Last year / This year

So last August I went to Joan Shepp and bought this Rick Owens coat. You can't tell from this picture, but the hood and the back of it balloon out like a beetle. Or something like that. Anyway, I bought it, full price, it is amazing. But I never wore it. Because for the rest of the fall 2007 season I got bigger and bigger -- it was like I happened to buy that coat on the last day in my life I'd ever be able to fit into it. So it's still sitting in the garment bag with tags on. This season I'm going to wear it, which means I have to lose some weight. My goal is to drop a few pounds before Milan fashion week. Not like it's going to be cold enough to wear a woolly coat in mid-to-late September, but still.

"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn