Iconic Monday | The Journey of Natty Gann

Okay, okay, I know – it’s supposed to just be Iconic Friday, a happy end-of-the-week style icon celebration. But I couldn’t help myself. This VHS was on heavy rotation in my VCR when I was just a young girl and for the past few months, I’ve been obsessing over seeing it again.

Produced by Disney Films in 1985, actress Meredith Salenger (who plays Natty Gann) and an exquisite Wolf Huskey dog star in this period piece set in America during the great depression.

Aside from being gorgeous and outdoorsy, Natty’s main outfit throughout the film is her classic tweed newsboy cap, a buttoned wool fitted overcoat, a mens buttoned oxford, tweed slacks and loafers. And it is perfect. Apologies that there aren’t more photos floating around online – if you can find any, pretty please send them our way and we’ll post them.

As for my desire to pop some Kettle Corn and re-watch this movie, I’ve given up searching through my parent’s dusty VHS collection to find it so I’ll be logging onto Blockbuster to upgrade and buy the DVD soon.

Meredith, thank you for being one NW Portland girl’s role model. Because of you (and my pops), I’m not afraid to be grimy or independent and my love of dogs is lifelong.

XO | S.