My friend down the street told immediately when “The Book” came out, and as she said, “This is so everything you’re against.” I really don’t like being against things, I’d rather be for things that are good, but it’s difficult for me on this one. This stuff is financial insanity. If I was rich, I still couldn’t feel good about buying any of this stuff. Even NM calls their stuff ‘over the top’, as it’s the name of their 50 years book about The Book.
So what’s in this book? Let’s take a look. (Dr. Seuss intended)
“This unique edible playhouse is handcrafted of 381 lbs. of gourmet gingerbread and 517 lbs. of royal icing...” Kids!!! Dinner is ready! Go hang out in your gingerbread house and eat. What? Yes you have to eat that again, you haven’t finished it yet.
Seriously? So this costs as much as my kids college funds, and you’re going to eat something kids have been playing in? I would love to see the giant ziplock plastic bag this must come in to keep it fresh. How about the ants? Imagine the look on the exterminators face when you ask for editable, non-toxic bug spray that is food friendly.
“A runway favorite, this off-white cotton trench coat is lush with lamb shearling blended with Mongolian and kalgan lamb, then trimmed with asiatic raccoon and fox fur. The black calf hair military belt adds definition.” Hmmm…
Runway favorite? That’s the only place I can think of where you’re attempting to look like a zoo animal. And the poor little llama, the look on his face says it all, “…humans are dumb and I’m going to bite her before they send me off to be slaughtered to make another one of those ugly coats.”
From what I can tell, they’re pretty much killed the whole forest here to make this, and I agree, the belt does add definition. The definition? I have way too much money and I have no idea what to do with it. The real kicker here is that fur coats have to be stored properly. People buy these things and pay hundreds to store them 362 days of the year.
“The luxurious cashmere robe has a basketweave collar, and the PJs are silk charmeuse. The button-front top has a patch pocket; the bottoms, an elastic waist.” Yep, that’s what I look like in the morning.
Okay, so I’m not a fan of sticking large bows and flowers on baby girls, which is why God gave me boys. I’m guessing her mom stuck flowers on her little head as a child. Maybe she likes them, or maybe her mom forgot to take them out and they’re growing there? Also, I always wake up with props in my hand…
Customized Cupcake Car $25,000 – I’m saving this for a later blog post, as this is the ultimate in frivolous ridiculousness, but something I plan to have some fun with. 🙂
I could spend days writing about the insanity in the Neiman Marcus Book. They must sell a lot of this stuff, as they’ve been in business for many years, although they probably only need to sell a few things at these prices to be profitable.