Balmain, the notorious Parisian fashion house, is coming to H&M on November 5th!  Olivier Rousteing is the creative director for Balmain and his collaboration with the Swedish “fast-fashion” giant will be a collection of his most iconic pieces for both men and women.  The collection will consist of Balmain staples: styles featuring silk and velvet fabrics, embellished with bold details such as cord and metallic thread.  There will be sharply tailored double-breasted jackets, pearl-embroidered blazers, blazers with gold buttons and ostentatious shoulders, and exquisitely-draped silk harem pants.  Also in stock: beautifully-detailed body-skimming dresses, lavish accessories in bright pops of color, and extraordinary hand-beading galore!

This collection will be a little bit more expensive than past designer concepts, with a few items surpassing $500.  But not to worry, there will still be plenty of items under $100!  These fast-fashion pieces are as heavily beaded and embellished as couture but made in more affordable fabrics.  Rousteing calls this capsule collection “my couture for the high streets” and allows H&M customers the opportunity to buy a less expensive version of his rich and flamboyant designs.

Many of my favorite pieces…

So, as always, this will be a shopping experience from hell!  I just have to stretch out, suit up, and strap on my best running shoes.  If I have to knock over a few elderly or anorexic mall-walkers to get to those glass double doors at 9:59 am, so be it!  With game-faces on, I’ll see all you crazy-ass bitches there!


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