Unless you camped outside Regent Street’s H&M store in London from 10pm the night before and queued for hours in the pouring rain – or unless you had three laptops and four tablets on the go since midnight pressing refresh like a robot – or unless you forked out a month’s wages for the inflated reseller prices on ebay, then like the rest of us, you’ll have missed out on the exclusive Balmain x H&M pieces. Pff! We didn’t even want that beaded Balmain jacket dress anyway (ok, we so did).
The world went completely nutty for the high street / designer collaboration, which was promoted heavily by models such as Jourdan Dunn and Kendall Jenner. Crazy shopper behaviour over collabs have happened before – and they’ll happen again. So there’s really no need to feel disappointed. Instead, let’s turn our attention to the Balmain models, as selected by famous designer Olivier Rousteing. These models are hot. They are so ‘now’. They are Rousteing’s bezzies. And they are all totally tuned in on social media.
As we’ve been doing some model stalking (and wishing desperately that we could be a part of their friendship group), we noticed that these girls are no stranger to a pair of specs or sunnies. In fact, they all have a bit of a spectacle obsession it seems. So if you missed out on the designer clothing collab (and don’t worry, 99.9% of the population did too), here’s another way you can achieve on-point supermodel style. Steal their looks with these cool designer sunglasses!
Jourdan Dunn is a total babe and when we’re not busy being sick to the stomach of her hot bod on Instagram, we’re swooning over her choice in designer clothes and accessories. She’s fronted just about every designer campaign going (just like best pal Kendall) and when it comes to sunglasses and specs, she’s a bit of an inspiration. Earlier this year, she rocked the festival look at Coachella and we’re still crushing on her full round frames. You can steal her sunnies with the Miu Miu MU 13NS.
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She’s got to be the best of the Kardashians/Jenners, right? With all her fashion connections and blossoming modelling career, she has to be the most stylish at least. Here she rocks a super cool pair of all black aviators. She’s opted for simple and sophisticated which is Ms. Jenner all over; this girl likes to keep things looking slick. Get the look with these ultra-suave Porsche Design P8478 aviators.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more edgy, these mirrored Diors are the perfect buy. They have a sporty look to them, making them perfect for active girls no matter what time of year it is. Protecting our eyes from the sun’s harmful rays should be a top priority, so if you’re going to be spending a lot time walking / hiking / running outdoors this AW, make sure you get up to scratch in the eyewear department like Gigi. We have a very similar style available online right now – the Dior DIORMIRRORED sunglasses which come in five fabulous colours!
Sister Gigi has the exact same pair of pink mirrored Ray Bans – so maybe these sisters just love to share their wardrobes and swap accessories. Whatever the case may be, these stylish sunnies are a total must-have. They’re pretty timeless but the pink mirror lenses add a chic feminine edge. Get the look now with our Ray Ban RB3025 sunnies.