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Can’t Lose

> Read Part II of my Texas adventure here <

If you don’t know where that headline is from, stop reading right now and come back once you’re done watching this, from start to finish.

Okay, now we can talk.

Last week I was in Marfa, Texas for four days, soaking in the music and love at the Trans-Pecos Festival in El Cosmico. I’m not much of a festival gal—I’m also not into that Fashion Blogger at Coachella vibe (slightly too much cultural appropriation for my taste), but this felt sort of like the anti-festival festival. Teepees aside*, Trans-Pecos has been a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of NYC.

El Cosmico is located just outside of Marfa, which is a solid three hour drive from any commercial airport. Since the town is fairly remote (and less than 2,000 people live there year-round), the people there really want to be there. Everyone we met seemed like a genuinely awesome human. The town is also a destination for contemporary art (minimalist artist Donald Judd moved there in the 70s), so it attracts a lot of rad artistic characters.

My Marfa Must-Sees/Dos:

  • Prada Marfa (duh): this is technically in the city of Valentine, which is a very erie (practically) ghost town just north of Marfa.
  • The Judd Foundation: Donald Judd’s formerly private living and working spaces.
  • Ballroom Marfa: A super rad gallery which is housed in a converted 1927 dancehall.
  • The Get Go: The coolest specialty grocery store I’ve ever been in. Don’t leave with out one of their screen-printed tote bags.
  • Freda: A concept and lifestyle store showcasing locally made crafts and goods.
  • Capri Bar & Restaurant: This cocktail bar/restaurant is straight outta Brooklyn. They also have a massive event space attached, in which I assume they hold weddings? Verdict: very cool.

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*Man, I love a good teepee. I even had one at my wedding (eek, I know). We tried to keep it tasteful, and more cultural appreciation than appropriation, but that’s a fine line. My Oaxacan dress worn above may be seen as culturally offensive to some. Although it is authentic, and not a designer reproduction. If you’re into discussing this kind of stuff, please drop me a line. I am always open to learning.

Dress: vintage, similar here  |  Boots: vintage, similar here  |  Bag: similar here  |  Hat: similar here  |  Necklace: similar here

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  1. The pizza pic is my favorite for obvious reasons. I love the contrast of colors in your photographs! Those tent cabins look incredible. I may steal that idea someday if I ever legally join my life to someone.

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