During the blog siesta I have gone slightly over the top, Parisian style. I think it stemmed from the love affair I was having with the Balmain show during Paris Fashion Week. I found myself drooling over all things French....especially their incredible fashion & Christophe Decarnin's amazing designs! I did a little research and found that Balmain was originally founded by Pierre Balmain, who created personal wardrobes for the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot & Sophia Loren. Today, Balmain's clients include the uber-stylish Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Coppola, & Audrey Tautou. All amazing style icons!
Penelope Cruz in vintage Balmain
Gwyneth Patrow in Decarnin's Balmain (via InStyle Magazine)
A couple of my favorites from the show
I am seriously loving the military jacket and leather rocker pant! I can almost guarantee that I am not going to invest in the entire Balmain version of either look, but I can of course "borrow" the inspiration and try to find the same look for less!
Sergeant of Style. $67.99. Modcloth.
Sequin-tially Essential Skirt. $74.99. Modcloth.
Rose Gold Cut Out Mary Jane Heel. $124.99 (on sale!). Urban Outfitters.
I hope all is well with everyone. It's so nice to be back! PS. I was recently on A Cup of Jo, where a new YSL Paris Trip was featured. Head on over for details, because who wouldn't want to spend New Years in Paris, right?!?