Monday, May 31, 2010

More new pics of 2010 pre-fall bags

Modashop.net has some new pics of 2010 Balenciaga Pre-Fall bags.  Gives us another look of the new colors!  What do you think? Anything on your wishlist?  I'm still loving Pivoine, but am still dying to see more shots of Vert D'eau and Murier.


Bois de Rose
Seigle 
Cypres
Blue Roi
Pivoine <3
Images via Modashop.net

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker leaves England for Japan

Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted at Heathrow Airport in London on Mary 29, 2010 heading to Japan to promote her newest film Sex and the City 2.  Her choice of carry-on bag is a Balenciaga Anthracite Weekender!  The bag is literally filled to the point of explosion! Has everyone seen SATC 2 yet? I'm dying to see the sequel! 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cult Status gets in Pre-Fall 2010 Balenciaga bags

Cult Status in Australia has just gotten in their first shipment of Balenciaga 2010 pre-fall goodies.  Seigle is definitely more brown than 07 Sandstone.  Bois de Rose looks much prettier than 06 Pale Rose with amazing distressing and glossiness.  Murier does not do much for me, it looks like a matte faded purple, something that I would eventually achieve with my Violet day (prone to fading).  Nacre with RGGH is stunning, such an amazing combo, I'm crossing my fingers it will come in the Giant Hip style.  I adore the Mini Pom and hope it isn't as heavy as the regular sized Pom. Pivoine is very pretty, but its hard to tell from these pics what previous season color it resembles, but I still want to say 04 Rose.  Vert D'eau looks gorgeous from these pics too, very light, minty, pastel green.  I must say these pics = big trouble for my wallet!

Images via Cult Status blog

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kourtney Kardashian takes Mason to a meeting

Kourtney Kardashian and son Mason were spotted Thursday May 20, 2010 attending a meeting together.  in Los Angeles, CA.  Kardashian wears Jimmy Choo star cut-out flats that match her son's star printed socks.  So cute!  She also totes her overstuffed 2010 Balenciaga Sahara Perforated City bag with Classic Hardware on her shoulder.  Looks like the new mommy has her hands full, which is still a feeling so very familiar to me except my son walks/talks now.




I use to covet these Jimmy Choo "Wand" flats until I wondered how they would do in the rain with the cut out design.. would my feet feel wet and gross? That was the only turn off for these cute flats.  The purple and pink metallic flats were on Bluefly for $200-ish a few years ago.  So it looks like they brought these shoes back this season, maybe by popular demand?  They are now available for $350 in various stores like Nordies

Images via Pacific Coast News.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kirsten Dunst to testify in court against her Balenciaga purse snatcher

Balenciaga makes it into the headlines!  I don't believe the bag was worth 2k, but it certainly is special!  Looks like the longer strap flat brass Firsts.  The first of the Firsts.



Kirsten Dunst set to testify again in SoHo Grand burglary

Last Updated: 4:16 PM, May 20, 2010
Posted: 4:15 PM, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Balenciaga Lotion Giveaway Winner Announced!

So I guess lotions as prize giveaways aren't too interesting! lol.  Since I only had 4 entries, I decided to have a little fun and involve my son in the drawing for it.  Of course, I used a Balenciaga dust bag to hold the entries! So scroll down to see who won....

Written on pink post-it notes...
Folded identically...
Getting ready to pick a name...
Now.. "take one out only"...
"Open it please......."
And the winner is.....
"Come a little closer so I can see"...
Congrats Angela!! You're the winner!! :)

Please get in touch with me soon, so I can get your address for shipping.

I'm thinking of maybe doing a giveaway for a Juicy Couture Charm within the next two months, so stay tuned!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Products I use on my Balenciagas


As per requested from JJ, this is a post dedicated to the products I like to use on my Balenciaga bags.

In the beginning when I first started buying Bals back in 2006, I used Apple Care products which I no longer recommend.  The Apple Leather Cleaner is too harsh for Bal leather because it strips off the bag's glazing and even takes some of the color off too! So I've stopped using those when I found out about that.  The conditioner is okay in my opinion it moisturizes the leather temporarily, but it doesn't stay like that in the long run.  Not to shun their products, but it just doesn't seem like its for Bal. 
So the products I like to use now are from the LovinMyBags website.  They do professional handbag cleanings and sell an entire line of products made especially for delicate leathers like Balenciaga.  I've since invested in 4 of their products which seem moderately priced, but it only takes a little of product per bag for the application.  I'll describe what I use each product for in the list below:

