Shopping & Business
Duana, Michelle, and I went to Paris for 4 days on a work trip. After that it was off to London. We always write to each other, notes through the day, like – remember when we went to Paris and London? Slumber parties in hotel rooms, eating too much, drinking always, and a few crazy Russian journalists whose drama we could not get enough of.
How did we shop in Paris? Well, we went to Colette and wanted to move in, and left with nothing. I bought a pair of flats from Galeries LaFayette for US$150 because they lost my luggage and I had no clothes. Duana and Michelle were obsessed with “slips” and decided to splurge on French undergarments. And we looked at those infamous two-tone tights outside of Chanel and talked about it for 15 minutes without going inside. So kinda like Demi Moore and Salma Hayek.
They hooked up today in Paris, went to Hermes and Lanvin, with their bodyguards tightly wrapped around them. For Salma though shopping is much more than a frivolous pursuit. For Salma, shopping is politics. LVMH, the luxury goods conglomerate was trying to take over Hermes. Hermes was like, f-ck off, your money-first philosophy will kill the standards of our brand. LVMH’s main rival is PPR. Salma is married to Henri Francois-Pinault. His family runs PPR. PPR cockblocked a takeover of Gucci by LVMH in 1999. And Salma has made a point of attending many Hermes event and store openings, claiming to not be interested in the business behind the clothes, but clearly an active player in the politics of clothes. It was no accident that she took Demi there today. And Demi I’m sure will be gifted as a result of her participation.
LOVE this sh-t, don’t you?
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