Ruins of Detroit.. Magnifique!

De si beaux bâtiment avec une si riche architecture! Mélancolique & saisissant! Que d'émotions! So much history, art and emotion is capture in theses photos! All the photography was done by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre. These two AMAZING French photographers beautifully capture the fragility of things.. It breaks my heart to think that such buildings would be left abandoned but the result also inspires me sooooo much! Is that weird? I would LOVE to do a fashion shoot in some of theses locations! Ana, Joanne.. Road trip??

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. Alcott, Amos Bronson

La maison de William Livingstone

Station centrale Michigan
Ok.. I can see THE most amazing fashion show happening in front of this station! With this amazing architectural backdrop in the background.. I see Valentino, Galliano, Lacroix gracefully making fashion history..

Atrium, Farwell Building/ Édifice Atrium Farwell

18th floor dentist cabinet, David Broderick Tower/
18e étage d’un cabinet de dentiste situé dans la tour David Broderick
Horror scene!!

Bagley-Clifford Office of the National Bank of Detroit/
Bureau Bagley-Clifford de la Banque National de Détroit
Wouldn't this be the perfect storage unit for my jewelry!! I love this room!

Théâtre des artistes unis

Horloge fondue, École secondaire technique Cass
How can I melt a clock like that?
École Saint Albertus Piano
Fisher Body 21 Plant
Room 1504, Lee Plaza Hotel/ Chambre 1504, Lee Plaza Hotel
Detroit's Vanity Ballroom with its unsalvaged art deco chandeliers.
/Salle de bal Detroit Vanity avec son lustre art déco.

East Side Public Library/Bibliothèque publique du côté est de la ville.
I LOVE old books stores!
The ballroom of the 15-floor art-deco Lee Plaza Hotel, an apartment building with hotel services built in 1929 and derelict since the early 1990s
A salle de bal du 15e étage de l’hôtel Lee Plaza.
Un immeuble construit en 1929 et abandonné depuis le début des années 1990

Théâtre Michigan
WTF Car?

Wanna see more?
I kind of wanna buy the BOOK
It would make an excellent coffee table book!
Denver Post article HERE.
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Savage beauty in New York!

How exciting!!!! About 100 SPECTACULAR pieces from the fashion legend Alexander McQueen are to be showed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Yes, 19 years of extraordinary vision will be displayed for us to admire, dream and to get inspire.

The exhibition will run from May 4 to July 31 2011. I can see an upcoming trip to the big apple in my near future! The annual Gala will be held on May 2 and Omg I would love to go to such an event! For that.. I think I need to make friends with a Met security guard and start sending him some cupcakes!! The gala is co-chaired by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, there is only 700 available tickets and it cost $6,500 per person. Yep! Pocket change right! ;)

Thomas P Campbell, director of the Met, said "McQueen's designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion". I love that the exhibition is going to be in one the world's largest and finest art museums!

Did you know that McQueen had a tattoo on his right arm of a quote taken from Shakespeare? "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind." Me like.♥

Here is a teaser of the exhibition:

L- Dante ensemble from his Autumn/winter 1996-97
M- It's a Jungle Out There ensemble from his Autumn/winter 1997-8 collection
R- Dress No. 13 form his Spring/summer 1999 collection

Dresses from the McQ Voss collection, Spring/summer 2001

L- Irere dress from his Spring/summer 2003 collection
R- Sarabande dress from his Spring/summer 2007 collection

L- Widows of Culloden dress from the Autumn/winter 2006-7 collection
M- The Horn of Plenty from the Autumn/winter 2009 collection
R- Plato's Atlantis ensemble from the spring/summer 2010 collection

Dresses from the Autumn/winter 2010 collection

McQueen was the visionary of our time and I miss him. Lucky for us, the McQueen label is still alive! Thank to Sarah Burton, his right-hand woman for 14 years, she is now the creative director of the Alexander McQueen brand. She did a good job finishing the Fall 2010 collection. I look forward to what she does in the future!

Alexander McQueen
Savage Beauty exhibition
Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York
May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011