Rihanna wears Alexander McQueen on X Factor

McQ By Alexander McQueen dress worn by Rihanna on UK X Factor 2011 On Sunday  night Rihanna bounced around the UK X Factor stage wearing beetle crusher shoes and a cutesy Alexander McQueen dress. Admittedly, this may not have been the sexed up performance we would have expected or hoped for from Rihanna.  It was a major contrast to the femme fatale, seductress many of us associate Rihanna with. The performance didn't even remotely compare to her previous X Factor appearances, that have seen her under dressed in bra tops and barely there shorts, sculpted in a power shouldered body con dress and sensuous in that full length black dress, cut away from the top of the hip the entire way down the leg, that nearly sucked the voice out of Matt Cardle. The beetle crusher shoes may be a little way out there for me in terms of fashion, but because I am absolutely all about the collar this season I was excited by the fact that she embellished the Alexander McQueen frock with a perfect pointy collar.  ...
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The Fashion Paradox: Fashion, A Love Hate Thing

The Fashion Paradox: Fashion, A Love Hate Thing

The relationship between women and fashion is no doubt a precarious one, if fashion was to resemble that of a man it wouldn’t take long for any sensible woman to give this unreliable, demanding, unforgiving and temperamental man the stiletto heeled boot. But as shaky as the relationship remains between fashion and the woman, we continue to love it, to nurture it and eventually we become inseparable. A woman’s love affair with fashion is indelible, the second we find and love it, we become conscious of an enigmatic language that exists in the world we inhabit, a language that speaks so beautifully, that travels across continents, that defines moments, eras, people and cultures – a language so addictive that we will invest the pennies, often our last penny to master the art of the unspoken speech until we become fluent. Unfortunately it is only those that we love that have the ability to truly hurt and disappoint us, sadly the longer I love fashion...
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