So over at Mushroom Printing, they have started a link-up. Every Wednesday we're going to rant. So here I go.
This "thwap" is for fashion magazines that STILL have no concept of what affordable fashion is for most of the world.
The current issue of Marie Claire's "Splurge vs. Steal" feature begins with a $9600 look from Dior. OK, so far I'm with you.
Three similar outfits are featured in the steal part. Outfit number one has an $89 blazer, $36 sunglasses, $118 shoes, I'm still with them. Then I get to the $375 skirt.
Maybe outfit number two will be better.
Nope, it leads with a $575 blazer and contains a $308 skirt and $350 shoes.
WTF? Steal? Really? The only way I could afford this shit is if I STEAL it.
Outfit number three is the closest to reasonable, with a $99 blazer, $99 sunglasses, $195 skirt, and $275 shoes.
Who the fuck can afford any of this shit? This is not a "steal". This shit enrages me, and as much as I do love watching Nina Garcia on Project Runway, shit like this "Splurge vs. Steal" feature showing us expensive-ass clothes just makes me want to kick her in the taco.
Or give her a mushroom print.