So I am not celebrating New Years here at home in the cold, that’s why I wouldn’t mind looking like these two wish outfits the coming days. First out (the one above) all white outfit: Balmain shirt with golden buttons, python clutch from The Row, gorgeous flared trousers from Stella McCartney, the ‘Tate’ suit jacket in white from Acne, studded silver sandals from Valentino, thin necklace with wishbone from Cornelia Webb and glasses from Balmain. Underneath, a bit more french and rock’n’roll with leather pants. shirt (again) from Balmain, watch from Cartier, sunglasses from Ray Ban, shoulder bag in dark grey from Céline and a pair of goregous lace-up boots from Balmain Spring 2013 collection. Just some classic and great pieces!
In the latest issue of ELLE France Ben Morris has photographed beautiful Liya Kebede, both for this editorial and for the cover. Kind of dig the simple everyday styling by Anne-Marie Brouillet, with the famous satin bird baseball jacket from Proenza Schouler, and the massive fur vest to the that jumpsuit in white from Agnes B. Simple chic french styling as it’s best.
Sorry for the lack of updates but I thought, since it has been Christmas and all, you guys wouldn’t mind. Hope you all had an amazing Christmas with your friends and family. I thought I would get some of you out of the Christmas-mode and into the New Years-mode with this beautiful editorial from Vogue China December 2012. Liu Wen looks amazing in Dries Van Noten, Vintage Dior, Proenza Schouler, Balmain, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Dolce & Gabbana. If you are a bit insecure of your choice of outfit at New Years, black and gold is a classic combination that always work. I myself is going to work something similiar, or anyway that’s what I had in mind for now at least…
A huge trend for the spring is loop-earrings. Balmain showed a fantastic pair in silver, here, for their spring 2013 collection. Even though they are amazing I would find them impossible to wear more than perhaps a few times going out. But for an everyday use I like loop-earrings but in a smaller version, like these créoles above. Stephanie Jewels mini creoles with chain in 14-karat gold are just to-die-for, and a perfect pair of earrings that you can wear every day.
Balmain celebrated the launch of their new bag, the ‘Pierre Bag’ with a dinner in New York for a couple of days ago. The bag is a collaboration with Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing and the super cool jewellery designer Aurélie Bidermann. The majority of the crowd who came were dressed in Balmain Ready-to-Wear S/S13 – pink suits, black and white prints, pearl-embroided vests and amazing dresses from the spring collection.
I absolutely love these picture of Lara Stone in the latest issue of Self Service Magazine. Her hair is amazing! I want that colour and that perfect lenght. Anyway she is wearing Balenciaga leather skirt in red and Balmain suit jacket underneath. Styling by Suzanne Koller and photgraphed by Alasdair McLellan.
So it’s always this big fuss about the Septermber issue’s in the magazine world – since it’s the most important issue of the year. But I always love going through the next one, the October issues, because I always find the mags content so much better. All the biggest trends are already revealed so it’s always a more laidback and relaxed issue with a lot of good stuff. In the Vogue Paris October 2012 there is this gorgeous editorial featuring Iselin Steiro photographed by Glen Luchford. It’s shot at the riviera styled by Marie Chaix – and I must say great choice with adding that stunning Balmain suit in black to the editorial.
Balmain leather belts as it’s best – in black or white with gold buckle details. Get it here.
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…