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Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen Collection Has Give Me Butterfly Fantasies

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sarah burton's first collection for alexander mcqueen

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Now that it’s been a few days since Sarah Burton debuted her first solo collection for Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week, I’m sure many of you have had the opportunity to pour over the images of this fanciful collection. Strewn with whimsical materials such as pheasant feathers, corn husks and faux butterflies, the general consensus seems to be that Ms. Burton’s designs would have made our beloved Mr. McQueen proud and I tend to agree.

While the show still evoked the drama that we’ve all come to expect from McQueen, it clearly was a mix of McQueen’s influence and Burton’s aesthetic. I found the result to be utterly delightful and what drew me in most were the butterflies. The dude is flat out obsessed with butterflies or,  flutterflies as he insists they’re called,  right now. I think he would be elated if his mama scored the killer butterfly adorned stilettos from above don’t you? HA! Seeing as I probably won’t be adding those beauties to my wardrobe anytime soon, I found some other butterfly themed pretties that might tide me over until I can convince the hubs that McQueen heels are completely practical. Any guesses on how long that will take me?

So, what did ya’ll think of the collection? Did any particular pieces jump out at you?


From left to right: Modcloth ‘Resplendent Rarity’ Dress, Miss Sixty Butterfly One Shoulder Dress at Asos, Juicy Couture Butterfly Stone Ring at, Juicy Couture Multi-Chain Butterfly Necklace at Saks Fifth Avenue, Forever 21 Vintage Butterfly Ring {BonBon Deal of the Day at $4.80}, Lauren Moshi ‘Fiona’ Butterfly Long Tee Shirt Dress at Boutique to You

p.s. If anyone wants to buy me this gorgeous Wendy Brandes piece…please feel free!

wendy brandes butterfly ring

  • Paulettew

    I think Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 collection is beautiful. I love the vintage butterfly ring! 🙂

    October 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • Katie

    I loved the collection – was excited to see it and it didn’t disappoint!

    October 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm Reply
  • Hannah

    I loved the collection! I did a post on it on Wednesday. The butterflies were amazing!

    October 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Jennifer @ Darling Notes

    From your collection of butterfly finds, I like the Lauren Moshi tee the best!

    October 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • Karena

    If I could have only one McQueeen design dress!!

    Art by Karena

    October 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    Love the vintage butterfly ring!

    October 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    beautiful, glad to see his legacy still lives

    October 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • doodlesbylauren

    That orange dress reminds me of candy corn…wild and wonderful! (I must be hungry from your previous post! Ha!)

    October 8, 2010 at 5:07 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    Kristin I am right with you on the butterflies…I totally hauled out yet another tanktop this morning prepping for the blast of 80 degree weather coming this weekend (argh). The tank has butterflies!! I kinda wish that first dress and the darling shoes would make their way to my house…

    And damn that J.Crew for sending my wallet into seizures!! Throw me a rope!


    October 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Loved the collection!! And I love the outfit you did!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm Reply
  • Renee

    LOVE that butterfly dress!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    Magical. That is the only word I can think of to describe this surreal collection. Sigh. 🙂

    October 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Love that dress!!! She’s done McQueen well.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:28 pm Reply
  • Carole

    Love the Monarch butterfly shoes.

    October 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm Reply
  • Taj

    I too fell in love with this! A butterfly girl at heart, I need those shoes!! I could just fly away in them 😉 hugs

    October 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm Reply
  • Anna

    Wow, the fisrst dress: so creative! Have a nice weekend!

    October 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    That dress is breath-taking.

    Here’s a ring to go with!

    October 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    I really like the one shoulder dress. I’m not a big fan of blue but I really like it here. On another subject, are you watching this Phillies game?? Sooo sloppy!

    October 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm Reply
  • Josie

    I LOVE this collection — absolutely stunning!
    xo Josie

    October 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Well I love all things butterflies so you know I’m loving this!

