Sunday, October 30, 2011

Katy Perry Biking with her Balenciaga First

Katy Perry with husband Russell Brand were spotted enjoying a nice bike ride through New York City to celebrate their one year wedding anniversary on October 22, 2011.  Katy hangs her limited edition Balenciaga First printed bag on the handle bars of her bicycle.  She looks eccentric as usual with her pink hair and purple leather leggings! 

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lindsey Ellingson's biker jacket and more

American supermodel Lindsey Ellingson was spotted out and about in Midtown Manhattan on October 25, 2011.  She wears a black Balenciaga leather biker jacket with lead gray zippers which is a perfect layering piece for New York fall weather.

Shop the look:
Balenciaga leather jacket in black here
Similar dress by ASOS here (on sale!)
Similar ankle boots by MM6 Maison Martin Margiela here

Chloe Green was spotted at Whisky Mist Nightclub in London on October 23, 2011.  She carries a Balenciaga envelope clutch in Giant Silver Hardware which is the perfect informal evening bag.

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Black Envelope Clutch here
Similar dress by ABS here
Similar peep toe pump by Luichiny here
Similar faux fur stole by Topshop here

Lauren Conrad and friend were spotted at the LA Kings hockey game on October 22, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Both she and her friend were carrying a Balenciaga bag!  Lovely Lauren matched her sweater to her what looks like Sahara or Praline Balenciaga Classic City and her friend looks like she's carrying a Giant Work bag.  

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Classsic City here
Balenciaga Giant Work in Rose Gold hardware here
Similar sweater by A.P.C. here

sources zimbio & lovelylauren

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LEAM's S/S 2012 Holiday Bags!

I think these were the Chevre (goatskin) bags that the Neiman's order list was referring to.  I honestly am in love because these look much more durable/longer wearing than the lambskin which I have been having a love/hate relationship with.  Glycine is so gorgeous! These bags are available for purchase already on LEAM. The following are Glycine in silver MGH (mini giant hardware), Bordeaux with gold MGH, and Ciment with silver MGH (all City style bags)

ETA 10/27/11, The Corner Berlin has Rose Bruyere Silver MGH City and Velo available! Sorry for the bad pictures.. it was as good as I could get it. Such a pretty rosy color!

Also, according to Nordstrom from tpf, here are the new US prices after the increase:

Balenciaga Giant City bag in rose gold hardware – $1895(now 1795

Balenciaga Giant Velo bag in rose gold hardware – $1895(now 1795)

Balenciaga Giant Town bag in rose gold hardware – $1895 (now 1695!)

Balenciaga Giant Day bag in rose gold hardware – $1495 (no increase?!)

Balenciaga City bag in regular hardware – $1545 (now 1445$)

Balenciaga Work in regular hardware bag – $1695(no increase?!)

Balenciaga Velo in regular hardware bag – $1545 (now 1445)

Balenciaga Town in regular hardware bag – $1445(now 1345)

Balenciaga Neo Folk in regular hardware bag – $1125

So I was right about the City with smaller giant hardware being 100 bucks more! Ugh! Honestly, the price should either stay the same or decrease because less hardware metal was used to produce mini Giant Hardware bags.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

S/S 2012 Showroom Photos!

This is so exciting! We finally get to see how S/S 2012 colors look like in bag form! We also get to preview the smaller "Giant" hardware in silver and in rose gold.  It's looking good so far... I'm loving all these colors now!! I literally want one of each!

Rose Bruyere reminds me of 04 Lilac which I'm in love with and Glycine is very familiar with the previous lilacs.. from 06 and 09. Vert Poker reminds me of 07 Vert Gazon or 09 Pommier, Gris Poivre is similar to 09 Galet or maybe a tad darker than '11 Papyrus.  Gris Ciment might be a dead-ringer for 08 Argent perhaps?

