Posts tagged "balmain"

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear: Days 1-3

After three weeks in New York, London, and Milan, we've finally made it to Paris. Many of the most important shows of the season just so happen to run in Paris — you might even be able to say that the city is the original home of the industry itself. The coming week is a…

By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2013

Balls To The Wall For Balmain

Oh, to be Abby Lee Kershaw, the sometimes-model and blonde muse for this Balmain Spring 2012 collection video. Watch her frolic and run with her Our Mountain bandmates -- one of whom happens to be her very attractive boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson. Watch her smile and swing around bus stop poles wearing thousands of dollars i…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2011

In Which We Learn That Balmain’s Concept Of Affordable Is Very Relative

In the world of super high-end designer Balmain, it's not unusual to charge upwards of $5,000 for a pair of leather pants or $7,000 for a coat. So, the fact that Balmain has decided to release a lower-priced line sounded like good news to us. Until we found out that the price point for thi…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 27, 2011

A Burst Of Sun From Balmain

We couldn't resist posting this vision from Balmain's Resort 2012 collection, a complex embroidered confection with which we absolutely fell in love. It's sort of reminiscent of the Aztec calender tonalpohualli, no?

By: Julie Gerstein / July 4, 2011

Kate Moss Tangles With A Cartoon Snake For Balmain

Well, this is rather lovely. Kate Moss starred in Balmain's fall/winter ad campaign. Now, the brand has coupled up with Nowness to create an animated video version. In it, Moss fidgets and flops on a sofa while her hair changes color and a series of cartoon creatures accost her. A black snake slithers around her…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 11, 2011

Only Plastic Surgery Will Give You Designer Shoulders

We here at The Frisky try to take a "free to be you and me" attitude when it comes to body image, but today we are here to tell you that if you are a fashionista who aspires to have designer shoulders -- sharp, tailored, chic (think: McQueen, Balmain, Lanvin) -- you are going to…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 1, 2010

DIY THE Balmain Blazer

Everyone loves the Balmain look -- dripping in studs, accentuated with grommets, and full of decoration. The price, however, makes your wallet hurt just thinking about it. But thanks to the good world of the internet and a few fancy DIY individuals, there's absolutely no reason you can't create your own Balmain-inspired pieces. Read o…

By: Bianca Posterli / April 14, 2010

Guess How Much This T-Shirt Costs

Seriously, guess. $10? $50? $500? WRONG. It costs -- gah, I cannot believe this is for effing real and for effing sale! -- $1,625. Let me repeat: one-thousand six-hundred and twenty-five dollars. No, not pesos. DOLLARS. Dear Mr. Balmain (or Ms., whatever): Screw. You. [Net-A-Porter.com via The Daily What]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 29, 2010

Wait, Balmain Does Hair Extensions?

Forget everything you thought you knew about Balmain. The luxury design house, which is well known for their sexy creations by Christophe Decarnin, has officially launched into the beauty world, and now boasts hair extensions!? Already Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, Madonna, Rihanna, and Beyonce are fans of the Balmain "Doublehair" extension system. But these…

By: Bianca Posterli / March 24, 2010

Trend Spotting: Metallics Rule At Paris Fashion Week

The big takeaway from the French collections? Lots of shine. There was a stunning silver suit at Balenciaga, gold dresses and jackets at Dries Van Noten, a gorgeous shift woven with silver metallic threads by Martine Sitbon and Giles Deacon presented flashy pants and prom dresses. Sadly, it's hard to do less-expensive metallic looks without…

By: Erin Flaherty / March 8, 2010

What If You Had $40,000 To Spend On Designer Clothes?

I almost regret sharing this news, mostly because I just entered myself, but I love you guys and this is a serious need to know. In celebration of their one millionth order, Net-A-Porter is offering fans the chance to win a $40,000 shopping spree, no purchase necessary. Here's the link to enter. That's like the…

By: Erin Flaherty / January 22, 2010