Images from Free People’s March catalog (here).
I’ve had a major crush on Erin Wasson for years now. Mostly because of her rad tattoos. And her rockstar cool vibe – messy hair, minimal make-up, and always badass wardrobe. Two happenings in the last month elevated her girl crush status to almost obsession. The first was an article that appeared in WWD during New York fashion week about a presentation she attended by the Los Angeles label, The Elder Statesman. WWD described Wasson as “spindly and loopy and tend[ing] to speak in bumper sticker metaphors” but then noted that she could “unnerve with smart, out-of-nowhere observations that make it clear that she is not your average Pollyanna model.” If WWD is even remotely accurate, who could not fall in love with this girl! When Wasson was asked about the label’s designer, Greg Chait, she came out with a particularly brilliant observation, explaining, “He understands that authenticity is the new currency of life.” Seriously! In. Love. Oh, the second happening was seeing her getting her model on in Free People’s March catalog, which is just the right amount of inspiration I need to plan my Coachella outfits.