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Long Live McQueen

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Lee’s death has been personally excruciating for me.  News that one of my all time favorite Mentor, Muse, and Artist has ended his life, just took the wind out of my sails.  If only I could have told him like so many others, “you were my inspiration in Design School (and out).  I admired your sheer genius, intelligence & skill, your love for the dramatic& theatrical, your craft, the fluffy you, the skinny you, All of YOU!”  If only he might have been aware of how many people truly loved him, cared about him, adored and admired him, he may have been able to reach out to someone, at that very moment…turning back time. “This is Fashion’s candlelight of ingenuity being blown out forever, like the Music World losing Michael Jackson.  Lee (Alexander McQueen) was pure GENIUS!  His brain was a revolving door.  He consistently referenced History, Politics, Art, Culture, Emotions, Society and Events.  EVERYTHING he encountered was soaked up and eventually found it’s way into his magnificent work.  He had accomplished in a few years what it had taken fashion greats like Vivian Westwood, John Paul Gaultier & Versace years to achieve and he had the rest of his young life to continue setting the FASHION BAR.  Fashion will NEVER recover.  I will never forget the legacy he has left: LONG LIVE MCQUEEN

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Self portrait of me in my favorite Alexander McQueen boots.  It was uncanny how they were perfectly toffee caramel brown…exactly like me.  When I wore them, it was like I was naked.  They were the first exquisite thing I bought when I received my first Modeling pay check.  Admittedly, I pretty much blew the entire check on them!

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Me & Alex again (accompanied by some chain bling I made) at a test shoot recently.
Usually whenever I wanted to feel the McQ power and book that casting, wow a new client, or be out and about looking fly, I would be seen wearing them.

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“Long Live McQueen” - This is a commemorative graphic t-shirt, my “Ode to Lee tee” that I designed/made today in honor of Alexander McQueen.  If you’d like a tee, go to Saam Designs

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Being one of my favorite songs, I dedicate this to Alexander “Lee” McQueen. “So Long” by Seba Lo-tec, Remixed by LTJ Bukem

who Saam

when April 8th, 2010

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School is Almost Over

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Friday was my last sport lesson at school forever, So our teacher took us to lawn bowls.

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I actually enjoyed this game, it was fun and a pretty relaxed sport. It takes a little bit of skill though, but I went alright against all of the boys in my class!

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One of my favorite classes of all time in high school, Ill miss you SLR!

who DemiBryant

when September 27th, 2009

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Best Milkshake in the Mid-West

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Homers is by far the bestest place for their ice cream. OREO COOKiE MiLKSHAKE! My favorite since 1998! In Wilmette, Illinois (northern suburbs of Chicago) if you’re in Chicago, this is definitely a must taste!

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who MarinaJamieson

when August 30th, 2009

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We Love Simply Red

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Does anyone remember this album cover?
Simply Red rocks.
The pose is infectious!

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who AmyFinlayson

when August 14th, 2009

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The Crew at Gemma

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Nicole, Michael Angel and I at my favorite restaurant “Gemma” in the Bowery Hotel. It has amazing vintage decor and exceptional food. We all had a catch up (after we took our sunglasses off) and Angel told me about his amazing new site: Michael Angel (its amazing. Trust me)

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Japanese Vogue Shoot

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A Twilight fan’s dream shoot…

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I was channeling Jack Nicholson in The Shining, but I came out looking like Patsy in Ab Fab after her facial peel!

who SarahStephens

when June 25th, 2009

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Where The Wild Things Are

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These photos are of Lydia and I looking through the cute little English bookstore in Paris. We found some good reads!
My favourite was ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ which I loved as a child and has been made into a film and is coming to cinemas very soon.
Check it out! Official Trailer on You Tube

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