Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Duff Sisters Are A Balenciaga Duo

Expectant Hilary Duff and sister Haylie Duff were spotted headed to Mo's Fine Foods for a lunch date together on August 28, 2011.  Hilary carries her lovely black perforated City and Haylie carries her F/W 2011 Papyrus Rose Gold Giant City!  Other Balenciaga duos we've spotted before are Hilary Duff and her mom, and Ashley Tisdale and her mom!  I think its super cute when family carry Bal together.

Shop their look:
Ray Ban Original Wayfarers here
Alexander McQueen Tassel Key Ring here
Balenciaga Papyrus Giant Rose Gold City here or GSH Velo here 
Similar metal trimmed glasses by Gucci here
J Brand Houlihan Cargos here 

  source just jared

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hilary Duff's Vieux Rose Giant City and more

Expectant Hilary Duff was spotted once again with another Balenciaga while going to her doctor's appointment on August 25, 2011.  She carries her gorgeous S/S 2011 Vieux Rose City with Rose Gold Giant Hardware.

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Rose Gold Hardware Giant City here
Similar sweater by Elizabeth and James here (on sale!)
Similar tee by Topshop here
Similar flare pants by Rich and Skinny here

Victoria Justice was spotted out and about in New York City on August 25, 2011.  She carries her Classic Town bag in black.

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classic Town here
Cardigan by Marc by Marc Jacobs here
Similar feather hair extensions from Urban Outfitters here

source celebrity-gossip.net

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Haylie Duff's Papyrus Rose Gold City

Haylie Duff and sister Hilary Duff were spotted going to a West Hollywood gym on August 23, 2011. Haylie carries a brand new and very gorgeous F/W 2011 Papyrus Rose Gold Giant City!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Papyrus Giant Rose Gold City here or GSH Velo here
Ray Ban Original Wayfarers here
Hilary's Alexander McQueen Tassel Key Ring here

source celebrity-gossip.net

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hilary Duff's Classic "Dots" City and more

Newly expectant Hilary Duff was spotted heading to a friend's house in Toluca Lake on August 22, 2011.  She is wearing another new Balenciaga bag; this time it's a Classic City with the perforations in the leather! The perforated City also has gold-toned classic hardware to add a special bling to it. 

Shop the look:
Balenciaga "Dots" City here or Maxi Cross Perf Twiggy here
Sunglasses by Ray Ban here
Similar sweater by 360 CASHMERE Tilden here
Print Flats by Tory Burch here

Nikki Six's mystery lady was also spotted with a Balenciaga on August 22, 2011.  She carries a gorgeous broken in black Classic City from 2004-2005.  

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classic City here
Similar top by Michael Stars here
Similar leggings by Thomas Wylde here
Similar pumps by Christian Louboutin here

sources zimbio

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jodie Foster's Brogues City

Jodie Foster was spotted strolling in her gym clothes on August 21, 2011.  It looks like she is carrying a S/S 2011 Ardoise Brogues City.  The Brogues hardware is slightly smaller than the Covered Giant Hardware with a contrasting color underneath the perforated leather trim.  These two types of bags are nearly identical except for those two minor design tweaks!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Giant Covered Hardware City here
Similar tee by Nike here (cuter than hers)
Similar shorts by Nike here

source zimbio

More Barneys.com New Arrivals

Just wanted to share with you some of the new arrivals Barneys.com has received! I really love the animal print Velo! Click the pictures to be directed to the Barneys website for prices and descriptions. 

Animal Print First

Animal Print Velo

Furry A4 Papier

IPad case

Coquelicot GSH Work

Mini Compagnon

Suede Classic Town

Camel Suede Work

Cyclamen Classic Work

Lizard Print Papier
Oxford in Dark Silver
Oxford in Black

Friday, August 19, 2011

Haylie Duff's Classic Part Time

Haylie Duff and friend Ashley Tisdale were spotted shopping at Barneys New York in Los Angeles on August 18, 2011.  Haylie carries her well-used Anthracite Part Time with Classic Hardware that appears to have faded a bit.

