Tuesday, September 22, 2009

All about timing

I went to see 'The September Issue' with Charlie tonight.

Charlie might be the biggest fan of the movie 'The Devil Wears Prada' so when a documentary about Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue working on the September issue of 2007, we just had to go see it.

It's really amazing how much money is thrown away in a glimpse in that business.

A 50 000$ shoot just put in the bin after less than five seconds under the eyes of the tough editor. Hundreds of thousands of dollars to create a couture dress that will be seen for 45 seconds on a runway, then never again. Quite astonishing as well, how Wintour is so respected in the world of fashion, that no one dares to contradict her. Not even Vera Wang, Jean-Paul Gauthier or the designer for Yves St-Laurent.

On the way back home, Charlie said she's like to get her hands on a copy of that famous issue. I told her that some women out there were probably making a fortune selling their copies on ebay. And I was right. I went to see for myself, just for fun, and one auction was about to finish. The magazine was up to 263$ US. I wonder how much more it went up in the last minute.

That's proof you never know when one of your things might become worth so much more than it did. It's really all about timing.


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