Actress, singer and now author, Hillary Duff is one girl who shows you can balance it all with style and still maintain a smile. From her early beginnings on the Disney Channel´s hit series, Lizzie McGuire, she went appear in films that were showcased at the Sundance Film Festival.

Success continued with a collection of Christmas songs that included duets with Haylie Duff (her sister), Lil' Romeo, and Christina Milian.

The Houston, Texas born beauty may have gained fame early on but her shining glow is appearing brighter as appears to continue to climb even further as a NY Times bestseller author. Her book, "Elixir," was picked up by publishing giant, Simon & Schuster. It is slated as the first in a series of prose for young adults that Duff is committed in scribing. It has recently been released internationally and Hillary was just spotted in the "City of Light," Paris on a European book signing tour.

As Hillary makes the rounds passed the media´s eye all these years it is apparent that the Hillary Duff style includes designer handbags.  It is decidedly so that through press releases or celebrity sightings that her personal favorite handbag designer just may be Balenciaga.

She has been seen using a variety of Balenciaga handbags for a number of years now, and it is a sure bet that she owns an authentic Balenciaga First.

This pre-owned edgy and chic gem is part of the original motorcycle collection that debuted in 2001. It has been so popular that it has been in the Balenciaga collection year after year.  The Balenciaga First handbag has effortless style with its exquisite crafted quality.  Featuring its signature soft chevre (goatskin) leather for a "worn out look," has become a classic.

The hardware on the authentic first consists of aged brass on zippers, buckle straps, studs and other hardware. The double hand-held handle is in braided leather with detailed top stitching, along with a detachable shoulder strap. There are leather tassels on the top closure zipper. Of course no authentic First would be complete without a leather framed mirror easily fits into the exterior´s front zipper pocket.

Besides an absolutely stunning design, its interior proves to be highly practicable. Enter into the spacious compartment that is fully lined with fine textile and leather trim. A zipper pocket is found within to secure your personal essentials.

Every fashionista on the red carper owns an authentic Balenciaga First, including Hillary Duff.  This is one gal who is fast proving that she is capable of shining through with her many hidden talents.

-Veronica