Well, it seems that the mythical end of the world date of December 21, 2012 is quickly approaching… so this begs the question what would be your biggest most fantastical fashion or beauty splurge? Well Stella Bugbee and Kurt Soller answered that question so beautifully for The Cut that I couldn’t keep it to myself. See the excerpts from their blog article below.
The Apocalypse Shopping Spree By Stella Bugbee and Kurt Soller
Since we’ve only got a few days left, we’ve decided to get an early start on our resolution to go out in style, taking advantage of the simple fact that we won’t have to pay our credit cards in 2013. For our purposes, we imagined fashion-heaven looking something like Versailles, permeated with the scent of Serge Leutens. It’s a place where we perpetually picnic with Daphne Guinness and Emanuelle Alt on an Hermès Blanket whilst being served La Duree macaroons by Prince Harry and Johnny Depp. We would all try on each other’s brilliant new purchases, remarking at the fun we had spending $789,318 in just a few hours of online shopping. Hopefully it all arrives before we disappear. And, while we all wait, click through our spending rampage — La Mer as body lotion, men’s croc-skin accessories, fur, lingerie, a white Valextra suitcase, Alaïa shoes, and more — then tell us what you would throw in your own Apocalypse Shopping Cart. End times are nigh, and there’s no end to things we’d buy if money were no object.
Reading Material: $6,600
“When the Internet goes down and one can no longer access the Cut, reading material is a must. Luckily, this American classic is now available for you to buy online, but act quickly! We’ve only got a few days.” —Kurt Soller
Visionaire x Louis Vuitton Portfolio, $6,600
Rock-Slut Outfit: $9,597.80
“My kids will be all, ‘Mommy, why do you look like Kate Moss?'” —Stella Bugbee
Moto stretch-leather skinny pants by the Row, $1,850 at Net-a-Porter; Metal-embellished suede boots by Azzedine Alaïa, $1,249.80 at Net-a-Porter; Rouge/Black Fur Jacket by Balmain, $ 6,498 at Shopstyle.
Face Cream As Body Lotion: $1,900
“Instead of parsing out tiny drops of this rich facial moisturizer, I’d take a long soak in a bathtub filled with Tom Ford’s Jasmine perfume, then slather this over every inch of my body.” —SB
Creme de la Mer, 16.5 oz., $1,900 at Nieman Marcus
Sexy Lingerie: $1,500
“A slight upgrade from my normal everyday underwear.” —SB
Cordeliyah Basque in navy/gold by Agent Provacateur, $1,500 at Agent Provocateur, or call 1-888-881-4986
“I have to assume that the reason Barneys’ most expensive suitcase online comes only in white is because it’s meant for a trip to visit angels up in the clouds as some sort of post-Mayan White Party. I’d gift this one to Stella before we go, because I’m a suck-up until the day I die.” —KS
Large Trolley by Valextra, $8,770 at Barneys
The Fancy Dress: $6,198.61
“I’ll make this my nightgown.” —SB
Evening Gown by Alexander Mcqueen, $6,198.61 at Far Fetch
The Princess Necklace: $117,915
“Because the Cut is devoted to service journalism, I wanted readers to be able to buy this practical piece online.” —SB
Rose Cut Diamond Necklace by Monique Péan, $117,915 at Barneys
After reading about Stella and Kurt’s marvelous list I would also add this luxe set of nail polishes from Tom Ford to make my mani look better than ever.
To view the entire list check out The Cut