SHOPPING : Balmain Tribute

Hello ! It's been a while, I'm sorry. 
I can find a billion excuses for my absence : 
laziness, boredom, business, real-life, blank-page syndrome.. whatever, you choose !

But anyway, I feel like doing a "Balmain Tribute" review is actually funny because my last article was about Balmain and, most of all, it seems that SD finally heard my prayers ! Well, almost - let me explain.

Sparkle, baroque, pearls, embroidery, dark colors, glam-rock.. 
These are a little bit more visible in the last Balmain collection, I couldn't be happier ! But the thing is, as much as I love the ethnic vibe the new designer gave to the brand, I don't recognize my preferences here ; and I'm still trying to find out why. 
I guess it must partly be the Karda$hians' effect (yes, you know perfectly what I mean by $ - it's getting harder and harder for me to tolerate people making a career on a sextape). On one hand, I'm glad they lately put that brand on top (sometimes I feel like they must be sponsored by the brand) because it really deserves attention : the quality of the fabrics and the work on them are marvelous. But, on the other hand, I hate the fact that the brand can now easily be assimilated to the Karda$hians. In my mind, Balmain is "Versailles going punk" - still talking Decarnin here, and SD renamed half of the pieces with Karda$hians' names. I don't know, but there's a huge gap between my idea of Balmain and Karda$hians wearing Balmain. In a nutshell, I think my problem is the Karda$hians - but there's no accounting for taste.

Still, and sorry for being such a downer, I loved the collection ; and I bought half of the shop ! 

Anyway, I made a bunch of outfits with my purchase, 
maybe more Versailles-punk than Karda$hianish
Hahahaha sorry not sorry.

From left to right :
1. Stripes and lace : Balmain shirt and over-skirt, DVF purse, PPQ coat.
2. Queen's run away : Balmain vest and dress, Lanvin shoes.
3. Busy AF : Balmain blazer and purse.

ahhh.. such feelings !

Anyway, that's all for now, 
I wish you a bunch of happiness for 2016,
hugs and cheers x

"you talk like Marlene Dietrich, and you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire, your clothes are all made by Balmain..."