Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Texas Girl

 Elle Italia August 2010. Erin Wasson has announced that her collab with rvca is no longer, hopefully there will be lots from LowLuv. 
I read this in my Elle magazine last month.  Clover Stroud on her 'Spiritual Home'.
The soundtrack to my childhood was country music so i grew up with Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton in my head. As soon as I finished university, I followed that tune to Texas, the location for so many of the best country-music songs, because I wanted to work on a ranch as a cowgirl, and find out if cowboys really did exist.
Everything's bigger in Texas, and my dreams were bigger there too. I found a ranch full of cowboys who taught me how to lasso a horse at a gallop by day and dance the two-step in honky tonks by night. In the winter, there was an ice storm but, by the summer, I was riding bucking horses on the ranch rodeo team. My boyfriend was a cowboy, and those days under the big Texan sky were the happiest of my life to that point. I spent two years in Texas. After I came home, I had a son. I named him Jimmy Joe - and his younger sister is called Dolly. Texas is always in my heart, the memory of it a faded rodeo shirt in the back of my cupboard and the word 'Texas' tattooed on to my left bicep, done on the way to my last rodeo in Amarillo. I can't forget it, and cowboys will always be my weakness.

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