Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kiss My Acne, Lanvin!

I'm experiencing a bit of writer's block so I decided to take it out on this blog. Sorry, guys!

Okay, so I spent some of my time this evening cruising the new, well-designed Lanvin Hearts Acne line, a collaboration between Lanvin's fabulous designer Alber Elbaz and Swedish denim label Acne. I adore every single piece in this small collection, and if I had copious amounts of cash, I would no doubt be spending it on this stuff. Right now, I'm all about the late '50s, early '60s pegged leg jeans and circle skirt looks that are done so well in this capsule.

However, I am not (that) crazy, nor will I be able to crack open that (non-existent) trust fund anytime soon. Therefore I cannot justify spending $570 on a pair of 5-pocket stunners, even if they do look terribly cute cuffed right above the ankle. (And look at those pussy bows! And the over-sized shirt dress! It's all so, well, me! Sigh.)

You might wonder why these pieces are so expensive. Well, there's only one reason, and it's not a reason most labels can get away with: Elbaz. Anything created by the Lanvin designer is so (presumably) highly-coveted, those behind the collaboration believe that fans will be willing to pay an added premium for this already ultra-premium denim. Whether they really are--especially in a recession--is another question.

As for me, I'm looking forward to Acne's Summer '09 sample sale.