Monday, November 19, 2012
Ralph Lauren's Buffalo Stance
He's bringing back that ambiance, a time of comforting blanket-wrap jackets, swashbuckling western leather dusters, and lots of Big 80s money to spend on them in his new vintage collection.
I checked (pre-pun groan) it out today and went directly to the buffalo check skirt, the strong colors of which remind me not only of a favourite Hudson's Bay blanket, but of paging through magazines as a teen, imprinting every model's gesture, every silhouette upon my memory.
The skirt's sold out already, but that's OK, because my 80s recall is strong, as was the hairspray we used to add height to our hair.
But every morning I'd pull my locks into a ponytail and go for a long run, listening to my yellow Walkwoman.
This song by Nenah Cherry was on one of my mix tapes, so here's a little "Buffalo Stance" while contemplating buffalo checks.