Martine (of Golden Age) and I were sitting in the cement jungle known as Maxfield yesterday and a question was raised – how do I decide what I want to buy? I enjoyed where our conversation on consumerism was going, as I have given the idea of consumption a lot of attention recently due to the ever collapsing economy in America. I hold a firm idea that massive consumption is the byproduct of an unfilled life desperate for a glimmer of hope. Constant expenditure is often indicative of a void that one is unknowingly trying to fill. Might I suggest Conspicuous Consumption by Thorstein Veblen to help further explicate this theory.
But hey, we need clothes on our backs, yes? After including the aforementioned in my answer, I followed by saying that when I see an item that will help cultivate my look, I keep it in my reference folder. I monitor the possible item and see whether my desire progresses into obsession. If it happens to develop into the obsession it is at that point I track down said item and purchase it. Voila!
With this in mind, I’ve been dying over these 3.1 Phillip Lim resort pieces. Happy Martin Luther King Day!