Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cathy Horyn: 'You're Choosy. So Are We?'

Anyone read Cathy Horyn's column "Your Choosy. So Are We." in today's 'ThursdayStyles' section of The New York Times? What world does she live in? The column is about stylists shopping for mature women who are buying less but not cutting back on quality - - $3500 bomber jackets, $690 scarf, $2600 dress, $995 pants, and on and on.

"Choosey" is not the word, "Stupid" would be a better fit. Like a mature woman has to spend that kind of money on over priced designer clothing that will most likely end up at Loehmann's? Does she really have to spend $3,025 on a Rick Owens washed-leather jacket and a $1655 L Wren Scott silk tie blouse to think well of herself? Where does quality end, and conspicuous consumption begin?

We really wonder if it was meant to be taken seriously, or is the article just a pay back to some of their advertisers? At least that would make sense. We sent a note over asking Cathy just that. Let's see if she will even dignify us with a response! In the past, she has refused even to speak to any of our writers and has declined our request for interviews.

-Ernest Schmatolla

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