Goodbye, Alexander McQueen

“Inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, it was divided into two parts: the first was based on nature.. The second part took its reference from the industrial revolution and the harm that man has done to the world since. McQueen wanted to demonstrate how fragile the planet is, and his use of the stuffed animals was to underscore the fact that perhaps these may be the only animals left for our grandchildren to see.”

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Only since 2006 have I learned about Alexander McQueen and his twistedly beautiful creations. I found out that he was the favorite designer of myfavorite ANTM model at that (naive) moment, and when I first saw his designs, I knew instantly that they were artworks made with heart. His works are where fashion and arts collide; surprising and dramatic, often stating historical, political, or environmental issues.

A dearfriend of mine once said, “We tend to idolize people with qualities we may still lack. The fact that they possess something we desire is the reason why we are drawn to them”.

Which I find so true in this case. I always go gaga everytime seeing his works, be it the ready to wear or haute couture collections. Although his designs may be too bizarre for some people, I say weird is good. If only I was a talented genius with such insane creativity like him…

“But everybody has their own demons, no matter how talented, famous, or successful they are. And those who can fight them are lucky.”-source

The world has lost one talented artist/designers, and he is the one that actually lit a fire inside my soul. To see him or at least attend his show was a promise I made to myself. But now that he’s gone, I am truly out of words 😥

Goodbye McQueen, thanks for being such an inspiration to us.

Playlist I’m in Love With

1. Empire of The Sun – Walking on a Dream

THE soundtrack of my life at this moment.. *wink*

“Walking on a dream, how can I explain.. Never looking down I’m just in awe of what’s in front of me.. Catch me Im falling down.”

2. Lily Allen – Fuck You

She’s criticizing George Bush in this adorable song.. The video is just too cute!

“Fuck you very, very much. Cause we hate what you do and we hate your whole crew so please don’t stay in touch.”

3. MGMT – Kids

“Old stuff” from earlier this year. Still gets me going though 🙂

“Decisions to decisions are made and not fought, but I thought, this wouldn’t hurt a lot. I guess not.”

4. Gym Class Heroes – Cookie Jar

Years passed by, but this song never bores me. “Cheesy” lyrics with bold memories =)

“Want you to be the one and my only, I want to be faithful but I can’t keep my hands out the cookie jar.”

5. TLC – I’m Good at Being Bad

TEN years and still one of the most awesome, original and strong RnB song. I miss them =(

“A good man is so hard to find… Well, actually, a hard man is so good to find.. YEA BABY!” 😆

Lala – What About You

I fell in love instantly when I first heard this song! Apparently the singer is half Filipino, half Indonesian. Hm, interesting.. No wonder her English pronunciation is so “American”. It is such a typical sad chick song, but I believe all women in the world can easily relate to it. Beautiful song, I love love love it =)

 

Lala- What About You

What about you
What’s going on
Baby that someone that I used to know is gone
What about us
The promise we made
We said that we will never die
We try to work it out
So tell my why
Am I still hurting inside

What am I gonna say to make it better
It’s now or never, do or die
What am I gonna do to make this love last forever
I still believe that what we said is true
What about you

What about love
‘Til death do us part
Baby is there still a place for me inside your heart
What about dreams
Are they still alive
We said that they will never die
We try to work it out
But tell my why
Are we still living a lie

What am I gonna say to make it better
It’s now or never, do or die
What am I gonna do to make this love last forever
I still believe that what we said is true
What about you

Why am I still hurting inside
Why are we still living a lie

What am I gonna say to make it better
It’s now or never, do or die
What am I gonna do to make this love last forever
I still believe that what we said is true
If only I can make you feel it too
what about you
What about you

Gwen Stefani – Early Winter video

You, you know how to get me so low
My heart had a crash when we spoke
I can’t fix what you broke
You, you always have a reason
Again & again this feelin’
Why do I give in?
& I always was, always was one for crying
I always was one for tears

[CHORUS]
The sun’s getting cold, It’s snowing
Looks like an Early Winter for us
Looks like an Early Winter for us
An Early Winter
Oh I need you to turn me over

It’s sad the map of the world is on you
The moon gravitates around you
The seasons escape you
& I always was, always was one for crying
I always was one for tears
No, I never was, never was one for lying
You lied to me all of these years

[CHORUS]
The sun’s getting cold, It’s snowing
Looks like an Early Winter for us
Looks like an Early Winter for us
An Early Winter
Oh I need you to turn me over

The sun’s getting cold, It’s snowing
Looks like an Early Winter for us
Looks like an Early Winter for us
An Early Winter
Oh I need you to turn me over

Why?
Why do you act so stupid?
Why?
You know that I’m always right

[CHORUS]
The sun’s getting cold, It’s snowing
Looks like an Early Winter for us
Looks like an Early Winter for us
An Early Winter
Oh I need you to turn me over

It looks like an Early Winter for us
It hurts & I can’t remember sunlight
An Early Winter for us
The leaves are changing colour for us
& it gets too much, yeah it gets so much
Starting over & over & over again
& it gets too much, yeah it gets so much
Starting over & over & over again
& it gets too much, yeah it gets so much
It looks like an Early Winter for us

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The song was written by two of the most outstanding musicians in the world: Gwen Stefani & Tim Rice-Oxley – who happen to be the top 2 people I’d die to meet. I can’t believe how long it took me to notice this video’s existence! The video is downright amazing, Gwen looks morbidly beautiful, and the dark and gloomy aura of the song was perfectly delivered. The only thing I hate about this video is the lack of Tim’s presence. Where is he? I have always pictured this video with Tim playing his piano while Gwen sings.. 😦

Seriously, two of your favorite-est musicians (from two separate countries & genres) working together isn’t something that would happen casually everyday and it is very disappointing that Tim doesn’t appear in the video.. *sobs*