Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Before Balmain

The preshow model walkthru is almost like a fashion show-within-a-fashion show


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  1. i heart chiclets

    October 1, 2008 at 4:13 am

    I love the over-the-knee boots on the first model, especially with the torn tights. This all looks so exciting as well, it`s just building up hype in anticipation of the actual show.

  2. xAx

    October 1, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Oh wow. Anya looks incredible. Do you have any more of these, i would love to see all the models especially Natasha Poly? Fab pics on here and!!!

  3. Also Anja :D

    October 1, 2008 at 4:27 am


  4. emilchen007

    October 1, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Anja Rubik is sooo great on the SS09 catwalk! She makes every item look gorgeous (and me want to wear it:))
    Great pictures! :]

  5. luise

    October 1, 2008 at 5:13 am

    oh my god, anja does it so good..!

  6. john benjamin pritchett

    October 1, 2008 at 5:36 am

    Great look in each photo. The top one is my favorite with the tall boots, serrated pants, and “dark night with a billion stars shining” shirt. I’m curious about the clothing in the walkthru. Is it personal or what will be seen during the show?

  7. metscan

    October 1, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Can´t find anything interesting about these clothes.

  8. Farren

    October 1, 2008 at 5:50 am

    I will have to agree with you on this one. It’s a fashion show on it’s own!

  9. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 6:33 am

    love anja’s leggings!
    anyone know where they’re from?

  10. -h of candid cool

    October 1, 2008 at 6:59 am


  11. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 7:30 am

    wow just beautiful :P looooooved the balmain show hte clothes are so wearable and beautiful

  12. Carolina Lange

    October 1, 2008 at 8:13 am

    And Isabeli Fontana looking gorgeous, as always!

  13. Mark and Judy

    October 1, 2008 at 8:20 am

    love the soft intensity

  14. Vicki

    October 1, 2008 at 8:35 am

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE the second model’s shoes!

  15. chinesemodels

    October 1, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Anja is just gorgeous!

  16. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 9:01 am

    true indeed!
    i admit that i was confused when i saw the pics..”was that really the balmain show this season?”

  17. Vintage Me New You

    October 1, 2008 at 9:01 am

    i like the second look…simple, but very sexy!

  18. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Scott- you are my hero. These pictures are magnificent. When is a book coming out??? Prints?????

  19. Punkimeowzer

    October 1, 2008 at 10:01 am

    I love everything about the first image. The leggings and boots are to DIE for! Of course the model looks fabulous.

  20. starbahks

    October 1, 2008 at 10:29 am

    You take such great runway shots!
    Anja looks stunning.

  21. Ezekiel

    October 1, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Well Done Anja!

  22. Dr. Jean Grey

    October 1, 2008 at 10:41 am

    the shoes in the second pic!!!


  23. Paul Pincus

    October 1, 2008 at 11:11 am

    these are fantastic. that first shot is incredible!

  24. Eugene Kim

    October 1, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    all about anja on this one…

  25. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Maryna Linchuck is one of my new favorite models.

  26. The Storialist

    October 1, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I love seeing shots of the pre-show stuff. It looks so dark in there!

  27. Chloe's Chic Conception

    October 1, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I love these shots!!! The outfits definitely could be a runway show all on their own – I agree with you!!

  28. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Could you give us a little more info? I gather the models are taking a pre-show walk in their own clothes? Is that the usual? Are photographers usually allowed to be there when that happens?

  29. whyioughtta

    October 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Especially love the first shot and first look (those pants are amazing). Also, I know they’re models for a reason, but it’s interesting to see how gorgeous these ladies are, even totally unretouched (I assume!)…their hair, skin, etc.

  30. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Very curious point of view about the backstage.

  31. Le Fashion

    October 1, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    I am obsessed with these shots!

    Thank you! I cannot get enough of your blog :)

  32. veronique

    October 1, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    A model walkthru? What is that all about? How about the electricians? If I were there, I’d like to see them too?

  33. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    A little more than we mere mortals can pull off.

  34. suzanne nelson

    October 1, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Can’t believe so many people are going on about the bag when he’s wearing a totally awesome jacket that he underplays to perfection. This is how to wear a garment that could otherwise be very loud and scary. he keeps the rest of his outfit low-key and the first thing i really noticed was his strong handsome face accentuated by a shaved head. the coral T shirt is genius. Great post Sart. ps – today’s photos for are wonderful – the girl in the long furry coat and the beautiful pre-raphelite twins! – stunning!

  35. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    anja is my new favorite love love love her and balmain is AMAZING!

  36. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    i really hoped this would’nt become like just any other fashion blog poasting catwalk feeling like images..Best

  37. monique

    October 1, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Love Anjas boots and leggings.

