The Case for Couture, 1 0f 2

Haute Couture. For many average Americans, this translates roughly into “Haughty Clothes”, i.e. stuff that celebrities with waaaay too much money, and way too little sense, buy. But what is it, exactly? It’s a French phrase that actually translates to “High Sewing”. It means the utmost care was put into the design and construction of… Continue reading The Case for Couture, 1 0f 2

Once, there were some shoes…

The time was fourth grade. The place, well, also fourth grade. Technically, it was the girl’s bathroom of Mercy Academy in Wauwatosa. But first, a little background. My friend Michelle had just bequeathed to me her iridescent silver platform sneakers. Let me tell you- I had coveted these sneakers. I had been with her when her mom… Continue reading Once, there were some shoes…