So this is my first major thread in a while. Ive been working on a few projects and havent had much time in the forum. However, I did manage to sneak in a few minutes to write a review about the new colors that we have all been so eagerly anticipating. Warning: I'm not sugar coating this one.... I was actually not underwhelmed by all the pre-collection colors but I was rather uninterested. The colors were very heavy and flat. There was no sense of depth no dimensions- in each and every color. To me, they really aren't the Balenciaga's I've come to know. This season, the colors heavily rely on the choice of Giant Hardware. They look far more interesting with it in comparison to the classic hardware. I for one, am not the biggest fan of the Giant Hardware but might have to cough up the $1725 for an Ocean Work with Silver GH because honestly, its the only bag so far thats keeping me interested in the Fall Collection. These colors are true Fall/Winter colors and if I do decide to purchase one, I can no longer rely on them as a source of pop as I have this Spring and last Fall. If any good were to come out of this FW 07 collection (for me personally), it would be the fact that I would actually have enough money to finally purchase colors I have been longing for .from previous seasons. Matelasse Clutch This clutch is MUCH bigger than I had expected. Not the same size as the MakeUp but more like the Traveler. Hmm I wonder how many people would actually fall for the $950 (US) price tag. Womens Besace Its quite cute actually. The sample I saw was the Besace in Steel with Silver GH. I wish the strap were longer but otherwise, I love the shape and very much similar to its previous counterpart. The Colors Ocean This color really reminds me of Navy FW 05. Same base color but lacking the vibrancy. Also, a pale Blueberry. It looks quite stunning with the Silver GH much like what I remember from the Fall Trunk show (we saw the WE). Sienna Not the whiskey I was so hoping for. Im on the fence about this color, Im waitlisted for the Work but sadly, the outlook is looking bad at the moment. Cinnamon Ive seen a few variations of this color. One bag was very brown with a reddish tints and the other was almost a very dark Bordeaux FW 05. Sorry gals, Im not feeling this color with Silver hardware. Oatmeal Its a bit too close to Sandstone. Very golden and looks amazing with Gold GH. I can just imagine seeing someone on the streets this winter, wearing an Ivory coat and carrying a Mastic Balenciaga gorgeous! Steel This is where it gets a bit trickier. The color variations, I tell you!!! The Steel Work with Gold GH was really dark, almost like the lead of a #2 Pencil you used in school, then I turn around to see a Steel City that really reminds me of the 2004/2005 Grey. I was really keeping my hopes up for this color but alas, I think Ive fallen out of love completely (before it even began). I was hoping for an Elephant gray, much like SS 06 Gray and the 05 Gray. My search continues for the perfect shade of Grey. Sigh. Tomato If I werent really familiar with the SS 07 colors I would say that this is Rouge Vermillion bright red (saw it with Silver GH in the City). Haven't we seen this before? I think my lacking of interest really stems from the "I've seen this before" mentality that I have. And also having an expectation of what the colors would actually look like, and alas! my wish isn't granted this season. But I'm sure I'll be proven wrong, as I have been before.