S/S 2016 update: The idea may have originated pre- Cleopatra but to wear objects which identify who we are and what our inner nature is, is a beautiful expression of freedom, joy and hope. Such have been the discoveries on New York's Spring/Summer catwalks. Whether it's jeweled face masks via Givenchy, 60's bouffant hair-do's a-la-Jeremy-Scott, or Thom Browne boaters with upright pigtail there is power in clothing and objects which we use to glorify our beings and tell our hidden story. This is the goal of fashion and the freedom of expression. These articles, whether of clothing, fragments of something representative only to ourselves, found objects, disregarded decorations, or personal creations of our creative madness call our name and desire to possess an audience. When we cross the line of questioning our capacity to handle newness, exaggeration, or release ourselves from the " But can I " question, we have moved our liberation one step further. Realness and authenticity come from the heart. By embracing our ORNAMENTAL Selves we gain much more in Truth rather than what we loose by the rejection of others. Someone much greater than I, your humble servant to fashion, once said..."To Thine Own Self Be True". Now go out there and rock your world!