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classic Part Time here
Sahara Star pullover sweater by Free People here
Similar purple tank top by Topshop here
Similar shorts by Vigoss here (only $44!)
Savannity Fringe Boot by Koolaburra here

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Delta Goodrem's Classic First

Australian singer Delta Goodrem and boyfriend Nick Jonas were spotted at the Adele concert in Los Angeles on August 17, 2011.  Delta gives off a bohemian chic vibe by pairing a gorgeous floral print maxi skirt with her Balenciaga Classic First bag in white.  Perfect casual look for a concert outing! The Balenciaga First bag is a great choice for evenings out since its interior can only fit the essentials such as wallet, keys, phone and some make up. 

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classic First Bag here
Similar cardigan by Carlson at Nordstrom here
Similar tank by Alexander Wang here
Similar belt by Linea Pelle here (love it)
Similar skirt by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (converts into a dress!) here 
Similar pump by Enzo Angiolini here

source celebrity-gossip.net

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The New Mini "Giant" Hardware

So rumor has it that Balenciaga will phase out (not sure if it will be permanently) and introduce the thimble-like hardware that we have adored so much since its 2007 debut.  Maybe it's Balenciaga cutting corners to save money on production or maybe they've been trolling around the forums and are finally listening to some of us complain about the heaviness of the Giant Hardware.  Nonetheless the Mini "Giant" Hardware will make its way into the Spring/Summer 2012 season.

After the two preview pictures of the Mini "Giant" Hardware picture were posted on the Purse Forum by ChloeGlamour there has been mixed responses from Balenciaga fans.  Some are really disappointed and believe that this hardware is just too small and similar to the Aged Brass Hardware (Classic style with tassels). Many also believe that the smaller hardware loses its special "bling" that the Giant Hardware boasts.  Some are happy because the lighter weight of the new bags will be a refreshing change to the "bricks" they've been lugging around.  Some are even happy about the new bags because they can now enjoy the silver and rose gold hardware without the tassels.

We've had mixed reviews when Rose Gold Hardware was first introduced but the majority have ended up loving it after seeing it in real life.  When the Mini "Giant" Hardware bags start to trickle into the stores, we may have a change of heart and fall in love with this new style.

So what can we anticipate about the new bags?
  • Thinner handles
  • Smaller hardware about the size of the classic bags
  • Smaller zippers
  • Hardware that sits higher than previously
  • Price increase! :( Argh!

What do you all think? Is the Mini "Giant" Hardware on your Spring shopping list?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jemima Khan's Black Classic City

Jemima Khan was spotted going to dinner at Nobu on Park Lane London on August 15, 2011. She balances out her biker chic look by added a flirty floral dress to the mix.  Jemima is carrying a Balenciaga Classic City in black. I love her entire look!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classic City here
Similar floral dress by ASOS here
Similar boots by Velvet Angels here
Leather biker jacket by MiH here

source zimbio

Jamie-Lynn Sigler's Giant Covered City

Sapranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler was spotted taking a stroll in her gym clothes in Beverly Hills on August 15, 2011.  It's hard to identify this color but it looks like she's wearing a Sahara City with Giant Covered Hardware.  It looks like her bag has a big booboo because one of the buckles appear to be hanging off! Yikes!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Giant Covered Hardware City in Black here
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Zip Around Wallet here (in a happy yellow!)
Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses here

source zimbio

Monday, August 15, 2011

Spring/Summer 2012 Accessories Lookbook Preview

So Balenciaga.com has put up a nice preview of the upcoming spring/summer bags and shoes.  They are thinking outside of the box and have designed some very colorful and unique pieces.  Some look really classic such as the structured flap bags with the "BB" logo on it.  The Papier, Ancre, and Tube designs will continue onto this season but with a nice redesign for spring.  For shoes, they have added an indentation into the heel which kind of remind me of horse legs? Not sure what I think of that yet!

I'm slightly disappointed they haven't shown us any of the new changes they have up and coming for the motorcycle line!

ChloeGlamour has shared a picture of the new S/S 2012 Part-Time with the smaller silver "giant" hardware.  What do you all think? It reminds me of the giant First bag! I think I will miss the Giant Hardware... a lot! It will definitely take some time to get use to! Thanks CG!!