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by Linda Smyth September 01, 2017 1 min read

My childhood ruled. Catherine Bach, Daisy Duke in the Dukes of Hazzard, was my hero and life was a series of long sunny days running through the sprinkler and sliding down the slip'n'slide in our back yard (the grass burns from sliding off the bottom ... ouch!!).

Daisy was about the coolest female role model you could imagine.  You could argue she was objectified (actually, she kinda was) but man could she kick ass - and in the late 70's and 80's she totally held her own.  She understood how to use her womanly powers for good - she took objectification and fully owned it.  She was independent, confident, smart, strong, kind, fun and didn't take any shit.  Rumour had it her legs were insured for a cool million.  That was a lot of money back then.  Smart woman.

This image reminds me of all that and I love it.  Our understated statement bon bon tee, the highwaisted denim cut-offs (thank you Nobody denim x), the purple suede platforms (thank you Zomp) and the bright red retro sofa (thank you The Old Clare - a 70's relic itself) takes me right back to those long sunny days.  

I love that fashion can be totally relevant for today yet completely take you back in time.  I'm really stoked for my 5 year old self that 1980's Daisy Duke lives on in 2017. #bongirls forever!

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