Tuesday, October 19, 2010

French Lessons

After putting off the inevitable purchase of November's Marie Claire, I finally broke down and bought the Posh-looking-fierce-cover today. I don't hate it, but I can't say that I love it either. Its just always the same, don't-take-my-picture-stare while dressed in the most chic hot pants/over sized sun glasses/blazers etc etc EVER. Girl works it at Heathrow like she's coming down her own runway (her new bag addition for SS11' is more than gorgeous btw). Anywho, less Becks, more topic. Janine Di Giovanni did a short piece in the MONEY MATTERS section, and left women and super shoppers everywhere with a piece of advice. She has been living in Britain for over twenty years, but still has her "American splurger slipups" (she gave an example of going into Alaia and leaving with two dresses, a pair of trousers, and a skirt, which could feed a family of four for atleast six months) She has a home in France and occasionally shops the streets of Paree. Giovanni says that a French woman weathers the storm, waits in line, and carefully sorts through the silk bikinis on sale at Eres. She finds the perfect one and heads to a checkout counter. The American woman in front of her has three full priced ones, none making her fully content.

Moral of the story, as the French say, "don't live on the never, never". You buy one timeless Prada dress on sale instead of a truckload of junk that will last just one season. Enjoy the above Prada little black dress. However, it may be a while before this beauty hits the sale rack.


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