Alexander McQueen Leopard Splashed Riot Bag A Valentine's Day Gift from My Husband

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My sweet husband gave me this beautiful Alexander McQueen Leopard Splashed Riot bag which is both a handbag and a shoulder bag in one!  He knows exactly what to get me!  He actually gave me the gorgeous gift for Valentine’s Day, I’m just now getting the opportunity to show it off 🙂

I am a big fan of Alexander McQueen, not just the label, but the individual who walked this earth and gave so much to the world of fashion.  I have studied his days working as head of Givenchy as well as when he departed that fashion house to start his own successful label.  He left this world too soon and I, along with scores of others, would do anything to have him back.  He was a sartorial genius.  One, of which, we may never see again for a very long time, if ever.

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This Alexander McQueen bag can be dressed up or down.  It can be worn with jeans or dressed up with a fancy dress or pants or even a fabulous jumpsuit.  Its versatility knows no limits.

Additionally, this bag goes with so many things in my wardrobe, but I am going to especially enjoy wearing it with red.  I think the leopard print with the brash color of red will really set the two apart and make the outfit stand out.  What do you think?  Any color suggestions for this stunning leopard bag?

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Of course, Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite designers and my thoughtful husband knows that!  Creative Director Sarah Burton has really taken the brand to some great stylistic places while staying true to the McQueen brand.  I am very proud to carry an Alexander McQueen bag and I cannot wait for my next purchase from the fashion house.

 

Evening Bags A Pair of Clutches from Saks Fifth Avenue

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Over the Christmas season, I bought these two clutches from Saks Fifth Avenue.  The quality of the bags is unparalleled to any other evening bag that I own.  Both clutches are designed by Saks Fifth Avenue.

The first clutch (on top) is a beautiful piece that goes with almost anything.  It is a beige hard case clutch with several jewel stones on the outside that range from silver to pewter to yellow gold.  It is truly stunning and goes with any formal gown or cocktail dress.

The second clutch (on bottom) is an Art Deco piece that blends turquoise with black, maroon, and gold.  The evening bag is beaded which shows off these colors evening more.  It is a beautiful clutch that can be combined with many different evening looks because of its versatility in color.

Both evening bags are truly beautiful.  The quality of craftsmanship by Saks Fifth Avenue is superb.  I carried the Art Deco evening bag to the symphony recently and received many compliments!