27.08.13 Sidewalk Style

Rihanna In Balmain – VMAs After-Party

Rihanna In Balmain - VMAs After-Party

Rihanna joined Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z in the rooftop lounge of PH-D at the Dream Downtown in New York City on Sunday following the VMAs.

Not wanting to leave her cocktail behind, she was spotted leaving carrying her beverage, wearing a sexy Balmain long-sleeved jacquard mini dress styled with Manolo Blahnik sandals, the same Lynn Ban jewels she had worn earlier in the evening, plus a gold body chain.

This is a sexy Rihanna I can get on board with. Sexy without trying to damn hard.

“Why didn’t she wear this to the main event?” I’m sure many of you are asking.

I guess she didn’t want all eyes on her when she wasn’t a nominee, even though the camera panned to her several times during the live broadcast.

Rihanna Balmain

Balmain Fitted DressBarneys.com
Manolo Blahnik ‘Chaos’ SandalsBarneys.com and Saks.com

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22.08.13 Sidewalk Style

Lady Gaga In Balmain – Out In New York

Lady Gaga In Balmain - Out In New York

We know that Lady Gaga has an obsession with Saint Laurent, but it would also appear that Balmain is steadily becoming one of her go-to brands too.

Yesterday the singer was spotting wearing her second look of the day courtesy of the Balmain Fall 2013 collection.

The bold-shouldered heavily embellished long-sleeved keyhole top was styled with black pants and butt-high suede boots, giving her Alaïa ankle boots a break.

I much prefer this over her second look. The top has plenty of detail to keep me interested, but I’m still waiting for Gaga to shock me.

Perhaps she’s saving that moment for the MTV Music Awards, which take place this Sunday.

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Lady Gaga In Balmain – Howard Stern Show

Lady Gaga In Balmain - Howard Stern Show

Lady Gaga was out in New York City again yesterday, working her fourth look of the day while making a guest appearance on the Howard Stern show.

I know what you are thinking. She is very dressed up for a radio interview – but this is Lady Gaga we are talking about here.

Wearing her second Balmain Fall 2013 look of the day, she wore a mohair structured high-neck sweater with silk white pants and the same wide gold belt from her previous look.

I feel going on about the season inappropriateness of this look is just moot, so I will say that of all her looks from Monday this is my least favourite as I feel that it overwhelms her petite frame and feels so heavy.

For someone who is being showered with so many pieces from McQueen, Balenciaga, and custom pieces from Mathieu Mirano, she keeps wearing the same Tom Ford sunglasses and Alaïa boots. I hope she starts to mix things up in the accessories department.

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09.08.13 Sidewalk Style

Nicole Richie In Balmain & Mugler – Out In New York City

Nicole Richie In Balmain & Mugler - Out In New York City

After working a colourful look following her guest-host spot on ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’, it was back to classic black-and-white for Nicole Richie, who was spotted shopping at Curve in New York City yesterday afternoon.

The designer wore a Mugler white cropped blouse featuring a high-necked silhouette, with the button placket concealed by an asymmetrical panel to give the look a signature edge, which she wore with a pair of Balmain stretch-leather pants, an edgy take on the classic racer trousers featuring quilted ribbed panels, side-zipper pockets and silver-tone hardware.

Borrowed from the boys, Saint Laurent perforated two-tone derby flats completed her look.

While I wouldn’t consider this look my style, she sells it to me so hard I want every piece. Even the shoes.

Nicole Richie Balmain saint laurent

Balmain Leather Moto Pantsfarfetch.com US and farfetch.com
Saint Laurent Derby FlatsBarneys

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Kate Hudson In Balmain – ‘Clear History’ LA Premiere

Kate Hudson In Balmain - 'Clear History' LA Premiere

Kate Hudson attended the premiere of HBO Films’ ‘Clear History’ held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, yesterday evening.

It was just yesterday I was commenting on Amanda Seyfried’s look saying that we don’t see many denim dresses on the red carpet, and here we have our second in a row.

Kate wore a Balmain Resort 2014 denim short-sleeve mini dress featuring a patchwork design, embroidered details, embellishments and extra crossover detail on the skirt – in short, there is a hell of a lot going on here.

I would never have picked this for Kate in a million years, but she surprises me by carrying this look off very well. The skirt could’ve given her a hip-widening effect, but being the red carpet pro that she is, she knows that crossing her legs will have a slimming effect on her hips.

The only thing that would’ve made this look better is possibly wearing her hair back, otherwise I feel very indifferent towards the look, neither really loving or hating it.

Dana Rebecca Designs jewels, a silver Jimmy Choo ‘Carmen’ clutch and Casadei nude suede pumps completed her look.

How has this look left you feeling?

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