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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail isn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.
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In honor of Fashion Week, we thought it would be fun to have our Buyer's Remorse interviewee be a model. Not just any model, though: Super Model Coco Rocha. The Canadian-born Coco has not only been on the cover of practically every version of Vogue on the planet, but she's also been in ad campaigns and/or walked runways for everyone from Chanel to the Gap.
Coco also tries to do good in the world. She's spoken out publicly about the prevalence of eating disorders in the modeling industry and has created a gorgeous jewelry collection with Senhoa, an organization that helps provide services and economic opportunities for Cambodian survivors of human trafficking. Coco's Buyer's Remorse is another example of her good intentions, although in this case, they didn't play out quite the way she thought they would.
Racked: Can you tell us about a time you had Buyer's Remorse?
Coco Rocha: We bought these little scooters. I love them to death. It's those ones where you sit down, but they're motorized—you plug them in. I thought I was going to be eco-friendly. As much as I thought we were going to use them, I get lazy and take taxis instead.
Racked: And "we" is?
Coco Rocha: My husband. They're cute when we ride together. Not so cute when he's on his own.