Let’s say your house burnt down or you got kicked out of the house and you had to start your wardrobe from SCRATCH on a limited budget of, oh I dunno, US$10,000 (example). Ideally, what would you go for?
a) strictly high/fine fashion
* if you choose this option, you’ll get to wear the finest labels your budget allows you to. Quality over quantity.
b) strictly fast fashion
* if you choose this option, you’re strictly limited to the H&Ms, Zaras, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters and the Topshops of the world… and you’re not allowed to buy anything ‘designer’. Quantity over quality.
Keep in mind you’re NOT allowed to mix and match.You can’t spend $3,000 on a chanel bag and live on $20 tops and $100 jeans. If you vote for option A, it’s obvious that you won’t have a lot of pieces versus option B ($500 pair of Pierre Hardy shoes or 5 pairs of Zara) and you’re gonna have to use your pieces over and over again.
I’m just curious, that’s all.
OK FINE WHATEVER.
Two years ago I remember visiting a friend’s apartment. When I saw her closet I have to admit I was shocked. It was the size of a shoebox. It was that tiny! She didn’t have a lot of shit (I wasn’t expecting Kimmora Lee proportions promise!!!) but the way she dresses and rotates between her clothes you’d think she has a lot! Also, I noticed that she edits her wardrobe really well.
I am so jealous. Really jealous actually. In fact, it took two years for me to admit I AM JEALOUS. At that time I was secretly laughing inside “haha I have more shit than you bitch” and now I wanna take it all back. Trust me, I don’t get it either. I have amassed all this shit over the years and they’re all gathering dust and mold in my closet (because I have problems letting go) whereas my friend wears something a few times before selling it on eBay. She has this silly rule of thumb that she won’t wear ‘fast fashion’ and unless it’s a ‘special’ piece, she’ll sell whatever on eBay if she doesn’t wear something for a month. Which makes perfect sense, don’t you think? Afterall, clothes and accessories are meant to be worn.
Oh I dunno. I’m just tired of looking at all the useless crap around me I just want to start from scratch.
Oh no American Elle didn’t.
Should I be amused or should I feel violated? LOL
I Love Lily Donaldson!
Lily Donaldson, dripping in gold Bulgari jewelry, said she has no room
left for artworks. "What, with my eight Picassos and a couple of Man
Rays, where does one put it, under the bed?" she said.
Lanvin High Tops Part Deux
Is the universe conspiring against me? Now that my Pierre Hardy High Tops are already in a plane somewhere, then comes these gorgeous Lanvin High Tops at Aloha Rag.
Lanvin High Top Sneakers
US$665 + tax/shipping each @ Aloha Rag
Photo via Aloha Rag
As human beings, we often face critical situations in life where we need to make a choice. Shoes or plane tickets? Dark gray or light gray? I can’t spend plane ticket money on yet another pair of shoes.
But deep down inside my heart is aching for LANVIN. Yep. My soul is screaming for LANVIN. LANVIN LOVE. LOVE THE LANVIN. LOVINGLY LANVIN.
The gorgeous and fierce Olga Sherer @ Lanvin Fall/Winter 2008.
Photo via TFS.
My heart says go but my mastercard says no! Funny how I’m having visions of my shrink telling me I cannot replace good cock with expensive shoes. BUT SHOES LAST FOR MONTHS! It’s a good thing I wasn’t born female. Can you imagine being a woman constantly lusting over the latest pair of Balenciagas or Pierre Hardys? I honestly don’t know how you femmes deal with it.
I need to stop this shoe obsession PRONTO. Stop. Stop and make it go away! No, seriously, I do need to stop.
Who wants sushi?
Get Carried Away
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! For those of you out there who've seen the Sex and the City film a few weeks ago, let me tell you that I'm gonna have my own little Carrie Bradshaw moment soon. Don't worry, I'll make sure to capture EVERYTHING on video. Promise. Come to think of it, it's been awhile since I did a vid for you guys.
Vivienne Westwood who?
Fingers crossed! ;)