Titel Media Sites highsnobiety.com highsnobette.com selectism.com curatedmag.com radcollector.com

Category ‚Ridiculous Pricing‘

The Olsen Twins Drop A Pill-Covered, $55K Backpack

04 December 2012, 12.16 | Posted in Ridiculous Pricing, bags | No comments »

The Row Olsens backpack The Olsen Twins Drop A Pill Covered, $55K Backpack
In collaboration with Just One Eye and fashion designer Damien Hirst, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen created this limited $55K backpack for their lable’s ‘The Row’ 2012 collection. The price for this incredible piece seems rediculously high but regarding the The Row’s crocodile backpack from the last years collection, priced $35K, which sold out within a just few days, I doubt that this one-of-a-kind wearable artwork will not sell out. The backpack features numerous multicolored prescription pill appliqués that were designed by Hirst. Next to the pills-backpack there are a few other other polka-dotted versions disolayed in the video below.

Just in case, the backback will release on December 12 at Just One Eye.

Would you buy it, if you could?

Late Last Night Link Ups

TomFordPrivateBlendCandlesPopBee Late Last Night Link Ups

For those who get off on all things tasteful, Tom Ford offers a private blend candle collection in Tuscan leather (above), oud wood and tobacco vanille–Popbee

Carmelo finally wises up and puts a ring on LaLa.–Full, star-studded episode at VH1

We get our first peek at The Katy Perry Collection with OPI, which includes a black shade called “Black Shatter” that dries to a crackle effect. –Bellasuger

Rodarte’s dry-clean-only socks are to this season what Balmain’s ripped tee was to last season. As such the sisters better watch their backs! –Thecut

The first photo of the Gucci kid’s ad, featuring Jennifer Lopez with her two babies, has leaked but it’s super fuzzy and as such, unless you’re obsessed with Gucci or Lopez, sort of annoying to look at.–TFS

Balmain Spring 2011 Runway Video: Getting Slammed!

30 September 2010, 21.14 | Posted in Fashion Week, Ridiculous Pricing, Runway Show | 3 comments »

My first response when I saw Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2011 images from Paris Fashion Week was surprise, as in, wow, they’re going there again?? And at the prices they charge? But my opinion was mild compared to one of the industry’s fiercest critics, Cathy Horyn, whose review I just read on Racked:

“The clothes were great for showing off the models’ long bodies, and so will produce sexy photographs, but punk is now a style cliché. That Balmain is one of the most expensive labels, with a plain undershirt (without holes) costing around $450, makes the notion of a safety-pinned jacket something of a joke—and not even a very clever one.”

Some of the garments Balmain showed are obviously gorgeous and totally covetable (lush punk if you will), however, ever since the appearance on the scene of “that” tee shirt, the recipe for a backlash began to be mixed and this seemingly lazy runway was the final ingredient. How far the ripples extend from this ugly little moment is always hard to say without an inside track.

What Comes Around Goes Around Splatter Paint Sneakers

05 May 2010, 12.36 | Posted in Fashion, Ridiculous Pricing, Sneakers | 1 comment »

01238F132001 2 1 What Comes Around Goes Around  Splatter Paint Sneakers

As musch as I like a paint splatter detail , This is the part of fashion that my open mind just cannot seem to understand. Unless of course Pollock himself splattered them….WCGA sneakers via ssense. A closer look on the flip.

Read more

Balmain Slashed Army T-Shirt $1625 Seriously??!!

29 March 2010, 03.57 | Posted in Fashion, Retail, Ridiculous Pricing | 6 comments »

65937 fr dl 360x540 Balmain Slashed Army T Shirt $1625 Seriously??!!

In high fashion,  this  snobette  usually can justify  a certain price tag as it relates to quality, craftmanship  or even  prestige . However when a simple cotton t-shirt with random cut holes is priced at $1625, I have to publicly disagree . Unless of course there  was only one tee  in the world and it was cut up by Pierre Balmain himself.  Something that would never happen since the house was originally a symbol of couture and classic  refinement .  Descarnin’s new spin  on  the label has received well deserved praise since he took design lead in 2005, but this  is one I think the House of Balmain  can live without.  I love  a ripped tee but , but  can you really  justify the price ? I’d love to know the markup on that one… Via net-a-porter. Detailed view on the next page.

Read more