Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Going Royally "Green"

Last year was the Year of the Royals.  Everywhere you turned there was a magazine cover with Kate's dress or Pippa's butt or Beatrice's hat.  (At least I think it was a hat and not a deer who got her antlers tangled up in Barbie's dream house).  But, even in the world of high fashion, there are certain headlines that I find strange:

"Kate Recycles Her Wardrobe - Again!"

"Kate Wears the Same Jeans - Three Times!"

"Kate Recycles Her Wardrobe for Zara Phillips's Wedding - Again!"

Yes, how odd that someone would buy something they look good in and wear it again.  The wonders never cease.  I'm even planning to "recycle" my purple cowl neck sweater in spite of the fact that Michael recently took his runny nose and wiped it up the length of my sleeve.  Yuck.  But that's why God invented washing machines. 

Honestly, wedding dresses excepted, how many people in the world only wear something once?  I understand that in the bubble of celebrity and money, clothing is a different animal (with faux fur, of course), but the idea that someone would spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of shoes and only wear them one time makes me want to grab any person sporting the latest Manolo Blahniks and ship them to a Romanian orphanage to do service for a day.  Wearing an outfit more than once is not "recycling", it's common sense.

I'm glad the Duchess of Cambridge appears to have some. 

1 comment:

MyDonkeySix said...

Oh my! People are so whacked! I've been recycling my clothes for years. Does that mean I am environmentally conscious?