Creature clothing is the best.
Dude, I feel you. I went through that special form of torture back in aught three, and it brought me to my KNEES.Did you ever happen to scope the crazy owl maxi I stumbled across a couple of weeks ago? It immediately made me think of you. Alas, no gazelles were sighted. http://flickr.com/photos/weakervessel/474094232/Good luck sourcing the Benvenuto quote, and good luck in general!
Sending you good thrifting vibes. And I'll keep my eye out too.