While I didn't fall in love with the entire Balmain Spring/Summer 2009 collection, the more I see it the more and more I like it. To the point where certain pieces have left me scouring the internet for similar inspired-by items recently.
The details of the crystal-embellished canvas jacket are absolutely stunning and the original USD $11,410 piece sold out on Net-A-Porter within 24 hours... wow... So, yes, a bandage dress (previously posted) and marching band jacket/vest are on the top of my wishlist and, possibly, my DIY list.
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As an alternative, I love the look of the Go International for Target Bandleader vest for USD $35, featured in Who What Wear Daily. The vest is sold out online but I am going to stalk eBay until I find it at a good price and keep wishing very hard that it will come to Target Australia.
Image courtesy of whowhatwear.com
And last but not least, my favourite picks from the Balmain runway show.
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