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one order of balmain, s’il vous plaît.

25 April 2009


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Okay. So I caved.

But I kinda sorta am craving for those coats with the strong shoulders.

Sprinkles of embellishment can be high in calories, but so what?

It’s  B a l m a i n .

And I’m loving the whole military taste. Women are equally strong.

Fearless when taken with a side order of skinny jeans.


Oh, and can I have an order of Louboutin suede booties with that?

Merci beaucoup.


La C. 


39 Comments leave one →
  1. 25 April 2009 10:11 pm

    I know, Balmania has taken over the world of fashion. Not hating, but not necessarily loving that it’s so mainstream. Regardless, I need that jacket! Loubs don’t hurt either…

  2. 25 April 2009 10:11 pm

    One word: Delicious!

  3. 25 April 2009 10:21 pm

    Ah, Balmain, c’est trés chic! et Louboutin c’est plus trés chic! (^_^)

    Aussi, merci pour ta commentaire. J’adore ton blog! x

  4. 25 April 2009 10:25 pm

    Balmain jacket, nice pair of skinnies, and Loubs would be all I need to keep me satisfied. Really.
    …Maybe a few other jackets wouldn’t hurt so much. A girl needs choices right?

  5. mazpe permalink
    25 April 2009 10:30 pm


  6. 25 April 2009 10:34 pm

    Don’t feel bad. I fell in love with Balmain’s strong shoulders just last Saturday, after glimpsing a few of their offerings in the May 2009 issue of Vogue. It’s very Nutcracker, in a chic, Michael Jackson-inspired way.

  7. 25 April 2009 10:39 pm

    this reminds me… while thrifting a few weeks ago, i found a sickkk vintage navy armani wool jacket- complete with military zippers, and what have you. fits in nicely with the balmain aesthetic, actually. i’ve been wearing it over dresses… but now i’ll be wearing it with skinnies and my ankle booties. 😀


  8. Claudia permalink
    25 April 2009 11:16 pm

    gasp. Everytime i see an image of this jacket i fall in love all over again. For the same reasons you do.

  9. 25 April 2009 11:50 pm

    i want this jacket so badly.
    maybe one day…

  10. 26 April 2009 12:20 am

    I love the jacket. The embellishments on it are great. Reminds me a bit of a drum major outfit.

  11. 26 April 2009 12:44 am

    I don’t think I could personally pull off the strong shoulders but i still love that jacket so much x Sushi

  12. 26 April 2009 2:19 am

    Those Balmain jackets are fabulous. I totally agree with you. (:

  13. 26 April 2009 2:26 am

    It’s lovely! The strong shoulders are amazing! Paired with skinny jeans and gorgeous heels = perfection! Too bad I’m broke and even if I wasn’t broke I still wouldn’t be able to afford it xD

  14. 26 April 2009 2:36 am

    you have such an impeccable taste!

  15. 26 April 2009 3:40 am

    hahaha a girl can dream. But it’s so damn expensive ):

  16. 26 April 2009 3:50 am

    I agree anna! Girl can dream, but they have 3450 euro price! HA! So expensive, but sooooo cooool!


  17. 26 April 2009 4:40 am

    that jacket is a dream!!

  18. 26 April 2009 5:24 am


  19. 26 April 2009 6:25 am

    Wouldn’t mind one in my closet too! 😉

    Will be pulling out my Costume National (with exaggerated shoulders) from my wardrobe this Autumn/Winter!


  20. 26 April 2009 9:54 am

    I WANT that jacket!=D

  21. 26 April 2009 10:53 am

    Military Jackets are looking great these days. I love big shoulders but I’m soo scared to wear them myself.

  22. 26 April 2009 12:46 pm

    Make that two, please.

  23. 26 April 2009 1:28 pm

    That coat is a walking piece of art.

  24. 26 April 2009 3:01 pm

    Not only is Balmain amazing, but so is her bone structure!

  25. 26 April 2009 3:21 pm

    OMG I love it!!!!!
    If I had one in my closet I would be happy 😉


  26. 26 April 2009 4:18 pm

    I love it! Absolutely 🙂 I think that if I had that jacket it would complete my life.

    – Laur @ neonmango

  27. 26 April 2009 4:39 pm

    I’m in love with all things Balmain too! That jacket makes me want to go bankrupt! xxoxoxxo

  28. 26 April 2009 5:46 pm

    Make that two orders please, you’ll pay, yes?

    When I was in Rome I went into a store and bumped into the Balmain studded white vest and the store assistant urged me to try it on. (as if I can afford to even touch it.) That felt good, in a kind of touching a forbidden item kind of way…

  29. 26 April 2009 8:58 pm

    i love it love it love it
    i want it want it want it!

  30. rossovelvet permalink
    27 April 2009 2:12 pm

    I loved that show when it just came, and people were ‘hmm’, ‘buuuh’, ‘don’t know’. Now it really bothers me… but, eighties are still my favorite decades so I’ll manage. Besides, that jaaaaacket V_______v

  31. 27 April 2009 7:26 pm

    I know…amazing!!!

  32. 27 April 2009 8:43 pm

    What I love about Balmain is the embellishment on these very strong shapes. You would think that with such strong silhouettes & sturdy material that sparkly, metallic embellishments would be the last thing to think about. But it has worked! They have added strength to an already strong look and have not passed off as tacky or over-the-top. Striking that difficult balance, was for me, one of my top reasons why Balmain is so striking this season.

    Fabulous! (:

    Blogtwin love & hugs,

    P.S. Omg. The pre-prom preparation? We would have gone NUTS. Like, completely nuts. And it would have been crrrrrazyyy fun!! (:

  33. 28 April 2009 6:42 pm

    The Daria picture is from the May issue of Vogue US, duh!

  34. 28 April 2009 6:45 pm

    Catherine: Lol I do know it’s from that particular issue, but I just don’t remember who/what source scanned the editorial. I always save pictures in my inspiration folder (usually from tfs) but this time I’m not so sure which site I got it from.

  35. 29 April 2009 10:36 am

    Hey LC – I maybe mentioned before but have to admit again and again: I enjoy reading your blog SOOO much!
    Topshop launched a new collection yesterday: Barbara Hulanicki from BIBA. She has designed a suede jacket for Topshop, the shoulders are equally to the Balmain jackets. I’v ordered one, worth a try, right…? 🙂

  36. 29 April 2009 1:34 pm

    You could throw me a Balmain pantie and I’ll still be forever grateful to you!


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