Entries in Balenciaga (4)


Chic treats for your tummy and feet

With pretty ice cream pastels tempting our fashion taste buds this season, we are caving into our craving for anything deliciously icy and sweet. Our choice of treat for our feet? Balenciaga’s F/W colour block platforms. For our tummy, any of these creamy, icy desserts shall do.

From the top… Dulce de leche ice cream (pronounced “DOOL-say day LEY-chay) meaning ‘milky caramel’ in Spanish (NOTE: easy peasy to make — a great recipe via smittenkitchen), Green Apple Sorbet via latartinegourmande, Nigella’s no need for an ice cream machine No Churn Pomegranate Ice cream, divine blueberry ice cream via thedinnerfiles and pretty-as-a-picture pétale de rose et lychee with gaspacho de framboises via foodbeam.


Frock fantasising

Having spent my entire year’s wardrobe budget already (sob!) and furiously secreting a vast financial windfall, I am restricted to shopping inside my head. That’s right. Frock fantasising.

Actually it’s rather fun since my faux-budget is absolutely open-ended! Here are my two wish-to-God I could wear them right now outfits.  An easy-peasy frock, fab shoes, stand-out bag and minimal yet high-impact accessories.  So fantastic so FFF! 

Victoria Beckham dress, Stella McCartney satin heels, Alexander McQueen clutch, Balenciaga sunglasses net-a-porter.com, Irene Neuwirth lapis & turquoise earrings barneys.com

Stella McCartney dress, Kara by Kara Ross cuff net-a-porter.com, Kara by Kara Ross ring, Lanvin clutch barneys.com, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Alexander McQueen heels harveynichols.com



Quick bites: Mattel's Mad Men, celebrity foodies & Balenciaga does Prince

  • Look out for Mattel’s “Mad Men” Barbie Doll line featuring the Drapers, Roger Sterling and Joan Holloway. The dolls will be available in July for US74.95. The Sterling Cooper Office/Playhouse is sold separately. huffingtonpost.com
  • With the world of celebrity chefs and foodies at boiling point, is there a method to cook up a culinary celebrity? Read about the rise of one of the latest, Katie Lee aka Billy Joel’s latest ex. nytimes.com
  • Check out the hottest tracks from the chicest show on earth: Paris Fashion Week. Our favourite combo? Balenciaga and Prince. Genius. grazia.co.uk

Paris Fashion Week: Balenciaga

The A/W 2010 collections have kicked off in the City of Lights.  Two of our faves, Balenciaga and Balmain treaded the boards overnight and whilst Balmain remains the same (albeit less MASH and more glam rock) Balenciaga has served up something completely special. It’s Pop Art meets A Space Odyssey and we suspect Andy Warhol would completely dig it. It’s futuristic with a 70’s vibe.  Waisted streamlined silhouettes with padding in select areas to give it the edge we always suspected noughties fashion might look like. Best of all though is the colour palette: pale blue, cherry red, mustard yellow, sky blue and caramel in varying size Pop Art-esque stripes, spots and newspaper print. Reminiscent of Courrèges’ collections of the late 60’s (a designer well ahead of his time), this is a refreshing and exciting twist for the house of Balenciaga.
Images via style.com