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9:52 am

The Pierre

27/12/2012, Accessories, Balmain, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Handbags

Meet the ‘Pierre’. It’s the new, limited-edition bag soon-to-be-released by Balmain in collaboration with the chic jewelry designer Aurelie Bidermann. Everything about this bag is pure perfection. I love the size (the bag can fit my day-to-day essentials plus my camera), the luxurious materials (love the suede and the ultra soft leather interiors) and of course, the faux ivory tooth detail. Easy, effortless and oh so cool…

Bryanboy carrying the Balmain Pierre bag
Balmain Pierre bag in gray suede
Balmain Pierre bag ivory tooth detail
Balmain Pierre bag interior pocket

5:49 am

Balmain & Vogue Celebrating ‘The Pierre’

13/12/2012, Balmain, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Karlie Kloss, Models, Vogue USA

125th Street in Harlem? Why not? Balmain and Vogue Magazine celebrated the launch of ‘The Pierre” handbag the other night at the amazing Red Rooster restaurant. Kicked off by meeting Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing who flew in from Paris just for the dinner, had a few cocktails before feasting on the best cornbread I’ve had in AGES. The lithe Russian Editor Anya Ziourova was one of my seatmates and we both LOVE the chicken. Ended the night with the gorgeous Kasia Struss dropping me off and stopping by at my apartment for a quick vodka nightcap before she went home. I must say it’s one of the best dinner parties I’ve been to in ages, hands down.

In other news, I really love this photo of Constance Jablonski, moi and Karlie Kloss. Even I can’t deal with the fabulosity of this image…

Constance Jablonski, Bryanboy and Karlie Kloss at the launch of 'The Pierre' handbag by Balmain at Red Rooster restaurant, New York City

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3:54 am

Paris. Pas Pour Toi

05/11/2012, Balmain, Chloe, Costume National, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Isabel Marant, John Galliano, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Margiela, Paris, Spring Summer 2013, Vionnet

Thought I’d share a few memories from Paris during the recent spring/summer 2013 womenswear collections – all minked up at nine o’clock AM before the Vuitton show, a futuristic stroll, front-row at Chloe, pink flower sighting just minutes before a friend got mugged by gypsy kids, Tour Eiffel after Costume National, one of my favourite looks from the John Galliano show, coat and micro shorts contrasting combo, the ubiquitous front-row photo bombing by mobile devices at Loewe, plastic-covered walls at Maison Martin Margiela, chic clutches at Sonia Rykiel, Hawaiian tropic at Isabel Marant, pure craftsmanship insanity wicker-chair chic at Balmain and more… Will do another batch shortly.

Bryanboy wearing a white Adrienne Landau mink fur bolero
Bryanboy's Alexander McQueen visors are shining bright

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3:21 am

Balmain Spring 2013 Final Walkthrough

28/09/2012, Balmain, Fashion and Style, Spring Summer 2013

Here’s the view from my seat at yesterday afternoon’s Balmain spring/summer 2013 fashion show.

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10:13 am

Pierre Balmain SS2012 First Look

27/07/2011, Balmain, Fashion and Style, Spring Summer 2012

Earlier this year, Balmain Paris announced plans to produce a diffusion line called “Pierre Balmain” with Italy’s Itierre SpA.

Pierre Balmain Spring Summer 2012 Homme
Pierre Balmain Spring Summer 2012 Femme

Pierre Balmain will offer men’s and women’s clothing from day to eveningwear, jackets, jeans so on and so forth. According to WWD, a tee from Pierre Balmain will run you about US$170 — a far cry from Balmain Paris’ infamous yet chic $1,800 t-shirts.

9:00 am

Heavy Weight Champion – Fall 2011 Balmain Dress

12/04/2011, Anja Rubik, Balmain, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style

There’s a reason why a Balmain dress is not for the faint of heart or wallet for that matter. I’m going through the photos I took at the fall winter 2011 Balmain show and this dress, worn by Anja Rubik, caught my eye. I can’t get over the amount of work involved! Just look at the sheer number of sequins, beads, crystals and embellishments.

Details of fall winter 2011 Balmain dress

Click continue to see the full look.

2:42 am

Balmain Fall Winter 2011 Finale

04/03/2011, Balmain, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style

Balmain Fall Winter 2011 Finale

Here’s a video I took of the Balmain fall/winter 2011 fashion show finale.

The crystal-embellished dresses were phenomenal and my view at the show was unbeatable.

Photos to follow, as always.

6:15 pm

US$1,625? I’ll Have 10 of Them, Please!

29/11/2010, Balmain, Bergdorf Goodman, Fashion and Style

US$1,625? I'll Have 10 of Them, Please!

Nothing beats the pleasure I get from touching things I cannot afford. I'm sure you do the same. Don't lie to me now… liar liar your crotch is on fire! You know, you run to your nearest store by yourself, to see, to sniff, to touch, to hold, to try things you see in magazine spreads. Check out this t-shirt with holes from Balmain's fall/winter 2010 collection…

Balmain T-shirt

… now check out the price tag.


God I love Christophe Decarnin.

12:36 am

Balmain Jacket Spring Summer 2010

25/03/2010, Balmain, eBay Finds, Fashion and Style, Shopping, Spring Summer 2010

Balmain Jacket Spring Summer 2010

Everyone loves a good ol' case of schadenfreude. I know it's absolutely cruel for me to say this but I always beam with delight whenever I see hot diggity damn Christophe Decarnin for Balmain items on eBay. No matter what you say, it only means one thing: buyer's remorse! Walking out the shop door after experiencing the high one gets after dropping the plastic for seven grand is insane. When that high turns into a comedown, you just know there's a woman out there in this big, bad, pagoda-shouldered world, quivering, no, weeping, over her mastercard statement.

Balmain military-inspired jacket from the spring/summer 2010 collection.

Click HERE for more information.

Oh fashion, what are you doing to people?

photo credit: eBay

7:04 pm

Balmain Paris HairXpression Hair Extensions

30/05/2009, Balmain, Fashion and Style, Shopping

HairXpression by Balmain Paris Hair Extensions

I didn’t believe my tranny friend in NY when she told me last night that her hair extensions are from Balmain. I thought she was bullshitting at first. There is nothing worse than a queen fiddlin’ with yo’ feelings.

She was serious afterall.

Balmain Hair Extensions by HairXPressions.

Click HERE and look up “Balmain” on the search box. You’ll uncover MOAR! God I love them licensing deals. Pierre Cardin is dat chu?

Now you too my dear laydee friends can buy Balmain without breaking the bank.

Consider this as your queen-to-queen tip of the day.

Coming up next, Tyra Chops and I will teach you how to smile wit cho eyez!

photo credits: shoebuy & bagbuy