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    Default Who's That Girl?: There's Something About Poshy

    Hi, I'm "Teh Posh," as Roflwaffle has rechristened me. First, thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that's been cool and thanks for all the really nice PMs. I just thought I'd finally clear the air on what I'm all about and finally answering the question on how I know what I know about luxury goods and services. I actually got this question by PM twice in the past week and a couple of times prior and decided to just put it all down in one spot and point to it. Besides, I am tired of being confused with a 40 year-old British chick who wears Panerais, not that there's anything wrong with being that or doing that. I didn't come by all my bag/watch/clothing/etcetera knowledge by thumbing through the pages of Vogue although sometimes you can get quite a bit of info out of that thick @ss magazine.

    While I provide some marketing support for a friend's commercial mortgage brokerage and some freelance fashion editing for two Baltimore area publications, my career is as a luxury goods sector analyst for a global asset management firm based in Baltimore, something I'm not quick to point out especially to people I first meet due to stereotypes held of women in business. I came into the field quite by accident and, after discovering it, found that I liked it more than I really should have. No . . . like is not the word; I LOVE it. My job mainly consists of studying the numbers, sales, competitors, profits, trends, management and products of the industry as whole; in other words, I spend a LOT of time reading, comparing data, writing reports and making decisions on one thing or another related to luxury items and services. It's sometimes tedious but also can be extremely exciting and usually, for me anyway, easy and fun.

    I have to know a tremendous amount of information about homes, builders, apparel (everything associated with that like accessories), cars, art, furniture, vacation cities, jewelry, textiles and even food. In addition to knowing it, I have to be able to articulate greatly and communicate exactly WHY one company or company's item is better than another's, simply because a wrong or under-investigated choice could be the difference between an investor making a lot of money or losing a lot of money. And if a client loses money, it won't be because Posh didn't pour over every bit of data available, publicly and privately. I take my career and the industry I analyze VERY seriously. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on who you are, it is fairly male-dominated and one tends to find that many women in the business world often have to work TWICE as hard to be considered HALF as good. So, many of the women I have met in the industry aren't just good but GREAT at what they do, as there really is NO middle ground.

    The great parts of my jobs are that a lot of times I can work from home and have physical access to many, many of the goods I scrutinize (after signing confidentiality agreements). A lot of things masquerading as "luxury" sometimes really aren't, which is how I came to be a part of the replica world. I noticed that for almost $5,000, a Rolex Explorer I wasn't nearly special enough to constitute that price, but this wasn't or isn't to say it's not a nice watch, because it is really. Rolex does sell watches that are without a doubt worth their price tags but I don't think the Explorer I is that watch, however inflation and rising production cost in Switzerland say otherwise. Years and years ago, it was a $500 watch which I think it should still be today. In any event, I buy the replica and get THE SAME feeling. And I don't worry about the movement; sometimes when genuine Rolex Explorer I's break, for whatever reason, jewelers sold people ETAs to put in them anyway because they were cheaper than repairing the Rolex calibre. Besides, you couldn't really see the movement and no one would know. Finding and liking RepGeek after getting my Explorer I was great;
    writing for RepGeek is even better because it's a great outlet for my humor, which can't be used easily in a business report, and my creativity.

    I really believe that a person can have the lux life for less. There's buying new, buying pre-owned and buying rep, with each one having a time and a place and a merit. Why spend more money on the genuine article when the replica or used item will give you the EXACT same performance and look for so much less? Just so you can say you bought XYZ and it's genuine? That's dumb because the money saved could be better spent elsewhere, like on a vacation or college for your crumb snatchers. For the ultra-wealthy, buying replica or used makes NO real sense, but for most of us here on the lower rungs of financial status, it is the simply the best and sometimes only choice. While I would never advocate buying replicas of things like, say, golf clubs and medication, I do think a replica watch or replica purse is not just the right choice, but a choice for freedom.

    If we pay retail, haven't the terrorists won?
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    ok then, now that we have that cleared up (whatever "that" is)...

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    Thanks for the intro Posh. This explains your well written and researched posts and your depth of knowledge. You always seem to have something fun or interesting to say, even though your interest in men appears purely mercinary (I dont have a DB9, Porsche or Ferrari).
    Always worth reading what you have to say, and you are definitely the "Style Queen". Nice to have you here.
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    If you're not a "40 year-old British chick who wears Panerais".. then how old are you and what DO you wear?

    Btw, the terrorist line at the end was pretty funny

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    Hi, welcome to RG!

    Have you checked out the dealer's sec....

    Oh wait... I see what you did there...

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    um I read GQ

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    Posh,

    Cut down the paragraphs. As one professional to another, I know you remember the 30 second rule

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebenn View Post
    Posh,

    Cut down the paragraphs. As one professional to another, I know you remember the 30 second rule
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    To convey concisely is a worthwhile skill to cultivate

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    Did I mistakenly log onto someone's blog, or is this RG?

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    .... and here i was fantasizing about mingling with Mrs. Beckham over the internet!!

    I kid I kid!!

    In all seriousness so far I have found your posts to be some of the MOST useful I have read on any forum, rep or otherwise. (not to discount the great review work done ByTor and others..... GREAT stuff guys).

