With too many people left with too little spending cash, the world's oldest profession (in one of a few countries where it's legal) is feeling the pinch. Hence: brothel discounts!
Not only is "A Month Of Outfits" in the May issue of Lucky for the skinny who live in warm climates, it's for the very rich.
A piece in Salon suggests that in a recession, we find sexist stereotypes comforting. To that we'd maybe add: girl-on-girl crime?
Editor: "I want to resist, yet I can't help thinking that they're actually really cool." Commenter: "Are these something you'd want to be wearing if you ran into an ex-boyfriend or current meangirl? And the price?…Insulting." [Lucky]
There's trouble in DABA-land. A trusted tipster says (and the company confirms) that one of the New York Times' infamous, blogging bankerdaters has been fired and another is suffering relationship fallout.
Did the DABA girls, those banker-loving women so devastated by the recession, pull a fast one on the New York Times? And, if so, do we dislike them more or less?
At meetings of "Dating a Banker Anonymous," frustrated finance paramours can discuss recession era troubles — like canceled vacations and slashed Bergdorf budgets —"free from the scrutiny of feminists." Ha! Not anymore!
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…