T R A I L ˚ S A F A R I

TRAIL safari shirt // SALT + SAND

TRAIL safari shirt // SALT + SAND

Karen Blixen//Peter Beard

Karen Blixen//Peter Beard

lovingly swiped / Gray Sorrenti Instastory 2019 / nambia

lovingly swiped / Gray Sorrenti Instastory 2019 / nambia

Vintage Safari Aesthete

I became obsessed with vintage safari aesthetic in the early 1990’s NYC when one day my soho wanderings ended me up in Peter Beard’s Exhibition on Broome Street. I must have spent the rest of the day there. And began to visit the gallery weekly, and did so for years.

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Collage + Diaries + Blood

Peter Beard’s work was sun drenched, seductive, gentle and brutal with the scent of freedom, blood, sweat, tears, sex + magic and I wanted it all. The way he photographed women struck me. He captured that feminine spirit that emerged in the 70’s as the most authentic independent beauty anyone’d ever seen… a young model in my 20’s at the time… I fantasized about being discovered by Peter, wisk’d away to Africa to live naked, explore + have photo shoots on wild animals.

That didn’t happen… 20 years later, I still admire + adore the aesthetic as much as ever, use army surplus as luggage, drive a vintage safari jeep + am thrilled to finally be channeling my obsession into my budding SAFARI collection…