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April 23, 2010

While returning from a recent trip to the northwest my attention was drawn to a particular patron of the airport.  I love airports, by the way, they are a hot bed of poor fashion decisions, foreigners (which interest me a great deal simply because they are foreign and exotic), and at any moment someone could be arrested and searched for having a bottle of lotion over 3 ounces.  It’s true, there is so much potential for action.  Anyhow, this individual in question was a middle aged blonde woman of average height and weight but what was striking were the amount of labels that jumped out at me.  All of DFW couldn’t have missed her Louis Vitton luggage or her giant Fendi purse.  Then there was the Cartier gold bracelet which fell ever so slightly over her Michelle diamond encrusted watch.  The watch matched her giant diamond ring perfectly and complemented her Channel belt.  My mind was on total label overload.  I didn’t know whether to be jealous of her or pity her. 

I am of the mindset that name brands are perfectly lovely but you don’t want to scream Neiman Marcus window display.  If someone sees your jeans, purse, shoes and jewelry before they see you it’s likely that you don’t have tasteful style but rather an American Express card with no limit.  And good for you!  There’s nothing wrong with that but when you think of Princess Grace and Audrey Hepburn you think of elegance and class not Gucci, Prada and Todd’s.

Rich women of the world, and those in debt up to your Channel sunglasses, I implore you to keep your labels in check.  True beauty and grace need not be adorned with 15 name brand symbols and homeliness cannot be hidden with name brands either.  It is much better for the world to see YOU and not the length in which your budget, or credit, can be extended.

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  1. Jodi permalink
    April 23, 2010 11:22 pm

    I love your blog..:) However, I disagree…the shoes..they are kinda cute in a spacey kind of way! With the right outfit – WOW!

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