Growing up with “The Muppets” has been a way of life for the children of the last several generations. The quirky and adorable creatures taught us how to sing, dance, and work things out with friends. And as much as we owe them for all of the life lessons they’ve taught us, the way to pay them back is not by wearing a ridiculous feather and sequin “confection.” This dress is just like a Muppet who was hit by a car –depressing, expensive and in the end–very, very ugly. [$2,377.00 Montaigne Market] Keep reading »
Recession, smesshion. That seems to be what luxury goods makers and upscale restaurants seem to be saying, anyway. Earlier this week, the Frome Cheese Show unveiled its latest hyper-expensive creation: a $175 cheese sandwich. What makes a friggin’ cheese sandwich cost $175? Well, it features white cheddar infused with truffles and is sprinkled with gold dust. Great, we’ll take three.
After the jump, some of the other must-have items you’ll need to have the most extravagant, luxurious and douche-y day of your life. Keep reading »
Sorry to be a downer, but we’re totally underwhelmed by Tiffany & Company’s soon-to-be-released handbags. The iconic jewelry maker is stepping into the handbag market this September with the help of the design duo formerly behind the recently-shuttered bag line Lambertson Truex. The designers, who formerly made incredibly ladylike bags, make total sense for the brand, but the prices don’t. Tiffany & Co. is, of course, an expensive brand, but while that may be understandable for their jewelry, there are plenty of bags we’d rather spend thousands of dollars on if we could! Charmed though we are by the promise of a classic Tiffany blue lining and the Holly clutch (named, we assume, after Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast At Tiffany’s), the bags just don’t pack enough bang for all that buck. [The Bag Snob] Keep reading »
I received an email from Domenico Vacca this morning about, I kid you not, a $48,000 alligator garment bag. As in the thing you carry cocktail dresses and suits in to protect them from the elements and wrinkles. As in the bag that most of us get for free from the dry cleaner or when buying the aforementioned cocktail dress. But why would you use a free garment bag when you could spend as much as a mid-priced car on a heavier, more delicate version made from several alligators? Are you kidding me? I just vomited. Keep reading »
If you’re anything like us, you know that sinking feeling of forgetting to pack a crucial item for a trip all too well. And, come summer time, the most commonly forgotten item is a swimsuit. Whether you grabbed two tops and no bottoms, forgot one altogether or belatedly realized that maybe you should have tried on your new suit rather than assuming it would fit, it’s all bad news bears. Luckily, The Standard Hotel in New York and Quicksilver have you covered. For the second year, the hotel is collaborating with the swim/surf brand to offer poolside swimsuit vending machines. This season, however, you’ll also have the option of buying sunglasses and sunscreen from the uber-convenient, laziness-inducing machines. It almost makes us want to leave those swimsuits behind. Is this something you’d like to see replicated at hotels around the country? [Transworld Business] Keep reading »
Time for today’s episode of “Crap You Definitely Don’t Need!” And what, you ask, is today’s over-the-top item awaiting ridicule? It’s none other than Joya Perfume, the scent that comes in a hand-crafted porcelain bottle with — wait for it — a 22 karat gold-dipped applicator. Because sometimes expensive perfume isn’t classy enough if you aren’t applying it with solid gold, right? And in case you try out Joya only to find that you can’t quite bear going back to the peasant-ready glass bottles of yore, fear not, there are two scents to choose from. We’re not sure how much they cost, but mortgage your house and we’re sure you’ll be able to buy them both! [Advertising Is Good For You] Keep reading »