A young couple in Oregon just went an entire year nearly trash-free: At the end of 12 extremely green months, their household’s only waste that couldn’t be composted or recycled amounted to a mere 3 pounds of garbage—which is less than what the average American generates in a single day. Meanwhile, self-proclaimed fashion junkies are …
“Money can be an encumbrance to style. People think if they spend money, they’re going to look good. I find that people who have the best style have not spent the most money.”
Last year’s dramatic drop in consumers buying $300 jeans can be categorized in the genre known as “recession porn,” which chronicled all the odd effects of the economic downturn. The appeal of overpriced jeans may have faded (excuse the pun), but apparently there are now similarly plain, even more overpriced pants taking their place.
In a survey of people with incomes over $75K, more than half of those polled say that they get more satisfaction from saving money than they do spending it—especially when we’re talking about purchasing jewelry, clothing, and luxury goods.
With an apparently resurgent economy, the media genre known as recession porn may be gone for good. What, exactly, is recession porn? You know it when you see it. Basically, it’s the fascination with all the weird ways the recession has affected different groups of people—the rich and privileged especially, because everyone knows the …
A new website allows you to rent dresses for a few days from designers like Diane Von Furstenburg for one-tenth of what it would cost to buy them.
When you look back on fashion trends, what you see is often not pretty. Now, in light of a bleak economy—and a rather obvious realization that denim is just, well, denim—we can all turn to someone who bought a $300 pair of “premium” jeans and say, “What the heck were you thinking?”
Turns out that celebrities, while possibly good at singing and entertaining—or possibly good simply at being famous—aren’t naturals with needle, thread, and design. Who would have guessed?
Who says L.A.’s elites are out of touch? As the LA Times reports, home furnishings made from recycled burlap, old brooms, and discarded barrels are all the rage, in a recession-chic style dubbed “dumpster diver deluxe.” Celebs like Kathy Hilton (Paris’s mom) and Leonardo DiCaprio have jumped on the trend, spending thousands of bucks on …