Courtney. Lagunitas, California. April 2014.
Courtney grew up in Seattle, where she claims people dress for comfort and weather- – -can you imagine? I know. I also was shocked. Brands like North Face, Lands End and Patagonia rule the fashion scene. But as I analyzed Courtney’s comments, and went to a much deeper fashion place..I realized Courtney grew up in an important city responsible for one of the most talked about period in fashion history..GRUNGE.
In the 1990’s, the entire fashion industry took cue and designed complete collections based on what was on the streets and music clubs in Seattle. And more amazing is that Seattle is still impacting fashion, open any magazine, walk around any cosmopolitan city..and Grunge is everywhere. Personally, I adore this look.
As most of you know, I have issue looking tailored and totally put together. Like my personality, messy is just me..I look unkempt naturally (wild wavy hair), so why not go with what suits me? So I am thrilled that a city like Seattle loosened up the “perfect” styles that sauntered down the runways, and made way for high end designers to create ripped Jeans at a price of $400.00 – the more distressed the garment, the higher the price tag.
My advice before word gets out, run to your local Salvation Army, Goodwill or local used clothing store and grab the grungy looks before the “people” catch on!!
This photo was taken in a cool area outside of San Francisco, Lagunitas. Most of you know the beer Lagunitas, and this is the town it’s brewed. Lagunitas is a true hippie area, gorgeous nature, lots of bearded men, small local stores and a real sense of community. People i’ve met who grew up in this town, seem to have parents who are musicians, and were raised on a tour bus part of their lives..
Most of them continue to ask ME tons of questions about my wild childhood being raised by an accountant and a social worker – – -They don’t even know how crazy my house got, family meetings to discuss our feelings and if you threw away a receipt, whoa you were dead meat – my dad needed those..all of them.
Good day friends..am I funny? I think so.
Fashion Notes: hooded white washed jean/sweatshirt jacket: Free People, Pants: Lululemon Studio Pants, Gray Moccasins: Minnetonka, T-shirt: Gap, Sunglasses: Giorgio Armani. Kid: vintage soccer jacket