By: Aleysha Haniff
Taken from Reuters.com
Even Sacha Baron Cohen couldn’t distract me from some of the insanity being disguised as haute couture. I saw this photo in the October 9 issue of the Toronto Star.
Cohen’s made it a habit of crashing shows for another one of his mindless movies, but that’s nothing new. The model’s dress, however, leaves me mildly disgusted.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize a “Vasi” card is a Visa card and it sums up all the materialistic bunk being tossed at women today. The economy’s going down the tubes, but at least there are great shoes to be bought, right? Like the Vasi card, they’re probably sparkly and pretty too.
I guess you could say that fashion shows are supposed to be overdone and provocative, but the message seems obvious to me. According to businessweek.com, women make about 80 per cent of all shopping decisions. Even if you can’t afford it, that plasma TV is still calling your name.
The Vasi card-dress takes me back to watching the Flintstones on television. Best buds Wilma and Betty would get distracted by a pretty purchase and you’d never hear them talking budgets or investments. They’d let loose their “Charge it!” war cry and leave their hubbies to take care of the money.
I’m a cashier, and I’m actually surprised at the number of women that let their male companions foot the bill for their personal items. I know when a guy isn’t buying makeup for himself, especially if the foundation shade is all wrong for him. It’s probably for the girl he came in with.
And women from all walks of life just let it go.
But on a positive note, not everyone from the Flintstones era is clueless about money. These three women, featured in the Toronto Star, know how to make a dollar work for them.