Wave your hands in the air, Olivier don’t care

November 6, 2015

Yesterday while H&M was being mobbed by people who didn’t get any of that Balmain stuff, Olivier Rousteing was jumping up and down on his bed tossing dollar bills in the air like he just didn’t care. Because he didn’t. He never did and he never will.

“Come peasants, line up to get my cheap knockoffs while I selfie with the celebs who got paid to sport this scratchy crap on IG while drinking loads of champlagne (that’s drunk for champagne) and dancing around to the Backstreet Boys!” 

Did people really think H&M would have enough goods to go around to the masses? That the website would miraculously work? Did they honestly believe that Olivier and the House of Balmain wanted to see a D grade Balmain Nation flooding the streets?

The ragers (and emotionally distraught) took it to Instagram to give Olivier and Balmain a piece of their minds. Gems in the bunch included:

  • @adioskitty This collection gives me a lady boner
  • @50shadesofhayyy Oh wow Cindy (Crawford) must have lined up outside the store for dayyyys 😒 what dedication #BALAME
  • @ferbalcazar I waited in line for 7 hours for NOTHING. I wasted my entire morning. I fucking hate #Balmain now.
  • @50shadesofhayyy Is it really a balmain nation? Or more like a very tiny balmain private island? 
  • @aries0324 Unfollowing this stupid ass company
  • @aries0324 One word: FUCK
  • @takarasewitt: Help
  • @intxchrst Suck your mom
  • @dmzaf Balmain for eBay it should have been called,
  • @jazi_boo2u You all must be miserable to stock someone’s Instagram because of a limited supply.. Go buy a Micheal kors from Ross and kill yourself.
  • @tor424 Fleepig hell.
  • @qtootie You people are insane. Can we just all be grateful he even collaborated with H&M Cous our broke asses can’t afford the real balmain.
  • @zaid_raed97 You are a liar. Leave Balmain right now.
  • @pretty_baby_wit_the_high_heels Everything is sold out and I didn’t know this was a one day thing

And my personal favorite:

  • @molina_olivier_69 I UNFALLOW YOU ! You kidding your fan ! I have waiting 6 Hours !! 5 .00 morning at 8 . 40 They are no thing for men ! I was on the 70 personne ! Normal !? Fk you Bitch money that all

There was also a girl who went from rage to lying on her bed spent because she got none of what she wanted to wear to her graduation and, like, now what? NOW WHAT OLIVIER?? WHAT’S SHE SUPPOSED TO WEAR TO HER GRADUATION?

Olivier responded to the wannabe Balmain Nation by posting a selfie of him and mama Krapdashian complete with smushy kisses:


HAPPY BDAY ❤️ @krisjenner LOVE U so much ! From the bottom of my heart You are an amazing woman and such an incredible friend ! Enjoy your day and cant wait to see you 😘

You know, just so the masses would be clear on who he’s really designing for.

But they didn’t notice. They were still clicking refresh on their browsers just in case.

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  • Reply Jen November 10, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I don’t know what to say. It’s so sad to me. All this fuss over what amounts to sanctioned knock-offs boggles my mind. I echo what Jessica said. You’re not paying less for quality designer goods – you’re paying extra for more cheap goods from China. It’s the ultimate in “if you can beat ’em, join ’em” surrender…I think shameless design-stealing has become so rampant in these fast-fashion stores that it has come down to “collaborate or be knocked off anyway.” They try to make it looks like a positive, “oh, we just want to make our awesome, coveted styles available to the commoners,” but I don’t buy that for a second. UGH. But as long as people keep waiting in line to empty the shelves, it will continue. Pick up your fave items from any collab for $5 within the year at your local Goodwill or consignment shop.

    • Reply This Free Bird November 15, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Of course it is the Head of Creative/Design for Balmain (or whoever the house may be on a collab) who oversaw the line, but the truth is it will only ever be a similar design – in bulk and with substandard fabric. The idea is there, which is why so many cult followers get so excited…only to be trampled by eBay pros who rush in, buy it all and resell at asinine markups. The worst for me is watching the brand create a media frenzy with the celebrity parties and decking those types out in the goods…only to get customers totally pissed off when they can’t access the line. The whole thing is a fabricated frenzy. Sheeple manipulated by the brand, and I would know. I managed to get a couple things from the Isabel Marant line, both of which were pretty good.

  • Reply Robin November 6, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Gag. That is all.

  • Reply Jessica November 6, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    I have no words. Just the hands-up emoji.

    I’m all about a good designer deal, let’s be serious, but that’s never going to happen in the form of one of these collabs. You’re not paying less for Balmain, you’re paying more for H&M. (I feel the same way about Target collaborations, even though I’m all about the pineapple Lilly Pulitizer chip and dip bowl I scored at 2 a.m. that day. 😉 )


    • Reply This Free Bird November 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Hey, I still use that Missoni blanket I scored in the Target debacle from a nice lady online who sold it at cost. It’s a really nice blanket! I think people have to go into these collabs with the attitude of, ‘if I get something it’ll be great and if not, so be it.’ -especially when it’s a highly exclusive brand like Balmain. To see people on Instagram flipping their shit and demanding things be restocked (delusional) is a little disturbing, albeit hilarious. The comments kept me entertained for at least a half hour last night.

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