  1. Shine Restore - I learned this from a dear PFer that the Shine Restore is great for dabbing up corners and buckles that have been scuffed.  I apply a very tiny amount and rub it in until its dry.  This is also great for restoring some of the rubbing on back panel of the bag.  The "rubbing" takes away the glaze and makes the leather rough to the touch as though a layer has been removed.  For the Shine Restore product, it is not recommended to use huge amounts, just enough to cover it up.  If used too sparingly, it will create a dingy look, hard to explain, but its the opposite of the shine we're looking for!
  2. Luxury Cleanser Plus - I use this to clean away dirt marks on the corner prior to putting on the Shine Restore, removal of small pen marks, and brass rub.  It is very gentle on Bal leather, and you might see a little bit of color on the cloth, but its fine.  Since it is a gentler product, it make take a few applications before the entire stain is removed.  Weird stains like the line on my Bubblegum first would not come off for the life of it, making me think its a leather defect.
  3. For Handles Only - This is the best product ever created for Balenciaga leather!  It prevents the oils and dirt from our hands from transferring onto the handles! I apply this to every bag I own because I loathe darkened handles on bags.  For applying this product, you should avoid getting the product on the lacing.  Use this product very sparingly because if you use too much it will darken your handle permanently!
  4. Pro Treatment - This is a good conditioner for Bal leather, it also says it prevents water, oil, and denim dye transfer.  The scent is pretty strong like a flowery shampoo smell, so take that into consideration.  I think they are replacing this product with Miracle Shield that probably does the same as this one.
Most of these products require a microfiber cloth which is included with the product and a hair dryer to dry the product.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.  :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Balenciaga Fall 2010 Swatches and Samples

Hope this is okay to post on here, but I wanted to share these beautiful colors with everyone. The upcoming colors are gorgeous. My faves would have to be Blue Roi, Pivoine, Murier, and Vert D'eau. I would love to get coin purses in Vert D'eau and Pivoine.. such pretty pastel-y hues!

Swatches
Pivoine (Reminds me of pink piggy bank color, also reminiscent of 09 Framboise but maybe not as much orange undertone):
Bois De Rose (Similar to 06 Pale Pink but maybe slightly deeper):
Blue Roi (Love the distressing and glazing on this one! Close to 09 Officer?):
Murier Trapeze (like a slightly faded 06 Violet but done on purpose of course):
Cypres Twiggy:
Vert D'eau Trapeze: An interesting story about this color, I emailed Balenciaga Headquarters to complain about stocks from previous seasons being removed from the US stores, and how I wanted to buy their 07 Vert D'eau GGH Day but was too late. They replied to me saying that in 2010 there would be a Vert D'eau! Silly me thought they were mistaken and mixing it up with Papeete..!
Nacre RGGH City (reminds of 07 Natural):
A Perforated Seigle City with some interested looking gold classic hardware, reminds me of 07 Sandstone:
Images via TPF from slliiz's post and also Showroom 101 Yahoo.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FIRST GIVEAWAY: Full Size Balenciaga Paris Body Lotion

I'm very pleased to hold our very first giveaway! 

One randomly selected reader will win a:
Full Sized Balenciaga Paris Body Lotion
Valued at $50
-Contest is now closed!-
Smells very pretty! This is Balenciaga's newest fragrance.

To Enter:  All you need to do is follow this blog on Google Friend Connect (on the right side of this page), and leave a comment on this post.  If you post as anonymous, please leave your email in the post. 

If you would like to qualify for a second chance at winning you can link this post to your blog/website and leave a second comment with the link to it. 

Rules and Details: 

Contest will be held from 5/12/2010 and last entry will be accepted at Midnight Eastern Time,  Wednesday 5/19/2010.  Winner will be announced 5/20/2010. 

I must also be able to  verify winner's comment , and be able to find you on Google Friend connect.  No purchase necessary to enter, and I am not affiliated with Balenciaga in any way.  Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.    This contest is opened to everyone.  Once winner is announced, they must contact me by email to give address details for shipment.  I will ship via USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation (in USA), and if the winner is international, I will send it the most inexpensive way most likely USPS First Class International Mail.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sarah Michelle Gellar and daughter Charlotte out and about

Sarah Michelle Gellar and her beautiful baby daughter Charlotte were spotted on May 8, 2010 taking a stroll around Brentwood, CA.  The former 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star wears a casual yet pretty maxi dress and carries her Balenciaga City bag.  Baby Charlotte is already 8 months old, wow how time flies! 


Gellar's choice of bags during her pregnancy was also Balenciaga! She looks gorgeous pregnant.

With City again: 

With Galet Day with Classic Hardware and with what looks like Dior flats:

Images via Just Jared

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Balenciaga Giant Hip with Rose Gold Hardware

I have seriously been dying for a crossbody bag but have yet to find one.  Now I find out that they've made the Giant Hip in Rose Gold Hardware!  This is very exciting news, because I've been wanting to try out the new rose gold, but won't fully commit to a big bag like the Day or something else.  This is the perfect size for short trips especially for errands with my toddler.  It looks stunning with black leather, and gives it such a warm vintage look as opposed to just plain brass hardware.  

