Tracks x

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Have you seen the trailer, or even seen the  film Tracks? It’s a film adaptation of Australian’s Robyn Davidson’s memoirs about her journey across thousands of kilometres of dessert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean in 1977.

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What caught my eye was not just her story: She’s always maintained she didn’t know why she decided to walk across Australia with camels but I think we can all relate to that idea of growing wings and flying away.

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But I also loved her style – no longer in the world of princesses, it harks back to the innocent days when labels were an irrelevance and you wore something because it was comfortable and you loved it.  Her style is as natural as breathing air.

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(Original photo of Robyn)

There’s a powerful sense of self to roam in your own world where you are Queen.

Rich, raw and rather wonderful I shall watch and learn.

Laters, Kate x

 

14 comments

  1. vintageattitude

    Desperate to see this movie. I love tales of endurance and in particular learning to embrace being alone….and if you can look stylish while on “The Journey”….then better still xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Agree..not quite the same, but we’re taking the kids camping in Greece this year..I want them to find that joy in simplicity and self-reliance. No camels though! xxx

  2. Sally White

    Am so looking forward to seeing this film. Includes armpit hair and everything! Believe the cinematography is as amazing as the story. Love to hear what you think of it x

  3. Alison Pentland

    The fabrics she wore look so familiar to me. I’m sure I had something similar in my 20’s. I really enjoyed the book, but I don’t know how, being so fair, she didn’t burn to a crisp :/

  4. fashionassist

    What a marvelous story about a woman who is a true bohemian…
    both inside and out–and her style is exactly that too…
    so beautifully authentic and organic to who she is!!~ xo