Well, ladies, long story short, I went to the post office today to collect the Cricket parcel and.. there it was, separated from me by a wall of glass, standing out among other smaller packages. The lady picked it up and the... dropped it!!! And I made a face.. she freked out and asked me if there was something fragile inside and I was like "well, no, but I do not appreciate that you dropped it". Anyway, she handed finally the packet over to me.. I drove home, ripped apart the brown paper and THERE IT WAS!! The beautiful white box with "Balenciaga" written on it.. and inside... I can only say WOOOOW!
The Silver City, with its silver hardware, is just GORGEOUS. It is unmistakeably legitimate: even if it's not the chèvre leather buth the agneau (calf, as they don't male the metallics in chèvre) it is incredibly squishy, like a glove. The metallic glow is yummy as sugar glazing. I was afraid the silver bag would be a little too "Donna Summer"-ish but in fact it's not screaming at all. It's a very discreet silver. The bag is purrfect in every sense: smells really nice, soft and slochy, checked all the authenticity signs and you just can see the superior craftsmanship. I'm soooo in love right now!
Totally worth the hassle: I had almost bought an Ink or an Emerald at a local boutique here but I did not like the new leather. This is sooo much better!!
I'm at work right now but I'll post pics as soon as I get home.
Thanks ladies for the support. I cannot wait to share my joy in pictures with you!