Wednesday, March 25, 2009

When I Was A Painter


The creepy lipstick at Alexander McQueen F/W 09 freaked me out for a little while, I admit it. But the more I looked at it, the more I saw a resemblance to a cute and cuddly sock monkey. Now every time I think of that lipstick, it just makes me happy. I have a bit of a soft spot for sock monkeys, you see.

21 comments:

bree said...

you are adorable!

Brittany said...

nope, i still can't get past the creep-factor....

hopefully one day i will.

L. said...

hahaha, you're right.

Laura said...

glad others think the lipstick is creepy! especially in black! thanks for putting a happy twist on it! x
http://skinisntenough.blogspot.com/

Emily M-T said...

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the lipstick!

sarah said...

scaryy, like mommie dearest. but i LOVE all the crazy hats & hoods in that collection!
xo s

Andee said...

Haha I actually own that exact sock monkey! Although I like it a lot more than that lipstick job..

lydia said...

VERY true. thank you, that lipstick scarred me deep inside, but now the scar has healed, due to the resemblance to a sock monkey.

Amelia said...

Haha, I like this comparison. I think it would be less creepy for me if the lipstick wasn't so darn shiny.

diane said...

Isa, that's a riot! I'm still laughing. xo

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Haha, that is so kcoool

I love your blog <3

She comes from a nowhere town she likes said...

I am still finding that really creepy, i am VERY afraid of clowns...



What's A.M.Q going to do next. scare his customer into buying clothes!

the iron chic said...

My shop is right next to the mental hospital and I see people with this type of makeup on everyday.
It gives me anxiety.

Pixienish said...

OMG ADORABLE SOCK MONKEY HAHA!

Mary said...

! we sold sock monkeys at the gap ahah
sadly when patrick robinson took over he stopped making them.

Matias Bouhet said...

You are right, but the red-monkey lipstick is so rare and has some dark mystery, did you imagine all the girls in the streets with this monkey lips style? OH no, just is for McQueen!!!

Claudia said...

hehe sock monkeys are so cute

Ellie said...

I have to agree with you. The resemblance is eerie.

louise or valentine said...

mcqueen can be so off-putting sometimes....but is it strange that i love when designers make me slightly uncomfortable?

Peps said...

That made my day!

Elsa May Louise said...

oh wow, i could not agree more. i was also just looking at this show and was somewhere between staring out of fear and staring out of intrigue. but seriously, sock monkey is right on the money which in turn is staring out of cuddly amazement.