Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hilary Duff and her mom are Balenciaga duo

I love it when I see mother and daughter carry Balenciaga bags together!  This time it is Hilary Duff and her mom Susan who are sporting the brand.  Hilary and her mom were spotted on June 29, 2011 going out to lunch in Beverly Hills.  Hilary carries her S/S 2011 Militaire Classic Work and Susan carries a lovely Covered Hardware Giant City in what I think is Praline or Sahara.  This shows that Balenciaga is an ageless brand that is great for any woman.

Shop Hilary's look:
Balenciaga Classic Work bag here
Similar boots by Burberry here (on sale!)
Sweater by Helmut Lang here
Sunglasses are Ray Ban Outdoorsman in Gold here (on sale!)
Similar leggings by Splendid here (personal fave!)

source zimbio

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Balenciaga L'Essence Fragrance

Balenciaga will release another fragrance in September which will be stronger than the previous Balenciaga Paris perfume from last year!  I think this bottle is so much prettier than the previous year's.  Once again the lovely Charlotte Gainsbourg will front the new fragrance. Check out the cool video featuring both her and Nicolas Ghesquiere.  I can't wait to see how they will promote this perfume.. more adorable pouches as gift with purchases?!

L'Essence Fragrance is now available for purchase online here at Bergdorf Goodman right now!

Source NST Perfume's article:

Balenciaga will launch Balenciaga Paris L’Essence, a new fragrance for women, in September. L’Essence is a stronger variation on last year’s Balenciaga Paris, “a sequel and a new beginning”.

L’Essence wants to say it all and yet it is a liquid enigma. L’Essence is green.
Deliberately so. The designer chose to play with the rules of perfumery and shake up notions of male and female: “Green fragrances are traditionally male, like eau de cologne. However the key to Balenciaga Paris is violet leaves. I wanted to draw on these almost conflicting inspirations, for women”. L’Essence is green because it is honest and vibrant, like the rustle of crumpled leaves. But L’Essence is green as if it were trying to hide the secret of its nocturnal herb scent…
L’Esssence is impulsive. L’Essence is unambiguous. On the skin, L’Essence is as pure as the searing honesty of short-lived flowers. Violet leaves are like a blast of woodland and their youthful energy stimulates the skin. Violet leaves are unfailingly honest and offer up their exquisite coarseness. Vetiver also takes the upper hand, wild, unruly and incisive… L’Essence engages and dazzles with its modulations. And the secret of the forest asserts itself… L’Essence, is also reminiscent of the mossy scent given off by forests at certain times of day, which emphasises the accent of conifers. It is like the fragrance of leather, but it expresses the intrinsic nobility of the organic world.
L’Essence has a keen, intense scent. L’Essence yields and offers resistance. L’Essence, is also about living…

Balenciaga Paris L’Essence will be available in 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

picture source

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nicky Hilton's Black Classic City

Nicky's black City is so to die for that it's worth blogging about again! She looks casual chic while out shopping in West Hollywood on June 24, 2011.  When Nicky carries her Balenciaga she rotates them fairly often.. so more Bal sightings for us! Even after 7 years her bag still looks to be in excellent condition!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Black Classic City here
Similar raglan flag tee by Lauren Moshi here
 Similar shorts by Citizens of Humanity here (on sale!)
Ray Ban Wayfarers Sunglasses here
Similar flats by Repetto here

 source tlfan

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nicky Hilton's 2004 Seafoam Twiggy

Nicky Hilton was spotted out with sister Paris in Malibu on June 22, 2011.  This time she carries another Balenciaga oldie, a Seafoam Twiggy with Pewter Hardware from 2004!  The color Seafoam is a lovely and fresh pastel green that is perfect for warm weather outfits.  In 2004, Balenciaga also had another pastel green which was light turquoise that was slightly brighter and bluer than the Seafoam.. both colors are stunning!

Shop the look:
Nicky's electric Ikat rainbow dress is by Madewell here
Similar wedge sandals by Dolce Vita here
Similar pyramid stud bracelet by Melinda Maria here or by Forever21 here only $7!
Ray Ban Shiny Silver Aviator Sunglasses here

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Resort 2012 Runway/Spring 2012 Color Rumors

Even though we haven't even seen all the pieces from F/W 2011, rumors are swirling about what's up and coming for S/S 2012!  Please note that my source is not completely credible, but I have compiled a color chart of what may be coming our way for next season! Total excitement.  I'm loving all these rumored colors.  A true lilac/lavender is what I've been waiting for.

I've also read on the Purse Forum that they might also discontinue Giant Hardware! If this is true, it will be a huge disappointment for many fans. To soften the blow they will replace it with the "mini" Giant Hardware (size of classic hardware) that we've seen so far on the First and the Coin Purses.  I do love Giant Hardware but hate the heaviness of it.. so I'm kind of looking forward to seeing how the City would look like.. so I made a "rough" (excuse the bad photo-shopping, I used Paint!) interpretation below after the runway photos.

