Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Inferno, and the nine circles of hell. There’s another Divine Comedy, the nine circles of excruciating suffering as experienced by that dedicated follower of fashion – The Fashionista
The First Circle is Limbo. This is the time when nothing’s happening. It’s the wait between fashion weeks spending nights in front of the Fashion TV. It’s wading through ones wardrobe waiting for the opportunity to wear this or that. Its smart-casual dress codes, work clothes or jeans, t-shirts and boots. It’s the affected sigh of fashion ennui.
The Second Circle is Lust. To stare with licentious longing at pictures of the unattainable Birkin Bag by Hermes with its six digit price tag – preferably in alligator, snake or some other rare reptile species. Place one in the hand of a true Fashionista and observe the frisson of arousal, the quickening of breath, the passionate, yet gentle caress. …
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