Do you ever get caught in the black hole of sales and find that you can’t pull yourself out even in spite of your having successfully convinced yourself that you really, really, really don’t need anything? That just happened.
I blame Net-a-Porter. That magical “End of Season Sale!” e-mail dropped around 8AM and then paralyzed me for the subsequent hour and change. I’ve even been able to conclude–care of my browser’s impaired ability to successfully click through to see the Christopher Kane, Saint Laurent and Chloe sale pages–that web sale shopping really isn’t all that different from sample sale shopping IRL.
In fact, it may be worse. Why? Because even from potential miles away and in the comfort of your own solitude, you can discernibly detect the exact same levels of passive aggressive, unilateral oneness from contending shoppers. Which brings me to a safe place: the stuff that’s not on sale–and more specifically the accoutrements of Balenciaga’s S/S 2013 collection.
Remember those holy-bad-ass, adjustable gold rings? I ask if you remember because they sold out so quickly, you may not. It occurred to me while playing with band-aids (yes, band-aids) a few weeks ago that just because I couldn’t indulge in the forlorn rings of Ghesquiere’s mental objects did not mean that I couldn’t practice some (stealth) creativity and create my fleeting own. (Fleeting because the moment my hands contact water, they are kaput.)
So I wrapped ten Muppet Band-Aids across my ten fingers and finally concluded that I am ridiculous. I have to wonder now if it’s plausible–nay, respectful, that I even call this a Balenciaga DIY. Maybe BalenciHAHAHAHAHDGHSHJGHJHA is more appropriate.
Get the look yourself because it’s easy and cheap and so damn weird!