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Does the Devil Really Wear Prada?

April 12, 2009

I just finished watching The Devil Wears Prada shown on TV and I must say, it had a rather predictable plot. The movie circles around materialism, fashion, the high fashion world, riches, brands, office politics etc. It was basically, “if you dig the high fashion world, you’re on your way to the dark side”.

Frankly, i don’t think there’s much wrong with giving high regard to material things. You can look at it in 2 different ways – Material things can either push you harder to achieve financial abundance (and be able to afford that nice car, that big house, that branded bag) or it can make you a slave to society and consumerism.

It’s just a choice you have to make. Whether you are going to become a slave to material things, always seeking to have the most fashionable items at the expense of your savings etc. or whether you will let them be goals to which you strive to achieve. It’s all about the reframing of how you look at it.

Now, do you think that the devil wears Prada? Well, i think if he does, it’s practically a waste on him. Haha.. But actually, I myself do not have an answer.

Well, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Valentino, Balenciaga etc. are just labels to things of high market value. The Devil can choose to wear Prada or any other brand, but we can choose not to follow him just like what Andie did in the end. I’m not saying that you do not choose to purchase branded goods and material things. But like I said, if it becomes an obsession where you become enslaved to material things at the expense of your savings, loved ones and family, then you better rethink whether you are actually following the devil in Prada.

However, if you are the person who is wise in your purchasing decisions and know that you are not just indulging in it for it to be a ticket to the high society, then give yourself a pat on the back and know that you are not at the mercy of devil in Prada.

Okay, back to the movie, on the whole it was a meaningful movie which depicts the transition from student life to working life, which I think iis about company culture, being seen as ‘trendy’ by your colleagues, office politics etc. So if you just want to catch a glimpse of how working life is, amongst gossipy colleagues, colleagues who give high regard to branded materials etc., this will be a movie for you to catch!

With that, i’ll end off this post. Have a gd week ahead!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Superman April 13, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    I watched the movie 2 years ago… actually the movie is pretty good. The main actress is very pretty 🙂

  • Reply Patricia April 15, 2009 at 12:58 AM

    Hey Superman,

    Yep, I agree! The main actress, Anne Hathaway is really beautiful! I loved her outfits in the movie too..

    🙂

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