Tuesday, March 11, 2008
shopping on a budget of nothing -
and that, my friends, represents how i approached this round of comp shopping in new york.
it was excellent timing because:
1) the new spring lines had just hit the racks
2) i was on a newly self-imposed resolution budget
3) it was new york where you can find anything your soul craves
yes. excellent timing.
i think it was best summed up when we walked into barney's and saw this:
oh yes. that's an invitation to the dries van noten trunk show. uh huh. savor the irony.
or, perhaps, the swarm of newly acquired lines like rick owens.
oh yes. tons upon tons of rick owens.
this was NOT my dressing room. i think it was katie holmes'. or her stylist's. either way, i could only pull myself into half of the yellow dress before katie came back and went all crazy on me. she kept hitting me with that HUGE red birkin and i just stood there, making the point that it takes confidence to wear these kind of clothes.
the kind of confidence she just doesn't have.
then connie said something about lunch, and i took off the dress, put suri back in the birkin, and left katie to think over the lesson.
this, this is later in the week.
it's a store we have in san francisco called de vera,
filled with just beautiful beautifulness.
lots of precious antique glass and sculpture and jewelry and bowls and objets.
a bronze sumatran temple guard dog.
that LOOKS LIKE GRR!!!
now this was a serious temptations.
i ALMOST caved and bought it. almost, my friends.
luckily i had left my cash at the hotel,
so was unable to pay out the full fifty eight thousand dollars on the spot,
so i put it on hold to think on it overnight.
there's that "open squint" again. go richard go.
i found a place where my budget,
could live harmoniously:
all from a little store t-gret might be familiar with :
chocolate really does solve many of life's tougher issues.