One of us has brown eyes and brown hair. The other is a blue-eyed blonde. One of us teeters in black Loubis (Louboutin). The other, in bubble gum pink. One of us managed to score the black Marchesa dress at Neiman’s for 60% off on Black Friday. The other, unfortunately, did not. But despite our differences, we are sisters, bonded forever by the perils of growing up with a shopaholic mother.
We were raised on the Upper East Side of New York City by a woman who had a standing appointment with her dressmaker on Friday afternoons. We spent hours of our childhood sitting on Mom’s closet floor, witnessing the exhilarating powers of a really good buy. Our earliest memories are of playing in the black rock garden in the YSL store on Madison Avenue, waiting for our mother to emerge in a new frock..
From a very young age, it was clear that both of us had inherited our mother’s disease (check us out above as models in our first fashion show!). We loved the rush of a great purchase, the thrill of a successful day of shopping. And as long as we both shall live, we will never be able to resist the magic pull of the Bergdorf’s windows. It is a sickness, yes. But it is the most wonderful sickness in the world and we would like to share it with you.
But you see, a few months ago, a terrible thing happened. The economy crashed. And people stopped shopping. Some went cold turkey. Not us. As the proud daughters of a full-blown shopaholic, we know that quitting is not the answer. Quitting is never the answer. If ever there was a time to shop, it is now. (Really! Have you seen the sales out there?!). Yes, it is up to us, girls. If we don’t help the economy get back on its feet, who will?
As a very well-dressed woman’s husband once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”
So we can be brave. We can be strong. We can go forth and shop.
|Title:||Founder & Director of Liz Lange Maternity||Co-Founder & Co-Creative Director of Sajedesign|
|Degree(s):||Brown University (Comp. Lit.)||UPenn (Art History), Parsons & SVA|
|Known for:||Making Maternity-Wear Chic (lizlange.com)||Kickass Graphic Designs (sajedesign.com)|
|Style Icon(s):||Jackie Kennedy meets Talitha Getty||Jane Birkin, Babe Paley, Olatz Schnabel, Kate Moss|
|Fav Designers:||Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Prada||Matthew Williamson,
|Fav Stores:||Bergdorf’s||Target, Topshop|
|Prized Possession:||1980’s man’s Gold Rolex Presidental that used to belong to our father||Vintage Rudi Gernreich Dress|
|Current Obsession:||Gucci Pleated Miniskirt||My new Phillip Lim 3.1 curly lamb vest!|
|Worked at Vogue?:||Check||Check|
|Shopping Slogan:||If it’s expensive…
sleep on it.
If you still want it in the morning….
go for it.
If it’s gone…
it wasn’t meant to be.
If it’s there…
|Just Buy It|