Saturday, 24 November 2007

The definition of Luxury

Look up the word 'luxury' in the Oxford English Dictionary, and you may find the following:

luxury

  1. the state of great comfort and extravagant living.

  2. an inessential but desirable item

The definition seems awfully foreboding, something that is bad, in excess and smells of caste hierarchy. But for all of its negative connotations, luxury to me is essentially a driving force of human nature. Why? Doesn't everyone wants to make better of their lives? To live more productively, more financially able, more healthily, and even per chance, more spiritually? I would like to think that what luxury really means is that it is the pursuit of betterment and success, but in tangible terms.

It is with this (very deep) frame of mind, plus a tinge of excitement and anxiety, that me and a couple of my friends had recently set foot into a certain boutique which is the embodiment of luxury. It has always been a dream of ours to one day own at least a small item from this iconic institution. And that day was now as we feel that ourselves had achieved considerable good fortune in our lives and careers and as such intend to celebrate in a special way. But, before anyone jumps into the wrong conclusions, we are also very grounded in reality: what the Oxford definition conveniently omits is that luxury also comes with a steep price (hehehe...)

So, enough of the psycho-babble and on with the pics:




1 comment:

Hazry said...

best shoppas kat LV kan? hmm... after this kita shoppas rumah lak yer....