Monday, August 24, 2009

Balenciaga Inspired



I got up this morning with the idea in my head to start expiramenting with a few key Fall pieces. Glamour items, (polka dot tights, lace, rhinestones, silk, satin, red lips) is what I will be sporting come September and frankly I cant wait (hence me putting on fall items when its still August.)

Anyway, I ended up channeling the incredibly beautiful (and glamorous) Balenciaga Fall 09 collection with my first 'DIY,' if something so terribly easy can actually be qualified as DIY. You might know the collection because of the Georgia May Jagger editorial in Paris Vogue that has been circulating the blogosphere like the latest Balmain jacket.
Anyway it wasnt difficult... at all. I loved adding the polka dot tights for an extra Balenciaga-esque addition.
See the article on how I did it all here.


Vintage silk dress, boots, handmade belt, Margiela MM6 silk jacket, and target tights.

80 comments :

Brigadeiro said...

Absolutely brilliant!!! Love that draped look! :)
xx

Annie said...

love the tights and boots! purple is a gorgeous color on you.

thatsorad said...

What an amazing outfit! Gnarly! :) How fun to wear! CS

Emmy said...

the balenciaga draping was delicious and you've done a WONDERFUL job imitating it. lurvvee it.

Clare said...

I LOVEloveLOVE how you're wearing the skirt, and the boots are a perfect touch!

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Pascal Grob said...

beautiful beyond words. love the outfit

Shay said...

I have a dress with just the right fabric, I'm so going to try that!!

josephine said...

very cute! I love the draping

Laura Gerencser said...

Fabulous!! I like how it looks long too!! Love that purple color!!:)

Laura Gerencser said...

Tights are awesome too!:)

Ljubica said...

successful diy!!

Anonymous said...

looks like something you usually wouldnt wear!
looks great.. just dont like the boots with it.

Smelly Cat said...

love the colour of the silk dress. this is a great outfit

Lily said...

O my goodness this is genius, but now where do I find a long silk dress...hmmm? Thanks for the tip will do.


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Jacquie said...

fantastic!

the draping has been emulated perfectly - great colour too :)

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Maddie said...

gorgeous :)

colinasayuri said...

I wanted to get those tights myself at target the other night but they were sold out of my size, very cute on you.

Eli said...

I like this, wow, so satiny shiny!

Elizabeth said...

beautiful dress! mick jagger's daughters are so gorgeous and stylish.

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Meg said...

What a clever idea! It looks really lovely!

Caleb Poling said...

goodness, everything here is perfection. lovely, doll.

Mimi said...

ahh i love it :3

now where can i get some polka dot tights haha.

Noelle + Kendall said...

Love the tights!
they're fabulous!

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Nadia Kamballa said...

great dress!! love how you combine this with polkadot tights...

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Little Clementine said...

That is so brillant! I must do that DIY soon. I love this outfit, this is an outfit that relates to me more than you usually do. I love the old Hollywood glamour look!

Malicious Mallory said...

I have an obsession with patterned tights. I have yet to get any polka dotted ones, which seems crazy, I know. But they look really cute on you. And now I want some even more.

Sharon said...

Whats so brilliant about it? She took a dress and belted it. UTTER BRILLIANCE AT ITS BEST!
I do like the outfit btw.

nikky said...

your version is just as lovely. great stuff

Ruta said...

i love this outfit. it's awesome that it's a DIY. it looks so cool. i love it.

Jessie said...

Beautiful!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Most beautiful, the silk radiates!
XOXOX
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samantha ezra. said...

what a cute idea! definitely trying this one (:

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Amelia said...

I really like this! Nice tights.

Valencia Lia said...

Love what you did with the drape dress ! Its really beautiful :)) And such a simple DIY .

Flashes of Style said...

Okay I looove those tights! This is a really great outfit, I love it :)

Sandra. said...

I love your style and the outfit is truly wonderful. The dress makes me really jealous!

