Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nicole Richie at Lakers' Game on Dec 29

Here is Nicole Richie at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with boyfriend Joel Madden on December 29. What do we see peeking out on the ground underneath her foot? That's right! Her trusty 2005 black city.

This bag has been her go-to bag for almost every occasion, and it has been lovingly worn to death!

This just proves that a black city is a cult classic bag! I don't have a black city.. but hope one day to get one.

Image via Just Jared.

Mylie Cyrus with Galet GGH Pompon & Mary Kate Olsen wearing leather jacket

Miley Cyrus wearing a gorgeous Galet GGH Pompon and what looks like Australia Love Collective's boots.
MK is wearing one of the hottest leather jackets ever made in black. She is rocking the grungy rocker chic kind of look that only she could pull off. I do wish she would pull a brush through her hair though!Both are available for purchase on the website.

Biker Jacket
is selling for $2595.00, and Pompon is $1795.00

Miley Cyrus photo via WENN
Mary-Kate Olsen photo via Just Jared

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Salma Hayek with Vert Gazon GGH Day

Guess Katie Holmes isn't the only actress that loves Vert Gazon! On December 29, beautiful Salma Hayek was spotted with daughter Valentina at the Grove in Los Angeles.

The day style by far is the easiest, most comfortable Balenciaga style I have ever carried. It is most definitely the wisest choice to use when out with an active toddler. I love this style so much that I own 3 giant days! Currently my black GGH day is my everyday throw around bag since it's been used so much, I carry it in the rain or shine.

This is the first time I've spotted Salma with this beautiful grass green bag, but since it's a 2007 bag, I really question if it is actually 2009 Pommier or Vert Gazon. Since giant days have not been produced in gold since 2008, my guess is that it is most likely Vert Gazon from S/S 2007. Maybe hubby Francois Pinault had it especially ordered for her since he is CEO of PPR that includes the Gucci Group for which Balenciaga is under. Lucky gal!

Sources: About Francois H. Pinault
Salma Hayek Picture is from Just Jared

Here are other celebs that love VG:

Katie Holmes with Giant Day

Janice Dickinson with Giant City

Pictures of the "Giant Hip"

The Giant Hip is like the Shoulder, but with silver hardware and a longer strap that can be worn cross body like a messenger bag. It will retail $745 USD when it is available in stores. I think this bag is an absolute must for errands and short trips, if you don't already own a small pochette. It is very chic and the best part is that you'll be hands free when you're out and and about.

This isn't the first debut of the Giant Hip, it was introduced first as a limited edition piece in selected 2009 Fall Colors at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores.

Here are a couple more pictures of Sorbet in the Twiggy and Giant City style.

Pictures are from Rakuten Japanese website, check it out here.

Medium "Papier" Bag on Matches Fashion

This bag has newly arrived onto the Matches Fashion website, and it gives us an in depth look of their new line called "Papier". It is selling for 855 Euro currently.

My guess for it being called "Papier" because it means "paper" or "wrapper" in French. So being called this we can assume that the leather is paper thin, or paper bag-like? I'm not exactly loving the fact that they've abandoned their luscious wrinkly leathers for this new line. It looks very structured and maybe will also lack their signature slouch as well. Something else new is that these babies are lined in suede rather than black cotton fabric.

Unfortunately this blue color does not wow me either, it looks very dull and muted.

Maybe these will make good office bags? It'll be a pass for me though.

Check it out at Matches Fashion here.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Recent Pictures of Celebrities Carrying Balenciaga

Here are the most recent pictures of celebs carrying their b-bags. I frequently peruse celebrity blogs because I love catching up on the juicy gossip. But seeing them carry Balenciaga once in a while makes it a little sweeter.

Charlize Theron carrying a black giant covered Weekender and her mama going after Christmas shopping.
Rumer Willis's friend carrying what looks like a Noix Classic Work (sans feet on the bottom)Stephanie Pratt also carrying a Classic Work in red (probably an older season because the handles have darkened signficantly and there are feet on the bottom)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Select Balenciaga Bags and Accessories on Sale at Browns Fashion

Browsing on the Browns site and noticed a few Bal sale items:

  • Giant Mandarin Covered Pompon WAS £1,170.00 now £705.00
  • Black Make up Pouchette with Silver Hardware WAS £370.00 NOW £225.00
  • Quilted Shoulder Flap Bag in Gray/Black WAS £1,195.00 now £720.00
  • Mandarin Classic Work WAS £1,045.00 now £630.00
  • Small Patchwork Sunday Tote WAS £1,225.00 now £740.00
  • Poupre Classic Money Wallet WAS £280.00 NOW £170.00
  • Black Giant Money Wallet WAS £320.00 NOW £195.00

Select Balenciaga Bags & Accessories are 30% off at Matches Fashion

Matches is having a sale on a few Balenciaga bags and accessories at 30% off.

