Saturday, April 4, 2009


What would I do without the Shop Till You Drop publication?

Given a $300 version of the following Balmain outfit (hey, its our winter now, and this outfit will never be out for me), I was struck by how fantastically identical the doppelganger pants were. Where from?

Mink Pink of course.

Actual Balmain outfit (Autumn/Winter 08)

So when I went hunting on the internet I found even more Mink Pink goodness (that is aptly reasonably priced, given the GFC*):

Hello, beautiful dress, be mine! ($49)

even cooler jeans than the cropped Balmain-esque ones; the skinnies ($69)

mmmm, uber cool wolf tee ($35)

the sleepwalker tank, asymmetrical goodness ($29)

and these awesome leggings. Umm, I want the boots too?!


On a side note, the holey sweater in the above frame?
I ordered the black version off the Freez website.

Seriously, love it. Too much:

Exhibit A: Ripped to shreds takes on a punk persona

*GFC = Global Financial Crisis

sweater, mink pink from freez. sheer tank, vintage. leggings, big w kids section. boots, shoobiz. leather gauntlet, goth shop. bag, vintage.


The Seeker said...

Great stuff, dear!
Love the wolf tee and the jeans!!!

And you look sooooooooo cool!!!!


stilettostetico said...

Very "Neo Punk aesthetic", just like "the authentic roots of Destroy CHIC" !!! I especially like the Dark transparencies of your top, strongly SEXY . . .

à Bientôt, Antoine

mademoiselleb said...

Reaally cool. love it.


Twobreadsplease said...

I love that sheer holey black dress, it's so appealing. Oh, I haven't put the boots up on ebay yet, sorry for being slow and useless. I promise as soon as they're up, I'll comment you the link :) xx

Stompface said...

MINKPINK will it ever do us wrong?
I am def pur chasing that wolf tee.
and oh that dress, amazing. oh oh and. hang on all of it. pretty amazing.

I have the holey sweater too! it is absolute love. you look like a shredded beauty.


yiqin; said...

Balmain is way to overpriced thoguh :/

Eden said...

OMG! those balmain pants!! gorgeous! and you do your own version so well! that sweater is just so hot. sssizzlin! too bad its too hot where we are...:( well, maybe in a few months...

much love


Kay said...

I love your jumper! The shredding isn't too extreme either, I think brands can go too far and it just looks messy but this is very well made.
And woahh at those leggings.
Also I love Balmain but I swear £1000 for a pair of jeans is pushing it... surely even Chanel would not charge that much!

faddict said...

I rely on mink pink for my poor uni student needs! They always come through. I've been hunting for that shredded sweater everywhere but no luck yet...freez seems to have sold out because it's no longer on the site :( Oh well, you pull it off great!

Sharina said...

I love your post! Awesome :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-You look gorgeous in that outfit, I adore your jumper!! The wolf top is soo stylish too! Have a great Sunday my dear!

clairegrenade said...


great choices, edgy yet soft!

very cool,dear

Couture Carrie said...

OMG you look fabulous, A! I love all your finds, especially that dress!


Twobreadsplease said...

Hey, I finally put them up!


DaisyChain said...

Wow, amazing finds!

She's Dressing Up said...

I love the shredded jumper you ordered! It looks great with the plaid leggings =]!

Shini said...

love this down-to-earth interpretation of balmain, the sweater is so great with the plaid!

phamzy said...

thanks for dropping by... sad to hear about your target experience. there are 3 target stores close to my area and i can't complain.

i am longing for that wolf shirt!

syd vicious said...

You are rocking the punk look! That white tank is wonderful.

Nina (femme rationale) said...

i love your sweater. and the shredded dress is just crazy!

Anonymous said...

awesome outfit, very badass!

A.n.E said...

gotta love ya mag sources. heads up for Mink Pink. Gonna check it out. =P

Anonymous said...

I sell the wolf tee at my work, it's been very popular! The first black dress hasn't been doing well though, we've reduced it already - people just don't get it =(. Looove Minkpink