vintage cowgirls

it’s kind of a running joke amongst my friends that i dislike dress up parties. don’t know why, maybe because people can’t seem to throw parties without some kind of theme attached, no matter how lame (wear a funny hat!) or maybe it’s because we don’t celebrate halloween in south africa & so didn’t grow up with that ritual of finding a costume every year.

either way, i do make exception for (a) vintage / anything mad men related (that’s a given) and (b) cowboys / western. the fact is, i wouldn’t mind if people dressed in western gear¬†all the time. it’s probably because i find cowboys ridiculously¬†attractive. imagine don draper dressed as a cowboy! doubley attractive heart attack right there.

this post completely stemmed from that rad cowboy post over at the selvedge yard, by the way.

click on the images for their sources.

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  • Reply Kai Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Ummmm Don Draper is my dream man, without all the infidelity thing.

  • Reply size too small Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 9:03 am

    i also hate costume parties- a lot.

    • Reply Miss Moss Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 9:05 am

      high five, mariah.

  • Reply JP Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I love it!


    • Reply Miss Moss Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 3:23 pm

      i am honoured :)

  • Reply fable fairy Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    love anything to do with cow boys/ gals. did my thesis on the american west. obsessed with the south west country – ansel adams georgia o keefe- MAD about don draper but cant imagine him as a cowboy think he might look toooo canadia mounty ish – so suity-

  • Reply K a i t l y n Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I am head-over-spurs in love with this post!

  • Reply Coquette & Dove Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I LOVE this post. But then I love fancy dress parties of any kind (well, not the lame kind – “wear a funny hat” is beyond lame). But proper, full on, 110% effort by all concerned – there’s nothing like it!

  • Reply patricia Saturday 5 March, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve just been through your great blog and the cowgirls post made me think of “Les petroleuses”!

  • Reply Den Thursday 9 June, 2011 at 9:03 am

    “she’s every big-time rodeo prize rolled into one… pair of tight pants!” haha, awesome

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