RUNWAY TO REALWAY: BALMAIN

How to get the designer look for less

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. www.aldoshoes.com.
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. www.aldoshoes.com.

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