I grew up with a super soft spot for moccassins...Minnetonka to be exact. They're like cushions on my feet, and I love them especially when I'm on the road, scruffing around the dusty streets of SXSW in Austin, Texas. Also, I'm proud to own a fresh new pair of the Kate Moss lace-up boot I sported nearly everyday in grade school.
Anyways, I am so SO excited for the new Minnetonka lookbook to be released, featuring both me and my sister Dylana (whom I'm sure you all know n' lurv!) We shot our looks right here on Willie Nelson's ranch, just an hour outside of Austin, the morning of the HeartBreaker Banquet festival...soaking in that Southern sun and smell of barbeque brisket. His ranch is like an old Western film set. A giant set stage, mini white chapel where we watching all of our favorite intimate shows, and loads of FOOD TRUCKS, booze, and designer stations. It may well have been the hottest place in all of Austin, Texas last week! I of course, spent the majority of my down time under the shaded section of bohemian couches and pillows in a field of grass behind the stage. Complete with glowing chandeliers draping from the trees.
Packing for SXSW really was easy as pie. I feel I'm always traveling and so now, I'm a master. I had just about every moccassin in the book...brought along the best printed dresses I owned (all Free People and all felt like blankets by the way!) along with a leather hat, 2 pairs of sunglasses, and DENIM and tank tops. Oh, maybe a fringe leather jacket or two. That's really all you need when you're at a festival. Did I mention that morning cup of Joe? I spent my waking hours seeing endless gig after gig, each giving me the music itch..making me want to just get back to NYC and pick up my Martin guitar. The HeartBreaker Banquet introduced me to new favorites like Clear Plastic Masks....you must listen to "Come Back On"....along with Elle King and Nikki Lane. Some bands a little country, a little blues, and A WHOLE LOT of rock n' roll. Willie Nelson knows how to throw a party now doesn't he?
I'm still daydreaming of TEXAS. I kind of like those sleepless nights, crashing in your hotel room at 4 in the morning, and still managing to wake up for hotel breakfast. We sure do clean up well.
Stay tuned as our MINNETONKA Moccassins lookbook comes out SOON!
fringe suede jacket and coin necklace, True Religion jeans, Stylestalker sweater, Original Penguine sunglasses, Minnetonka two-button boots)