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Balmain Fame

What can be worse than cheap copying of brand clothes? When girl can't afford the real, I would say, Dior bag, she goes and buys a fake one just to have her own Dior. One who is honest with herself will go to TOPSHOP, ZARA or other shop similar to them. This is more honest. I'm not sure. The reason is that too many things we see in those shops are copied in their design from what people see on th runway. Sometimes it happens that not such cheap brands start to copy famous brands to make money and become more popular.

Balmain has become one new very trendy and desirable brands these days jackets with huge shoulders, dresses shining elements, shoes covered with Swarovski crystalls and other fancy and amazing things. Reasonable that everyone wants their own Balmain. Unfortunately, one can afford $11 000 jacket and others can not. For those who can not afford Balmain  "Alice+Olivia" started to make their copies of Balmain things. You see Balmain jacket but with Alice+Olivia logo on it.

Things from "Alice+Olivia" are less fancy. That is normal with the price $550 for a jacket. But really you can make things fancy even for $550 but when design is yours, not copied from a famous designer. I can't understand how someone can be glad because of it. It's really awfull! Balmain things are pieces of art and this is even out of any comparison...

Well while some are happy and buy those copies famous people realize the value of Balmain.

Madonna took this Balmain Fall-Winter 2009-2010 dress covered with crystalls to her new "Celebration" video. 

The video is filmed by Jonas Akerlund who works with fashionista Lady GaGa.


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 24th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
It's stupid. If the copies were a lot less I wouldn't mind, but charging 500 bucks for a really tacky copy of a Balmain is too much. Those clothes look a lot cheaper!
Aug. 31st, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
this is really stupid and very dishonest I'd say
Aug. 24th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
This is getting ridiculous. Balenciaga shoes and bags are being copied and sold out of Forever 21, Ella Moss is dealing with the same, etc. It's just wrong.
Aug. 31st, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
It's just out of any control and this becomes really annoying!

Edited at 2009-08-31 12:43 pm (UTC)
Aug. 24th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
*shrugs* I like the Madonna dress.
Aug. 31st, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
yes, this one is amazing!
Aug. 24th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I say have the real thing or nothing. so I have nothing right now D:
Aug. 31st, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
I think it's a good position, because in this case you won't look cheap ever.
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Aug. 31st, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Aug. 25th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I want those Balmain jackets:)
Aug. 31st, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
expensive but the real fashion is never expensive enough!
Aug. 25th, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
I agree that you can never be truly honest with yourself if you settle for less with a fake. I'm by no means rich or have a relaxed budget (still a student), but if I want a luxury item, I'll make a point to save up and strive for it... weeks, months, years...

In the end, it makes it that much more special and deserving.

Brands coping other people's work is absolutely disgraceful to one's craft and profession. These people shouldn't even be called designers, they're merely scums profiting off of other people's ideas.
Aug. 31st, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
That's so true! When you can't have in one minute and save money for it, thing really becomes very special and it brings so much happiness
Nov. 21st, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
Alice+Olivia jacket looks terrible and really cheap. Who needs that??
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