Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fabulosas! Loooooooooooooook! My favorite Ebay seller has another pair of Kenneth Cole Milkshake boots! If any of you are a size 5 1/2, you must get them. This is the seller who sold me my pair of Milkshake boots that I wear and wear all winter. You must get them and be fabulous like me.

I've been neglecting all of you and this blog for an unusual reason, my dear fabulosas. It will shock you to know that I have been struggling with my devotion to couture lately. I was having trouble reconciling the amount of money spent on couture and the lack of food children in Africa receive. Yes, I know it is not the same thing, but it was bothering me nonetheless. It will not be surprising to know that I have found a brilliant way to justify our love of couture: Since the clothes/shoes/bags you would buy that are not couture are often at least partially made in sweatshops or with slave labor, it is far more ethical to buy couture. You are doing the right thing by paying more to ensure that your clothes/shoes/bags are made by people who are paid a living wage. Oh, the beauty of that argument, it does stun me!

There is simply no reason to buy things that are cheaply made and not fabulous. We have a duty to the rest of the world to ensure that we consume in a conscious, ethical way and the only way to do that is to buy from designers who use craftsmen and women to make their fabulous pieces of pretty. Truly, if you're not buying couture you're not a very nice person. You don't want to be a mean person, do you, fabulosas? I don't think you do. Besides, who wants to be mean while wearing cheap shoes? That's just tacky.

Be a better person: buy couture.

Today's favorite shoe:

Giuseppe Zanotti