OBSESSED: ERIN WASSON
"everybody should own something leopard, always."
Big Sur, California
I want to live in a tent there. [I love] the whole vibe: the people that live up there, the spirit of the town, the Henry Miller Memorial Library.
Keeping it real, everyone just needs to make that their obsession. It's implementing the things that you know make you happy, and knowing that that happiness is your responsibility. You work your ass off and then you carve out time for yourself, you work your ass off and the you carve out time for yourself…So you're like, Okay I'm literally going to be a complete heathen, crazy person for five days and then I'm going to give myself five days of peace and tranquility. You just have to completely create a balance for yourself.
The older I get the more I'm turning into a Japanese woman with four articles of black things. You look at Ann Demeulemeester: She's been making clothing for 20 years and season by season it's like, "Oh another version of a white button down." It's still something slightly off, so it makes you go, "Oh, okay, it's like last season but not quite." She's a bad-ass.
We live in a business where things are constantly moving around, I look at my schedule and it's laughable--why do I even look at a calendar? You try to plan your personal life and the second you make a plan in your personal life is exactly when something changes. It's a funny orchestration, but I've gotten a lot better at this place in my life by saying, "No. No, I'm not going to." I'm a grown-up and I think that it's okay to know your boundaries and your limitations and what you can do, because the worst case scenario is to end up doing something and not being 100-percent present.
I really prefer to not at all exist in any circle of suffering--in any capacity. If I'm not wearing Rockports, I'm wearing cowboy boots. I'm not a high heel kind of girl, it's not my personality, it's not my lifestyle. I want to be comfortable all the time; when you're comfortable, you're more confident. There's no reason to suffer, it's ridiculous. When you see women and they're like, "Oh my God my feet, my blisters, I need a Band-Aid," you're like, "Really sister? Why?!" The only time I want to suffer is if I'm getting a tattoo.
[I got one] yesterday. Just a little something--I like small, little, funny tattoos.
Leopard is such a neutral to me. Everybody should own something leopard, always, in their wardrobe.