I'm very curious to see some of how the goatskin bags that Neimans has on order will look like? Anyone know? Also I'm very curious to see how the prices will be since the bags have smaller hardware.. it would be right to drop the price because of less metal.. but then they say there's going to be a price increase... $1895 for a small rose gold hardware City is really pushing it!

source showroom101 and tpf

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ashley Tisdale's Grenadine Money Wallet and more

Ashley Tisdale was spotted getting some snacks in Miami, FL on October 20, 2011.  She carries her adorable S/S 2010 Grenadine Rose Gold Money wallet that matches nicely with her bright coral blouse.  Love her casual warm weather look!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Giant Money wallet here
Trapeze Blouse by Rory Beca here
Denim shorts by One Teaspoon here
Allsaints Damisi Boots here

Miley Cyrus was spotted out shopping at H.D. Buttercup in Los Angeles, CA on October 20, 2011.  She keeps her look casual by carrying her Galet Giant Gold Hardware Pompon bag messenger style!

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Giant Pompon here
Similar tee by Junk Food here
Similar flare jeans by 7 for all Mankind here


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Glazed City and Fold

Alice F. who is the photographer for Alduca D'aosta shared with us some amazing pictures of another new variation of the City and a new clutch called the "Fold" for F/W 2011. These particular styles will be available for purchase on their site within a couple of days.

She says its called the "Glazed" City and the Fold is a new clutch style.   It looks like it is made from patent leather and lined with gold piping.  Another interesting thing on this City is that the whip-stitching on the handles are facing outwards which gives it a nice touch.  Also, instead of the aged brass hardware on the classic bags, these styles have black coated hardware.  Like a great black patent pump, this could make a lovely addition to your wardrobe.  It is ideal for those who prefer a more structured bag with a sleek and classic shape.  The structured look of this City reminds me of the Givenchy Antigona which is a hit bag for this season among the celebrities.  The clutch reminds me of an envelope which the flap closure folds securely into the tab which would make the perfect evening bag.

Johanna Preiss was spotted carrying a glazed bag (looks like a First) to the Balenciaga Paris runway S/S 2012 runway show. 
Thank you Alice for letting us preview these photos! 

P.S. Anyone who would like to participate in the next readers and their bags feature, please email me your photo to Thanks!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Alexandra Lamy rocks the biker jacket on the red carpet

Beautiful French actress Alexandra Lamy was spotted on the red carpet at the 55th BFI London Film Festival at The Odeon in Leicester Square on October 18, 2011.  She wows us by wearing her black Balenciaga leather jacket with her sleek Herve Leger evening gown.  Her look has a rocker chic/glamorous vibe!  The biker jacket is the most versatile piece of outerwear I've ever seen.

Shop the look:
Balenciaga Leather Biker Jacket here
Herve Leger black bandage evening gown here
Similar evening sandal by Christian Louboutin here

source zimbio, yahoo

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nordstrom Seattle Balenciaga Bags

Peggy Urban from Nordstrom Seattle has sent out an email regarding what's in stock at her store. There is still a plentiful abundance of F/W 2011 bags still readily available. Check it out below!

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I have listed the styles below corresponding with the jpg number. Please let me know if you have any questions about measurements, prices or would like closer pictures. I’m happy to help you and I look forward to answering your questions! You may reach me direct at 206-628-1253 (with a voice mail) or respond to this email!

Thank you for taking time to browse through my wonderful handbags!

Descriptions by jpg number!

#1588 Classic City in argent silver

#1590 Classic City in papyrus

#1591 Classic City in bleu lavender

#1592 Classic Town in bleu lavender

#1593 Classic Town in papyrus

#1594 Argento (light silver) collection in City and Town

#1597 Paper Ledger felt grey shopper

#1598 Paper Ledger in black and white grid and a yellow Hip

#1599 Paper ledger basket in black calf

#1600 Classic City in grenat perforated leather

#1601 Classic City in gris fonce suede

#1602 Classic Town in lavender raisin

#1603 Classic Town and City in marrone

#1604 Classic Town in lavender raisin

#1605 Giant rose gold collection in papyrus and praline. (ask me for details!)

#1606 Giant City in rose gold in marine bleu

#1608 Giant City in black with giant rose gold hw