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Behind the scenes: Bally AW’14 Lookbook shoot

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The ‘Bloom’ bag, where sides that open out like petals

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Supple nappa leather plimsolls

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Each boot is formed with single piece of leather with a single-seam up the back leg curve

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The ‘Gentlewoman’ bag, with corner indent

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Who do I want to be when I grow up? Bally AW14. A fire-fighter too, but I’m allergic to cats and they seem to get stuck on trees a lot so sadly I think I’ll need to give up on that dream. This season Bally is a sister from another mister that I’d secretly have a massive girl crush on – the one that throws a suede bomber jacket over dishevelled bed hair when picking up morning coffee, wears tailored trousers and maintains blade-sharp line down the legs all day, and her sweater – cashmere, and not a bobble in sight. She’s also quick to laugh and loves karaoke – but I may be reading in too much on this one. I had the privilege to be a fly on the wall at the AW14 lookbook photoshoot two Saturdays ago, where I spent three hours buzzing from one room to another fondling this and that from the new collection, sneaking a peek in the mirror with one or two when I thought no one was looking. Particularly loved the detail of the box-shaped bag levelled on one corner (inspired by the ‘gentleman’s corner’, a levelled corner in the heels of men’s brogues started by Bally) a design feature which I later spotted on many other pieces including belt buckles and labels. How neatly sneaky. Sneakily neat?

The crew – nimble-footed and efficient – composed each look, followed by the studio lighting up in bursts of flash, and not five minutes later the next look was called. In the meantime, Tao Okamoto snoozed in a large sofa, and in the big hall the sun sunk behind the table of shoes; I left with reluctance just as Look 13 was wrapping up.

A big thank you to Bally for the wonderful experience!  Discover more at Bally.com.

Special thanks to the Bally Design Director Pablo Coppola, and his team; photographer Paul Wetherell; models: Emma Balfour, Kirsten Owens, Langley Fox Hemingway, Tao Okamoto, Harmony Boucher, Natasa Vojnovic, Amber Anderson and Spring Studios, London.

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31 Comments

  1. this post is amazing babe !!! very insteresting :)
    x

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  2. I think I would fainted with excitement looking at all those shoes and boots and bags….*faint*

    AFTERNOON TEA ON THE SIX

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  3. Beautiful images!!!! love the Bloom bag! the color is gorgeous!.x

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  4. I just cried a little over all those shoes & bags. It reminds me that I’m a lot less than thisclose to finishing my dream wardrobe & shoe collection. That food looks just as amazing though.

    The Fashann Monster

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  5. So amazing photos…! I love it!

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  6. This looks freakin’ AMAZING *empties piggy bank a weeps*

    Those boots though, is it weird that I want to marry them?

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  7. Oh my goodness, I would honestly roll around in all those heels! It is such a divine collection! x

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  8. wow beautiful pictures and very interesting experience!

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  9. This looks amazing! xx

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  10. Such a great post!

    xx.

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  11. cool!!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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  12. Great pics !
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  13. Great collection, looks like a great 3hours
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  14. Danielle

    Screamed OMG when I read Tao Okamoto. She was absolutely stunning in The Wolverine. On another note Bally’s collection look impeccable.

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  15. One of the best behind the scene cover up i’ve ever seen. You surely have refreshing point of view…

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  16. It must have been a great experience. These photos are gorgeous! I wish I could snatch those boots!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful photography, and the collection looks gorgeous too.

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  18. What a great experience you had! Love that bag! Shoes are gorgeous

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  19. What a lovely post! Enjoyed every photo…

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  20. I would go totally bonkers in a place like that, so many beautiful shoes and bags!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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  21. Your photography is always amazing! Shoes heaven xx

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  22. ollyvia laura

    nice photograph :)

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  23. I´m a big fan of shoes and handbags, what a great post, love it!

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  24. ugh so muh awesome in this post.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  25. So much love for this collection – your photos are beautiful!

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  26. More amazing facts- I had no idea Bally boots were so skilllfully crafted. I love the gentle woman’s bag as well. Tres chic

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  27. Amazing photography, once again!

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  28. Gorgeous Shini! So… Emma Balfour and Kirsten Owen are in the look book??!

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    Oooh in the Zadig? I believe so!!?

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  29. I love their new collection :) Your photos are amazing

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  30. Alice

    What a great setup!
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