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A Fashion Bailout Proposal

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2008 at 11:33 am

an AMAZING proposal from Fasshonaburu: The Fashion Bailout Proposal. If the cars get funding, why not us??

With so many fashion companies folding or in serious peril, I have decided to submit the following to Congress:

LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR TREASURY AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE FASHION-RELATED ASSETS

Section 1. Short Title.

This Act may be cited as The Haute Couture Act of 2009.

Sec. 2. Purchases of Fashion-Related Assets.

(a) Authority to Purchase.–The Secretary is authorized to purchase, and to make and fund commitments to purchase, on such terms and conditions as determined by the Secretary, fashion-related assets from any style institution having its headquarters in the United States.
(b) Necessary Actions.–The Secretary is authorized to take such actions as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the authorities in this Act, including, without limitation:
(1) appointing such employees as may be required to carry out the authorities in this Act and defining their duties;
(2) designating style institutions as agents of the Government; and
(3) establishing vehicles that are authorized, subject to supervision by the Secretary, to purchase fashion-related assets

Sec. 3. Considerations.

In exercising the authorities granted in this Act, the Secretary shall take into consideration means for–
(1) providing stability or preventing disruption to the fashion industry; and
(2) protecting the well-dressed.

Sec. 4. Reports to Congress.

Within three months of the first exercise of the authority granted in section 2(a), and semiannually thereafter, the Secretary shall report to the Committees on the Budget, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Ferosh-icity of the House of Representatives and the Committees on the Budget, Finance, and Fabulousness of the Senate with respect to the authorities exercised under this Act and the considerations required by section 3.

Sec. 5. Rights; Management; Sale of Fashion-Related Assets.

(a) Exercise of Rights.–The Secretary may, at any time, exercise any rights received in connection with fashion-related assets purchased under this Act such as the right to look down on people who carry knock-offs.
(b) Management of Fashion-Related Assets.–The Secretary shall have authority to manage fashion-related assets purchased under this Act, including revenues and Birkin Bags.
(c) Sale of Fashion-Related Assets.–The Secretary may, at any time, upon terms and conditions and at prices determined by the Secretary, sell any fashion-related asset purchased under this Act on eBay.

Sec. 6. Maximum Amount of Authorized Purchases.

The Secretary’s authority to purchase fashion-related assets under this Act shall be limited to $700,000,000,000 outstanding at any one time. Unless it’s Chanel; then the maximum spend amount will obviously three times that.

Sec. 7. Funding.

For the purpose of the authorities granted in this Act, and for the costs of administering those authorities, the Secretary may use the proceeds of the sale of any cute clothes, bags, shoes or accessories on eBay. Any funds expended for actions authorized by this Act, including the payment of stylist expenses, shall be deemed appropriated at the time of such expenditure.

Sec. 8. Review.

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any style council.

Sec. 9. Termination of Authority.

The authorities under this Act, with the exception of authorities granted in sections 2(b)(5), 5 and 7, shall terminate two years from the date of enactment of this Act.

Sec. 10. Increase in Statutory Limit on the Public Debt.

Subsection (b) of section 3101 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking out the dollar limitation contained in such subsection and inserting in lieu thereof $11,315,000,000,000.

Sec. 11. Closet Reform.

The costs of purchases of fashion-related assets made under section 2(a) of this Act shall be determined as provided under the Federal Closet Reform Act, as applicable.

Sec. 12. Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) Fashion-Related Assets.–The term “fashion-related assets” means all things fabulous, including but not limited to design houses, chains stores, models, cute little boutiques hidden away on side streets, and fashion media (including blogs), and shopaholics.
(2) Secretary.–The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Treasury.
(3) United States.–The term “United States” means the States, territories, and possessions of the United States and the District of Columbia.

50 Ways

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 at 10:38 am
From 
October 19, 2008

50 ways to be a

recessionista

Oh what a difference a few months make.

