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Balmain Pre-Fall 2013 Clutches: Say Yes to Excess

Always count on Balmain to stay true to their more-is-more sense of style, even when other big names are stripping down and going minimal. Their Pre-Fall ’13 clutches exude old-world glam fit for Marie Antoinette…if she ran off and became a superstar Vegas showgirl.

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Top 5 Smoking Jackets: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Style

A good jacket is an essential for any wardrobe. It’s a classic go-to look that is effortless (just throw it over anything!) yet put together, providing structure and a little formality to whatever you’re wearing. When it comes to smoking jackets, you don’t want to look boring in basic black, but you also don’t want … Continue reading “Top 5 Smoking Jackets: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Style”

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Top Summery Blazers for Men: Light This Fire

During summer, the last thing anybody wants to do is wear more than shorts and a t-shirt. It’s hot, and suits just don’t float the estival catamaran. However, a good blazer can fit the bill and keep you dressed appropriately for work and play. More importantly, your blazer does not need to be a navy … Continue reading “Top Summery Blazers for Men: Light This Fire”

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Men’s Paris Top 10: Bonjour, Beautiful

Givenchy: Riccardo wins again. The man has managed to take gothic fashion and elevate it to the highest form of chicness. You know, the one where you see people actually wearing it? Well, this season was no exception, with iconography-based prints, and über fun apparel. If ever you wanted a gilded and tempura Renaissance that … Continue reading “Men’s Paris Top 10: Bonjour, Beautiful”

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Balmain Arielle Pochette: Bada-Bling, Bada-Boom!

I used to wear nothing but black. Now I dread wearing black! Maybe it’s a phobia of looking like the Grim Reaper. Or maybe I’m just getting more in touch with my need for flash with age. Either way, Vegas is beckoning! In spirit, that is. Balmain’s brilliantly blingy Arielle clutch is calling my name. … Continue reading “Balmain Arielle Pochette: Bada-Bling, Bada-Boom!”

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Dressing for the Boardwalk Empire: The Rebel at Revel

For Memorial Weekend. I’m going to the grand opening of Revel in Atlantic City. As a West Coaster, I’m a Vegas girl through and through. I’ve been going since I was a kid, so for me, Atlantic City is a whole new ballgame when it comes to getting dressed. And when you throw in Beyoncé … Continue reading “Dressing for the Boardwalk Empire: The Rebel at Revel”

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Balmain Marie Embossed Clutch: Going for Baroque

It’s been multiple seasons since Balmain hit their stride in the realm of opulent mini-dresses and sex-bomb hip-huggers. But their bags can be hit or miss; and even though it depresses me to say it, what’s “missing” is usually the issue. Not in this case! Olivier Rousteing’s first collection for the house boasts a clutch … Continue reading “Balmain Marie Embossed Clutch: Going for Baroque”

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Balmain Amanda Smooth Leather Shoulder Bag: Balmain Goes Bull-Headed

When it comes to Balmain’s bags, the designs are a mixed, well, bag. Some, like the Award clutch, are clear winners boasting equal parts approachability and severe edge, and others, are dire, overpriced repeats of bags by other designers. I’m happy to report that the Amanda falls into the agreeable first category! This slouchy, not … Continue reading “Balmain Amanda Smooth Leather Shoulder Bag: Balmain Goes Bull-Headed”

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Paris Mens Fashion Week: Day 2 (From Beautiful Balmain to Grizzly Givenchy)

Today, Paris played hostess with the mostess to several shows. Some were amazing and incredibly sexy.  Others were eccentric or rather unremarkable. So if you read this blog, or any of its siblings, you’ll know one thing: we love our Balmain. It’s true. We love it, and lets face it, it is snobby. It’s pricy, … Continue reading “Paris Mens Fashion Week: Day 2 (From Beautiful Balmain to Grizzly Givenchy)”

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