There is also a rumored price increase which is disappointing.. but I'm not surprised since they are probably taking cues from Chanel who just had their hefty price increase last month.  On the plus side, they may also be making adjustable straps on some of the bags as well!

Also, has uploaded photos from the Resort 2012 Collection courtesy of Balenciaga.  There are some beautiful looks with lots of bold colors and I spy lots of a-line skirts!

Here are what I think the S/S colors may look like... remember these are only guesses now!  If anyone else has anymore info, please do share! :)

This is what the City would look like with the "mini" Giant Hardware: 

ETA: More color information for Spring 2012 via tpf.

Some colors from the Agneau Range
Gris Ciment: Cement grey - this is the Argent lookalike
Gris Poivre: Pepper grey - dark brown with grey undertones
Vert Poker: Looks like the green of a poker table
Bleu Cobalt: Dark blue
Glycine: Looks like Murier but with more grey undertones
Coquelicot: Red with vermillion undertones

From the Papier Range
Bleu Roi
Bleu Azur

ETA 8/15/11 - ChloeGlamour from TPF shared a new picture of a S/S 2012 Part Time with the Small "Silver Giant Hardware"!

What do you all think? It's definitely something to get use to.. the handles are thinner too!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kim Kardashian's Blue Paon Classic City

Reality television star Kim Kardashian was spotted arriving at JFK airport today on June 23, 2011.  She is one of the first celebs I've seen with a F/W 2011 Balenciaga bag! The bag she carries is a gorgeous Blue Paon Classic City. It is a lovely pop of bright blue against her black outfit.

Shop the look:
F/W 2011 Balenciaga Blue Paon Classic City here
Booties by Giuseppe Zanotti here 
Similar top by Paul and Joe Sister here


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bridget Moynahan's Classic Work

Bridget Moynahan was spotted walking to the car with boyfriend Joseph McGinty Nichol after leaving Sunset Plaza on June 21, 2011.  The black Classic Work bag that she carries is perfectly proportional to her 5'9" height.  The Classic Work is a bigger version of the Classic City but without the shoulder strap.. perfect for those who need to carry a good amount of things during the day.

Shop the look:
Black Balenciaga Classic Work here
Similar scarf by Love Quotes here (celeb fave!)

Nicky Hilton was also spotted today carrying her white Balenciaga Classic City in West Hollywood.  The City in white is also another great alternative to everyone's favorite neutral black  and also makes a great spring colored bag. My only complaint is that it is so difficult to keep white bags clean but Nicky is doing a good job!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classic City in white here
Similar top by Elizabeth & James here (love it) 
Similar shorts by Paige Denim here
Similar flip flops by Havaianas here

sources zimbio

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tish Cyrus's Sunday Tote

Mom of Miley Cyrus, Tish, was spotted out for lunch at Wagamama restaurant out in Sydney Australia on June 20, 2011.  Both Miley and Tish are carrying Balenciaga bags.  Tish carries a large Sunday Tote in what I think is Praline, and Miley carries her lovingly worn Galet Pompon with Gold Hardware.  I'm totally coveting Miley's LV scarf and Chanel flats!

Shop the Look:
Similar fringe bootie by Minnetonka here
 Similar chunky cardigan by Splendid here
Similar burnout tank by Fluxus here
Similar jeans by Rich and Skinny here
Similar earrings by Aractus Jewelry here

Shop the Look:
Balenciaga PomPon with Covered Hardware here (in three colors)
Flats by Chanel similar by Lanvin here
Scarf by Louis Vuitton similar by Yves Saint Laurent here or Tolani here (only $88!)
Similar leather skinny pants by ASOS here
Similar sweater by J. Crew here (on sale!)

source tlfan

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lara Stone's Balenciaga Flats

Dutch model Lara Stone was spotted out and about in North London on May 21, 2011.  She manages to make a Wholefoods Market tote look chic!  She wears black studded Balenciaga flats to complete her casual look.  I'm still loving mine.. my total go-to comfort shoes.

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classic Ballet Flat here
Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs but similar by Marc by Marc Jacobs here
Similar gray tee by Splendid here
Similar skinny jeans by J Brand here

source tlfan

Saturday, June 18, 2011

MyTheresa Pre Fall 2011 Arrivals

MyTheresa has received a few lovely items from the pre-fall collection which includes footwear and a few bags.  They photograph their merchandise beautifully and even have a model to show how it would look when worn! Just gorgeous!

Bleu Lavande Rose Gold Part Time

Coquelicot Rose Gold Part Time (sold out but you can waitlist)

Papier Flap Bag

Orange Fluo Arena Sandal

Bleu Lavande Gladiator Sandals