NEWS IN Balenciaga
2012 has been the stage of major changes at the head of some of the most influential fashion brands such as Saint-Laurent Paris (with Hedi Slimane) or even Balenciaga (Alexander Wang taking over Nicholas Ghesquière). Some of their flagship products are subject to intense (and worrying…) discussions on forums to decide whether or not to invest now in such and such products that might soon disappear… That’s why, we wanted to introduce the unique Balenciaga Cut Out Boots: this is the kind of pair (like Chloé’s Susanna) fashionistas will notice on you! If Santa delivers a 1,000€ cheque, you know what you have left to do… Read the rest of this entry »
Christopher Kane Resort 2013 skirt – Colette.fr // Diorshow Black Out mascara – Sephora.com // American Express Centurion // Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses – Saks Fifth Avenue // Maison Martin Margiela Leather T-shirt – Net-a-Porter.com // Balenciaga Classic Gold Velo Red - Balenciaga.com // Apple iPad Mini – Apple.com
We already told you about the breaking news (Alexander Wang being the new Creative Director at Balenciaga) a few days ago on our Facebook page. Yet, our illustrator and fashion editor Geraldine wanted to share her interpretation of this unexpected piece of news on your favorite blog! Hope you like it!! Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you’re dashing between meetings in the city or catching the next flight out of town, Balenciaga provides the stylish solution to keeping organised on the move with this rich burgundy creased-leather pouch (325€). With enough space for your keys, cards, phone and a passport, this accessory will effortlessly streamline your day. Indeed, this magnificent pouch looks like my Kansai MBP case by Want Les Essentiels but even more practical to handle all day long. Available on Mr Porter Read the rest of this entry »
I think a trench coat is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can get. You can wear it with almost anything, to go to work, whenever it rains, with a tied or loosed belt, with collar up or down. The possibilities are multiplied by the genius of Balenciaga with this reversible cotton and leather trench coat stored at Mr Porter. The piece itself is absolutely simple with hidden front buttons and no apparent useless detailing. However, the inside is fully lined with black cotton and leather so you can wear it reversed for a more grungy look ! How brilliant. Take a closer look after the break! Read the rest of this entry »
The story of Mount Street:
During the last two years, this once deserted street of Mayfair, Mount Street, is now so prised that international brands struggle to have a store there! Why then ?
Pioneering in 2008, Marc Jacobs was the first brand to settle in the street (2 stores actually) among all the other traditional activities like butcher Allen of Mayfair. Daring bet! Since then, several other hot brands contacted the Grosvenor company to negociate a lease on the street (800 €/sq meter/year, a bargain in comparison with New bond street). To quote but few of them Louboutin, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Goyard or even Aesop . Consumers who already like these hot niche brands will definitely look for them coz they want to be trend-setters. I personally found out about this street because I have a Marc Jacobs tee with the address on it…You now have several good reasons to walk on Mount Street! New shopping hotspot of London!
Note: In 3 years, the part of Mount street between the Connaught hotel and park street saw its real estate renting price almost doubled!!
Balenciaga SS 2012 Men line
It’s been a while we haven’t talk about Balenciaga. Indeed, we’ve been impressed by Balenciaga’s SS 2012 collection (see the pics attached) for men : from the fine leather pieces (notably the wonderful camel leather jacket above) to elegant and well cut blazers, reefer jackets and suits! The timeless red officer and the navy blue are still omnipresent: either you consider we’re on the military fashion trend or you think these colors have just become essential for brands like Balenciaga! Read the rest of this entry »