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FLARE singles out the month’s most stylish women

The fashion set is obsessed with Balmain. The Paris-based house, headed by creative director Christophe Decarnin, is now the most coveted collection around with Hollywood’s heaviest hitters and style savants snapping up the super pricey pieces. Since we can’t all afford to splurge on these luxe looks, we’ll show you how to get the chic Balmain look without breaking the bank.
Model: Alana Black
Produced by Aya McMillan
Videography and editing by Julian Liurette
Photography by Anthea Simms (runway) and Jen Lowery/Startraks photo (Kate Winslet)

Look 1
Parasuco military jacket, $335. At Parasuco stores.
Gap ombre cotton tee, $24.50. Gap stores across Canada.
Diesel leather belt, $200. 514-385-3335.
J-Brand “Thrasher” acid wash jeans, $298. At Over the Rainbow, Mendocino, TNT and select Holt Renfrew locations.
Aldo leather shoulder bag, $50.
Fab Accessories stretch bracelets, $24 each. 877-751-4477.
Bebe jeweled heels, $214. 877-232-3777.

Look 2
Parasuco lambskin jacket, $480 and embellished jeans, $180. At Parasuco stores.
Gap pocket tank, $19.50. Gap stores across Canada.
Brave Beltworks metallic leather belt, $88. 888-655-6905.
Aldo studded leather sandals, $120.

Preloved reclaimed vintage “Osana” coat, $259.
H&M Garden Collection organic cotton crochet tunic, $30. At H&M stores.
Salvor modal scarf, $240.
Ashley Watson recycled leather and hemp bag, $385.
Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Shoes “Ultragirl IV” recyclable PVC ballet flats, $145.

Thomas tencel shredded cob-web tunic, $400.
Zoe Tee’s organic cotton-blend “Terry” t-shirt, $225.
Levi’s recycled denim skinny boot jeans in Sunkissed (Destructed), $98. At Levi’s stores.
Speech English pewter and coral necklace, $220.
Christian Louboutin “Bianca Sling” cork peep-toe platform heels, $855. At Holt Renfrew.

Tarte “Flower Child” natural cheek stain in Deep Golden Rose, $30. At