Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back with Balmain

This has been an insane couple of weeks - so, so sorry for dropping off suddenly!  Something had to give and it seemed like the blog was accidentally it.  Actually, there was probably more than just the blog, I am just not aware of it yet!  I am so happy to be back!   

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?!?


  1. I've been dying over the Balmain collection too. Such gorgeousness. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog today! I guess we all have Paris on our minds today. :)

  2. I'm still very obsessed with Balmain too! great post :)

  3. Balmain is KILLING me. There's hardly a piece I don't love.

  4. that balmain on gweneth, TOOO PERFECT! she was crowned style icon in my eyes after that look!