Oh look at me all dressed up as if I have somewhere to go; I feel pretty pants if I stay in loungeing around gear for too many days so instead I get stupidly over-dressed for someone who isn't leaving the house for a few days yet. The dress was a bargain from A-Wear when their Bristol store closed and I think I'm pretty obsessed now with these New Look shoes, namely because they aren't boots and they don't hurt my foot too much in small doses!
Today marks day four of house arrest, I'm desperate for fresh air and a long walk, and to be back at work with my colleagues and patients. Whatever the state of play with the foot I am going back next week, I'm not staying inside until my physio comes through, I'll just pop a few more painkillers...the pain is easing a little from not weight bearing so maybe, just maybe being so inactive is paying off. I'm not one of those who can happily lounge around for days on end, so I've been relying on visitors and the internet to stop me dwelling. I've also had a chance to catch up on some reading, my current obsession is this little gift for the eyes:
I'm loving the amount of books I'm being sent to review lately, especially ones as beautiful as this one! Alexander McQueen, Fashion Visionary is simply incredible.
A stunning celebration of one of the greatest fashion designers of our time, with previously unseen photos, sketches, interviews with those who knew him personally and images of his work, from his first days until his final ones
A retrospective of Lee McQueen’s groundbreaking work and a salute to his artistry, the book showcases the wonderful world of McQueen, from his work before his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins to his latest designs created just days before his untimely death. It includes interviews throughout with those who worked with him, providing a deeper insight into the world of the legendary designer.
Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary traces the designer’s ascent to becoming one of the world’s most respected couturiers – a story marked by celebrity friendships, unrestrained creativity, theatrical fashion shows and, ultimately, tragedy. The chronological organization allows the reader to understand McQueen's most seminal collections and the progression and underlying themes of his ideas. This book is beautifully dedicated to his work and talent, and exhibits not simply visually electrifying fashion images, but also reveals the deep reservoir of McQueen’s imagination.
I spent a happy couple of hours soaking up all the information and fawning over the stunning pictures. The book, out this month and published by Goodman Books will retail at £30 but dear lord it's worth it. Any fan of McQueen simply must have this, if you can't afford it then do ask Santa...just wow.
I hope everyone is having a good week so far, somehow it's already Friday Eve...oh yes.