Friday, July 24, 2009
Balmain on the Brain!<33
Balmain was one of my favorite houses this year for both the Spring and Fall 2009 collections. Christophe Decarnin put what I think is the perfect spin on a oh-so (but totally better) 80's look, with 80's music bumpin from the Dj booth the inspiration is clear. It's no wonder he has become the Number One most copied designer in only two seasons flat. Knock of manufactures must be making a slaughtering and with Balmains prices there’s no wondering why..
Price doesn’t include dreaming fee's.
Blue Sequined One Shoulder Mini Dress $16,698
Black Sequined Mini $ 10,439
Stone Washed Denim Jeans $2,050
Quilted Leather Jacket $10,020
and almost at every boutique, these pieces are SOLD OUT.
Christophe, being labeled as the Gianni Versace of modern times from his Spring 09 collection because of his use of crystals and BLING,choose to show in a place where Versace often showed his collections in his early days, the swimming pool at the Ritz Carlton, Paris.
Spring and Fall 2009 Shows opened by Anna Selezneva @ SILENT Models, Paris.
With old-school Madonna blasting in the background, I feel like his fabulous mix of look at me blingin' (the shoes, oOoOoh the shoes, fucking sick) mixed with a rocker chick/drummer boy jackets covered in crystals, bondage like dresses, MINI mini dresses and the god scent revival of the stone washed denim there was nothing else to expect but a collection that would steal headlines and grab attention for every fashion lover on the planet and that it did..
The second I saw the pictures of Natasha Poly in the green sequined dress with the crystal and stud covered stilettos I knew I would be in L-O-V-E with the entire collections, and obviously.. I was..