17 Nov
Wrap your mind around wrapping a skull around your wrist

As the legendary designer has been known to do in the past, Alexander McQueen is again bringing it with his signature skull motif. This time, it is a simple single-braided skull bracelet. Basic, with the expected touch of the gothic, the brass-cast skull is set a braided strap of 100$ Italian leather. Available for $290 in either brown […]


6 Nov
The latest in McQ footwear in black & white

High fashion powerhouse Alexander McQueen has teamed up once again with the tennis-shoe gurus at Puma to bring us this rendition of the “Street Climb” silhouette. This take on the ongoing “McQ” joint shoe endeavor is tone-on-tone simplicity. Some touches include patent-leather paneling along the midsole, a translucent heel and the subtle McQueen logo also along the […]


5 Aug
Combining elements of traditional Chinese painting with pop art

Jackie Tsai is a Shanghai-born and London-living mixed media artist who seems to have added flowers and bones, or at least their likeness, to the artist’s arsenal. Most known for his flower skull art done for the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen — whose many fashion bits you’ve seen around these parts before — Jackie Tsai’s detailed work combines […]


3 Jun
The man, the myth, the movies & the machines

Steve McQueen, real life hot rod and Hollywood icon, left a trail of nostalgia that went beyond the silver screen to include his legendary automotive obsession. A veteran of such real world races as the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Baja 1000 and the Mint 400 (as well as innumerable motorcycle races), McQueen was no Hollywood […]


9 May
The skull-obsessed label puts a touch of the macabre on a classic

This navy leather billfold is the latest from the Alexander Mcqueen luxury house. Not surprising for the skull-obsessed label, the straightforward design is trimmed with a touch of razor’s edge by a skeletal column embossed along the wallet’s spine. Subtly provocative, yet still classic in its aesthetic. The rich leather wallet is a Mr. Porter exclusive for $265. A […]


14 Mar
Play your own MacBeth & question the existentialism of life

Look, we’re all gonna die. It fucking sucks. There’s no amount of haggling, begging or denying that will save you from the cold dark void that we will all come to embrace. So why not embrace that mortality on a daily basis? A good way to start is with this vividly detailed Black Skull Candle. […]


13 Mar
A blue iteration of their iconic rain gear for Spring/Summer 2014

If you care to worship the cult of Alexander McQueen, the house has offered the latest iteration of their famed Skull umbrella. The signature Skull is rendered in a bold, bright azure resin for Spring/Summer 2014, and is probably the only reason you’ll pony up $565 for the otherwise quite traditional rain gear. A more detailed […]


18 Dec
LIAS compiles the best for your feet of the past year

Well it’s that time of year again when we recap what we think were the best footwear offerings of 2013 — be they boots, slippers, high-tops, low-tops, sandals, whatever (OK, clearly no sandals). Like many of y’all out there, we have a soft spot in our decrepit hearts for sneakers, and shoes of all sorts, […]