So. Vogue. As you all know, the first 200 pages of Vogue are entirely advertisements. This time, though I felt like such a trend setter! Fendi has an ad with a girl wearing tall-boot half chaps, Hermes has an ad with a girl on a dog sled wearing a parka with a little doggie in her bag, Prada has an ad with huge chap-like boots, Tods has riding-esque boots in their ad, and Bally has lace leggings! I could care less if I'm "on trend," frankly. I wear what is comfortable for me, and if I'm not comfortable, I change. It was kind of amusing though.
The article I read last night was by Galt Niederhoffer, about her father's financial success and ruin and how it shaped her life. It was very interesting, as I felt it somewhat related to my own struggles for personal success. Her father was a self-made man, who gained his fortune from taking risks and working hard. As a girl she reaped the benefits of that fortune in dance lessons, private schooling, piano lessons, etc. But later it somewhat haunted her. In high school kids chastised her for her successes-- attributing them to her father's wealthy influence. When her father's financial empire crumbled, she saw a chance to really make it for herself, without anyone having the opportunity to brush it off as just a side effect of her father's money.
While I was lucky in school to not have kids make fun of me or be rude to me (for the most part), or to have people claim that my successes were only due to my father's money, I still have the feeling that I have to make it for myself-- to prove myself independently of my family. It was a good story, it was nice to hear a success story of someone who has come through the success of a parent's generation to acquire their own success.
30. Never buy a house without a fireplace.31. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yards.32. Once in your life own a convertible.33. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.