"Surprise darling! You have just won the lottery! How will you, the super fabulous fashionable blogger, spend your US$10m winnings? Tell us all about your money-spending plan!"
I admit, this is a question I have spent many a lecture pondering. Especially ever since my econ teacher told us the interesting fact that most lottery winners actually end up bankrupt a few years after they win the lottery. I would like to think that should I ever DO win the lottery, I will be more intelligent than that. So just in case I win, here is what I am going to do with it: a nice apartment in HK for my parents and me (2-3M), a nice pad in NYC for me to launch whatever career I want (1.5M?), pay my parents back for college and more (1M), leave some aside for grad school (0.5M?), invest 4M diversly and smartly (once I learn) so I can live relatively comfortably off the interest for the rest of my life, for once set myself free and go on a shopping spree without thought to the cost, versatility and durability (although I'm not sure I can actually do that), buy iamfashion.com and rent a club in NYC and throw myself a fabulous 21st birthday party, flying all my friends, family and fellow fashion bloggers over for the event. Yeah. I know, not very practical when u take tax into account.
Lets see what the rest of our fellow fashionista's came up with:
Darling Andrea from Papier Doll spent it all in a record 30 minutes! Fully into the fantasy of it all, she will be hiring all the rejected models/designers from Project Runway and ANTM for her own catwalk line and pampering herself from head to toe in the best NY has to offer in prep for the celebrity spotlight.
I am humbled by the generosity of the very-stylish-lawyer-to-be's over at Shangrilaw. La Retrosessuale will donate to her favourite animal charities because animals is peoples, too. only better. After going on holiday and replacing the creativty law school has sapped from her, La Zapatotista will then devote the rest to beautifying the minds and body of the yale population. La Dulcinea will give to charities ran by friends-esp the Bolivian Street Children Project, which she will be doing life fulfilling work for. La Quesadilla will be eating shrimps while undertaking worthy public interest work and giving to UNICEF and Zisize. La Arrabiata will invest and give to her parents, relatives, village and non profit charitable organizations- provided that 10m is not enough to buy Jon Stewart for her own amusement & delight.
After giving to her family, the Catwalk Queen, she is going on a superfabulous trip to Vegas, where she will be living at the Venetian and indulging in many frivolous shopping sprees with the likes of manolos, jimmy's, louboutin, chloe, fendi, DvF etc. before settling down and writing a book.
The ladies at Pursed Lips will be starting their own dream handbag lines. Designer Ella has a detailed plan for her 3 lines at the ready and Mallory will make nothing but the best.
At Katy's Theme Party, she will be getting into shape with her personal trainer/chef and driving a mini cooper from her london/italy pad to the magazine office she opened in her Chanel suits.
Bibi at Red Apple will take a plane without baggage for Polynesia, where she will begin her round the world trip buying everything she needs on the way!
Bagsnob, even in the sickbed from the flu, managed to find time to do some spending. After getting all the birkins, kellys and 'trend bags' etc, she will fly off to her suites on an oceanliner, where she will be getting Le Prairie spa treatments from head to toe.
Here, we would like to thank everyone for contributing to the carnivale of the couture VII, your response has been overwhelming and it was our pleasure to read all about how you will spend your lottery winnings. And last but not least, we would like to thank the Manolo, for making this all happen, you are indeed superfantastic.