Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met Costume Institute is visually stunning & viscerally compelling. Lovely melancholy haunts McQueen's work, especially the above nude organza gown embroidered with silk & fresh flowers - it closed the spring 2007 show like a secret garden. Nanette Lepore 'Latin Lover' dress (last worn HERE). Vintage belt & bangles. J.Crew bag. Chanel shoes.
Inspiration: Sam Taylor-Wood's Still Life (a time-lapse video of a fruit bowl - modern vanitas in motion). Fading flora & food evoke dark romance, sighing for ephemeral life. Sometimes heart-hurting beauty makes me dress lightly for balance: here, a crocheted spaghetti shift with purple rose purse.