Yes, I would wear these, to the max. Although not with a leopard fake-fur coat, which only works on skinnies I think. I much admire Betty’s practical but fun style, which makes deep sense in either Paris or London. These jeans are not hugely practical and she says she is freezing but they are awesome. I hope they end up in the Urban Outfitters sale.
Mini-thought from a chilly S, over and out.
- Recent Balmain
I loved the Balmain collection for Spring/Summer, partly because it was silly and fun instead of being all about “ladylike chic” or urban sportswear (my fashion arch-nemesis as I am not sporty or 5 foot ten) and partly because they made the models look so hot. Sometimes clothes should just make you look hot. The new stuff that just showed in Paris looks equally cool, glitzy and model-enhancing. According to gossipy blogs like Fabsugar and Fashionologie (the best blog if you are interested in the business side of the fashion industry), there were issues on the front row and the catwalk as huge shoulders tussled for space and pinged off each other, with models having to edge around each other on their way up and down. AMAZING. Imagine commuting in these clothes.
The new season collection actually looks flattering – fluid, sequinned trousers, a drapey jersey top and a super-structured jacket. Obviously it’s not going to be easy to come by items this beautiful on the high street but it’s a look that can be approximated on the cheap and I bet Topshop comes up with a decent copy of those shoulders. Now I have to decide if I want to spend my hard-earned cash on ripped stonewash jeans or sequinned harem pants.
One more thing – doesn’t this model (Raquel Zimmerman) have a sexy swing in her step?
New shiny Balmain