Saturday, March 7, 2009

Can Balmain Make Me Hot for Juno Awards After-Party?

I am very excited as I have been invited by EMI Music to their exclusive after-party for the Juno Awards, happening later this month.  More details to come.  More pressing though is what to wear? I need to look hot, and who does rock'n'roll glam better than Balmain? I am lusting after these reworked dirty 80's looks from the Balmain Fall 2009 Ready to Wear collection.

Christophe Decarnin's iconic peaked shoulder jacket is back for Fall and it looks hotter than ever in lux materials like leather, quilt, and satin.  Some of his Spring 09 peaked shoulder jackets channeled a bit more MJ/Thriller for my liking but his Fall jackets are sharp and modern- when paired with a slim pant, it is very wearable.  The sweetheart neckline, a cliche as recently as a few years ago, is back and looking more bad-ass than sweet, especially when the mini is microsized.  Half-train evening dresses, which forever stuck in my mind as something escorts in the 80's wore (with George Michael's "I never want to dance again" playing on a cassette in the background), look ironically hip.  As much as I despise the harem pants, Decarnin worked his magic by sliding them into sleek boots and opening them up to expose some leg.  In all, a fun, flirty collection that brings us back to the bad old 80's but in a whole new light.  There have been some criticism that Decarnin needs to step the brand up to the next level as many of the looks have been carrying over.  For what it's worth, Balmain continues with this collection as a go-to name for rocker vixens who want glitz and glamour on the cutting edge.








3 comments:

theanthology said...

Whaaaaat?!? That party will be so fun. And Balmain would be soooo beautiful.

Livie said...

haha I so wish I could afford Balmain - too bad the party is before my trip to HK...

quelle said...

i disagree with the critics about christophe decarnin having to step it up... the sharp shoulders and glitzy fabrics have become synonymous with balmain, like tweed and smartly tailored dress suits are chanel, and the bandage dress is herve leger.
but, i digress... one word: jealous!! keep us updated on what you end up choosing to wear!