Patty Ann said...

i can definitely see the resemblance!! good job with the diy. i really like the tights too, polka dots! so different from the regular flower patterns!

Shiral Shiralka Shiralelka... said...

sukienka fantastyczna

Georgia said...

The draping is beautiful! Well done on this, you carry it off well, especially with those tights
It would be mine

Antonio Barros said...

You did well! You look amazing!

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modazkrakowa said...

Very interesting outfit - good job. I like polka dots tight.

MiriamFashion said...

very amazing look, i luv it - tights!

Jenny Cindy said...

Wow, you did it perfectly! It does indeed look very Balenciaga-esque!

Cookies said...

OH BUDDHA ! So cooooool.

Sophia and Mary said...

hot diy! love the boots + georgia may

Luxe. said...

It looks so good!! I love the boots also.x

Taylor Sterling said...

You pulled that together so well!@ Bravo lady! I dig it! xx Tay
PS. I love those pics of Georgia May Jagger..they are amazing!

Sara said...

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Isabel said...

Oh goodness this is fantastic. I am absolutely LOVING IT! The purple with the tights and boots - just wow!

F i K a said...

love the way you draped the purple dress!!
you looks perfect in that outfit :)

Kate said...

I love the purple and the tights (:

Suzanne said...

love the tights!

sexyinthecity said...

Good idea!!

Danielle said...

Cute!

June Paski said...

it's briliant, love it
i will try to make it too :)

xxx

Terry said...

Lol! We shall rekindle!! <3

Ahh I forgot you had a twitter! I started followinnn ya.

Werk that draping, girl!

Solo said...

Gorgeous! Great experiment eh! ;D


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Niviarsiaq said...

Genious idea!! I adore it! you look perfect <3

Alex Dom said...

love the tights!

ED said...

I love your tights! The satin dress on the last pic is sooo beautiful...

Midnight Thrfit said...

loving the draped style dress.
and the polka dots and the shoes ..

wow i like everything pretty much

theesilkworm said...

you look absolutely fantastic! I have just made a dress based on a Roksanda Ilincic creation, and your dress with is swooping cascading purple silk reminds me of it...I too have been drawn to Balenciaga's skirts, I love they way they fall-and the tights are pretty good too!
Emily
x

Jane said...

Nailed it! And frankly, I can't wait for fall either. I'm sooo reading to start layering :)

Grace said...

Great pull of inspiration.

Love Grace.

Anonymous said...

finally a nice outfit, but still an ugly face

Krystal said...

GORGEOUS sister!!

CMA said...

this is really well done. it's easy to throw together a DIY and have it look like a home-made craft project but yours is chic and fashionable. beautiful work, darling. love the pairing of the tights, as well

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Jay said...

i love the color and draping of the dress and the polka dot tights. soo great.
xo J

rrrrr said...

cute polkadot leggings :D

Kat said...

I love that shade of purple, it looks so rich in the silky material. Very cute outfit :)

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Dylana said...

Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous. And the tights add the just the perfect amount of quirky! Your blog is lovely! I will be back!

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Ashley said...

The polka dot tights are so cute! Great draping job on the dress..

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LRB said...

quite a hard look to pull off, but you did very well.

Damsels said...

im gonna kill you !
;)
iwent to target looking for tights like these .. and nothing .... ididnt find a thing like this . im so jealous ... this is one of your best looks

JFK Jean said...

Adding those tights gave the look even more ZING! than it already had. Awesome stuff.....

emily said...

i think it turned out great! i think i'll have to have a go at it...

Wicked Plum Vintage said...

loooove those polka dot tights! the purple color is awesome, and love the draping!

STAR FRUIT said...

silky tulips! so pretty and the colors are perfect

Pjjjj said...

This look is brilliant! I'm especially love this look because of the dress, I don't know why. Maybe it's the colour of the dress, or maybe it's the shape I don't know. But I think your version of the Balanciaga inspired look turned out brilliantly!

L. said...

Ghesquiere is such a genius.
He changes clothes in artpieces