The Hoop earrings

Balmain silver hollow hardware clip-on hoop earringsThese hoop earrings from the Balmain S/S13 collection have been seen in a lot of editorials lately and probably more to come. The hoop earring-trend is definitely one of the strongest this spring when it comes to accessories. And of course, Balmain has made the utterly coolest pair. Have you been looking for these popular earrings and haven’t found them? Well, now you can get them here.

Get the look

Get the look - Vogue Paris Feb 2013 GrungeI totally fell head over heels with this previous editorial, ‘New York’ from the latest Vogue Paris. That is why I had to throw some things together to re-create a mix of the looks in the editorial. I just love the idea of taking on the Grunge-style in a bit more sophisticated way. Like pairing slippers with a classy trench coat or an elegant suit jacket in satin. Or giving the pleated/checked pieces an lighter feeling, like the Dries Van Noten shirt and trousers in checked wowen silk. Mixing heavy materials like wool and denim, with luxurious ones like silk and mesh, creates a flawless and very wearable look. On top left you’ll find: trousers from Theory, silver metallic jacket from Rochas, crepe and silk-blended satin tuxedo jacket from Guilietta, suede waist-belt from Alaïa, slippers with fur details from Céline S/S13, socks from Falke and leopard gloves from Alaïa.


Ok, so there is always one piece (or several…) that you regret not buying, almost each season. Remember how I was talkinig about it here? That bag is from several seasons ago, but still cool. I was looking through my archives of pictures and I found these shoes, from Yves Saint Laurent (yes, no switching name if it’s not for this season, right?). They are still super cool and that’s a pair of shoes that would look great with my closet today! From the (Yves) Saint Laurent Ready-to-Wear S/S 2009 collection.

More Balmain

This collection is not one of my favourites, I’m acutally a bit disappointed. Sure, the collection breathes Balmain but I’m not head over heels with the knotted pieces. Although there were of course some higlights, like the waist-studded belts styled with a classic suit or a denim shirt, or the huge loop earrings in silver styled with a braided ponytail and the fresh make-up, or the beautiful and classic pumps in silver and black, the wide trousers and the suede boots…