As a gum or tea flavor, mint has always been a bit strong for my taste, but when it comes to color the refreshing pastel is just right. Here, the soothing hue is a surprising juxtaposition to Balmain's intricate gold embellishment. Set against a light green lambskin backdrop, baroque scrolls and ornamental pearls look elegant and surprisingly sweet. So in the case of my Balmain belt, mint really is the perfect palette cleanser.
$2,100; call 310-274-8800
Randy Miller, Associate Editor