[ my first balenciaga ]

I have this vivid memory in my mind of childhood moments when the act of dress-up seemed to possess transformative, almost magical powers  – an element of the “unknown” that seemed so quintessentially grown-up yet playful. Sometimes when I was left home alone to my own devices, I would put on my aunt’s highest platforms (she lived with us for a while), pull on my mom’s puffiest skirt, and as carefully as possible try to apply the reddest lipstick I could find. I would twirl around in this get-up, doing circles in our tiny apartment, until the doorbell rudely interrupted this “ritual.” At that point, the skirt, lipstick, and platforms would come off at the speed of light, and I opened the door with that innocent smile on my face that eight-year-old girls are so good at faking. Privet!

The feeling that the twirling produced was the inspiration behind today’s look. That feeling of overwhelming enchantment with something that is not quite your own…yet.

Interestingly enough, now that I look at these pictures, the outfit kind of reminds me of Samantha from SAC. This is my first Balenciaga dress, which I purchased a week ago and couldn’t wait to put to use. No matter how bold a garment might seem, being able to throw something on and play Samantha, or whoever else, makes the life of a fashionista that much more colourful.

P.S. The last picture is of my dear mama. Whenever she sees a camera pointing in her direction she usually hides or waves her arms around like she’s allergic or she’s being attacked by an army of angry wasps, but I managed to snap this shot and miraculously she didn’t hate it so…here she is.

What I’m wearing:

  • Silk shirt dress by “Balenciaga”
  • Shoes by “Jonathan Kelsey” (last seen in Apr. 6’10)
  • Clutch by “Lodis” (last seen in May 16’10)
  • Large clip on earrings by “Amrita Singh”
  • Headband by “Eugenia Kim”
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21 Replies to “[ my first balenciaga ]”

  1. What a beautiful dress! Congratulations on owning your first Balenciaga, Lida. And finally what a pleasure to meet the photographer of these insanely beautiful pictures. Fantastic work, Mama!

    1. Thank you. I just read your comment to my mom and she's laughing. This woman never takes herself seriously ;). Thank you dear Alexandra.

      Love Lida

  2. The dress is absolutely beautiful on you and I love love love the color. Your mother is stunning…I see it runs in the family :o)

  3. LOVE how you worked the purple into the outfit, as well as the metallic pink shoes. Very brave! You pull it off amazingly. I've always been too scared to try coloured metallic shoes, but I think you've singlehandedly convinced me to go out and buy a pair. My student budget has you to blame, haha! Food vs. new shoes? I know which one I would choose 😛

    1. LOL, you are too funny. I'm just like that when it comes to budgeting – and I would obviously make the same choice ;).
      Hunger will fade but the shoes will last you at least couple of years right :). Bulletproof logic right there, lol,
      LOVE LIDA

  4. LOL, you are too funny. I'm just like that when it comes to budgeting – and I would obviously make the same choice ;).
    Hunger will fade but the shoes will last you at least couple of years right :). Bulletproof logic right there, lol,
    LOVE LIDA

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