De fiecare data cand vad privirea visatoare a lui Blake Lively, cea care intuchipeaza personajul Serenei van der W, nu pot sa nu ma gandesc la campaniile Tommy Hilfiger pentru parfumul Tommy Girl and such, majoritatea centrate pe imaginea unei w.a.s.p. all American beauty stralucind pe fundalul unui stindard cu dungi si stelute (ok, au mai adaugat in cele din urma si cateva persoane de culoare in stilul United Colors of Benetton) . Healthy, fresh, teenager faces in pure white shirts and denim, (mostly) blonde hair shining in the sun, totul in culorile dominante ale drapelului -patriotismul a dat rezultate bune ca strategie de marketing, si figura frumoasei Serena se distinge parca din acest background, white upper class with a parteewish. Stilul ei este intr-adevar mai personalizat, the rock-bohemian edge o scoate din anonimatul classy of the Tommy girls...
Shopaholics Anonymous or Consumerist Wisdom (almost)
I like my money where I can see them : hanging in my closet.
Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.
Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me. I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it. I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money? The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her. On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~Oscar Wilde