How could I have forgotten to post this collection? Perhaps it's because the understated and modern pieces shown by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga SS13 are so different from his usual fare of attention-grabbing fashion that it didn't register in my consciousness?

At any rate, there was a quiet sensuality emanating from the set which appealed to me greatly, especially when that quality was explored through sharp tailoring on suits and separates; that cream jacket, as styled with a plain white bralette worn underneath, will certainly have a place in my wardrobe come next spring.

Also worthy of special mention were the rounded handbags on show, along with those block-heeled oxfords. The solid, plain black version is nice enough, but the subtle showstopper had to be the pairs with an empty metal square for a heel

Cue those sighs of longing...


NB Images courtesy Vogue

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Of Interest

Astier de Villatte Incense and Pottery
Astier de Villatte

Fine Japanese incense blends and hand-crafted pottery from the Parisian home wares maison.
Japanese made eyewear from Rosemanclub
Rosemanclub Eyewear

Japanese made eyewear inspired by classic shapes, from Thailand's Rosemanclub Eyewear.
Mariage Frères Thé Maison
Mariage Frères Thé

Exquisite loose leaf, speciality, and blended herbal teas from the longstanding Parisian Maison.
Gerrit Rietveld Furniture Design
Hôtel de NELL, Paris

An understated, modernist 5-star hotel & spa with a minimalist design outlook in the heart of Paris.