Black Friday: It's all about the Balmain leather pants

I've recently arrived home from the UK. My partner and roped in, very supportive better half, who happens to be my on the move and outfit photographer, is currently still in the UK on a little hiatus.  Speaking strictly in terms of the blog, his absence has presented me with a bit of a dilemma. No photographer! Eek!  So instead of panicking and working myself into a frenzy (ok.. ok... I did originally), I decided to embrace the challenge to work with what I've got.  That being a point and shoot camera and a self timer, coupled with a heap of time and hopefully some patience (the later, only time will tell and personally I'm not confident).  I'm sure I will have turned semi-pro by the time he gets back or at least I'm hoping.  So bear with me on my self portrait journey.  I don't promise anything impressive or glamorous (you have been warned), but there will at least be some outfit posts.

My first effort was with the post on my Christian Louboutin Feticha heels (Sunday, 8 January).  Somehow I managed to get those shots within minutes and after only taking three photo's.  I must say, that instilled me with a self-confidence and utterly misguided belief in my ability to execute a composed and some what stylish photo.  I've learnt from taking the photo's for this post that it is surprisingly more difficult than I anticipated, more skill is required for entire outfit shots, and point and shoot cameras don't miraculously balance by themselves when turned vertically to take a portrait shot. 


Below are the end results from my extensive, yet mostly disastrous outfit shots. These black Balmain leather pants were one of my luckiest finds, from http://www.theoutnet.com/ on sale for 80% off!  The pants are the softest lambskin with a glossed lustre and very subtle cracked effect.  I've teamed them with a silk sleeveless top (partially shown) and my Christian Louboutin Pigalle heels. A very simple top and heels so as to not detract from the pants.

 
What I'm wearing:
Pants: Balmain black glossed leather pants
Top:  Scanlan & Theodore silk sleeveless top (Australian designer)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 'Pigalle' patent 120mm pumps








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14 comments:

  1. Damn girl, seeing these pictures makes me miss you:-(, you look great the pants are stunning and the pictures are excellent looks like I could be out of a job if I don't get myself back to Melbourne ;-). Seriously you look smoking hot, if I am allowed to say that xxxxxxx
    www.playingwiththecamera.com

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  2. :) Everyone... you can see who my lovely bf is! He's a little besotted (I hope) and no you will never be out of a job. Come home soon xx

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  3. wow...your bf is right. those leather pants are very gorgy on you.
    have you heard about the july jackets showed up on the outnet this morning?? they were gone within 3 hours i think..

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  4. Hi June, Yes I was told about the jackets by a gf but they went up middle of the night Australia time I was told so I was far too late. Did you snag one?

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  5. WHHOOOOOOA sistah! That one awesome pair of leather pants. Hahaha... these photos are great! Tom, you MIGHT be out of a job soon.

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  6. Wow those leather pants look fantastic on you! :)

    Great photos for taking them yourself! :)

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  7. Wow... what great jeans and stunning with the shoes! pretty good pics I would say...x

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  8. Anonymous14.1.12

    One word Mandi. SMOKING! Love your blog. Kaya

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  9. hehehe i laughed with your introduction comment, i know how it is to take pics of yourself and this is one of the reasons i don't blog about my own outfits.
    it's so difficult to do!
    as for your outfit girl you are killing me, louboutin and balmain???/
    those are practically my two fave designers/loves of my life combined in one edgy rock glam outfit.
    love love love the pigalle shoes from the moment i laid my eyes on them and your pants are so "balmain" so edgy, so glam, so rock.
    rock it on!
    http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/

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    1. He he... It was a challenging day! Sounds like we share a love for hot and edgy designers. They are just so eaay to wear though and the quality!! To die for... It's hard to go back now!

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  10. Anonymous16.6.12

    The pants are awesome!

    inelegancewetrust.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi Mandy ! Hi from Russia :-) would like to ask you about Balmain leather pants : as I understand they are from soft leather without backing from cotton and elastane like Helmut Lang's one has ? How Balman leather is stretchy ? I have Helmut Lang stretch-leather leggings and have to say after a year of wearing they did weren't extended on a bottom and knees by bubbles. How is Balmain leather pants in wearing ? So much want to buy them.

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    1. Hi, I just answered your email :) x

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