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Balmain’s Supermodel Sister Squad

If there’s one thing you can count on from a Balmain campaign, it’s that it’ll be packed to the rafters with bombshells and the Fall / winter 2015 offering is testament to that.  Olivier Rousteing has upped his game and packed twice the punch into this latest offering by turning his Balmain Army into a family affair, yep, it’s official, the Balmain Supermodel Sister Squad is here. Tapping up Gigi and Bella Hadid, Joan and Erika Smalls, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner for the latest campaign, shot by Mario Sorrenti, the campaign is bold and colourful with gem coloured hues and sultry make up - everything we’ve come to love and expect from Rousteing and his Creative Team. For the latest visuals, Rousteing stayed true to that aesthetic by opting for dark smoky eyes on each set of siblings maintaining that the girls should look powerful and sultry in the spirit of Helmut Newton.

“This season’s Balmain campaign was inspired by a brief, key moment that happened while we were shooting our last campaign.  While I watched Mario capture a kiss last fall, I was struck by the love and emotion that I was witnessing in front of me. Starting with a determination to once again focus on the beauty of an intimate connection, my team and I quickly concluded that a celebration of the unique unconditional love of sibling is a natural progression from the spirit of last season.” - Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director, Balmain.

Also featuring in the campaign are Armando and Fernando Cabral with Rousteing saying “They represent the fresh, diverse and open spirit of a new generation of fashion”.  High praise indeed coming from the much applauded Creative Director.  Rousting also teased that Kendall Jenner may front his collaboration with H&M later this year saying that she’s one of his favourite models. balmain8 If this has made you all the more eager to join the Balmain Army, then don’t forget, the Balmain x H&M collection drops November 5th, start sharpening your elbows now… Pixie x

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2015 CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards recognise exceptional talent within the fashion industry and this year the nominees were all outstanding within their respective field.

Typically, designers arrive to the awards ceremony with a muse dressed to impress in something from the Designer’s current collection and competition on this years CFDA Awards red carpet was fierce.  from Anna Ewers in an Alexander Wang pailette dress with stomp boots, Amanda Seyfried in glittering Rodarte, right through to Janelle Monae in a stunning Tadashi Shoji cape dress, the red carpet was awash with knockout frocks.

There were a variety of presenters including Kim Kardashian and Taraji P. Henson giving out the awards, all eyes were on Kim Kardashian in Proenza Schouler as she hit the event within hours of announcing her second pregnancy, and the unveiling of the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover.

Karlie Kloss never gives less than fantastic on the red carpet and this event was no different, wearing a DVF floor length Spanish inspired polka dot frock cut low at the front, the model looked phenomenal and confessed that under her gown, she wore flat shoes all night and felt great.

Models of the moment Natasha Poly and Gigi Hadid lit up the red carpet in Michael Kors; Poly in a statement red dress and Hadid in a glittering gold flared leg jumpsuit.

Juliette Lewis looked ethereal as she floated on to the red carped wearing a two piece Christian Siriano princess gown.  I have to admit, I had an audible gasp when I saw this gorgeous gown.

My ultimate favourite of the night was Diane Kruger, we all know the girl got immense fashion game and in a Prabal Gurung red garnet bustier gown, she was On Fleek.  As a wildcard runner up, I’m giving special credit to model Binx Walton for her conceptual Hood By Air creation, incidentally, Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air took home the award for Swarovski Award for Menswear.

“I am so glad to know there is life after winning a lifetime achievement award” Tom Ford on being named the CFDA Menswear Designer of the year 2015.

You can view the full CFDA Red Carpet Fashion gallery below, hit me up and let me know which on is your favourite and which you’re not so keen on….

Pixie x

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The full list of CFDA 2015 Winners is below:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year: Tom Ford

Accessories Designer of the Year: Tabitha Simmons

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Rosie Assoulin

Swarovski Award for Menswear: Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Betsey Johnson

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Instagram

The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert: Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of J.Crew Group, Inc.

International Award: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino