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Kenzo o o

The Kenzo x H&M collab is about to launch, fashionistas around the globe are preparing to wet their pants waiting in line in front of the store November 3rd. It seems to be kind of an affair of honor to join in the craze around the concept of renowned designers teaming up with one of the cheapest stores there is, in order to give those who don’t usually spend their money on brands a little piece of that cake.

I get it. Last time, when Balmain x H&M came out, I was one of those, too. I mean…instead of waiting in front of an H&M I asked slash forced the boy to try and get the pieces I liked, but you know, close enough. It actually worked out, believe it or not, and without too much stress I got two of the pieces that I liked. I highly recommend this way of limited edition hunting – I think it brings out the instinct of a man to impress you, which is why he’ll be even more savage than you could ever be, trying to rip those pieces out of the hands of the hordes of annoying predator girls.

Anyway, from this experience I can say that the quality of those collabs is actually really good. I got the dark green suede pants and I couldn’t have complained if it wasn’t for the fact that I just don’t have the legs for cool pants. Never have, never will, which is why they had to go. The green sequin dress was the bomb, too – I didn’t wear it though, because again, it was too small and it’s still with me, all tags attached etc, in case you’re interested. Note to myself: Do not buy 36 when you’re actually a 38.

But this time…I bet you have an idea where this is going…this time, I kinda don’t get it.

You can say I’m a huge-ish fan of Kenzo. I obviously love them for their colors and I was one of those who had to have their tiger sweater when it came out, back in… 2013?

But did you see the pictures of their collection for H&M? Dayumn. And not in a good way.

I mean…I love a bold outfit and I totally get that fashion is about fun and not about always being up to date with whatever Zara and everybody else is throwing at us but a green tiger overall? Really?

No, I mean, really? And it doesn’t stop here. It’s an absolute explosion of elements that are hard to describe. They say too much of a good thing is not enough but, honestly, I just can’t wrap my head around this. I’ll just let some of my fav pieces speak for themselves:

I can see these being a fun option for a stay at a very sad, comfortless 1* Hotel – the ones where you’re happy to avoid any kind of contact with the dingy carpets that leave you breathless for so many reasons. Not for 100 dollars, though…

Kind of reminds me of my cultural roots, good old Mama Russia. I bet I could find two or three people there who’d be willing to wear this. Not for 70 dollars, though.

This, like other pieces too, would have been a great option for some freaky Halloween costume – unfortunately the collection launches a couple of days after the holidays… 130 everybody.

Reminds me of a that dinosaur series for kids when I was young, the one with the fugly, scary puppets. 100 dollars right there.

Not to sound too mean, but this is something for a rave, maybe or a bar you visit in secret. You can say that 50 dollars is an ok price.

Something Lady Gaga would enjoy. 50 dollars and it’s yours.

Matching whore boots, if you’re really really digging this look. 300 dollars. Let that sink in.

A funky doormat, worth a 250 dollars, apparently.

Here’s whole combo. You’re welcome. 200 all together.

And what is this? I swear I’d be scared if I met somebody on the street, pulling this off. 50 dollars worth of creeps.

And finally, there’s actually one thing I could see myself wearing. Maybe. One time. But not for 300 dollars, sorry:

Keep in mind: this was just a selection. There’s more of where I got this, you can find it all on www.fashionista.com – knock yourself out.

I don’t mean to be boring and if you’re digging this then by all means, go for it – I don’t think that you’ll have too many problems getting your fingers on these pieces, judging from 99,9% of the b/w Instagram profiles I see every day.

Personally, I think it’s a missed opportunity to give us something cool and wearable – I know that they would have been capable of it. What do you think?

Too much of a good thing can be too much, trust me.



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I repeat: all pics found on fashionista.com

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Kim K for a day

Ahh, don’t we all want to be Kim K for a day? Hell no, carrying around that ginormous butt of hers must be exhausting. Putting up with her husbands huge ego must be annoying. I can’t imagine how looking like a giant – I can’t find the word, help me out here – during pregnancy feels. Keeping up with the rest of the Kardashians? Bah, no way. And being on the cover of Vogue probably doesn’t even feel special anymore if your dad can be there, too. But why did we all run to get a piece from the recently hyped #HMBalmaination collection, when clearly so much of our Balmain awareness is based on this family?

I’m not exactly a Balmain kind of girl. Balmain is too edgy, too sexy, too tough, too expensive for too much of something that’s really close to bad taste. Part of that attitude might be thanks to my memory of Kimye wearing their clothes.

And fair enough, the male balmainxhm collection is made up of tacky pieces only…But then suddenly Gigi and Kendall start wearing it and it totally works for me – I think there are one or two pieces I can see myself in. The dresses, the leather pants – I love the green… but from H&Ms last colab I know this hype comes with an annoying problem: people. Imagine new iPhone meets Yeezy meets Justin Bieber concert. People go nuts. I’m sure you’ve seen the videos of H&M branches getting emptied in the course of minutes shortly after the doors open. That’s not for me. Waiting – camping? – in line with all the peasants (chill, I’m trying to make a point here), being pushed closer and closer to the door as the time approaches and then run around, grabbing whatever I can get as everybody loses their mind and having to fight over who got her hands on what piece first? God. No.

On the days of the presale and official launch of the collection I was stuck in bible camp somewhere on a hill near Zurich anyway – fighting for grades, not clothes. Luckily I have a boyfriend who agreed to do his best to make sure I got the pieces I wanted. About 1’000 CHF for two dresses and leather pants. From H&M. Can you believe it? He did a great job and I am now the happy owner of a green sequin dress and green leather pants. I wanted the black sequin dress as well but so did everybody else which lead to it now being sold on Ebay for up to 2’000$. We’re talking H&M, people. You’re now in a range where you could actually by real Balmain, do you hear me?

What interests me most when looking at the offers on Ebay: The people that are willing to pay 2’000$ for an H&M dress – do they just have so much cash, they don’t care if they spend a crazy amount on something that is only worth a tiny percentage of it or are these people who desperately want to own something from ‘Balmain’? Because, I mean – in the end it’s still H&M.

I for my part have decided that I will survive without a 500$ H&M dress and leave it to Mathilde Goehler to look hot in it. As for the two pieces that I got I can only say that at least the quality is really better than H&M usually is – still not worth its price though, no. At least now I’ll have a motivation to stop stuffing my face with nuts everyday in order to make the pants look less KimK and more CaKe. Ish.  #instaaddictswillknow

Perspective is good for you, trust me.



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