Trend Alert- Mini Low Down: Bitty Bags Pre-Fall 2018 Spring/Summer 2019

Small bags have been hitting the runways hard since LV showed it’s small boxy trunks and Moschino caused a sensation with quirky bags made to look like (extra)ordinary objects. From Balmain to Chanel, houses have begun putting out alternatives to the classic clutch and small handbag or pocket-book. We’ve seen menswear shift to accommodate men’s…

Balmain Ballets

Olivier Rousteing designed costumes for the Paris Opéra, and British Vogue gave us an amuse bouche- an expected sparkly embellished pair of tights paired with an ornate baroque jacket and draped sleeveless wrap top.  I feel like the tights are the only thing that differentiate the look from just being something off the runway.  Perhaps…

Met Ball 2017: Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as […]

Fashion Ads Spring/Summer 2017

Balmain Chanel Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2017 ads evoked a high saturation in your face boldness that matched the futuristic robitic theme in a cool way, although the fashions themselves might not have as notable as the robot bag. Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton’s newest bag, part of the Series 6 ad campaign, is to die for! Coach…

Balmain Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]

Balmain Spring/Summer 2017

Can I be honest? I want Balmain to switch it up next fall in a major way. This is like a three season transition here, and while there have been such glamorous looks, I feel like there isn’t enough of a contrast from SS16 to SS17. The post-Olivier Balmain has gone from edgy and grunge…

Balmain Resort Spring/Summer 2017 SS17

High-waisted pants with Hip-high slits, bustiers, capes, flowing wide-legged jumpsuits, sheer chiffon, ruffles, bishop sleeved and sheer detailed blouses, turquoise and leopard tassel and crochet detailed belts over green and orange jumpsuits, a navy lace-up off the shoulder crop top, chokers, a leg and midriff cut-out top and skirt similar to dresses worn by JLO…

Balmain Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear

Balmain Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear: denim on denim on denim- basketball shorts, blazers, moto-denim jackets, strappy flip flops, oversized bags, trench coats all in a light wash denim strut the catwalk. There’s an undertone of the safari theme continuing to influence this collection, and we saw similarities with knits, utilitarian jacket, use of camel, and lace-up…

Met Ball 2016: Manus X Machina

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as…

Balmain Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16 AH16

Balmain Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week featured stunning embellished and lace up skirts, corsets, and dresses; ruffles up and down the dresses- something we’ve seen hitting the runways at Paris Fashion Week; thigh-high boots; feathers and fur; metallic collars; sheer cut-out details;tassels; underbust boning; metallic belts at the natural waistline; and the iconic embroidery and…