As I told Dazed & Confused
(no promo, but I don't want to plagiarize myself?):
My biggest-ever Style Transaction: I paid an exorbitant-to-me amount of money on this Opening Ceremony Magritte dress when I sold my book Action
. I bought it on mega-sale after clicking on the link to it once a day for half a year beforehand. I knew I made the right choice when an elderly couple stopped me in the street the first time I wore it. As one of the women marveled over it, asking if I designed it and listening to me motormouth “NO NO IT'S MAGRITTE, I COULD NEVER, ISN'T IT GORGEOUS?” the other beamed, clutched her dog's leashes, and I swear she started to cry. It was like they could tell I was so happy
and it made them so happy and then, there we were, crying and happy together in the dumb street. I am still fully in its thrall.
— @Amy Rose Spiegel