Just found this in another blog, and I had to post it - Dame Vivienne Westwood at the Jonathan Ross show, telling people to buy less. I just realized I had never seen her speak, and she sounds like the sweetest grandma one could ever have! :)
Now about the environmental speech, the media criticizes and makes fun of her, but I think she has a point. Who am I to say that shopping is bad because I do love to buy lovely new things - but I get more than anxious at times when I realize that I've been spending more hours thinking about purchases than reading books, looking at art, or having great conversations. It annoys me when I browse around my favourite fashion blogs and all they talk about is what they bought and what they're going to buy - instead of focusing on what they used to do best, like doing their DIY projects, creative styling and taking inspiring pictures. Excessive consumerism is not gonna do anyone any favours - it's boring, it's dumb, and it's bad for the world.
So, dame Viv has a point - even if there's a little hypocrisy there, seeing her position in the fashion world. But indeed, buying less and buying only what you love and will keep for long is the way forward.
Now, as George Bush would say, watch this: