Around here, we love our pets -- and their funny names. Our real-life furry friends inspired the Chief Kitty Woo and the Dach Cowboy Tees in Bakersfield, and we’re curious: which one is your favorite? Learn about the cute cat and darling dog behind the tees, and how you can cast your vote!
Recently we were able to ask Tanya a few questions – about her new album, about being back on the scene, and about winning her first Grammy Awards. And her answers did not disappoint; she responded with her characteristic humor and candor that we’ve come to know and love.
It’s amazing how the subtle differences in a stroke of eyeliner or a matte lip versus a gloss can completely transform a model into a different time and place. Learn how makeup guru Lisa Martensen took our models from Backwoods Barbies to honky-tonk heartbreakers for the Bakersfield catalog.
Bakersfield had a sound, but it also had a style. It was a whole movement, a revolutionary and irreversible shift in the country scene -- both the music and the musicians. It was important for the collection’s signature jacket to represent that.
She’s bucked the rules, she’s defied the odds, and at 61, she’s just getting started. An outlaw attitude and a voice like honey-coated gravel, there has never been anyone quite like Tanya Tucker. Over the past year, we’ve been to her concerts, on her tour bus, and most recently, virtually invited into her living room. From the Mothership to the Grammy Awards, making memories with TT has been a wonderful whirlwind.
by Halley SanfordMay 24, 202014 min read7 Comments
“I’m not a lady who lunches anymore.” After 13 years in healthcare administration, Angela left it behind in favor of being her own boss. She’s since found herself in a role and a lifestyle that “feels like coming home”; she’s traded her stilettos for boots, and her flowery dresses for studded leather. She’s reinventing herself and rebranding her business, and she’s doing it in Double D Ranch.
Whether you grew up watching him, or his show completely predated your existence, when you hear the name Porter Wagoner, you can picture him. His blonde pompadour. His even blonder sidekick, Dolly. And man oh man, his colorful blinged-out suits. We have vivid memories of watching The Porter Wagoner Show on our grandparents’ couch, and begging for a box of Breeze detergent.
Y’all remember Giant, that fabulous fall collection full of grit and glamour. Well, starting today, it’s all on sale. (Most pieces range from 30-50% off, but Audrey let it slip that there might be some Easter eggs in there at 60%!) So if you’re having non-buyer’s remorse from missing out on something from Giant, now’s your chance to remedy it!
Nudie Cohn has been an inspiration to us since before we even knew his name. We fell in love with his over-the-top creations on everyone from Porter Wagoner to Elton John as they glittered on our TV screens. The designs were unexpected, and the genius behind them was perhaps even more so.
The “Bakersfield Sound” is ubiquitous, yet indescribable. You can’t really put it into words, but you know it when you hear it. It’s twangy. It’s honky-tonk. It’s the first generation of country music to be influenced by rock-and-roll. It’s everything Nashville country wasn’t at the time.
This collection isn’t an homage to any one person, or even Bakersfield as a place. It’s a sentiment. It’s an era. It’s a sound. The colors are bright. The silhouettes are daring. The accents are dazzling. Bakersfield is a feel-good collection.