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Alexander McQueen

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By: Ellisa Oyewo

This past week we not only lost a fashion icon but a creative genius. On February 11, 2010 it was reported that the designer had passed. It was  even more shocking to find out that he took his own life. Many people just could not believe such a talented and artistic designer would take his life since he had so many followers and fans that supported his craft. It is truly disheartening to see a gifted spirit depart us. There are only a few mainstream designers that truly set their on path an allow their magical thoughts to shine through in their line. McQueen brought you to his world with each piece he designed.  His overall concepts for his line left you breathless and wanting to dig into his mind even more.

One thing that I have heard many people speaking about is how he passed. From the outside looking in it seemed as if his life was “perfect.”  He was living out his dream,  receiving fame/attention by every influential fashion industry leader, and was just about to showcase a show-stopping line in a couple days for London Fashion week. Even though his  life is what most of us dreamed of he still longed for something else.

The death of this brilliant man should be a reminder for all of us that no one is superman or better yet superwoman. We all need a shoulder to lean on and an outlet to express our feelings. I know that some of us, especially motivated women, tend to pretend that we have it under control at all times. We have the mentality that if we show an inkling of emotions that the world will label us as weak and helpless. It’s time to break this mentality. You will be surprise to see how many people are in the bleachers cheering for you if you just take a time out.  It’s time to open up and support each other. The weight of the world is lighter when you have someone helping you.

Miracles & Blessings,

Ellisa Oyewo

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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