Sasha Darling & The BellJar Blog — country

This should alwyas be Sunday...

IMG_2365 IMG_2364 IMG_2363 IMG_2361 IMG_2359 IMG_2370 IMG_2371 IMG_2374 Caitlin and I frolic around Sanoma and Marin County with our dogs. Farm and goats in Petaluma, Beers at the Western in Point Reyes where we meet two nice Country boys who take us to field and barn where we have them to take our pictures....rounded up by BBQ Oysters in Tomalos Bay...and of course Champagne. Caitlin I love our Sunday girl dates.

Country Soul for City Folks

Somedays, I just have to get out of the city. I could never live full time in the country, I mean where would I wear my high heels, but I sure am happy that in San Francisco you can drive a little north and enjoy all the country life a girl could need. Anyway it was a fab Sunday and like I have been saying, this is gonna be the best summer ever! IMG_2174 IMG_2176 29831_393329382979_700107979_3902631_418792_n IMG_2159 29831_393329367979_700107979_3902629_646640_n 29831_393329232979_700107979_3902614_5305584_n IMG_2164 29831_393329212979_700107979_3902611_164298_n 29831_393329172979_700107979_3902606_7329144_n IMG_2177 IMG_2163 29831_393329367979_700107979_3902629_646640_n 30281_424138841214_614126214_5968591_6025947_n

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Anyone that knows me, (Sasha Darling) well, know I'm a little bit country. Some may argue I'm a whole lot country, right Olivia?

Recently while having drinks with a close friend, she expressed concern over my professional persona as the premier glam girl. It's funny that I never really think about how other people perceive me. I just live my life in a way that is fun and fulfilling. Things that are fun to me: being glamorous and high maintenance, speaking my mind and wearing high heels while doing so. Talking about fashion and boys while wearing fake eyelashes. Being silly and campy and often very over the top. Being a ballsy, smart woman. But much like my store which posses both dark, intense as well as girly and fluffy moments, there is a softer more natural side to me. And it's true, I am country. It may surprise you, but I love to camp and I dream of buying a ranch in Sonoma. I love to ride horses and I can cook over an open fire. I don't mind going a few days sans shower (as long as I have my perfume). I was born in the country and have drawn water from a well and grown my own food. Just like you, I am multifaceted and complex. There is no one flat composite of Sasha which can be easily defined. I am both an intense, strong Glamour Girl as well as a soft spoken easy-going Country Girl.

Which brings me to cowboys. When I was in Jr High and was already a new wavey/slightly goth little girl, I was also obsessed with the Rodeo and would go and check out all the hot Cowboys when the rodeo came to town. My Dad wore a cowboy hat and I loved it. My first real crush was Elvis in Love Me Tender where he played a Cowboy. I have often dreamed Of being Sisssy and living happily ever after with Bud (which happens to be my Grandpa's name) like in Urban Cowboy. When I got a little older I naturally was drawn to the rockabilly scene with all it's Glamour and cool old cars, but I really was in it for the edgy, modern Cowboys types! But now in this day and age, with my current lifestyle, a good Cowboy is hard to come by. Especially one that has that other side....I guess what I'm saying is a need me a city Cowboy! So today I'm putting it out to all my fav cowboys to get crackin' and get me a cowboy. You ready Hank, Willy and Waylon?

Sissy: Uncle Bob wanted you to be happy. Are you happy?
Bud: Yep, yes I am. You?
Sissy: Yep, I finally got what I wanted. I got a real cowboy.
Bud: And I got what I wanted. I finally got myself a real lady.

A Little Bit Country

I really am dying to see Crazy Heart! Anyone that knows me, I'm a little bit country. I love old country I have 10 pairs of cowboy boots, I love to do the two step, I used to be rockabilly and I like a roadside as much as adore the fanciest four star restaurant. I do love to sip fancy savoy cocktails, but I can happily shoot Jim Beam with the boys in a sawdust covered bar with a cactus out front and and old rusty ford. I can watch urban cowboy over and over and over and wish desperately to someday recreate Sissys sexy bull-ride scene at a Gilly's in Texas. I can also shoot a gun, ride a horse western, and have been known to attend the rodeo. It's important to remember glamour comes in all sorts of packages and I prefer to not only have one wrapping! So take Darling to see this movie!