand Opening

Katy Perry was at the grand opening of 1 OAK Mirage Hotel & Casino for the GiveLove charity event on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The singer, who’s sporting blue hair these days, wore an McQ Alexander McQueen black dress with silver embellished detailing around the neckline.

Her flirty yet edgy dress was teamed with Alexander McQueen platform wedge sandals with a silver moulded metal heel which were first worn by Nicki Minaj.

Kohl-rimmed eyes, pink lips and a blue-tipped manicure completed her look.

Do you like Katy’s new hair colour?

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Stacy Keibler In McQ Alexander McQueen – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Stacy Keibler, aka George Clooney’s plus one for the 2012 awards season, made a guest appearance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ on Friday.

The actress wore an McQ Alexander McQueen ribbed jersey dress which showcase her super-toned bod.

She opted to go matchy matchy by pairing her dress with gold Jimmy Choo sandals with neon-pink straps.

I love the voluminous, wavy locks which appear to be slightly longer than the last time we saw her.

Large gold hoop earrings and a gorgeous smile completed her look.

I have to say I love the look. She usually looks so nervy on the red carpet next to George so it’s nice to see her looking relaxed on this occasion.

You can buy Stacy’s McQ Alexander McQueen ribbed dress from

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Rihanna In McQ – X Factor UK Performance

Rihanna accepted her American Music Award for Favourite R&B/Soul Album remotely from the UK, where she was performing on the UK X Factor on Sunday night.

The singer wore a cute plaid McQ tartan wool puffball mini dress which we’ve seen twice before on the red carpet courtesy of Emma Watson and Chloe Moretz.

Rihanna styled her dress very different by adding a white sleeveless shirt with a metal-tipped collar.

Black clunky punk shoes with writing scrawled all over them plus a black and white bandana wrapped around her curly locks completed her naughty school girl look.