My True Loves

Updated on Dec 01, 2015
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If you know me and know me well, you understand my obsession with Cafe Racers, Exile On Main Street, Huskies, Woodstock and pretty much all things late 1960s and 1970s. I'm not sure how it was instilled in me but I think my parents brainwashed me with countless documentaries on The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones. And being born into a ski bum family and living on the side of a mountain until I was five, groomed me into a mountain-obsessed, wolf and snow lover. Plus, as a kid, my dad forced me to look at vintage car and motorcycle magazines almost every time we sat on the couch together, I hated it at the time, but now I miss those days. Finally, my first boyfriend was a huge music buff and we bonded over musicians, especially Neil Young, The Avett Brothers, The Wood Brothers, and plenty of other artists.

Flash-forward to today…now, I can't help but befriend anyone who likes the song Harvest Moon or a beautiful BMW cafe racer as much as I do. Luckily I have found myself two men who love all of these things – my boyfriend and my dad. They both love talking about vintage cars with me when I see them on the street and they both enjoy collecting vinyl. My dad loves dogs (he trained field trial dogs back in the day) and my boyfriend loves wolves almost as much as I do. But he does have to be patient with me, as I constantly tag him in every single cute instagram picture I see with an animal in it.

But there is one problem…my dad and I agree on one thing that my boyfriend and I don't – The Talking Heads. My boyfriend doesn’t understand my obsession. It spurs from when my pops and I would listen to Cornershop and The Talking Heads in his car when I was a kid. So even if my boyfriend doesn’t like them, this kind of funky music is what turned me on to deep house and indie electro music early on. So now, at least my boyfriend and I bond over modern day electro music, even if he thinks David Byrnes music is too 1980s for him. Even though The Talking Heads were formed in 1975...but whatever.

I guess I just don't see why Psycho Killer can't be my go-to karaoke song and my wedding song...

I also assume you're wondering what any of this has to do with this shoot. Let me explain quickly – Fall fashion has me completely enamored with an era I have always been inspired by. Working with Urban Outfitters has been a dream. Coming up with a way to depict the true trends of this season, while evoking the era the styles were inspired by was a true challenge. So my friend Cliff Englert and I worked using only film and shot in locations that truly fit the 1960's 1970's Mod-Brit-Free-Love bill. So shooting at a restaurant from the group that created an entire bar inspired by Exile On Main Street? Done and done. Oh and the motorcycle and local german market didn't hurt either.

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