The Perfect Successor

The perfect successor

CIMG4333Last week in St. Moritz, Dianne Brill, whom you have met yesterday, and I went for a coffee to the Palace hotel. My American girlfriend fell immediately in love with my tribute for Alexander McQueen sweater. I had bought the striped piece with the slogan “God save McQueen” almost two years ago. It seems like his decision to kill himself aroused much earlier. Our conversation about the death of this fabulous designer started and we came up with a BRILLiant idea for the perfect successor: Thierry Mugler.

Mugler versus McQueen

It would be kind of ironic. If you start looking closer, you will see that McQueen took a lot of his inspirations from Mugler`s amazing former collections. Thierry was the designer of the Eighties. His style was very much of its time: Extreme proportions like padded and broad shoulders, wasp waists, body-conscious, even fetish exaggerations of the human figures. He used a lot PVC as his favourite material. The insect kingdom was a constant influence along with futuristic and robot themes. Sounds a lot like McQueen and today`s trends, doesn`t it?

Mugler versus McQuueen 2

Thierry as Manfred Mugler today

Thierry as Manfred Mugler today

Alexander McQueen is definitely the brainchild of Mugler. So it would be a true irony of fate if Mugler who lives today as Manfred Mugler in Las Vegas after his retreat from the fashion world in 2001 took over. Instead of designing fashion the last years, his body became his design work of art. He transformed himself completely. Nowadays he is still involved in his bestselling perfumes like Angel, Alien and A*Men.





As I am having quite a big archive, I was lucky to find a catalog from Thierry`s S/S 1995 collection. I scanned the best pictures for you. Have a look and you will see how Mugler and McQueen are somehow soul brothers.


Recently Mugler served as main costume designer for Beyoncé Knowles latest concert tour. He also contributed to develop the entire show, from lighting to choreography. Several of his famous vintage pieces are seen throughout Knowles` videos.

It seems like he is ready to break fresh ground. Please Thierry come back!

LoL, Sandra

Two living legends: Thierry and Dianne. He called her his muse.

Two living legends: Thierry Mugler and Dianne Brill. He called her his muse.

Meet Dianne Brill

Dianne Brill

Dianne and me

Dianne and me

Meet my glamourous girlfriend Dianne Brill! The incarnation of a vixen with her signature features like the bouffant platinum blonde hair-do, the perfect eye make-up with long lashes and the amazing hourglass figure was known as “The Queen of the Night” in the Eigthies. The American maneater modeled for big names like Thierry Mugler, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood and wrote a book how to become a sex goddess with the title “Boobs, Boys and High Heels”. I had enjoyed reading it long before I met her at a party in Zurich where she is living now with her family.

Dressed to Kill

Since 2003 she has an eponymous line of make-up that is inspired by the boudoir. Her love for detail shows in the most special and cute packaging that I have ever seen for beauty products. Have a look at my favourites named adorably “Panties in a Bunch”: six little lipglosses called for example Frilly Thong or Satin Hipster. This set is such a nice gift for a girlfriend as it looks like a box of chocolates. I mean how can you not love glosses in candy form? Her false lashes come in a set of three with glue included and are the best ones I know.

Dianne and me with Shawne Fielding

Dianne, me and Shawne Fielding

Log onto her website for a retailer near you and for more information on the entire make-up, perfume and care products collections. In Zurich you can find it at Jelmoli.

Happy Browsing!

LoL, Sandra

Over the years she became good friends with many other celebrities.

Over the years she became good friends with many other celebrities.