I was shocked and sad when I heard that Alexander McQueen took his own life this morning. He was only 40 years old and from what I have read on this so far, was very public on twitter about being in a dark place after his mother's death on Feb 3rd. Nicknamed the ‘hooligan of English fashion,’ McQueen's death comes just days before London Fashion Week and two weeks before his spring collections were to be unveiled in Paris. He will always be one of my favorite designers, as he has inspired so many of my prints in the last few years! The fashion industry has suffered a great loss today.