One of our major stops during SXSW with Minnetonka Moccasin was the Heartbreaker Banquet on Willie Nelson's ranch, about a 40 minute drive outside of Austin, TX. Such an amazing experience! The ranch is an old cowboy movie set that literally transports you into a John Wayne western. The sun was beaming, horse dens lined the outskirts of the ranch and there was no concrete in sight, just dirt. So this is how the southwest is supposed to feel! We shot a mini look book with the Minnetonka team on the ranch grounds, using the cute storefronts as our backdrop. We took our last shots just as the crowds started pouring in for the awesome lineup of bands set to play. I haven't heard of the majority of the acts playing the Heartbreaker Banquet before, but boy did I leave with a few new favorites to add to my playlist, including Clear Plastic Masks, Shovels and Rope, Elle King, Willie Watson, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Nikki Lane. We rocked our Minnetonka moccasins all day and felt perfectly in character with them on with the ranch as our setting. Natalie and I both couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Texas than this experience. Thanks for having us Minnetonka :)
And here's the look that I wore to my very first day in Austin, last Wednesday. Casual and sporty with a twist.