27 February 2007

More Intellectual Elitism

Mary-Kate Olsen has forayed into journalism, debuting this week in the New York Times. Not a shabby newspaper in which to debut. Many talented journalists spend their careers living paycheck-to-paycheck, pounding the pavement, trying to make connections and get work. For the most ambitious, the New York Times is a dream gig. Mary-Kate Olsen does not know the meaning of "paycheck-to-paycheck", she might know what ambition means, but she certainly has connections because by the looks of her writing, it wasn't her writing talent that got her the job:
I have a large, red quilted Chanel bag that I borrowed from my sister Ashley. I wore it to an event and never gave it back. Luckily, she's moved on to another bag, so I'm safe for now. I'm not quite sure how many bags I have, but let's just say I have a few. When I find a bag I like, I tend to wear it to death until I become obsessed with another one. This probably happens three to five times a year. But I always come back to the Chanel. The size isn't overwhelming, and it has enough subtle detail to keep it interesting.

I also have the smaller version in blue and in white, but the red is definitely my favorite. I don't have a stylist — I'd rather just do my own thing and put together my own outfits. The chain-handle bag is the perfect accent to almost any combination I come up with. I look at everything with a designer's eye, but I wouldn't change a thing about this bag. I think that's why it's a true classic.
And there you have it. Are you inspired? Moved to action? Educated?

I'm not sure what she was asked to write, but the result appears to be a primary school assignment. "Alright class, go home and write two paragraphs about your favorite toy and why you like it." Mary-Kate seems to have been grasping for content towards the end, trying to stretch into two paragraphs what could've been said in one sentence. Here's a lesson in brevity:

"My name is Mary-Kate and I like my Chanel purse because it's shiny and red."


Andrea said...

If you like handbags, um, why not try the new Chanel? It's quilted pattern will never go out of style, and neither will... the color. Red is always a good... choice. Speaking of choices, um, the chains on the bag are good, too... If you don't agree with me, just... um, ask my sister. Wait! Don't!

Flashy_Shades said...


Anonymous said...

hahaha love this post

Andrea said...

Touche! No, really. It sounds like she was just prattling away on the phone to someone. Ah, well. We can't all be writers. And I include myself in that statement.

Those damn white sunglasses again!