Watching the first episode of Fashion Hunters was a not-so-gentle reminder of how insanely crazy I can become over fashion. It's always been my main aphrodisiac, and for the first time in my life, I actually watched the effect that it has on me. I cringed a little at having called myself a "label whore," because in all actuality, I don't buy strictly by the label, nor have I always done so. What my mother taught me was to appreciate great quality when it comes to what I'm putting against my skin, and she encouraged me to be a label reader. Cashmere over cotton, silk over acrylic, wool over microfiber. . . It just so happens that the best designers use the absolute best fabrics and have amazing workmanship.
The Thierry Mugler dress was definitely a fantasy moment. I did not want to take that dress off. I was laughing while watching the scene because I never stopped swishing the dress around back and forth and I wasn't even aware I was doing that. It felt so luxurious and pretty and pink and then the crystals. . .Then to top it off that it was worn by Jennifer Lopez!?! I would have probably slept in it all week (I have done that before).
I have to say I really enjoyed the first episode! I just commented on Tara's blog that you girls have my dream job! And you seem to be extremely knowledgeable when it comes to quality, labels, craftsmanship, value, pricing, etc. as well as maintaining the credibility and integrity of the store and the consignment business. That's very admirable. I can only afford to buy designer items at greatly reduced prices so I spend a lot of time scouring thrift shops, secondhand stores and even eBay. I've picked up some beautiful garments over the years and I treasure them even more than if I had bought them new because it takes TIME and WORK to find them! I also feel that they hold more of a story when they are secondhand (case in point - the Thierry Mugler dress worn by Jennifer Lopez). It is great fun knowing that another woman before me got all dressed up, went to a fabulous event, danced, mingled, laughed, maybe even fell in love....all while wearing the garment that I now own. It gives each piece a unique energy. So I really appreciate what you do and I am SO looking forward to the rest of the season! Great first show!! :-)