Expect more cowboys to be coming ’round the mountain as spring rolls on: the continually emerging trend being explored by yet another publication, this time featuring Valentina Zelyaeva (wearing plenty of Ralph Lauren, who seems to have an exclusive grip on the model) and Andreea Diaconu.
The brilliant thing about this kind of trend for women is that it can always lean more towards costume. Indulging in more than a few pieces at once can, for Men, come off as too costumed or just plain silly. But when it comes to womenswear we’re fortunate that going all out on fringing, cowboy boots, a prairie blouse and a don’t-mess-with-me Stetson can create a thematic statement look that works.
Photographed by David Burton for Elle Russia’s May 2011 issue.