Friday, May 30, 2008

Posh apartments, Swanky hang outs, and Jimmy Choos

Escape Brookyln has an interesting post about how in movies there’s a magic math that allows people to live extravagant lives on an ordinary budget. She gave two examples, Hitch and Devil Wears Prada.

Since I am going to see Sex and the City movie tonight (Yay!), I want to add my example. Carrie. She lives in New York, with a spacious apartment, which I imagine cost a fortune. Her hang outs – posh nightclubs, restaurants etc – look pretty pricey. Her fashion? Nuff said. How does she live the way she does on a Sex Columnist salary?

Admitted on one episode when she has to buy Aidan out on their apartment she had to get help from her friends because she had only $800 dollars in her bank account and a closet full of shoes. But how does she even afford all those shoes? And what about after? With the added expenses of monthly mortgage payments and condo fees, you don’t see any impact on her lifestyle at all.

Because movies and TV aren’t real. For me, they put all my wishful thinking into a neat little entertaining story with great outfits and pretty people. Afterwards, remember to get back to reality or risk over exercising your credit cards

photo by Arorra on Flickr


Anonymous said...

isn't this the same episode where she realizes she's spent $40,000 on shoes alone?


Hhaha now this post is inspiring me to take stock of how much I've spent on my vices this past year alone! :)

PiggyBankBlues said...

well, she obviously doesn't eat a heck of a lot, so i guess she spends it on shoes...