Friday, September 11, 2009
Feeling so bourgeois.
I just watched "Valentino - The Last Emperor." Run, don't walk to rent it if you have any soft spot for the couture and the art of the seamstress, which is a dying art, as are many things of quality and craftsmanship. My rug dealer today, whose Persian family has been in business since 1899 in Minneapolis, told me how difficult it is to get new customers - younger people don't know, understand or care about quality. It is all IKEA to them. Sad. Sad. Sad.
So, here is a pair of shoes I just bought from a Parisian woman who has been living in Minneapolis but is moving back to France. She swears she paid over $400 in Paris. I paid $25 at her moving sale. I like my price better. And I love the quality! They look like old lady shoes. I will wear them with everything.
All this matter about beautiful material things makes me feel so bourgeois. And after all this talk of health care....