patterns, lines, power, sexuality, shimmer, edge, excentricity, femininity. balmain has it all. this designer speaks my language. i went absolutely gaga over his fall 2010 rtw collection. it has everything every stylish woman should try to translate to her own wardrobe. like, the shoulders. you have to have at least one top/blazer/bodycon dress with bold shoulders. those won't go out of style for at least a couple of years. but if they do, who cares. it makes your waist look super tiny. and i decided that i'm going to keep wearing them anyway. a deep v-neck tee or dress will elongate your neck and will slim down your body's upper half. maxi dresses have officially promoted to evening wear. just make sure the dress has a sexy thight fit and some sparkle or sequince.
since we're not all heiresses, i suggest you try to get inspired by these pieced and translate them to your own wardrobe. and since big labels influence high end stores. i'm sure you'll have no trouble finding what you're looking for.