In the years I have been writing this blog, I have seen a lot of things. Stupid things. Expensive things. Stupid, expensive things. But what I have for you today may be the pinnacle, the ne plus ultra of overpriced idiocy: It’s by Jimmy Choo. It’s made of regular leather embossed to look like snakeskin. … Read more
Me, busy* at work: “Why is Net-A-Porter selling a rubber band ball?” “Wait, it’s a candle? Okay, that’s kind of cool.” Missoni candle “$283.50? For a candle?” “On sale?!” “. . .” “. . .” “. . .” *Very busy.
Is clear plastic really that expensive?Outreach to the partial-foot-amputee community?Someone in the marketing department has a crippling fear of toes?Proactive recruiting at the Home for Disabled Mannequins?Final, definitive evidence that the fashion industry is run by aliens who do not fully understand the construction of the human body? Frankly, I’m stumped.
Handy lesson from last weekend: Sur la Table is a very entertaining store, but they have slightly too many employees on their floor to be able to comfortably point at things and declare “What kind of idiot would buy THAT?” while laughing. Fortunately, they have a website. Tuna Drainer, $3.95 How to drain canned tuna: … Read more
And now, for your Tuesday viewing pleasure, some sparkling shoes for the holidays. High: Low: Big pile of no:
I’m in a generous mood today, so I’m going to go ahead and assume the principle behind this website is merely another of the seemingly endless stream of increasingly-desperate social networking gimmicks, and not a statement of the belief that relationships only work when they are ethnically pure. Because I guess I can imagine the … Read more
Sometimes you come across a new product that is so apt, so perfect in its service to the market, that you marvel that it hadn’t been invented earlier. And sometimes you see an ad for designer patterned maxi pads. Insane? Yes. But bear in mind, it could be worse.
Everyone knows that it’s better to be rich. It’s the money, mostly, plus never having to worry about being any good at your job or what you’re going to do if the car doesn’t stop making that noise. But it isn’t all champagne on the patio and summers in St. Moritz. No, there are hazards … Read more
I love cheese. I love clothes. I do not think these are things that should go together. Although, I have to admit that I appreciate the efficiency of having the hostess and the appetizer tray as an all-in-one deal.
As I may have mentioned here, I am at the moment completely in love with Timberland’s line of women’s casual shoes*, a fact which will become even more clear on Shoesdays to come. Because, seriously, what’s not to love? Sturdy, comfortable, nice to look at and (as far as I can tell) reasonably waterproof. Price-wise … Read more