During my time in New York, I strolled past the famed luxury department store: Bergdorf Goodman. Now I didn't know much about it when I first passed by, except that it had been mentioned a couple of times in the TV show Gossip Girl. My curiosity peaked while gazing into the larger than life store window displays and I decided to watch this documentary called Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's.
The 90-minute documentary explores the historic building itself, it's upper crust clientele and the fashion taste-makers that work there, like Linda Fargo and Betty Harlbriech. The feature had interviews from enough fashion industry leaders to make any style enthusiast's jaw drop. Anecdotes from Rachel Zoe, Michael Kors and Karl Lagerfield were my favorites. The video really only appeals to people with a firm fashion foundation because the average person would only recognize a handful of the couture creators. At the same time, I think anyone can become enthralled by the appeal of a magical mecca like Bergdorf's. Some of the stories that the salespeople have of celebrities are truly outrageous, like the time Yoko Ono and John Lennon asked Bergdorf's to come to their apartment on Christmas so they could buy millions of dollars of fur coats.
I recommend the film when you're in need of some fashion inspiration or if you're a fashion PR hopeful like me doing some research. A lot of the mystery and magic of Bergdorf's is revealed in a beautiful way. The documentary took me right back to New York with ease. Now I'm in the mood to watch six seasons of Gossip Girl.