My Valentine’s Day Present – Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf in Peach/Coral

The skulls may not be very Valentine-themed but the color certainly is!

Peach Skull Scarf

When hubby asked what I wanted for Valentine’s day – I chose this wishlist item of mine – an Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf. While I would NEVER describe my style as “Rocker Chic”, I believe these skull scarves have stood the test of time and are now classic instead of trendy. I love how this scarf is subtly rebellious – the feminine colors soften the edgy design.

I have always admired skull scarves on celebs like Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian:

…the person who really demonstrated how elegant and wearable the scarf can be, is fashion blogger Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook – I LOVE her style!

In her famous “25 Ways to Wear a Scarf” video, she shows several looks featuring a classic Mcqueen Skull Scarf. This video is a must-watch – even for new ideas on how to wear your existing scarves (although it may leave you wanting a McQueen scarf and an LV leopard stole).

I’ve tried out a couple versions with my own scarf:

The Modern One Loop and The Bunny Ear
The Infinity and The Classic Drape

Apparently Balenciaga bags and Skull scarves go hand in hand – here’s Nicky Hilton’s collection:

Here’s my skull scarf making friends with my Balenciaga First bag in Sahara

Balenciaga First Bag in Sahara

Do you like McQueen Skull Scarves? What would you wear them with?


  1. Something About Kerri
    February 13, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    eep! your man is so awesome! this is such a great colour scarf =) you wear it well

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 13, 2012 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Kerri – love your Valentine's YSL ring – such a gorgeous color!

    • Something About Kerri
      February 16, 2012 / 6:07 am

      i'm planning to drop by Hotl Renfrew this Friday to see if i can get your scarf hehe

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 16, 2012 / 6:19 am

      So exciting- hope you find it- we can be scarf twins 🙂

    • Something About Kerri
      February 17, 2012 / 8:54 am

      out of curiosity. was your colour called coral or rose?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 17, 2012 / 6:05 pm

      Kerri – I'm not too sure, the SA helping me was super-sweet but wasn't too knowledgeable on the official color names (there was also a Bal display and she didn't know any of the color names like Glycine etc LOL).I'm not sure if this will help you, but here are the details from the scarf tag: -8047618607-110640 3Q012 6672-FO SKULL-EFCQ100170If you find out what the color is called – please tell me, I'd love to know!

    • Something About Kerri
      February 23, 2012 / 4:29 am

      Hey I bought it! the SA said the colour was called coral to me. and none of my numbers on the tag match yours =( but it looks like the same to me. I made a post on it too but my camera doesn't catch the colour as well as yours. I got my at Holt Renfrew so maybe my tag doesn't match yours =

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 23, 2012 / 5:27 am

      So glad you found one – it looks AMAZING on you! I got mine at holts too, but I think the numbers I gave you were off the McQueen tag, it also came with a holts one…didn't think to check if the numbers were different – sorry! Smart girl to think of getting a box to protect it from snags when you store it – wish I has thought of it at the time!

    • Something About Kerri
      February 24, 2012 / 12:33 am

      Oh dear, mine didn't come with a McQueen paper tag. I hope it wasn't used or anything. But the Holt Renfrew tag was on it. You should go back and get a box, make something up and say you forgot to get a gift box for a present you bought or something haha. Boxes are free, hopefully they don't cheap out.

  2. Mal
    February 13, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Lovely scarf! It looks great with your Bal!Mal @ The Chic Geek

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 13, 2012 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Mal 🙂

  3. Beautygirl24
    February 13, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    I agree, your hubby is a good man 😉 I love it! You know I'm not very "edgy" either, but there's something about this iconic scarf that definitely catches my eye. I love the last photo of it tied to your Balenciaga.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 13, 2012 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks Noelle – he's a sweetie because he makes me tell him what I want – so although there's no element of surprise – at least we both get what we want: he gets a happy wife and I get what I REALLY want LOL!

  4. Canadian Beauty
    February 13, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    what a GREAT V-day gift! I am beyond jealous. I am in love with those balenciaga bags as well- I have a fake one in sea green 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 13, 2012 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks! I love the design of Bal bags – I thought one would be enough – but they keep coming out with such pretty colors!

    • Canadian Beauty
      February 14, 2012 / 6:07 am

      I am a new follower btw- you should check out my blog and if you enjoy it, follow me too 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 14, 2012 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks for following 🙂 I've already checked out your blog and am following it on bloglovin – I commented on your glossybox review!

  5. alison*elle
    February 13, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Oooh, I love the colour you got. What a great Valentine's present. Definitely agree on how wearable these scarves are!xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 13, 2012 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks Alison – at first I wasn't too sure how wearable these are as a lot of celebs wear them in the classic drape style – while I like to wrap mine around my neck – but the material is voluminous enough to handle both styles 🙂

  6. Tali
    February 13, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    Gorgeous color it works so so so well with the bag!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 13, 2012 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks Tali – I adore this shade of peach – it matches my blush perfectly LOL!

  7. Clare_x
    February 13, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    Its gorgeous, looks lovely with skinny jeans, a plain top and a leather jacket 🙂 i want a skull scarf now :)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 13, 2012 / 9:54 pm

      Thanks Clare – hope you get one soon!

  8. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    February 14, 2012 / 6:00 am

    Wow, I LOVE it! I can't wait to see more looks with this scarf on your blog!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 14, 2012 / 4:00 pm

      Thanks Skylette – I can't wait for spring – I think it would go perfectly with my trenchcoat 🙂

  9. Connie {the beauty nerd}
    February 14, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    What a great scarf!! I love the blush colour – and I'm already a fan of Alexander McQueen… oh, and Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 14, 2012 / 4:03 pm

      Wendy's blog is dangerous for me – as is Jean's from Extra Petite – I end up wanting everything they wear!

  10. Anonymous
    February 14, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    What a great gift! That color is amazing and looks FAB with your Bal 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 14, 2012 / 6:12 pm

      Thanks – I'm so happy this color was available when we went to the store – it had just arrived the day before 🙂

  11. mike i make
    February 15, 2012 / 12:47 am

    Great! Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 15, 2012 / 1:54 am

      So happy that you're enjoying my blog and thanks for following!

  12. Marie
    February 15, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    so cute that your balenciaga and your mcqueen are making friends 🙂 it truly looks like they were meant to be together!-Marie So What If I Like Pretty Things

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 15, 2012 / 3:03 pm

      LOL – they really seem to be getting along!

  13. Carolyn
    February 16, 2012 / 4:54 am

    so pretty! what a perfect gift

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 17, 2012 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks Carolyn!

  14. Aida
    February 22, 2012 / 2:01 pm

    Hi gorgeous!so glad I found your cute, amazing, well structured and interesting blog while peeking at others' blogs! I really identify myself with it – I love beautiful things!I'd like to invite you to meet mine as well and hope you'll follow it if it pleses you. I'm definetely following yours!wish you lots of successkisses

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 23, 2012 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments Aida, I'll definitely check your blog out.

  15. Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    March 10, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    I tend to shy away from skulls but you've got me hankering for an Alexander McQueen scarf.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 11, 2012 / 12:07 am

      I also thought that I would be the last person to get this scarf (I don't own any other skull clothing or jewelry) – but there is something so timeless about this scarf… now there are 2 more that I have my eye on – a green one and a purple one!Hope you find one that you love!

  16. Anniina
    August 24, 2012 / 2:15 pm

    I love it!

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