So Christophe Decarnin is a genius. I adore his work for Balmain. He’s done such a great job by reviving the French fashion house with his vision of trashy rock chick chic. His last 2 seasons were sensational and if I had $10k spare cash, I would definitely invest in a Balmain piece (either one of those uber-cool jackets or one of the micro mini dresses).
Decarnin’s Fall 2009 collection
had a touch of dÃ©jÃ vÃ¹ about it was like an ode to Spring 2009. The peaked shoulders, the rise and fall hemlines, the strapless mini dresses, we’ve seen all of this in Spring 2009 already, but Decarnin managed to recreate them in a way that made me forget the fact that he was basically just copying his work from Spring 2009.
I loved the feminine silhouettes, the disco dresses (especially the electric blue sequinned ones), the peaked shoulders which have come to be his signature pieces. I even loved the harem pants.
All in all, I mostly loved Balmain’s Fall 2009 collection even though it had nothing
ground-breaking overly new about it. I’m far away from being tired of Balmain, but I hope to see something different for the next season. Still, I really ♥ Balmain.
Disco Electric Blue
Structured Blazers & Skinny Pants
Geometric Silver Dresses
Strapless Mini Dresses
Balmain Fall 2009 Runway Video
EDIT: Video found via Red Carpet Fashion Awards
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I’ve been wanting these gorgeous pink Givenchy shoes since I first saw them featured on NET-A-PORTER‘s magazine several months ago. Finally, they arrived and are up for sale now. The cut-outs remind me of butterfly wings and everyone knows I’m a sucker for pink shoes. Love at first sight!
Givenchy Cut-out shoe boots
These stand out shoes will look gorgeous with a black LBD or a nice tailored suit, but if you want to wear them with anything other than black or white, why not go for something blue? As you can see below both colors compliment each other and look divine together.
Other colors you can wear with these shoes which would look lovely together are purple and yellow. Colors to avoid mixing with pink are red and orange. Also, don’t go head-to-toe pink, this would make every woman look girlish and Barbie obsessed.
Look of the Day – Pink and Blue
A few days ago we had the perfect LWD, now it’s time to present you the perfect LBD. Since Miuccia Prada revived it in her Prada Fall 2008 collection, lace is one of the biggest trends right now – on runways, red carpets or on the streets. Lace is basically everywhere and worn with everything.
Get your own piece of lace luxury by grabbing this stunning black sleeveless jersey dress with a lace yoke from Alice + Olivia. The cut is classy and subtle while the lace adds a touch of sexiness. So femme fatale, I love it! Plus, the dress is currently on sale for $308 (was $440)!
Alice + Olivia Open Seamed Lace Yoke Dress
And may I say that I am equally in love with the shoes? So adorable, so sexy, sooo high. They are also available at shopbop: Berny Demore “Sabrina” Sandals ($226.50 down from $775, FINAL SALE).
To end the day, here are a few beautiful shots of the Vogue Paris editorial “Ã‡a, C’est Paris” shot by Peter Lindbergh from the June/July 2008 issue. The editorial is featuring the elite of fashion models including Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova, Natasha Poly, Catherine McNeil and Doutzen Kroes.
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