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."
We’re sick of being
cold and having to wear four pairs of socks — and our productivity levels are
at an all-time low as we dream about warmer climes, white sands,
and no-shoes-required destinations. We need the beach, and we need it now. But, we also need it
to be affordable. Ahead, find a gallery full of read
Models, art enthusiasts, and the like turned out for the New Museum's Triennial Member's Party Wednesday evening to celebrate (and view, without massive crowds) this year's exhibition, Surround Audience. Among the art (which included everything from song and dance to sculpture and paintings) we spotted model Bella Hadid read