Chic’est little beauty box you’ll find right now is this limited edition nail polish collection by Balmain, which includes a Mat Top Coat to go along the perfect basic shades we all need in our closet, a red, black and nude colour. Yours for £40 and you’ll find it here.
Couldn’t help myself other than borrowing this image from Vogue.fr, cause it’s too great to be missed. Anja Rubik I don’t envy you at all (!!!) rocking this fabulous Balmain off duty look toned down with the perfect chilled out pieces, a wool coat, round sunnies, and the hair, glorious!
Ok, after searching high and low for more price-worthy alternatives to this drop dead beauty of an oversized classic timeless blazer, I’m almost about to give up, Balmain you win or perhaps any of you got any suggestions? With or without my baby bump I would have worn this jacket on the shoulders over a simple knee-length spaghetti-stropped dress and something sparkling in the coming festive season……
Balmain SS13, images style.com
I wasn’t too found of some of Balmain SS13 80-90’s power-suit-women marching down the runway, with shoulder paddings out of this world, but I absolutely loved their hair. I used to wear this kind of not-so-perfect-braided-hair as a kid, and now I feel tempted to give it another go, with a pair of cool earrings, denim, leather, or a cozy knit, it’s so fresh!
I cant help but loving Balmain’s beautiful atmospheric campaign which includes my absolute dream pieces this coming fall seen on beauty Nadja Bender. When I came across Zara‘s latest campaign fronted by ever-so-cool Freja I couldn’t help having a feeling of deja-vu, as some of the images and atmosphere has some striking resemble. Perhaps explained that they are both lensed by David Sims, who by the way is the man behind many cool campaigns this season. On the other hand I’m not surprised to see Balmain inspired pieces in Zara but perhaps that they’ve both been captured in similar themes by the same photographer, well just a thought…..
I’m so into shades of khaki’s right now, beige, olive green and pale earth tones, you name it. These colors are relaxing to me in a way or perhaps it’s because the pieces I’ve got are pretty laid back (?). I really wanted to wear more colors this summer but been completely put off by the gray skies, when is it all gonna stop, I ask myself while listening to heavy rain smashing against my roof windows.
Cloudy skies or not, yesterday I stopped by my old hood, lunched with David in Soho, who also snapped me (thanks hun!), and later got trapped on the newly started sales, but that’s a different story that is not yet over.
Woop woop, hope you’re enjoying this weekend so far, the sun is shining in London and I’ve been able to wear bare legs the whole week, a sign that spring is finally here. Thursday however was grey and, rainy and dull, and I dressed accordingly. Ultimately I would have topped this look with this oversized leather jacket by Balmain, hehe, but I figured out my topshop denim would do until I win a lottery.
Wishing you all a fab Saturday eve!
Top Balmain, old dress from Whistles, new jacket Topshop, booties Acne, bag by Celine and watch Tagheuer.
I totally fell for Olivier Rousteing’s pre-collection for Balmain back in January, and their fall collection presented in Paris last week is amongst my favorites for next season. The new oversized silhouette is so effortless cool without loosing it’s couture feel, sadly these pieces will remain light years from most peoples budget, but at least you’re allowed to dream and get inspired.
Hope you all had a fab week so far, I for sure have and today I had a short run outside, lunched at The Providores and popped by a few shops, sporting a tee by Balmain. And oh, my missing suitcase finally arrived at my door this eve, have already forgotten how anxious I was, as if flying wasn’t scary enough already.
I stopped looking in Balmain’s direction a long time ago, trashy denims and t-shirts attached to out-of -this-world-price-tags didn’t feel appealing to me in any way. But something has definitely changed with the young new designer, Olivier Rousteing in the lead, and his pre-fall 2012 collection is really beautiful and cool with it’s new oversized silhouettes (and no holes in sight!).