By Dana Thomas
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Once luxurious was once to be had merely to the rarefied and aristocratic international of previous funds and royalty. It provided a background of culture, more desirable caliber, and a pampered paying for event. this present day, notwithstanding, luxurious is just a product packaged and bought by way of multibillion-dollar worldwide agencies eager about development, visibility, model knowledge, ads, and, mainly, gains. Award-winning journalist Dana Thomas digs deep into the darkish part of the luxurious to discover all of the secrets and techniques that Prada, Gucci, and Burberry don?t wish us to understand. Deluxe is an uncompromising glance at the back of the modern façade that might enthrall an individual drawn to type, finance, or culture.
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He knelt beside it, hammering its face with the rock until it was a bloody pulp. Blood was every where. Blood was making the rock slippery and hard to grip. Blood stained his shift. There was blood all over the wet gravel. The rain running down his forearms was bloodred. Finally he stopped. He was sobbing, totally spent. The body was unrecognizable. It was not him anymore. He found that he could not get up off his knees. He flopped onto his back, and the rain beat down on his face. The water tasted good as it ran into his mouth.
The Minstrel Boy pushed his hands through his hair. 'I really don't know. ' At that moment it ceased to matter what the Minstrel Boy wanted to do. The man in the plumed hat turned, spotted him — and glared. For the first time Renatta saw the exotic matching pistols that were stuck through his belt. An old scar ran down the left side of his hard tanned face. It was not a face too strong on either patience or tolerance. 'I see you, Minstrel Boy,' the man said. ' Renatta took a step back. The two men stood staring at each other, faces impassive.
The food that he had brought from the kitchen for the journey was scattered and trampled into the gravel. He forced himself to his feet and stumbled to the bank of the stream. In a daze, he stripped off his garment and tried to wash off the worst of the blood. As he wrung it out, he stared at the nothings on the other side of the water. What did they have in store for him? Shivering with cold and shock, he pulled on the wet shift and started toward the bridge. At the top of the Half Bridge he stopped and briefly looked back at the rain-drenched Sanctuary.
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas