Balmain's S/S 2012 collection inspired this post. I'm not a fan of pastels, but I've always loved the palest of blues - mint-like. Two years ago I wanted pale blue nails, and had to rummage through ebay to find anything similar to it. A year later (last summer), mint nails were all the rage. So much so, I got bored of them. Still, mint and pale blue in clothing are another thing altogether. Whilst being a soft colour it could just as easily remind you of the rather zesty taste and smell of mint. And bammm - you have edgy. Like there's something else behind it.
Last September Balmain brought pale blue and edgy to the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012. I don't mean to glorify, but I hardly ever blog about things I don't like, do I? So if it's here, it's either soooo horrendous it's worth ranting about (in fact I'm considering writing about the S/S 2012 Dsquared² collection) or I like it. Give me some exquisite detailing, good, old texture and perfect tailoring and I've fallen head over heels. What I especially loved this time is the combination of luxe gold, self-embroidered fabric, pale blue, white and gold.
From right to left: River Island jeans, Zara chain belt, Miss Selfrige kimono, River Island Ring, Topshop Maxi skirt, ASOS Armour Cuff, Mango White Shirt.