If you've ever survived for months on $1 pizza slices just to afford the bag of your dreams — one with a lining almost as gorgeous as its exterior, that's immediately recognizable as more costly than your rent even without glaring logos — you've already drank the fashion Kool-Aid. Sweet, isn't it?
Some sip occasionally, only indulging in those few key luxury items with a level of quality (and, okay, a reputation) that is widely respected. Some label-obsessed others may consider the sticky stuff their life source. For this operation, we turned the tables on the non-believers, the group that says "no thank you very much" when faced with splurges of the big-ticket and name-brand variety. In an effort to find out if the dreamy touch of a leather handbag, the popularity of a pricey basic, and a dress with Kate Middleton's stamp of approval are worth the hype.
The results? Perhaps not what you'd expect. Read on for how three fashion opters-out found the taste of their first cups of "juice."
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read