Catching on to Balmainia
January 19, 2010 § 9 Comments
I use to be so stubborn about shoulder pads, studs and anything associated with Christophe Decarnin’s Balmain, I could barely tolerate them. But after persistently seeing the look season after season, one can only succumb to the powers of the bold shoulder. I’d been thinking about this project since before christmas but it always got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list since it’s not really ‘my style’ and nor could I find the right fringing/shoulder pads. But I got a little push when I was doing a leisurely browse at Lincraft thinking about what to spend my gift card on (no seriously, a lady accidentally pushed me while I was looking at bias binding and I stumbled a little and landed right in front of these lace shoulder pads). Next came the fringing, I had to avoid anything that closely resembled hair or anything that’ll make me look too Sargent Pepper. Last but not least, the T-shirt, I tried it with some of my own Ts but to really complete the look, it has be sort of sheer. It took me 14 websites and 2 shopping centers to finally turn to good ‘ol Kmart, my last option before Bassike and guess what? They had the exact t-shirts I wanted with the prices seriously slashed down!
I’ve had these pants for a long time, but I never wore them because they were oddly/unflatteringly flared, it didn’t cross my mind until Friday night that I could take them in and make them skinny pants o.O
But I am going to be the first to admit even after all that I’m still not sure if I’ll wear it much, it’s nice but not really my look, it’ll be nice to have it in my wardrobe though ha ha!
I went casual and it wasn’t even Friday!
Jeans: Miss 60
Headband: My own design
Scarf: No idea, I think my grandma bought it for my mum and she gave it to me… kinda like the Campbell’s soup ad
Nude pumps: Zoe Wittner