Let's talk about serious business. And what I mean with serious business is; let's talk about country and western. It's probably not big news at this point for anyone that knows me, that I love country and everything that has to do something with it. I like country singers and their music, I love cowboy boots (not all of them, just mine and a few more ;) ), I love line dancing and partner dancing and on and on.
I thank my dad for this. He has always shown us different music styles and to love them all. Country wasn't an exception, so I grew up listening to Willie Nelson, Jonny Cash, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, among others.
When I was about 15 years old, I noticed that, from all different styles of music my dad was playing in the car or at home, the one that really spoke to my soul was country. I asked him to show me more and share all he knew about it.
He came to my room that same day with three cd's. One of them made me really fall in love with country music and since then I've been a country FAN. This CD was a recompilation of duets with Emmylou Harris in partnership with other well-known country artists.
When listening to these music and my favorite songs, I was dreaming the day that I would be able to see all of my idols live in stage with all those guitars, banjos, violins and boots. One day.
My dreams came true when I came here in Seattle as I went to all the concerts I could and I finally was able to see my favorite Emmylou Harris at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
I started building my western attire; I got my pink cowboy boots in Montana, some clothes at the vintage Market with Tamara and of course I started to make myself my own things.
Not sure how I came up with the idea of ''ruining'' a pair of jeans, but I decided I was going to make some custom western jeans so I started searching for patches of elements that reminded me of western, like the western flower, boots, guitars, cactus, feathers, hats... To find them I used every word possible related to western and I ordered online the ones that I liked the most. Let me tell you, once an idea or a project comes through my mind, I have to do it. And fast.
When I had quite a collection I spread them out around my jeans and ironed them with vapor.
This was a fun project, they go great with my cowgirl boots and they look really fun!
The only problem is that after some use, some of them are coming off, so I have to either iron them again or stitch them by hand. But it's still worth it, they look very playful and unique.
This is a great way to make some average jeans to look different and personalized. You can do the same idea to an old jean jacket or t-shirt.
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