Today is the big day here...the new Sex and the City movie starts. Although we are far from being in the city I am looking forward to putting on some heels and joining some friends for some martinis and a night out. We are going before for a little get together at Lily Cosmetics Boutique, http://www.lilycosmeticboutique.com/index.html; then off to the show.
I must admit, I was not originally a huge follower of Sex and the City show, maybe because we didn't get HBO and I couldn't watch it! ha. I did love the book, it's fun and entertaining but was hard to relate to at times. I have never been a city girl and have basically been paying my own way since I was 19, so it gets rather frustrating watching shows where women pay such a huge price for material things. Purses that could be rent money or shoes that could be a mortgage payment! I know I should just let go and be happy for them but I struggle with it.
It's like those extremely popular Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella...I barely made it half of one. Becky Bloomwood was the dumbest character ever, constantly whining about debt and the new ridiculous items she must have. I could just whack her! I didn't find it funny at all. I like a fluffy fun story as much as the next person but she was downright annoying. Maybe it's because we live in Whistler where 9 year olds wear $100 Lululemon pants, so many people rent and have great stuff but live in debt. It freaks us out, folks in their 30's and 40's doing it all, living it up but not planning for the future. No RESP's for their kids, no pensions, no RRSP's, no savings, no medical benefits... Isn't that what happened with all the unfortunate people in the US who got way over their heads in debt and are facing foreclosures now on their homes? It's scary. We worry about them...what happens when people in our age bracket are 55 and want to retire? I don't know maybe everyone will get a spanking huge inheritance to live off...I hope so! Now I feel like Suze Orman giving a dramatic lecture, and I've gone off on a wild tangent. Sorry but it's been on my mind lately as my son is getting older (9) and his friends are starting to put huge emphasis on labels, and stuff. Waay too young.
Anyways, back to Sex and the City... it was a fabulous book. I also liked Candace Bushnell's other books : Lipstick Jungle and Trading Up. Her characters are well-developed and clever. Whatever happened to Lipstick Jungle? I was loving that show. Maybe it's time to get the Sex and the City DVD set and start from the beginning - especially with all the poop on TV now.
In honor of fashion, and stylish women everywhere I did this one of a kind 'Fashionista' vase.
It has been fired and is washable, comment if you are interested. $75.00