The 'Area Cowgirl' Aesthetic Is a Gen-Z Fever Dream

When Eliz Lee’s pal Isabella turned 21 earlier this yr, there was just one option to rejoice: with a human-sized blow-up alien figurine. 

That was, in fact, along with a correspondingly erratic assemblage of props and equipment, together with a plume of cow-printed balloons, an industrial bubble machine and a Barbie-pink feathered cowboy hat on every partygoer. However for Lee, her associates and the 1000’s who later noticed the festivities recapped on TikTok, the occasion wasn’t erratic in any respect. It was, as an alternative, a well-executed play on a femme, retro-futuristic aesthetic Lee calls “house cowgirl,” which is strictly what it appears like.