The only downside is that it comes out after the price increase making it $765.  I think Balenciaga is really pushing it with the price increase.  This bag is very small for its huge price.  I'm going to have to email around and see if any of my local boutiques have it yet since overseas Bal boutiques are very bad with responding to email.  Not sure if I should buy it now or wait for Murier or Pivoine to come out first.. we'll see.. decisions, decisions.



Matches Fashion currently has it in now for 495 Euros.

Kourtney Kardashian Balenciaga Sahara Perforated City and Shoes!

Reality star Kourtney Kardashian, her boyfriend Scott Disick, and sis Kendall (pushing nephew baby Mason) were spotted taking a stroll around Miami yesterday on May 8, 2010.  Kourtney is carrying a Balenciaga Sahara Perforated Leather City with classic hardware and is wearing matching Sahara ballerina flats with it too.  She must of loved sister Kim's Sahara City so much she had to get one of her own!  Either way its a great spring color, and makes a great light and neutral color. 

To shop Kourtney's look, click here for similar top, here for similar shorts, here for similar shoes, and here for similar bag.

PS: Wishing all the wonderful mommies out there a Happy Mother's Day!



Images via x17online.com

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Aloha Rag: Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2010 Collection Details


This is what Aloha Rag is getting in for the upcoming 2010 Fall/Winter colors.  They also including a semi-accurate color swatch.

Their email is love@aloharag.com if you wish to contact them.


PS. I've ordered something as an upcoming giveaway for this blog, so keep checking back.  It should arrive sometime next week. :)



FIRST $1,245
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NACRE (DOVE)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            VERT DEAU (MINT GREEN)
            SAHARA (BEIGE)


GIANT FIRST WITH SILVER HARDWARE $1,595
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NACRE (DOVE)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)


GIANT FIRST WITH ROSE GOLD HARDWARE $1,595
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            CASTAGNA (BROWN)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)


TOWN $1,345
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            CASTAGNA (BROWN)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)


GIANT TOWN WITH SILVER HARDWARE $1,695
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            NACRE (DOVE)


CITY $1,445
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            CASTAGNA (BROWN)
            VERT DEAU (MINT GREEN)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            NACRE (DOVE )


CITY — PERFORATED $1,595
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            TAUPE


GIANT CITY WITH SILVER HARDWARE $1,795
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NACRE (DOVE)


GIANT CITY WIT ROSE GOLD HARDWARE $1,795
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            CASTAGNA (BROWN)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)


COVERED GIANT CITY $1,945
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NACRE (DOVE)


PART TIME $1,545
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NACRE (DOVE)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)


GIANT PART TIME WITH SILVER HARDWARE $1,895
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)


DAY $1,145
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            NACRE (DOVE)


TWIGGY $1,245
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            CASTAGNA (BROWN)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)


WORK $1,645
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)


GIANT WORK WITH SILVER HARDWARE $1,995
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)


COVERED GIANT WORK $2,145
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)


SUNDAY $1,445
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)


VELO $1,445
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            CASTAGNA (BROWN)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)


MINI POMPON $1,195
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)


CLASSIC FOLK $1,095
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)


PAPIER L (LARGE) $1,745
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)


PAPIER L (LARGE) — CROCODILE  $10,950
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)


TRAVEL M (MEDIUM) $2,095
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)


GIANT HIP WITH SILVER HARDWARE $765
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            SEIGLE (ARGILE)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            NACRE (DOVE)


GIANT MONEY WITH SILVER HARDWARE $555
Pre-collection Delivery: end of June to end of August
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)
            BLEU ROI (NAVY)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            CASTAGNA (BROWN)
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            NACRE (DOVE)


CLASSIC FRENCH $465
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            ANTHRACITE (CHARCOAL GREY)


CLICK $375
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            MURIER (MULBERRY/PURPLE)
            BOIS DE ROSE (LIGHT PINK)
            NACRE (DOVE)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)


DOUBLE CARD CASE $275
Main Collection Delivery: mid August to end of October
            NERO (BLACK)
            NACRE (DOVE)
            PIVOINE (PEONY/DARK PINK)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Balenciaga 2007 Aquamarine Real Coin Wallet

I just got my 07 Aquamarine Real Coin wallet in the mail today, and I must say I am in LOVE with this color.  I have been using my Louis Vuitton Azur key holder as a wallet lately because I've grown sick of large wallets.  I use to carry a ton of credit cards with me, but I've come to realization I only use religiously a select few.  I'm not a huge fan of all leather wallets because they seem to wear easily from all that handling, but I'll switch back and forth between my LV wallets.

The real coin wallet retails for $375.  It has 3 card slots, a billfold, and zip compartment that has a divider in it.