Monday, October 08, 2007

Coveting Fall 07 Balenciaga

If there was any look that I have been coveting for Fall 2007, it is Balenciaga and his fitted piped blazers, ethnic scarves, and schoolboy charm. I (and many fashion magazines out there) would say that he single-handedly brought this look to the streets and the mass markets. This is the show that was a turning point for me in terms of fashion: I was suddenly able to embrace true Ready to Wear. I no longer just desired Michael Kors’s cashmere sweaters or Carolina Herrera’s white blouse…Nicolas Ghesquiere gave me the freedom to think outside the fashion box, if not for more than a few moments...Let us all agree that I cannot even afford the white eyeshadow sported on these models, but alas! My Canadian & American retailers can help me channel all this Balenciaga energy I have pent up. Enjoy!

Should you wish to channel Balenciaga, get the look here with various pieces at 1/10th of the price:

Clockwise From Top:

Fitted Blazer, J. Crew $250.00

Slacks, FCUK, $138.00

Piped Blazer, Joe Fresh $49.00

Striped Cardigan, Tommy Hilfiger $125.00

Striped Scarf, American Apparel $28.00

Argyle Sleevless Sweater, Smart Set $38.00

Belt $19.99 Sandals $59.99 both on Sale at

Clockwise from Top:

Scarf, Missoni ( $340.00

Pants, Gap, $49.50

Striped Blouse, American Eagle $39.50

Labmskin Collar, $74.00 Sale

Striped Top, $22.00

Scarf, American Apparel $28.00

Fringed Scarf, Urban Outfitters $48.00