Saturday, November 11, 2006

Vogue warped.

Do you ever read too many fashion magazines or websites and your sense of rationality gets completely warped (I believe "Vogue warped" is the medical term), whether you start thinking that four-hundred pounds of layered chunky cardigans would totally work on you and be totally flaterring, or that $700 is a perfectly reasonable price for shoes when you usually think twice about a $70 pair from Nine West? This phenomenon became disturbingly clear to me when I saw this bag on a website. It's a Fendi, and it costs $1000.


Now, normally I spend about $50 on my handbags, and normally this bag would trigger a little mental rant in me about how canvas and leather should never cost so damn much, Fendi Shmendi, but instead I found myself thinking, "Wow. $1000. That's really not so bad." I caught myself mid-thought, but the damage is done. I'm warped. I looked at one too many $3000 dollar handbags and suddenly a $1000 Fendi is like a sensible purchase from the accessories clearance rack at Sears. Damnit.

15 comments:

Bilbo Faggins said...
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Bilbo Faggins said...

Lolz, Cute post

Fashion Kitty said...

I am beyond warped! I couldn't agree with you more.

Anonymous said...

This happens to me with shoes and clothes. I hate when reality finally smacks me in the face.

Alice said...

Is it just me, or does that handbag have an accusing stare? "You need a better job, you hack," it's saying. "You can't afford me. What kind of comment does this make about the state of your career?"

Goddammit, where are my meds...I had 'em around here somewhere...

shopdiary said...

this is so true. i am beyond warped too!

Coutorture said...

God I hate it when that happens! Like I can't even believe how messed up I have become about these sorts of things. I am like wow $200 for shoes is reasonable. I will buy two pairs! Or hmmmm $150 for a sweater is cheap.

Or in the most recent purchase a $300 Theory coat was a bargain (well it was off half) because the real coat I want is $1,200.

Karinaxoxo said...

So so true!!! I think because we see how accessible these things are to the celebs we see them on - we just kinda assume they are accessible for us all.

Carissa said...

Its fashion doublethink, Orwell warned us!

Sam said...

God, that is so true. I've been trying to figure out where my sense of reason has been lately. I recently bought two pairs of tall boots without batting an eye when normally a $10 shirt would have me thinking, "hmm, do I really need this?". Damn fashion magazines and their deliciously satanic fashion website spawns.

Katie said...

It's the "But it's [fashion brand]!" syndrom.

When you think about how one outfit photographed in Vogue can cost upwards of 10 grand, and how Chanel suits go for 20(!), $500 seems like nothing. Plus I think most people go for quantity over quality. I can't count the number of times I bought five things that I didn't really love when I could have bought one really great article of clothing. Just because it's 5 things and not just 1!

Plus, sometimes you just want to dream... *sigh*

A. Kennedy said...

Yeah totally! Like my friend (you might know him..) thinks that I'm way out of line spending the only money I have on sunglasses. They happen to be the Bono 'wraparounds' that I love. He'll never understand. There are so many more out there I need to have..The Bvlgari 549s...The Giorgio Armanis (theres like 7 different ones)...All are well over the amount of money I have...

...who needs college--honestly?

Anonymous said...

see, I get the complete opposite. Whenever I'm at a second hand store for over an hour I begin to get offended by "high prices". I find myself ranting with my other friends about "Seven dollars for a T-shirt? /Honestly/! It's worth no more than two!"

-Lanika

fashionista said...

I swear, I thought I was the only one.

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