    I hope you continue to do good stuff.

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    Smitty,

    Are you now a Barrister in BC ? I hope you are now filing many suits and making a ****load of money!

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    From one rounder to another, nice post.

    It is interesting to get to know your background Posh. Thanks for sharing.

    I could use some of your advice in the luxury sector. I am looking to upgrade my trailer to a double wide. Any suggestions?


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    For those not understanding Bebenn

    The 30 Second Rule

    When you speak to one or a few people, picture a traffic light. As you start talking, it is green during the 30 first seconds; your audience is listening and curious to know what you have to say. It is yellow during the next 30 seconds; the level of attention gets lower, people already see where you are going. Or they don't, in which case they would like to ask you to get to the point. When the light is yellow, you should think about stopping to let other people speak. After 1 minute the light is red; unless you see sparkles of interests in the eyes of your audience, stop right there, don't even think about adding one sentence

    @Posh
    If it took me slightly longer than the light to read this I would have pulled over and finished.

    @Bebenn and Swiss.... my mom always told me if you dont have something nice to say keep it to yourself.

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    your avatar is a creepy as Lumans
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    Quote Originally Posted by bebenn View Post
    Posh,

    Cut down the paragraphs. As one professional to another, I know you remember the 30 second rule
    Hey, hey. I said this was my CREATIVE outlet. You don't 30-second rule me.

    Quote Originally Posted by jag0 View Post
    .... and here i was fantasizing about mingling with Mrs. Beckham over the internet!!

    I kid I kid!!

    In all seriousness so far I have found your posts to be some of the MOST useful I have read on any forum, rep or otherwise. (not to discount the great review work done ByTor and others..... GREAT stuff guys).

    I hope you continue to do good stuff.
    Thanks. I try. As long as I have something to say, I'll be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Wrecked View Post
    From one rounder to another, nice post.

    It is interesting to get to know your background Posh. Thanks for sharing.

    I could use some of your advice in the luxury sector. I am looking to upgrade my trailer to a double wide. Any suggestions?


    Thanks! Beautiful! I think if you knock down a few walls (all of them), you could make it real cozy.
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    Posh- You're hottt! A girl who understands the finer things in life, but not snobbish to be above repped goods. Who can write a grad school dissertation on Steve McQueen, a fashionista, likes fast cars, expensive Swiss watches, metrosexual men and probably has just the right amount of "high maintenance" quotient- do I have you pegged? If so, my kinda woman!

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    thanks posh! your story, your rules. i like it...BD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiemonster View Post
    Posh- You're hottt! A girl who understands the finer things in life, but not snobbish to be above repped goods. Who can write a grad school dissertation on Steve McQueen, a fashionista, likes fast cars, expensive Swiss watches, metrosexual men and probably has just the right amount of "high maintenance" quotient- do I have you pegged? If so, my kinda woman!
    I plead the 5th in event that anything YOU say further may incriminate me.

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    thanks posh! your story, your rules. i like it...BD...
    Thanks, B Dog. Word up.
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    As the resident expert on absolutley nothing here on the board, I agree wholeheartedly with everything written above my post!

    There is a certain mystique attached to the notion of being "Posh" and the never ending search for the golden ticket to the garden shears that are needed in cutting down the tall poppy!

    All is fair in love and war, so unleash the hounds and let the people eat cake.....

    We should not conform and nor shall we for this is a parallel to the world we desire......

    Posh I don't have the wax to make the mould of the key that will unlock the complexities that make you up, but I will continue to read on and try and open and go through the doors rather than knocking them down.....

    I have another hole to dig.........

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    screw the 30 second rule! I can see your point when its spoken...but for me if I'm not in the mood to read a long post like this then I'll just pass on it and read it when I can. Its very easy to spot...its long....very long and you know it will take a couple minutes! But that means its filled with info...info = good.

    Now...spoken word is another thing...I cant see the long epic speach coming and I'm definitely the type to gloss over after the yellow light scenario and not pick it all up lol.

    Posh, nice background info...I was kinda curious myself but this explains the jist of it! That must be a fun job for you...Sounds like it fits you to a T!

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    You know, I sound like a broken record every time I comment to one of Posh's posts. So I'll try a new tack and just quote a movie line...

    "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!?!?!" - Maximus, Gladiator

    And yes, Posh's Posts totally rock!!!

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    Ferk the traffic light.
    Posh is a Repgeek treasure and I see her on the Autobahn...no speed limit.
    Posh is one part Holly Golightly and one part nuclear reactor.
    Watching her think is real fun...if you can keep up with the speed of light explosion of ideas.

    ( And, BTW, Mademoiselle Posh, I have done some discreet name dropping and the result is always the same : " She's gorgeous ! ")

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    ok now we need the bikini pics taken at spring break
    please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liddyg View Post
    @Bebenn and Swiss.... my mom always told me if you dont have something nice to say keep it to yourself.
    I disagree with your mom. I think helpful, constructive criticism is often good, and restricting things said to "nice" things would leave us ignorant, stunted, and unfulfilled.
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