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it’s a fake, fake world

i became a lot more aware of intellectual property issues since The Husband went to law school. now i notice infringements everywhere — fake handbags, DVD copies, celebrities’ faces on random posters,etc., etc., and once you start seeing them, you … Continue reading

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’twas a few days after Christmas

i feel like i’ve really let down my readers (yes, all four of you) by not writing anything about christmas. i mean, this is, like, the most commercial, consumer-driven time of the year, isn’t it? shouldn’t this be my time … Continue reading

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the curious incident of skulls and roses

one of my favorite items from etsy is this Rosa Muerte Antique Skull Red Rose necklace. i got it for a friend a couple years ago, and i’d been going back and forth about whether i also want one for myself. … Continue reading

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happy cyber monday!

oh, hello! sorry i’ve been MIA. i’ve been too busy traveling around the world and spraying money in four different currencies. the consummate consumer is making a major comeback, y’all! i have lots to talk about, but i need time to … Continue reading

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*real* shopping in shenzhen

i can be a bit of an agoraphobe sometimes, and being in a new environment can exacerbate those tendencies. but i am married to my exact opposite, and he decided yesterday that we should break out of our little apartment … Continue reading

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faking it: part 2

ooh, interesting. it seems i’m not the only one thinking about designer knockoffs these days. A new legislation seeking to grant copyright protection to designers has been introduced, and Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have been in … Continue reading

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faking it

in less than one month, The Husband and i will be moving to the “holy grail for fake handbags, fake art and fake monuments,” also known as Shenzhen, China. and since i plan to do a lot of shopping while … Continue reading

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