Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Mini Reveal

Okay, so I couldn't help myself when I received the pictures of the mini first key rings from my SA Bill  in Balenciaga New York.  They were so adorable and he had all my favorite colors in stock.  I had to narrow it down to one.. so I chose Grenadine! I love pink (in small doses) and I think this season's is my favorite.  The mini anniversary First key ring is slightly smaller than my 2009 Framboise Mini Coin Purse and it most definitely cannot fit a credit card in it.  I think this key ring mini is best for coins and small things similar in that size.

The clip is not as secure as I'd like it to be, so I'm not sure if I'd hang it off my bag.  The Agneau leather that was used to make this key ring is on the delicate side, so I either have to be really careful or just admire it from the box lol. 

Below I've compared it to a card, my 2009 Framboise Mini Coin Purse, and 2008 Pale Magenta Giant Silver Coin Purse.












For reference, you can purchase from Balenciaga New York from Bill: $345

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jennifer Connelly's Giant Brief

Expectant Jennifer Connelly, who's also the face of Balenciaga was spotted taking her kids to school on April 27, 2011 in NYC.  The Brief is a trapezoid shaped bag that is very roomy and is more spacious than the City.  I have not seen it being made in the recent colors but it is still available at Barneys online.  The Brief style existed in the Classic Aged Brass Hardware, Covered Giant Hardware and Gold & Silver Hardware.  I did own this bag for a short period and I will mention that it sat very nicely on the shoulder but was overwhelming for my petite frame although it fits Jennifer perfectly!
To shop Jennifer's look:
Click here for the Balenciaga Brief bag in Gold or here for Covered Giant Hardware
Click here for similar denim jacket by Levi's
Click here for similar sunglasses by Ray Ban


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Madonna's Balenciaga Flats

Madonna was spotted out in NYC on April 25, 2011 wearing black Balenciaga flats! Balenciaga flats are now one of my favorite brand of flats next to Lanvin.  I wore my black lizard embossed flats the other day with jeans and they are so comfortable!  They look so cool with her super distressed jeans and plaid button shirt.

Giveaway ends this Saturday!  If you have not entered already, please click here for details on how to enter.

To shop Madonna's look:
Click here for similar fedora hat by Madewell
Click here for similar shirt by Rebecca Taylor on sale!
Click here for similar leather jacket by Doma
Click here for similar jeans by Balmain on sale! 
Click here for the Balenciaga ballet flat



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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Readers and their Balenciagas Part 8

We have another gorgeous batch of photos for this set of reader photos! :)  This time we have some great 2011 Balenciagas!  A big thank you to those who participated for this set, and if you'd like to share your Balenciagas please email them to me at balenciagaloving@gmail.com.

There are 4 only days left to our giveaway for a Balenciaga pouch and goodies!  If you have not entered already, please click here for details on how to enter.

Phoebe from Taiwan shares the cutest picture of her brand new Mimosa RH City.  She pairs the bag with the popular Japanese character Rilakkuma and SpongeBob Squarepants! They go together adorably!! The more I see Mimosa, the more I fall in love with this color.  


Milka sends us pictures of her brand new 2011 Limited Edition Turquoise City with Gold Hardware!  This limited edition color is supposed to replicate the ever so popular 2005 Turquoise! Congrats on this amazing purchase.



Sannie shares with us her gorgeous 2009 Sanguine Twiggy.  Sanguine is not too bright of a red so it makes a great neutral especially against her gray dress. Love your style!


Lovely Rebecca shares a gorgeous travel picture of her and her mother in Florence, Italy.  She carries her beautiful 2007 Pine GGH City which looks beautiful on her!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cat Deeley's Camel Biker Jacket

Cat Deeley was spotted on April 14, 2011 shopping at Tory Burch in London.  She wears a beautiful Balenciaga leather biker jacket in Camel color with brass zippers. Just like the motorcycle bags, their motorcycle jackets come in a variety of colors each season that are more on the neutral side for wearing.  Camel is such a unique color and is a great for outerwear!

Click here for details on entering our current giveaway for a lovely Balenciaga pouch and other goodies!  Ends Saturday 4/30/11.

To shop Cat's look:
Click here for similar leather jacket by Joie
Click here for similar boots by MIA
Click here for similar scarf by Luc By Lucy Spring (50% off!)
Click here for similar jeggings by J Brand


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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Salma Hayek's Envelope Clutch

Salma Hayek was spotted on April 22, 2011 going on a dinner date with husband Francois Henri Pinault in Miami, FL.  Her choice of bag is a gorgeous Balenciaga Envelope Clutch with silver hardware.  The Envelope clutch is ideal for evenings out and especially looks chic with a little black dress.

