Buy This $200,000 Swarovski-Encrusted Bathtub and Cackle at Your…

Heiress and professional rich person Tamara Ecclestone is very much wants to be like Marie Antoinette. Last year, she spent £1m on a crystal bathtub sourced from the Amazon. From the AMAZON. Could you be any more of an fabulous colonialist when you send a batch of your minions to swoop into the Amazon and seize… » 4/05/13 10:25am 4/05/13 10:25am

Rich People: Shut Up! The Recession Backlash

And so it begins: as the cocktail party circuit has buzzed with the novelty of "cutting back" and "shopping their closets" and "haute frugality," the seething has started. And now it's becoming audible: "doesn't 'thrifty chic' make you want to vomit?" rails Alex Renton in today's Guardian. "Is there anything more… » 12/09/08 3:00pm 12/09/08 3:00pm

The Complete Idiot's Guide To The Recession

When the market crashed in '29, people were probably kind of shocked. But when our » 10/15/08 4:00pm 10/15/08 4:00pm Recession hit, we were ready! Within five minutes, experts were cranking out lists of ways to stay 'fabulous' on a budget, become a "recessionista," treat the economic downturn like the opportunity for fun and self-celebration that…