I woke up early this morning feeling inspired. Who wouldn't smile at the sight of sunlight after a weekend of gloominess?? Even the restless sleep you get from thinking about
After reading my regular blog roll I started calculating the numbers for my next purchase. I have decided that I should get the Néo Bag in Eden Khaki, and the reasons are 5 fold: 1) I am losing sleep over this beauty 2) People are telling me to shut up about it 3) Clearly, I have been thinking about purchasing it from the moment I saw it in fashion show pictures, 4)The ads shot by Steven Meisel have been on my desk and my desktop as wallpaper since they came out, and 5) Almost the entire staff of Louis Vuitton in Union Square knows me by my first name because I visit the bag so often. It will be a birthday present to myself, as well as a celebratory gift for my hard work and other projects I am working on right now.
Justifications aside, have you ever wanted anything that made your heart sing, but everyone told you it is not worth it? I have thought long and hard about this - obviously - and have come to the conclusion that one should do what makes one happy. Be it cosmetics, cars, or clothing, it is wise to seek the opinion of your trusted peers when buying anything expensive, but always choose happiness. If you can afford it and it makes you happy, I believe it is a good investment. I am in love with my Monogram Néo, but the Khaki was also love at first sight. The masterful craftsmanship of the embroidered lambskin makes the Eden Néo an entirely different bag (like having the Speedy in different materials).
So that is pretty much what went on in my head this morning. As my birthday approaches I am thankful for the best family in the world, the love of a good man, fabulous friends, and a wardrobe/handbag collection that will hopefully get my ass a retrospective at the MET when I die. THE PHILIPPINES WILL HAVE THAT TO CELEBRATE TOO, ADAM CAROLLA!! I hope tomorrow's bus ride has some sort of epiphany to.
NOTE TO SELF: catching up on fashion editorials on the bus is not always a good idea because people can see what is on your iPhone screen, and when there is nudity you don't really have the platform or opportunity to say, "IT'S NOT PORN, IT'S ART!"