January Vogue Measures Poverty In Terms Of Designer Handbags

Abstention is the new consumption, and January Vogue has lots of fun ways for you to play recession in 2009.

You could be like writer Vicki Woods: give up drinking, smoking, and meat, and replace them with sex. This would probably save you money, although she does it for her health — the funnest reason to have sex. Or you could visit Lori Campbell's mom, who lives off the grid in Hawaii, where her yearly expenses total up to about the cost of "a Bottega Veneta bag." Campbell does this, since her once-embarrassing mom is now "green and fashionable," and discovers that "as hard as I'd worked to surround myself with beautiful things, so, in her way, had my mother." Inspiring! Now go buy some shit.

January Vogue Measures Poverty In Terms Of Designer Handbags