As the muse to hat designer Philip Treacy, it is safe to say that no one could ever wear his work the way Blow did. She emulated more than just character but a type of ‘sex appeal’ that not just any woman could pull off. She may not have been what the public would consider ‘sexy’ but she was definitely a sexy lady in the eyes of the M.I.S.S. Crew. Isabella was driven (she discovered Alexander McQueen and purchased his entire graduate collection!), unique, passionate about fashion and most of all, not your ‘conventional’ sex pot and for that, we will always love her!
A twist between sophistication and theater, while remaining one of Fashion’s most intriguing muses, Isabella sadly ended her life and was diagnosed dead by way of suicide on May 7th, 2007.
Isabella “Issy” Blow
November 19th, 1958 – May 7th, 2007
So kisses to the lovely sexy lady through eccentricity; you will never be forgotten!
To celebrate this Goddess’ life, we’ve put together some key pieces that could help you emulate the “Blow” in each and every one of you.
1. Katsuya Kamo paper headpiece
A staple to Isabella’s look, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got something on your head that’s shy of extravagant and mind-‘blow’-ing. If it doesn’t make heads turn, then it isn’t the right piece.
2. Guerlain’s KissKiss Extreme lipstick
Next to make a statement on Isabella’s list would be a dark lipstick – we’ll go for something a little more classic than a Fuchsia and opt for Red to balance the look. Steer clear of glossy lipsticks because you won’t want your pucker to take any attention away from your topper.
3. DSquared Skeleton Heel
Let’s not forget that a kick-ass pair of heels would make any lady sexy! With a bizarre skeleton heel, these beauties would make any Woman feel sexy!
4. Alexander McQueen Satin Flower Knuckle Clutch
You may want to start playing the lottery for this one. As a tribute to her discover of the late and great Alexander McQueen, this knuckle clutch screams sexy.
These pieces of course are not mandatory, but are an example of the unique pieces that put together a eccentric look. Keep the makeup classic, get great accent pieces and don’t be afraid to try out new up and coming designers. Then you’ll be on your way to evoking Isabella Blow!
- Blow by Blow: The Story of Isabella Blow
- Isabella Blow, Can’t Imagine Fashion Without You.
- M.I.S.S. Sexy Lady – Kumi Mizuno
- Long Live McQueen: The Show Must Go On
- This Just In: Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide