Ask me what one of my most traumatic life moments was, and I will describe this scene:
Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris. December 24th, 2006. I'm flying home after four months in Paris, and I'm simultaneously devastated to be leaving and anxious to get home. I try to check my bags; they're too heavy. Paying a fine is not an option, buying a new bag and redistributing is not an option, leaving things behind to collect later is not an option. My only option: throwing things away in the airport. I couldn't throw away my family's Christmas presents, and I couldn't throw away my new Parisian wardrobe, so the stack of French fashion magazines in my suitcase had to go.
With a heavy heart, I deposited months of French Vogues and Elles in la poubelle (trash can). The hardest to part with: December 2006 Vogue, guest edited by John Galliano:
(Though I did rip off and keep the gorgeous cover -- the orange shadow one. I still have it!)
The good news: it's almost time for that December French Vogue again, and this time, it's guest edited by the lovely and oh-so-chic Charlotte Gainsbourg:
I will buy it, and I will love it, and I will not throw it away.