Thursday, April 7, 2011
Style&Sounds: Cary Ann Hearst
I'm obsessed with Cary Ann Hearst. I mean listen to her. And then watch her sing and play music with her husband Michael Trent. They are plain balls to the wall. Or. . . bells to the wall as the case may be - their song "Hells Bells" was used last season on one of our favorite shows, True Blood, and sort of launched them to the next level. If you heard it then - just once - you remember the sounds.
They are putting it out their in a raw way that speaks to me, and I think their aesthetic is the same. It makes me think, as I scour fashion blogs/mags and sometimes obsess over what works and what doesn't, STOP. Just do what you do, which was one of the first sentiments I ever wrote on this blog. I might stray from it, but I hope I always find my way back to my own voice. Artists like this inspire me. Read this NPR article, as it recently rekindled my love for these two.
A local purveyor of Cary Ann and Michael's sort of "rockabilly chic" is Gypsy Wagon - check out these pieces when you are feeling like kickin' the door down. And in the meantime don't forget to do what you do.