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

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Front(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

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.

 

Dress to Impress: Alexander McQueen Kimono See the Entire Outfit!

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Kimono Outfit

 

Alexander McQueen Abstract Floral Print Kimono Gown (Front & Back): $3,147.75
Jimmy Choo Hoops Lace-Up Leather Pump in Red: $950.00
Givenchy Antigona Leather Evening Envelope Clutch Bag in Black: $1,395.00
Manolo Blahnik Gothisi Satin Buckle Clutch Bag in Red: $1,595.00

*All of these can be found at NeimanMarcus.com*

I adore this Alexander McQueen kimono that I found while perusing NeimanMarcus.com!  I absolutely love the Japanese and Asian cultures so when I find a piece that pays homage to these cultures, I just have to have it!  Alexander McQueen has outdone itself with the abstract floral print kimono both in its practicality and luxury.

I chose the Jimmy Choo pump because I wanted a pop of color at the feet.  Of course, you could wear black as well, but I love these Jimmy Choo Hoops Lace-Up Leather Pump because they are almost as interesting as the kimono itself.  I created this outfit to be a conversation piece and no boring pump was going to do!

I love both the Givenchy and Manolo Blahnik clutch evening bags.  Either one would go beautifully with the kimono because neither one would overshadow it.

This outfit is perfect for the symphony.  It’s also perfect for an upscale party to benefit the symphony, ballet, or a charity.  You would certainly be the talk of the party in this ensemble.  The number of occasions for this outfit are limitless as it is so stylish, you’ll want to wear it everywhere!

When putting pieces together, think about where you want them to standout. Like in the outfit above, the kimono and shoes take center stage while the clutches (either one) take a back seat.  You may find a more neutral outfit where you want to showcase your bag instead.  Other outfits demand that your shoes be on display.  Take each piece separately and determine its place within in the outfit.  That is the best way to not overdo it.