Fashion faux pas

June 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm 2 comments

Take heart hobos – help is on the way!
And you’ll never guess where from!!

Government job offer? Nope – try again.
Secured bank loan? Negatory! Try again!
Credit card debt forgivess?
::: that would be a HELL no :::

No no no you sillies!

Your new friend in the face of this financial crisis isn’t the feds or any of the [many] houses of finance YOU bailed out with all that delicious TARPerificality.

No sir!
It’s Fashion!!
VOGUE fashion to be precise.

See, the magazine’s international pubs are suddenly all ‘poor is the new black’ so they’re planning to plan a simultaneously planned fashion extravagaaaanzaaaaa in 13 cities this September because they believe that watching sluts strut around in clothes you could never afford really is the best way to fight off the gloomies you’re feeling over all the pesky global economic probs.

“It seems important to mobilise to celebrate fashion, and show that despite the difficult times we more than ever need the enchantment and pleasure fashion brings,” explained Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.

vogueforpoorsBecause … OF COURSE … why would anyone hold out for some boring old economic uptick or a sea change of governmental, corporate and personal fiscal responsibility to stop the worried, sleepless nights when they could just watch a fashion show?!?

“From London to New York to Milan and Mumbai, the magazine will invite its readers from different countries as well as others in the Conde Nast group — GQ, Vogue Hommes, Glamour, AD — to join the September 10 event ‘to celebrate the fashion industry.’ ”

The fashion industry?
Wait … they meant ‘to celebrate the spirit of the working person in the face of hardship and sacrifice’ right? Right?
I mean, I don’t know many vagabonds who read Vogue so that has to be a typo.

“In cities involved in the event, luxury stores will remain open to shoppers till late with Vogue writers, models and designers offering lessons in style.”

Umm, luxury stores? Shopping?
How does that speak to the strapped?
Where is the benefit for the beggar?

According to Xavier Romatet, who heads Publications Conde Nast, the idea is “to revive consumers’ taste for fashion and shopping.”

Ohhhh … ok … sooo Vogue is the beggar then …
::: *sigh :::

Back to the breadline, bitches!!


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  • 1. Chris  |  June 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Uhm… is that a cell phone I see???

    And, not to correct the great & powerful Cookie, but, vagabonds do read Vogue. I mean, they surely glance at it occasionally as they lay it down to pad their beds and while it hangs above them as a make shift ceiling. It’s human nature to read what’s in front of you. That’s why I can name every ingredient in the liquid soap that sits on my sink.

  • 2. lifeisacookie  |  June 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Good eye Chris!

    I think that’s some sort of ID badge or something — it’s hanging around her neck — bit it could be a cell though … to warn of shelter closings, Anna Wintour sightings and so on 😉

This is the shit you bitches are reading

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