Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, dubbed the bad boy of the fashion industry for his flamboyant and sometimes shocking runway shows, was discovered hanged at his home in Mayfair on 11th February 2010. It was reported that he had been depressed since the death of his mother whose funeral was to be held the following day. McQueen had announced on Twitter that he was finding it hard to cope with her death. He had left a note, the contents of which have never been disclosed.

Lee Alexander McQueen was born on 17th March 1969, the youngest of of a family of six children. His father, Ronald was a taxi driver and his mother, Joyce, a Social Science teacher. He announced his intention of becoming a fashion designer when he was very young and made dresses for his three sisters.

Leaving school at 16 with one O-level in art, McQueen then served an apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard. Among his clients in Savile Row were Prince Charles and Mikhail Gorbachev. He moved on to Gieves & Hawkes, then Angel and Bermans garnering skills which served him well and became the bedrock of his stylish tailoring which were to become his hallmark. Read the rest of this entry »

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Calligraphy Wedding Invitation Tips

Calligraphy is a special form of handwriting that would be perfect to use with your wedding invitations. You can send your invitations to be handwritten by a specialist but because of the time that he will spent on it you can easily use a printing business that does wedding announcement cards. These businesses have specific computer programs that print the Calligraphy handwriting style faster and more efficient on your wedding announcement cards.

Most of the people believe that by printing these wedding cards than making them by hand it will not show the same effect and their calligraphy hand-written invitations will not be unique. This is not true. There are many websites online that you can explore and see several examples of printed wedding cards with printed calligraphy on them together with the type of printer that is used and the type of ink and paper. It is very difficult to find a difference between them and the real hand-written.

Calligraphy is a unique style that appropriate for style and for more formal wedding cards. With the equipment and the technology in the modern days you can get the top quality of this type of wedding announcement card for your special event and the guests will be surprised. Read the rest of this entry »

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