American Woman

by Aaron Aragonez

Happy Fourth of July, Zoe Reporters! Hopefully, you will ditch your smart phones and computers for the day—after you read this email, of course—to spend time with your friends and loved ones under the sun. While it is crucial to rock your best red, white and blue getup on this holiday, there is no reason you can’t show your American spirit all year long in a standout patriotic piece like Balmain’s Stars and Stripes Leather Jacket.

What I like to call a fantasy pick, I have been dreaming about this bedazzled beauty ever since it came strutting down the Balmain runway as the first look in their Spring 2011 show. Decked out in studs, spikes, crystals, safety pins and a faded stars and stripes screen-print, it is easily spotted from a mile away. OOC! Keep your Independence Day spirit alive season to season by rocking this jacket with black cutoffs, a fitted tank and red nail polish. God Bless Balmain! xoRZ

Availability: Balmain Stars and Stripes Leather Jacket ($21,555). For additional information, visit Balmain.com.

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