Click here for details on entering our current giveaway for a lovely Balenciaga pouch and other goodies!  Ends 4/30/11.

A few more photos is needed for the readers and their Balenciaga post, so please send them to me at balenciagaloving@gmail.com! Thanks! Happy Easter. :)

To shop Salma's look:
Click here for similar dress by Zimmerman at Barneys or here by Old Navy (only $20!) 
Click here for similar cardigan by Ella Moss or here by Old Navy
Click here for similar sandals by KORS Michael Kors or here by Enzo Angiolini
Click here for the Balenciaga Anthracite envelope clutch with Gold Hardware or here for white with Rose Gold Hardware

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lea Michele's Giant Covered Hardware City

Glee star Lea Michele and boyfriend Leo Stockman were spotted at LAX Airport today, April 23, 2011.  Lea carries her well worn black Balenciaga City with Giant Covered Hardware.  One of the covered studs on Lea's Balenciaga bag has started to peel so we can see the silver hardware underneath. This is an unfortunate downside to owning a covered hardware bag otherwise it's gorgeous bag! 

One more week! Click here for details on entering our current giveaway for a lovely Balenciaga pouch and other goodies!  Ends 4/30/11.

To shop Lea's look: 
Click here for similar wool cape by American Apparel
Click here for similar boots by Juicy Couture
Click here for similar jeans by Siwy
Click here for Lea's Balenciaga Giant Covered Hardware City


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hilary Duff's Mimosa Classic City

Hilary Duff was seen stopping by a doctor's office (tattoo removal clinic) in Encino, CA today, April 21, 2011.  She looks casual and chic wearing a striped maxi dress with her bright and sunshiny yellow Mimosa City.  Mimosa makes a great spring color for this season since the bright colored trend is very in right now.   

Click here for details on entering our current giveaway for a lovely Balenciaga pouch and other goodies!  Ends 4/30/11.

To shop Hilary's look:
Click here for similar maxi dress by Rachel Pally or here by Forever 21 (only $15!) 
Click here for similar belt by Streets Ahead at Neimans or here by Guess
Click here for similar flip flops by Havaianas 
Click here for similar cardigan by Topshop or here by Theory
Click here for Balenciaga Mimosa Rose Gold First or here for Mimosa Classic City or here for Mimosa Continental Wallet



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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gisele Bundchen's Flat Brass First

Gisele Bundchen was spotted carrying a rare Balenciaga gem to the gym today, April 20, 2011.  She carries a black Balenciaga Flat Brass First without the shoulder strap.  It is very special since it boasts the flat brass toned hardware studs and is one of Balenciaga's first motorcycle bags.  

Click here for details on entering our current giveaway for a lovely Balenciaga pouch and other goodies!  Ends 4/30/11.

To shop Gisele's look:
Click here for similar burnout tee by True Religion
Click here for similar workout pants by Hard Tail (my personal fave!)
Click here for similar sneakers by Nike
Click here for similar sunglasses by Gucci


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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Laeticia Hallyday's Red Biker Jacket

Laeticia and Johnny Hallyday were spotted shopping at Fred Segal on April 18, 2011.  She is looking fabulous in her F/W 2010 Balenciaga Biker Jacket in red.  The zipper tabs on these jackets from this particular season were made with steel instead the leather tab.  The red looks super chic against her platinum blond pixie hairstyle.  From the back it looks like it's the cropped version.  Even her friend is carrying a Balenciaga bag! 
 
Click here for details on entering our current giveaway for a lovely Balenciaga pouch and other goodies! 

To shop Laeticia's look:
Click here and here for similar red leather jackets by Mackage
Click here for Laeticia's striped Balmain jeans
Click here for similar suede booties by Christian Louboutin
Click here for similar cross pendant by Low Luv x Erin Wasson



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Nicky Hilton's White City at Coachella

Nicky Hilton attends the 2011 Coachella Annual Music Festival.  She was spotted during April 16, 2011 (day two) carrying a white Balenciaga City.  Last year she was carrying her 2005 Apple Green City! The pictures show her, a friend, and sister Paris having a blast at the Neon Festival.  Her City bag also goes on an adventure with her down the slides.  I must mention her friend was also carrying a gorgeous 2005 Magenta City cross body style!

Click here for details on entering our current giveaway for a lovely Balenciaga pouch and other goodies!

