H&M x Balmain

I am ecstatic to announce that in less than 24 hours, Nov. 5, the newest collaboration H&M x Balmain will be in stores and online.

Designer collaborations have becoming increasingly popular because of their monumental success every time. Think Target x Lilly Pulitzer and H&M x Alexander Wang. Each of these collections sold out in a matter of hours after they were released.

Ever since the H&M x Balmain collaboration was announced in June at the Billboard music awards in LA, I have been patiently counting down the days till the collection hits stores.

Here is a little bit about our collaborators:
H&M is a fast fashion retail company.  It sells trendy clothes at affordable prices.
Balmain is a fashion house from Paris.  It is well known for it’s color, fluidity, and elegance. Current creative director Olivier Rousteing has a mission to grow the brand even more and said this collaboration is a dream come true for him.

Here is an interview with Olivier Rousteing regarding the collaboration.

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So…. What are the clothes like?
There is no doubt that the collection resembles Rousteing’s signature work at Balmain.  Some pieces can even be tracked directly to their inspiration from the runway. The collection is filled with trousers channeling the same inspiration found at Balmain today, beaded mini dresses paired with exaggerated shoulder jackets, draped skirts, and over the knee boots. All pieces made from luxurious-feeling fabrics from silk to suede.

My favorite piece of this collection I would have to say is the green sequin embroidered dress with the draped silk skirt as a close second.

Rousteing was able to deliver a collection at lower prices and, therefore, accessible to more of his fans.  Will the general public match Rousteing’s enthusiasm? Well, I guess we’ll find out when the collection hits stores tomorrow, Nov. 5.

Get ready for Balmainia!! #HMBALMAINATION

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What do you think of the pieces in the H&M x Balmain collection?

xx, Kendall

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The Lilly Pulitzer x Target collab officially is available for purchase in TWO WEEKS! I am extremely excited to get it all.  The lookbook is out and every thing looks amazing from all categories (women’s, girl’s, home, and beauty).

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The one question I had before the lookbook came out was what the pricing would be.  I am so happy to see that everything is very affordable!

Here are some of the looks:

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In addition to all of these lovely pieces, I seriously LOVE the home collection.  My favourite are the mugs and the hammock!

I am sure that the minute the pieces are available to buy, the collection will sell out fast. I am planning on going to target bright and early on the 19th to hopefully assure that I can buy the things I want.  If you want to buy the items online, I would highly recommend creating an account on target.com in advance to save time.

What is your favourite piece from this fabulous collection?

xx, Kendall