    If you’re really interested you can do a version of these with a pair of scissors and some basic black leggings. Make a cut and rip them with your hands – don’t cut these holes – it’s all about ripping. They may be a little more “raw” but they’ll look just as good (maybe even better in a more punk way). Now, will you look as good in them as Anja…. that’s another story.

  38. Tigress

    October 1, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Those leggings…

    Excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my keyboard.

  39. annie onymous

    October 1, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    this is much better than the actual balmain collection.

  40. Anonymous

    October 2, 2008 at 3:36 am

    wow, this is how models are normally dressed? I’m jealous…love every bit of what they’re wearing though..especially, the first photo.

  41. Marianna

    October 2, 2008 at 3:37 am

    you know what i love most about these photos? when you click on them for a larger view, i love all the shiny polished black shoe tips you see on the sides. that’s the detail I love most here.

  42. Bonoui

    October 2, 2008 at 4:23 am

    I believe the shoes in the second shot that Isabeli Fontana is wearing are the actual Balmain shoes from the show. All the shoes were gorgeous I hope they hit the stores in the not too distant future.

  43. Anonymous

    October 2, 2008 at 4:33 am

    I can not see anything interesting on these photos, neither close or these girls, you made many more interesting photos just shooting on the street with some more feminine girls. Just my opinion.



  44. jayson

    October 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    isabeli is my fave, love her…

  45. Harry H

    October 2, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    love !!!! balmain and Life Alert !!!

  46. Dethlef

    October 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Like in shakespear’s plays!

  47. Anonymous

    October 2, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    The knee high boots. Oh god, I want my me or my boyfriend to wear them. Even though it'll look ridiculous on two guys <3

  48. vix

    October 2, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    ** Not sure if its been mentioned but Anja’s leggings are by Wolford :)

  49. Isabelle

    October 2, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    LOVLEY pics! And thx for the good blog! Well done! /Sweden ;)

  50. Ian

    October 2, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    The jackets were incredible in this collection – So structured and almost balenciaga-like in architecture.

    I bet Anya Rubik was as incredible during the run-through as she was at the actual show!

  51. modediktator

    October 3, 2008 at 3:36 am

    I LOOOOVE Balmain! ♥♥♥♥
    What I love as well is to see what models are wearing in their free time. Thanks for bringing and showing us the style of them and other very fashionable people!!

  52. Negar

    October 3, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Reminds me of Alexander Wang.

    For the love of fashion, where can I purchase these cutout Wolford leggings?! I’ve been searching relentlessly..


  53. rachel

    October 3, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    absolutely Love the cutout leggings!

  54. fashion15

    October 4, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    WOW! I loved all of these outfits! Especially the 1st one. I am so into gtaphic shirts/dress and they can be so much fun! Thanxs! ^_^

  55. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 12:55 am

    The blonde model is FIERCE!

  56. A-M

    October 5, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Anja has always been one of my number ones, and there is only one thing I can say about her: she is stunning!!!

  57. Natasha

    October 5, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    want want want Anja’s outfit.

  58. Alexandra

    October 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I spot Maryna!

  59. Rhys

    October 7, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Ooooh, The first pic is so edgy and sexy. Though I love the way her hands are so dainty. Also while writing this i spotted the candelabra in the back of the first pic, which is quite beautiful against the pitch blackness.
    Stunning girl stunning picture.
    Well done old boy


  60. the Curateur

    October 7, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I love all the looks. Thanks for sharing!

  61. xx 2threads

    October 8, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Love that first look!

  62. Anonymous

    October 8, 2008 at 11:34 am

    your hilarious, first you say you are such a different breed to all the other runway photographers then your front and centre to shoot the repetition. yes, you make an amazing runway photographer. when noone else is there.

  63. Anonymous

    October 9, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    merry me anja???

  64. Fashion Is Poison

    October 9, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    outfit #1 is absolutely gorgeous!

    i’ve used one of your pictures on my blog, hope you don’t mind :)

  65. Anonymous

    October 10, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    anja’s so rad.

  66. Nia

    October 11, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Anja looks fabulous!

  67. chrissybella

    October 14, 2008 at 2:20 am

    wowwwww. picture 1 and 3 are absolutely genius

  68. chris

    October 16, 2008 at 5:17 am

    In my experience-
    Yes, models are well dressed- they have insider knowledge and coathanger physiques!
    Yes, they wear their own clothes in walk-throughs.
    Yes, often they wear the shoes, as they can be problematic.
    The point of a walkthrough, depending on the show, is to check lighting, time the music, and familiarise models with the routine. And also, of course, to make sure it looks good!

  69. la femme

    October 18, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I’m envious. Balmain would be a show to see.

  70. Allison

    December 12, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    the first woman is gorgeous.
    i love her torn tights

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