There’s the kind of Western fashion that stomps along in heavy cowboy boots, dirty denims and fringed leather jackets, punctuated by a mandatory oversized belt-buckle at the hips. And then there’s this: a brilliantly, beautifully subtle interpretation that takes a select element at a time and slips it carefully, thoughtfully, in amongst a bouquet of other fashion trends.
Julie Brooke Williams’ styling is executed with a haze of 1970s bohemian romanticism. It’s in the long flowing hair, the wide-brimmed felt hats, the Navajo turquoise jewellery. The mix of eras and styles isn’t so much eclectic, though, as it is lightly unexpected. Like the layering of a bold red shirt over sandy suede fringing; or a floor-length, raw-hemmed coat paired with fuchsia boots; or a heavy blanket coat over a flowing skirt.
Everything in the Nylon editorial has a softness to it, from Olivia Malone’s photography to even the disposition of the equine companion – who seems gentle, almost listless, rather than war-like or fierce.
Starring Taylor Warren, Goodbye Horses is from the September 2011 issue of Nylon Mexico.
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