Just a few days ago I was quietly complaining about Christina’s apparent disappearance from the social scene; then new candids have surfaced and my crave for new outfits has calmed. She was spotted arriving at Cecconi’s restaurant in West Hollywood, where she celebrated her 29th birthday with her husband Jordan. I’ve already expressed my appreciation for her new hairstyle, she looks lovely with this side-parted short bob.
The first two things that have immediately caught my attention are the amazing silver over-the-knee boots and the Union Jack box clutch, peculiar accessories she wore to complete what looks like an all-black outfit. Unfortunately it is still unknown what she wore under the double-breasted coat – something very short, for sure – but in any case she looked gorgeous.
Her Supra Fifre boots are by her favourite shoe designer, Christian Louboutin. The black leather or black suede versions of these boots have been seen on many celebrities, but the silver leather version have been seen on Christina and Leighton Meester (in her music video Somebody to Love) only. I’ve never been a fan of over-the-knee boots, so I don’t think I would ever wear them, but they have been one of the biggest trends in 2009 and this style is surely one of the best around.
Her Union Jack skull clutch is an unmistakable creation by Alexander McQueen, which mixes the United Kingdom flag with one of McQueen’s trade-marks, the (pearl-eyed) skull. I love Alexander McQueen’s unique style and his genius modern version of the Victorian and Gothic periods. Of all his accessories this skull clutch is my favourite, because it gracefully pays homage to his national flag, with a Gothic touch.
Dita Von Teese, Eva Green and Mel B are the celebrities who have been spotted with this beauty in their hands.
Just for the record, McQueen is not the only designer who has paid homage to the Union Jack flag. Karl Lagerfeld included a Union Jack quilted bag in Chanel Pre-Fall 2008 collection, Paris-Londres, which soon became the coveted it bag of the season. The British model Agyness Deyn and the British actress Emma Watson were among the lucky ones to tote this lovely bag around.
Christina’s choice to sport her Union Jack clutch was perfect for that outfit, but that is not the only Alexander McQueen bag she owns. In fact, Christina is a fan of McQueen’s accessories (she loves his skull chiffon scarves and his button ankle boots), and she always chooses peculiar bags. This is one of the reasons why I love her style so much: she is not completely mainstream, she doesn’t wear clothes or accessories because they are trendy, she chooses hard-to-find versions of popular styles and makes them part of her personal style.
Many celebrities have been seen with a Novak bag, but Christina was the only one to sport this stunning version with Swarovski pink crystals. I am speechless, because this bag is beyond gorgeous: I love the powder pink colour and the sparkling crystals which make it so precious.
In March 2009, she was spotted with a special version of another McQueen bag, the Elsie, made of gathered patent leather. Even in this case, she was the only one to sport this ombrè black-and-dark pink version. I don’t like the shape of this bag, but the ombrè effect of Christina’s is lovely.
Last but not least, here is the lovely mini frame bag she sported some months ago. McQueen has often paid homage to his Scottish origins, and this is an example, because the shape of the bag is reminiscent of the traditional sporran. The extravagant McQueen touch is not missing, because the bag is made peculiar by two metal figurines – an aeroplane and a soldier – hanging from a ring on the front of the bag.
What are your opinions about Christina’s outfit? And what do you think of her passion for McQueen’s accessories? Do you second that?