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H&M x Balmain


H&M x Balmain. 
Photographed by Alix Coburn.

Designer high street collections don't usually hold my attention - there's never been a designer I liked enough to get excited until recently. When H&M x Balmain was announced I knew I had to own a part of the collection. I'm a bit of an Oliver Rousteing fan girl - I love what he's done for the brand and how fresh his attitude is - it makes the brand feel more accessible. And this launch is one more step in that direction. 

There are some designers who I swear are so out of tune when it comes to the fit and shape of women's clothing - but the majority of pieces from their ready to wear collection look amazing on everyone - regardless of body type. It's sexy and mature but fresh and young all at once. And I have been praying that the H&M x Balmain collection would follow this. 

Now I was all ready and prepped to be up early on Friday, in the queue, elbows at the ready, for even just a belt from the collection. But H&M kindly sent over a couple of pieces (including the belt - I die.) to style for you! Seriously, H&M, you've made my year.

 I instantly fell in love with the black velvet mini dress, despite a long term fear of anything with any kind of shoulder pad. Yep, shoulder pads. This dress has them like I've never seen before but I was actually amazed at how much it accentuated and balanced out my figure (I'm like a slightly uneven hourglass). I love it. I'd even go as far as to say that my "the one" of little black dress world has been found. Whist the dress is gorgeous alone - the addition of the green waist belt synchs in the waist, whilst also making the perfect festive accessory. This whole outfit just basically screams Christmas to me. 

Despite being terrified of spilling something on my brand new dress, I threw this on during a whirlwind outfit change on Monday for a launch party (and also a visit to Pizza express where I consumed two plates of dough balls and a pizza - an all time record - well done Suz). I added tights and my suede black boots which I'd been wearing earlier in the day along with my leather jacket. These items relaxed the look and worked perfectly for the evening, but I cannot wait to go all out and wear these with some over the knee boots for a full on Balmain vibe.

So the big question, will you be purchasing anything? Do you have a favourite piece?

The collection will be ready to shop HERE on November 5th - a.k.a tomorrow morning! 9am GMT - happy shopping ladies.

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  1. I need something from this collection!! Its absolutely perfect!!xxx

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  2. I need something from this collection!! Its absolutely perfect!!xxx

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  3. That dress is just plain gorgeous, I pretty much want to buy everything from this collection!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  4. these are so stunning suzie, that dress suits you so much! definitely thinking about buying it now.

    danielle | avec danielle

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  5. I love how you've styled this. And that belt! Gorgeous.
    Laura x FloraLooTwo

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  6. Oh wowzers Suzie! You look incredible, that dress is just fabulous x

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  7. Amazing!! That dress really suits you. Gah I'm so excited for this collection!

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  8. That dress looks amazing! Can't wait to be able to get something from this collection!

    Millie x | Millies Wardrobe

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  9. the entire collection is amazing. hopefully will be able to get myself something. i have my alarm set, ready to go.


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  10. The dress gorgeous!!
    Abbie E.
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  11. You look gorgeous - I love the detailed belt!

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  12. This dress looks amazing on you! Lovely photos btw! X
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  13. It looks gorgeous on you! Almost a little aristocratic <3

    xo Stefanie
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  14. I love the collection so much! Hopefully I can get my hands on some of the items tomorrow :)

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  15. That outfit looks amazing on you and you're right you do suit the shoulder pads look! :) x

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  16. The dress looks absolutely stunning on you :) xx
    Emma

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  17. wow this collection looks gorgeous,I really need to pick up some pieces! I love the lights in the back of these photos too, ahh <3 x

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  18. This looks amazing on you, I love how you've styled it. I wish I was off work tomorrow morning to go get my hands on some items!

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  19. These photos are nothing short of magical! ♥

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  20. I really love the look of the collection, you look amazing!
    TrudyJohanna x

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  21. You look incredible Suzy! I would love to buy one of the dresses, they are so beautiful. But still out of my budget I think :(

    Lauren Rose

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  22. Suzieeeee! So beautiful, adore these photos! You go girl x

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  23. The dress is beautiful

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  24. Gorgeous styling! I desperately want to get my hands on some of the collection as I've really liked the Balmain collections over the last few years. I'm scared that'll all sell out crazily fast though because of the hype x
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  25. Love the collection, so many outstanding pieces. Love this dress you choose! xox

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  26. You look amazing!!! I'm desperate for that dress!

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  27. Looks amazing on you! Head over to www.ceannnnnn.blogspot.com to view my post on Balmain x H&M. Can't wait to go tomorrow!

    Ceann x

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  28. That dress looks beautiful on you, with the belt it's giving me Kim K vibes in a good way.

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  29. So infinitely classy, flatters your figure very well.

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  30. You look great in that dress! <3

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  31. Such a pretty outfit! Not sure if I could pull off shoulders pads, but you did! Looking beautiful as always, Suzie! <3

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  32. Love this outfit! I'm still undecided on whether to get something from the collection but this dress is a classic and will never go out of style so it may be a worthwhile purchase.

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  33. Love these pictures!! So pretty

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  34. That dress is stunning, it really suits you! x

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  35. You look stunning. What camera do you use? Your pictures are always gorgeous.

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  36. The dress is gorgeous! I am so sadd the website has crashed :(


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  38. You look incredible Suzie!! I love how wearable and versatile this dress would be!

    Gemma xx

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  39. Love this look! You look stunning :)

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  40. That dress is gorgeous, I love it! Balmain x H&M is launching in Dublin today and I'm so gutted I couldn't go!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

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  41. This is such a pretty dress and I'm going to the launch at mine and can't wait to grab something.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  42. Lovely outfit! Those boots are gorgeous! <3

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  43. I love the dress, it's so pretty! Might have to get it to wear for Christmas x

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  44. That dress is just fabulous! As always beautiful photos :))

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  45. Too funny - I just read an article about the grand opening party of HM Balmain on BizBash. Love your dress - the texture is gorgeous.

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  46. I am not a fan of Balmain generally, but I have to say this dress looks super pretty! The design on it is really nice. I love these photos too, all the lights! Well done Suzie ;)

    Julia xx
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  47. This post is soso incredibly gorgeous - the little lights are amazing! Really love the textured look to the dress, it's so intricate and detailled. x

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

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  48. The dress is really cool! xxx
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  49. OMG Suzie! <3 <3 you look incredible here, like wow. I wasn't too fussed about the HMxBalmain collection but now I need this dress.

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  50. Wow, the effect shoulder pads can give.
    Beautiful photos Suzie!
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  51. Beautiful! I love this collection so much!

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  52. I saw you talking about the pieces you received in your vlog so I added the belt to my shopping list, and then I saw this post the day before the launch and I had to get the dress too. Now I'm just waiting patiently to receive them. Absolutely love your style Suzie, you look fab!!!

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  53. Such a lovely outfit!! :))

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  54. This dress paired with the green belt looks so lovely and unique!!!

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  55. You SLAY this collection - so perfect on you. The dress is gorgeous, I had fun browsing the collection online but couldn't be fussed with the manic-ness of trying to order!

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  56. Looks lovely!
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  57. Absolutely loved it!!!!

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  58. It's zoo cool!!
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  59. This looks gorgeous! love the booties :)

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  60. amazing suzie!
    such a lucky girl, you deserve it.

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  62. This dress is just SO pretty, definitely a favourite from the collection! :) x

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  63. I've heard SO much about this collection! Every single one of their pieces are to die for <3

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  64. SO beautiful!! I am gutted I missed out on buying anything from the collection x
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