When Erin Wasson and I sat down at Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton hotel before her Target runway debut yesterday, it was immediately clear that Wasson isn’t your average model. Her beauty is undeniable, but it’s her no-BS disposition that is truly remarkable. She just oozes cool. She sat cross-legged, running her ring-stacked fingers through her undone locks as we chatted.
We were there to talk trends. One problem: she doesn’t follow them. Makes her that much cooler, right? So the conversation turned to her personal style, beauty regimens and jewellery (dog bones included).
What do you think of the Spring 2014 trends?
“To be completely honest with you, I haven’t looked at one fashion show this season. I have absolutely no idea what went down the runway, no idea what people are buzzing about and I have no clue what’s happening in the world of fashion. There are enough people that are so in the know, that it’s probably best that I’m not.
When people ask me about trends it’s hard for me because that not how I operate. It’s not really how I believe the world should operate. I know who I am—I know what I like to wear and it’s not trendy. If you were to dissect my fashion ethos, it’s really basic. I’m in jeans and cowboy boots every single day. So until a designer comes out with a bitchin’ pair of cowboy boots, I’m not following the trends!”
Where does your personal style inspiration come from?
“I’m from Texas. I believe you should be a reflection of your background. I’m proud to be from Texas and I like the aesthetic of Western wear—it works with my lifestyle. I don’t like to be in heels; I like to be in comfortable shoes.”
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