Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Sad Hatter: Isabella Blow

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Isabella Blow english fashion magazine editor and international style icon credited with discovering Alexander McQueen wears crazy hats
Isabella Blow english fashion magazine editor and international style icon wearing Philip Treacy hats
Isabella Blow and Detmar Blow English Fashion magazine editor and style icon who wears kooky hats

Isabella Blow has always stuck out to me like a sore thumb. Not only for her eccentric style but because she was confident in what she wore. Her kooky hats became one of her signature looks and as silly as they seemed, everyone anticipated what hat she would be wearing to an event. I admire her sense of confidence and wearing these pieces of art and in doing so, she was a walking advertisement for Philip Treacy whom she is credited for discovering. Isabella Blow is also credited with discovering the talent of Alexander McQueen and bought his senior collection while he was in school at Central St. Martins. Story has it, that she bought his entire collection for 5,000 pounds and he sent it to her in trash bags. haha! What an amazing story!
She was also an English magazine editor and her flamboyant style earned her international attention. To me, she is fashion. WIthout people like her, fashion would be boring! She had such a keen sense of spotting talent and not only pushed them to go out pursue their passion but she wore their creations too.
She didn't care what people thought of her, she wore what she wanted and what made her feel great. She had such a passion and love for craftsmanship and saw the beauty in fashion.
Like so many geniuses of our time, Isabella took her own life. RIP Isabella Blow. You are loved and have not only inspired me but added so much color and spice in fashion!

1 comment:

les jeune fille à les oiseaux said...

she will always be an inspiration to everyone.

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