The following items are on sale:

  • Poupre Covered Work - Was £1,195.00 Now £838.00
  • Raisin/Tempete Ballerina Flats - Was £325.00 Now £228.00
  • Raisin Giant Covered Metro - Was £995 Now £698
  • Poupre Classic Pompom - Was £875 Now £615
  • Anthracite/Pommier Classic Metro - Was £745.00 Now £525.00
  • Raisin/Pommier/Anthracite Mini Giant Money - Was £265.00 Now £185.00
  • Poupre Classic Money Wallet - Was £275.00 Now £195.00
Check it out here.

Today's Email from HGbags, More Balenciaga Spring 2010 have arrived at HGBags! Plus POMS back to $995 SALE

Original Email Text:

More of the Balenciaga S/S 10 collection has arrived to HGBags...there are still plenty more to come for those still waiting on pre-orders. Check out these beautiful new colors/styles including the most sought after color of the collection - Outremer!
Also, RH Pom Pons are back on sale, reduced to $995 from $1225!!!
Shipping info and our return policy can be found on our site. We welcome international buyers and will do our best to try and make your buying experience the easiest as possible!
Balenciaga S/S 10 NEW ARRIVALS
Just added
- Cyclade First
- L Sunday Tote - Outremer, Black, Cyclade
- Work - Sahara

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Today's Email from Aloha Rag - Balenciaga New Arrivals Holiday Collection

Here's the original text from them:

Hello everyone!
We hope you’re enjoying the holidays!
Speaking of Holidays, we just got in the Balenciaga HOLIDAY Collection!!

Here they are!!

FIRST $1195

CITY $1395

DAY $1095



MONEY $495


Also new is the CIEL GIANT DAY $1345


Anthracite Part Time $1495
Pourpre Coin Purse $295

Sorry the pictures are out of order, but you'll get the gist of it. :)

They are not my cup of tea, but they sure are fun to look at.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cute little Balenciaga Ad I Noticed On Facebook

I love how ads on the internet knows what to put in front of you. They now can track your browsing history and put in advertisements from shopping sites that you go to the most. This Ad popped up on while I was on facebook! They know me too well....

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christina Aguilera with Balenciaga Ballerina Flats

Spotted again with them on Dec 30 coming out of restaurant Houston's in Santa Monica with cute son Max. Image via X17online
I was doing my daily celebrity gossip rounds and spotted the always gorgeous Christina Aguilera wearing Bal's Ballerina Flats. They look very chic on her, and I've always admired her style. She is a petite gal, and she pulls this off wonderfully with skinny jeans. I think ballet flats look best in skinny jeans.

These ballerina flats are available at the Balenciaga website in several colors and sizes for $545. Check it out here!

Picture of Christina Aguilera is from Just Jared.

More New Arrivals On Matches Fashion: Velo & Sunday

Screenshots of Cyclade Sunday tote, and Anthracite Velo.

Now available at Matches Fashion, check it out here.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Today's Email from Nordstrom Arden Fair: Balenciaga 2010 New Arrivals

Here are the newest arrivals of Balenciaga bags at the Nordstrom Arden Fair store. Call Rene at 916-646-2400 x1256 if you are interested.

Here is the first shipment of the Balenciaga Spring 2010 Collection!

There are some beautiful new colors and shapes introduced! Quantities are limited, so please let me know if there is something you are interested in!

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

New Small Leather Goods on (Pictures)

Here are screen shots of the new 2010 accessories that are coming out. The most interesting style would have to be the Click coin purse. It looks they like they are favoring blues because out of all 7 photos, 4 of them are blue!

To be honest, I don't think I will get anything else other than my Sorbet Coin Purse, which I'm a little hesitant about because it's been changed.

Check out the accessories on the Balenciaga website here.

Giant Compagnon with silver hardware

Cyclade Pencil Case
Classic Click

New Styles on

So I finally got the site to work on my laptop and was able to take some screen shots of some new styles.

Many are probably a miss for me, but my favorite would have to be the first with giant hardware in the new Canard blue.

So if you are having difficulty viewing them on the Balenciaga site, hopefully this will help you.

All I have to say is that there are a lot of new styles coming out this season that it is practically overwhelming!

There are 39 pictures in the bag section, check it out here.

Yellow Tote
Straw Besace
I have no idea what this is, but it's really cute!

Town with Rose Gold HardwareVelo with Covered Giant Hardware
Patchwork City
Straw Tote?
Canvas Sunday Tote
Canvas Tote
Sorbet Luggage
Papeete Drum
Outremer Luggage
Croc Work?
Classic Ticket

Papeete Covered Giant Hardware Club
Canard First with Giant Silver Hardware