I don’t know who steered the conversation to monkey witchcraft and animal abuse in Victorian England – I am half asleep at this point, next to a most kindred pit bull, and my participation is dwindling – but suddenly we are discussing the incredulous story of an elephant named Mary who was hanged in early twentieth century Tennessee because she had killed her trainer. I’m watching Erin as Emily continues to propagate the incident with photo evidence on her i Phone.She rolls her eyes, shakes her head slowly, takes another sip of her red wine, and shrugs: “Well, that’s the dumbest thing I ever heard.” One is never not sure with Erin Wasson.
BUT, I need to get this out of my chest, for some reason.“I think when I was younger I simply just experimented more,” she admits when she shows me an old Dries Van Noten robe. And then those startling eyes and cheekbones, both undeniable and unparalleled in the business.“I would throw crazy **** on with each other that didn’t match but somehow worked. Or maybe I’m just closer to my real self and don’t want to waver too much.” Nowadays it’s jeans, t-shirts, cowboy boots, and accessories: “The bag, the jewelry. Even after twenty years of modeling – she won the Dallas Morning News model search at fifteen after her father sent in one of her catalogue pictures – she’s still a powerful vision and a name to be reckoned with. She has a few collaborative design projects under her belt (Alexander Wang, RVCA, and soon Pacsun), launched her own T-shirt and jewelry line, had a role in a vampire movie, and appeared as a mentor on Rihanna’s “Styled to Rock” TV show with Pharrell and Mel Ottenberg. “I think I’m hired because I live it,” she ponders.She bought a pocket knife made of mammoth bone and new Stallion boots at Nathalie’s. She moved into her two-story house off Abbott Kinney a few years ago. “I took it over from Sophie B Hawkins and her wife. Harry is one of the most important people I have in my life. Also it was Dylan Rieder, he was a skater and model who died because of leukemia in October of the last year.