Reblog Wed: Looking Bad Is The New Looking Good

Here’s an advertising trend that comes up every now and then: putting glamorous apparel on models made to look sad/greasy/hostile. I’m stumped by this. Why would it help sell an outfit to show that outfit on a person who looks miserable? There must be a method to this madness, or so many designers wouldn’t be doing it. But what? What’s the thinking? To get my… Continue reading Reblog Wed: Looking Bad Is The New Looking Good

5 reasons why I eventually let my children become “top models”

I never watch fashion shows. I hate the mere idea of exhibiting my kids on stage in front of foreigners. I am not a fashionista at all and I ll never be.Yet I let my kids walk on the runway, and it has been a great experience! They perform in a safe environment  I let them perform at school and at school only. “Performing on stage” … Continue reading 5 reasons why I eventually let my children become “top models”

How a bunch of Filipino toddlers is slowly convincing me to let my own kids perform on stage

My first reaction was typically French. I couldn’t help the loud “pfffffttttt“followed by a long “tssssttt”  when my daughter asked me if she could join this new afternoon enrichment class that promises “Stage fright will not be a hindrance anymore! Let your child be “camera shy” no more!” – Sûrement pas ! in Europe, we actually love camera shy children. You are not even 5, forget … Continue reading How a bunch of Filipino toddlers is slowly convincing me to let my own kids perform on stage