Oh Olivier, you are a freaking master of detail. Detail is the main reason I fall for Balmain every season. Fall/Winter 2016 came correct bringing the heart palpitations! The rose quartz pallette entranced me.
Of course, the black and gold stoled my heart. Just look at the scrumptiousness of it all!
The entire collection was dramatic and feminine, and the structure of many of the short skirts emphasized a small waist and accentuated the hips and derriere. Hmmm…..who does that silhouette remind you of? 😉 Ladies, get your tech necks in shape. High necks and big chokers are what’s up and I love it. Nonetheless, or more, Olivier Rousteing and the Balmain FW16 designs were amazing, per usual.
A view from the runway ~ Avery
Spring and Summer 2016 will look pretty fabulous, thanks to Olivier Rousteing, the Creative Director of Balmain. His gorgeous collection was stunning, and again, his attention to detail is astounding. Olivier understands how to design for a woman’s body and enhance her features. Short hemlines, midi, and long, peek-a-boo, bodysuits, and more.
Luxe texture, color, and artistry made Balmain one of my favorites this season. Featured above are a few of my favorite looks. Brava, Olivier. J’adore!
A view from the floor….because that is where you fall when you swoon. ~ Avery
Black and white is a classic, add Balmain and you have chic on chic on chic! This dress is beyond stunning, and my favorite combination. I’d live in black and white if I could! This style of dress is the masterpiece of your look, so keep accessories simple.
A view from the penthouse ~ Avery
Remember, use this look as a guide.
Award shows, charity galas, or any celebration, everyone should be prepared for a VIP AFTER PARTY!
First, retire the flowing gown. Change into something special, easy to move in, and completely swoon-worthy! Second, refresh your make up and hair. Third, a change of shoes is a brilliant idea, your feet will thank you.
You’re good to go for the rest of the night!
Time. To. Strut.
A view from the Red Carpet ~ Avery
There is a chill in the air and a perfect time to layer! Options are a necessity, and here are a few options for your basic scarf or necklace. Drape these neck pieces on anything from a tee to a dress or blazer and coat, and walla…transforming you from simply drab to impossibly fab! Plush, soft, chic, and exclusive, you can easily work these pieces into your wardrobe and the wearability is phenomenal! Now is time to add a one-of-a-kind accessory in your artillery. Designed for Xo, Avery.
A view from the penthouse~ Avery
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Getting back into creative design mode after traveling for 3 and a half months. It is Gala Season, Holiday Parties, and many Special Events to dress for. These pieces are works in progress, but when finished, will transform any LBD, jumpsuit, or gown you may have into a head turner.
Tweaks needed here and there. Playing with pieces to see what may evolve and keep my eye interested and my soul happy.
It is all about the ‘try’, forget about the ‘why’. The first thing that will sabotage the creative process is putting yourself in a box. Allow your expression to scream out! Some may like it, some may not. Not everything is for everyone. Be true to you, because the first time you curb your talent to bend to someone else’s taste, you lose a bit of yourself.
The extra layer of long black fringe with the silver spikes against it, adds a lot. I think this piece is about done. This was designed specifically for a long black gown.
I design for someone, like myself, who likes to live out loud! Who is not a wallflower, but like my XO Avery tag line states, made for those who “strut life’s runway”. I also like to wear something no one else will have!
All one-of-a-kind accessories.
It can be a timely and complicated process, that is for certain. In the end, only gorgeous looks remain.
A view from the studio ~ Xo, Avery
Riccardo Tisci gave me a one-two punch of divine white and black creations for Givenchy’s Spring and Summer 2015 Collection.
Darling, it is all in the details. You won’t see detail work like this at the mall. Paris, on the other hand, demands live-out-loud luxe and Riccardo had it screaming in spades! Beautiful pieces that could easily be styled a myriad of ways and look just as fab. These shown above are a few of my favorites. You know I love a dramatic coat. Sashay away!
Oh la la, Givenchy!
A view from the runway ~ Avery
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