Just as I expected, Balmain has now gone to a more put together route. At first, when I was looking through this collection, I have to say that I was a bit unsure if it would still have the essence that Christophe Decarnin put into the house. But after looking through the whole collection, I actually find that it still does. Truthfully, I do find it to be going down a Balenciaga route a bit with the colors and cuts of some of the outerwear, but still feels like Balmain.
The distressing detail is not so in your face, yet is still featured minimally throughout the line. Also featured this season, that was not as prominent in the past seasons, are pastels. Yellow, orange, and mint green came in forms of jeans, scarves, t-shirts, vests, and jackets.
The first thing that I fell for in this collection right away was the crocodile jacket above. The tailoring is just amazing. I also love the whole look from from the third image below. Jackets are definitely Balmain’s strong point. They are just so well tailored. Overall I think Balmain is under great hands with Olivier Rousteing.
Audrina Patridge was spotted out and about in Studio City, California wearing a pair of the Blanche Rue de Jeans. White jeans are always something that the celebrities rock during the summer. Are any of you wearing your white jeans during the warm weather?
I like this white pair. Usually when I see a white pair, there is some sheerness to them, but these don’t have it. It is nice to see a pair that still has the coverage while still covering.
The new Dsquared² men’s collection walked earlier this week. I have to say that this is probably my least favorite collection that they have sent out. It looks very ’80s with the color combination mixed with the styling of some of the looks. Individually I think each piece is great.
I like the denim leather jacket (the one without the hoodie). My favorite look out of the whole collection would have to be the one above. I think the jacket is cool, the sweater is perfect and the drop-crotch of the jeans even work for me here. I also like the look of the orange trousers with the purple belt. I’m usually not a fan of orange. I actually think the color is pretty gross, but somehow I really like them here. Weird how styling and fit can change a thought that I never would have thought would ever happen. You can check out a few of the looks below.
Heidi Klum was caught leaving her hotel in New York with her daughter Leni. Yay! They must be taping the new season of Project Runway. Heidi wore a pair of Work Custom Panther shorts in Olive Oil. I think this is such a great summer look. The color scheme is really great. I love all the beige, tans, and greens together. I’m so happy the weather is warming up.
I still get amazed about the look of Heidi’s tattoo. It is so well done, simple, and clean. I also like that there is a little dramatic look to it, but it is not in your face. Click here to purchase these shorts at BlueHeavenBoutique for $188.