"These blazes, daughter, Giving more light than heat, extinct in both Even in their promise, as it is a-making, You must not take for fire. From this time Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence." - Polonius, Act 1, Scene 3. Ophelia would choose this pin to be able to educate herself on how controlling her father actually is. She would be able to relate to this pin because of the way that her dad does control her, which is show in the quote above.
According to the IMF the global economy is STILL worsening. With such factors as the U.S. fiscal cliff and Europe's debt crisis things are just not looking up. Quite obviously this could mean negative impacts on our industry as people simply don't have any to spend and what they do they tend to save for purely essential items. Fashion is something people can live without during hard times unfortunately. -Richelle B.