Even though I love ankle zippers, I am actually quite happy to see a pair of Balmain jeans without them, especially a white pair. It just looks really fresh the way she styled these with the muted colors and orange belt. Click here to purchase Balmain at SSENSE.
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I really like Kim’s outfit, the detailing on the pants adds a nice texture and dimension to the monochromatic look. The other times Kim’s worn these pants, she’s paired them with white pieces, I’d love to see her wear them with a wine colored chunky knit sweater for fall. You can buy Balmain online at SSENSE.
Rihanna was seen leaving her hotel to run errands in New York City yesterday while still sporting her cropped hair. I have noticed a lot of people chopping off their locks over the past few months, Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna just to name a few. I wonder if they are going to bring the short pixie look back in style?
Rihanna chose to wear her Balmain Homme jeans again with black heels and a bomber jacket. I haven’t really been fond of her style as of late, but I quite like this one. It’s toned down and simple and everything goes. It’s actually nice to see the wash of these Balmain jeans clearly as well, you can see the dirt and rust details grounded into the denim.
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For the Spring 2013 Balmain season, it was very exaggerated. I mean, exaggerated shoulders, pants, details, and eyelets. Yes, Olivier Rousteing gave a new meaning to the perforation trend. The constancy to sway the aesthetic from its previous designer, Christophe Decarnin, was also a prominent this season. Though moving forward with his own aesthetic, the soul of the fashion house is still there.
I cannot say that I am the biggest fan of the collection this season. There were some pieces that I found really amazing, like a few of the dresses (pretty much all of them), shirts (embroidered one), skirts (Looks 12, 17, 37), sweater (Look 21) and matador jacket (Look 9). But overall, I found it very 80’s/90’s, which was the inspiration of course, but it was too strong and was borderline dated. All I was thinking was Christina Applegate in Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead when I was looking through it. One thing that will always be a positive is the embroidered detailing. I will always be a fan of Olivier’s embroidery. Click through the collection below.