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Monday, January 25, 2010

True West

Just like a Sam Shepard play, the myths of American life and pop culture are continuous motifs in fashion. Not surprisingly, every couple of years the cowgirl trend makes a comeback.

I always ask myself if this is really necessary. I mean fringe...really???
This season Ivy does the "is it alive?" Fringe Hobo version, while Antik Batik's Bongo Fringed Leather Bag merges two of my least favorite trends to put a boho spin on the cowgirl look.

Yet I have to admit that the classic aspects of western gear appeal to me. When the simple lines and symbols of that rough and rugged lifestyle surface, I'm always smitten. Chloe's Medium Marcie Leather Saddle Bag with it's horseshoe detailing, saddle top stitching and and classic gusseted shape has an immediate appeal.

For more western flavor, join me over at TrustYourStyle today.


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