The Butterfly Hat
This painting pays homage to Alexander McQueen. It is inspired by a Philip Treacy hat that was used in an Alexander McQueen show that, ironically, was paying homage to his muse, Isabella Blow, who loved to wear hats.
God, I loved this man’s clothes/art. When he died earlier this year I was so saddened by the loss of a true genius in our own time. Somehow, it was all too much for him to bare and even though he was loved immensely, I guess, it just wasn’t enough. It just couldn’t out weigh the pain he must have been feeling. So sad and such a waste. Suicide always is.
I hope Mr McQueen would like this painting. I tried not to make it high fashion. Just a girl, wearing a butterfly hat, what could be more ordinary?
Can you imagine if we all wore hats like the Royals or the fashionistas ? What could be better.
It makes me think about the young fifteen year old that gets a drive to school with Imogen everyday. Scarlett and I wait at the window to catch a glimpse of her ensamble as she gets in our car. Today she was wearing a day glow tutu, striped socks, kitty ears AND the tail. I laughed because last week Chris told me that she was all excited about the upcoming school events in celebration of Halloween. (ALREADY!?)
He looked at me, kind of amazed and said that he just couldn’t help wondering what the heck she was going to dress up like.
“A normal kid, perhaps?” he quipped.
(This from a man who once had black hair on one side of his head and white on the other – doesn’t batman have a nemesis like that? Just saying).
ANYWAY, I look forward to finding out what she is going to dress up like but, I have to be honest, it makes me appreciate the fact that I am still putting Imogen’s clothes out the night before. I know, that it is not going to last long!
ON THE OTHER HAND…
I am pretty sure that Scarlett is thinking; ” Hmmm, I love the way her ears match her tail.” She’ll be picking out her own clothes in grade two, no doubt, and I am fairly sure that the fashion show she is getting five days a week will prove to be extremely inspirational.