To shop Nicky's look:
Click here for Nicky's Gypsy 05 Ella dress in gray and black
Click here for similar wishbone pendant by Jennifer Meyer in 18k white gold or here by Dogeared
Click here for similar sandals by Dolce Vita or here by Chloe
Click here for the Balenciaga Rose Gold City in white or here for the Papier tote in white


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Friday, April 15, 2011

Giveaway 6: Hosted by Emily and Carson

Emily and Carson have decided to collaborate with my blog and host a giveaway so they can receive a chance at winning their dream wedding from the Crate and Barrel wedding contest.  This giveaway will be open to worldwide blog readers! Winner will be chosen at random through a number generator. Giveaway Ends: 4/30/11 at 11:59PM Eastern Time. Winner will be announced 5/1/11.


The winner of this giveaway will receive the following:
  • Balenciaga Black Canvas Pouch 
  • Balenciaga mini eau de parfum 0.25 fl oz
  • Bath and Body Works Antibacterial hand soap 8 fl oz
  • Stila Lip Glaze in "Brown Sugar"
  • Philosophy Shampoo/Shower/Bubble Bath in "Oatmeal Raisin" 4 fl oz
  • Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish (Deluxe Sample) 1.23 oz

Entering this giveaway is very simple:
  1. Click this link here to go to the Emily and Carson's Crate and Barrel Wedding Contest Page
  2. Hit the pink "Vote for this entry button" and then when you are prompted,  you can either "connect with your Facebook" or log into your existing Crate and Barrel account or create a Crate and Barrel account and verify by logging into your email and clicking the confirmation link sent by Crate and Barrel
  3. Keep that window open and fill out this entry form below with your email (Facebook or other) that you voted with and also put the number vote you are.

Giveaway is now closed and winner will be announced shortly! :)

Giveaway Details: The voting link will track the votes, if your vote does not match up to the click number then your entry will be forfeited.  This is to be fair for everyone else.  Prize will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation or USPS International First Class.  I am not affiliated with Balenciaga or any of these beauty brands 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 within a week  to give address details for shipment of prize. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Is Fall 2011 Coquelicot a true red?

Rougevolupte on tPF shared some great pictures of Coquelicot! The leather on each bag has a great sheen to it.  The color looks very red with no orange tones which makes me wonder if it's very close to 2003's True Red or 2006's Rouge VIF? Very gorgeous color I must say! I'm normally not a huge red fan, but these bags make me swoon!

Classic Envelope Clutch

Rose Gold Hardware Pom Pon

Classic Town

Classic Weekender
 The Swatch again: 

Nicole Richie's White Weekender

Nicole Richie finishes a workout at the gym on April 13, 2011.  Being petite at 5'1" doesn't stop her from carrying an over sized bag!  She is seen here wearing her lovingly worn white Balenciaga Weekender bag.  It is the roomiest off all Balenciagas and is great as an overnight bag.  Is it just me or does it look like she's expecting again?

To shop Nicole's look:
Click here for the Balenciaga Work in Nacre or here for the large Balenciaga Papier in white
Click here for Nicole's House of Harlow sunglasses
Click here for Nicole's Nike Capris
Nicole's tee is by Free City, click here for similar by Harajuku Lovers

Other things:
We will hold our next giveaway either tonight or tomorrow stay tuned!
 Calling all readers again! I need a couple more photos for the readers and their Balenciaga post! The more the merrier! Email me them at balenciagaloving@gmail.com. Thank you. :) 



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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Small Leather Goods arrive on Balenciaga.com

Finally, Balenciaga.com has put up some of the long awaited S/S 2011 small leather goods! Some pieces that are cute and fun are the Giant Coin Purses that are now available in Rose Gold, key rings, mirrors, and the Make Up Clutch! Though the mirror key case is adorable, its a little bit overkill since mirrors come with most of their bags.  Noticeably missing was Vert Menthe... where did this elusive green go?

PS. In a few days, my friend Emily and I will be holding our next giveaway so stay tuned! :)

Grenadine GSH Coin Purse

Black Rose Gold Giant Coin Purse

Praline Rose Gold

Grenadine Rose Gold

Dark Night iPhone Pouch

Old Rose

Grenadine

Mimosa

Ardoise Snap Hook Key Ring

Nuage

Old Rose

Grenadine

Mimosa

Ardoise Laptop Case

Ardoise Make Up

Dark Night

Grenadine

Ardoise Classic Coin Purse

Dark Night

Old Rose

Grenadine


Mimosa

Ardoise Mirror Key Ring


Old Rose

Grenadine

Mimosa
Ardoise Double Card Case

Praline

Dark Night

Nuage

Old Rose

Grenadine

Mimosa


Somebody get this gorgeous Raisin Envelope Clutch!