Balenciaga Love

Pierre Balmain Evening Gown
Pierre Balmain Gown

I will probably never own a couture gown but if I were to buy one it would be one of Balmain’s lovely appliqued designs. Maybe in a pretty, cherry-printed fabric or glittery sequins like this lovely vintage gown featured in The Frock.

But today I am longing for this gorgeous Balenciaga Brooch I found in the Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa.

Balenciaga Brooch
Balenciaga Brooch

Although I have never had an occasion to wear either a couture gown or a diamond brooch, to me they are both works of art.

I did love playing with my Oklahoma City Grandma’s costume jewelry. Back then I thought the green glass beads were emeralds and the jewel toned brooches were sapphires and rubies.

Alas, they were not genuine.


I was born in a small town in southern USA in the early 1950's. As the beautiful and glamorous Rita Hayworth was popular when my mom and dad were dating, I was named Rita. I love everything fifties and especially the fashions and celebrities from that era.

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