Here’s how to treat yourself now

 by Ruby Warrington

THE WAY WE WERE THE WAY WE ARE NOW

Burberry Prorsum’s feather dress Daryl K’s Recession Dress

Sunday brunch at the Wolseley DIY kippers with dijon butter, served on a tray with a napkin

A splurge at vintage boutique Relik Clearing out your granny’s attic

A spa date at your local Cowshed Perfect your pedicure technique on a mate – then get her to do you

The morning Starbucks runCoffee from a cafetière, with hot milk microwaved in a jam jar (half-full, lid off), then shaken until frothy

An all-nighter at Boujis Overnighter in Paris on Eurostar’s £42 Night Clubber trip

Afternoon tea at the Ritz A slug of rum in your Green & Black’s hot chocolate

New shoes New heels and soles for your old Jimmy Choos

Redecorating your bedroom Rearranging your bookshelves

A romantic mini-break A weekend’s worth of DVD box sets and takeaways

A hot tub for the garden An hour-long bath, while sipping a vodka tonic

Buying into the military look Changing the buttons on your winter coat

A Friday blow-dry A set of heated rollers stashed in your desk drawer

Dressing up and eating out Doing the housework in Myla lingerie

Vintage Dom Pérignon Sipping Magners cider from a champagne flute

An afternoon of shopping in the Harrods food hall Making the “homemade presents” in Nigella Christmas, then eating them all

YSL Flash Radiance Skincare Brush Boots No7 Skin Illuminator Brush

A full head of highlights DIY streaks à la Alice Dellal

Paying for therapy A chinwag with your mates

Laurent-Perrier rosé Sparkling Ribena

A weekly flower delivery from the florist Jane Packer A trip to the country to pick your own

Dry cleaning your statement blouse Airing it in the garden

Pan-Asian at XO DIY Pan-Asian with XO to Go

The 7/8 trouser length Chopping the bottoms off last season’s skinnies

Buying lots of purple clothes Dyeing everything purple

Upgrading to the new BlackBerry Bold Going blackberry picking

Eyelash extensions Big, fat trannie-style falsies

Shopping on Oxford Street Shopping in the charity shops of Oxford

Pre-Christmas personal-training sessions Letting rip on the dance floor at every opportunity

An extensive, expensive cheeseboard A super-strong stilton, served in mouse-sized rations

New hairdo New parting

New furniture An upholstery evening class

A weekly manicure Nails Inc’s long-lasting manicure

eBay.com freecycle.org

Having it all Having to choose the one, utterly perfect thing you just have to have this month

Investing in a new-season Gucci folk dress Wearing a skinny jumper under a summer smock

A new cashmere scarf Joining a knitting group

Splurging on the new super-cream Swotting up on department-store special offers

Sunday in Selfridges A Sunday set aside for self-reflection

Fashion Victims: The Catty Catalogue of Stylish Casualties, from A-Z by Michael Roberts The Wonderful Weekend Book: Reclaiming Life’s Simple Pleasures by Elspeth Thompson

Big statement jewellery Scouring a flea market for old costume jewellery

Member’s clubs Starting a book club

An afternoon flotation session An afternoon trip to the cinema on your own, complete with butterscotch ice cream

Going away with friends Having friends to stay

Lambda olive oil at £99 a bottle Adopting an olive tree through Nudo

Tickets to the new Cirque du Soleil show Throwing a circus-themed fancy-dress party

Using your hedge fund to buy a new wardrobe Setting up your own “crowd-funding” site to buy a new winter coat

Dressing the kids in Marie-Chantal knits Shrinking last year’s knits in the tumble dryer

Pretending you’re allergic to wheat Baking your own bread

Botox Detox

 

from http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/fashion/article4954980.ece

Things are getting out of hand…

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I have to many bookmarks! I can no longer manage them! I literally have HUNDREDS!

I’ve been spending some of my daly allocated “procrastination time” cataloging them, very slowly, on Deskload… and am starting to manage my favorite blogs on Bloglovin and hopefully I’ll finish soon, so I can start posting my older favorites here, and weed out the outdated and “Demode” things I have saved for no apparent reason.
I shall keep you updated on the current state of things, and hopefully more fabulousness will be coming to a blog near you soon!

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