While browsing through several other blogs I couldn't help but notice that most of the blogs who have tons of followers are sort of a mini-Vogue issue with lots of Louis(es) and Coco(s) starring in them.
So the question is, do we need a reality check or just a quick check of our credit card limits?
Although I have to admit that most of those girls DO have an exquisite
sense of fashion, I have a hard time believing that 90% of their
somethingthousand followers do have the money it takes to dress like one
of those girls. No, I'm not saying it like it's a bad thing. You don't
have / need to be dressed in Haute Couture brands to be fashionable (or
to feel fabulous and worthy).
I just cant help but wonder, is it the attraction to the unattainable that keeps girls / women so interested in those blogs?
And, finally, not to be a hypocrite, I also do love my Louis(es) and
Coco(s) but I also love those 'no name' brands I get my dresses from.
A small experiment I've set up recently actually answered all of those
questions. I had bought myself a nice, silk sequin dress from my
favorite boutique a couple of weeks ago (for 180€ - no haute couture but
still not 'cheap') and the feedback I got was amazing...ly confusing.
Needless to say, everyone just loved the dress. They just seemed to love
it more when I told them it's from Hervé Leger (Of course, I later told
them about the experiment). Like I've said, they all loved the dress
but the two whom I told it was from HL just couldn't stop talking about
it / touching to feel its fabric and observe the flawless! stitching
(their words, not mine).
At the end of the day, a dress is
just a dress, isn't it? Or do you categorize your friends and relatives
according to their names?
And, what happened to 'with great
amount of money comes great responsibility'? Yes, I did steal that one
from the Spiderman movie and changed it up a bit. Shouldn't people at
some point (let's say after the tenth Chanel bag) just stop, take a step
back and look around whether there's a greater cause they could spend
the money for instead of purchasing their 11th CC bag or not?
What do you think?