    October 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    Gorgeous Alexander collection! And I love your choice of the vintage butterfly ring! Kisses Kristin!

    October 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    I like this “new” butterfly look. I admit, that although I like the butterflies, Mariah Carey killed them for me for a long time. Maybe now I won’t feel like an overgrown child wearing them!

    October 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm Reply
  • hi-d

    I adore the color, pattern and texture of that dress fabric! It’s absolutely brilliant!

    Your little guy is so cute…flutterflies…haha…so funny! 🙂

    October 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm Reply
  • Midtown Girl

    Butterflies alway make me smile! And remind me of Mariah Carey, lol! I totes need a butterfly ring in my life <3

    October 9, 2010 at 12:32 am Reply
  • gigiofca

    The spring McQueen is beautiful. I’m sure many are happy. Maybe even relieved that it’s exquisite. Thanks for sharing.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:07 am Reply
  • theUngourmet

    I haven’t seen the collection yet. But I sure love the collection you came up with. The black butterfly ring is super cute!

    October 9, 2010 at 1:40 am Reply
  • Kelly

    That orange dress is perfection. They really did pick the perfect predecessor.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:46 am Reply
  • Sherin

    I had a look at the collection and thought that Sarah Burton did a great job. There was this gorgeous fairy-like dress which I loved!

    October 9, 2010 at 5:27 am Reply
  • krystal/village

    aw, i like that butterfly ring 🙂

    October 9, 2010 at 7:54 am Reply
  • Andi

    I have that flutterfly ring!!! 🙂 I’ve called them that since I was a lil girl.

    October 9, 2010 at 8:36 am Reply
  • Cheryl

    everyone is talking about mcqueen’s collection. i’m a big lover of butterflies so this definitely pleases me! 🙂

    October 9, 2010 at 10:25 am Reply
  • sarah

    i’ve got butterflies too (;

    October 9, 2010 at 11:01 am Reply
  • Nikolett

    So gorgeous! I love the butterfly-adorned shoes on the runway, those are stunning. Feels so weird to be pining for butterfly-adorned things in fall, but I love it! Hope you both have a great weekend 🙂

    October 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm Reply
  • daisychain

    Kristin, what on earth is boo-berry cereal?!

    October 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm Reply
  • Balenciaga

    This collection is very much in the McQueen mold without aping his aesthetic completely. And, let’s face it, you just can’t. McQueen’s talent was a once in a generation happening.

    But with this collection you still see the craftsmanship and the creativity which so excited those who followed his career, but you also see the necessary transition that’s taking place. The clothing is less hyper-sexual and more like walking works of art, though not in a Victor & Rolf-type of way. More wearable, more accessible, yet still unique and reeking of High Fashion.

    Sarah Burton knocked it out of the park this time around. I look forward to what she does in the future.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Shea

    Awww, flutterflies 🙂 Gorgeous picks–I love that Juicy necklace.

    October 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    Love anything hast o do with butterflies. I love this collection..absolutely outstanding!!
    Btw, I’ve got butterflies, too!

    Big hugs!

    B xx

    October 10, 2010 at 9:17 am Reply
  • Reena

    Loved the collection

    October 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    I love butterflies too. I think I’ll stick to jewelry. Not quite ready to dive in with the whole dress!

    October 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm Reply
  • Beautifully Invisible

    This collection is one of my absolute favorites – so, so beautiful. I love the alt butterfly pieces you picked, especially the one by Wendy. Wish I could afford to buy that for you! LOL

    October 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm Reply
  • HauteWorld

    I thought the collection was stunning and that Sarah Burton did a wonderful job. Loved the butterfly pieces as well – especially the shoes! And I was so in love with those last few spectacular gowns that went down the runway.

    October 11, 2010 at 7:58 am Reply
  • erica @ fashionmeetsfood

    I have an obsession with butterflies.


    October 12, 2010 at 8:33 am Reply

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