Tag Archives: Balmain

The True Cost, Balmain and H&M

First let me say, please see the film The True Cost. People have been saying if you wear clothes, you have to see it. I’d add, if you consider yourself socially and morally responsible, you have to see it. I would say, if you care about the environment and environmental degradation, you have to see it. I would also […]


don’t decorate yourself

There’s a difference between details and decorations. Details are an integral part of an overall design, but decorations, or embellishment just for the sake of embellishment, detract from design. We decorate a Christmas tree, that’s nice, but don’t decorate yourself. I started writing about this idea in my Rule #1. Don’t try so hard post. All […]


Alexander McQueen

I knew that haute couture was art. Ever since my mother first introduced me to designers like Balmain, Cardin, Chanel and Dior; from the time I saw my first Vogue magazine, with its voluptuous, beguiling layouts, the stories like fantasies as good as any romantic novel — I knew it was art. Many people did, but those […]