Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hippies, Bohemians, Gypsies, and Fashion




Okay, so by now I'm sure it's glaringly obvious that I'm a modern day hippie/bohemian... Yes, it's true, I was definitely born in the wrong era... Though, I'm beginning to think maybe I do belong in this one for some special reason, perhaps to touch a small part of the world with my idealistic free thinking, creative ambitions and eye for design, who knows? :)

Either way, there's something in me that can't resist hippie/bohemian/gypsy inspired fashion! Styles that mostly originated back in the 60's and 70's seem to be making a comeback into the hearts of the fashion world under the term "Boho-chic," but there are those of us who don't need the fashion world to dictate the orchestration of our style... For me, fashion is ruled by the same laws as interior design and decorating: personal taste and the expression of my personality, NOT trends. Anyway, here are some recent AND not so recent images of celebrities and common folk [and little extras] that portray the essence of bohemian style.

Don't forget, like in design, ones fashion style should be a diverse mix of patterns, colors, materials and layers that come together in such a way that tell a story about YOU (not VOGUE magazine)! ;)



Catherine
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(Images via various sources, I do not claim ownership of these photos. Sources include: Flickr, Visualize.US, Bohemian Vintage, La Vie Boston, various other blogs, and Google Images.)

28 comments:

  1. perfect inspiration...thank yOu!!!

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  2. i could've sworn that i'd written that!
    absolutely lovely :)
    great to see i'm not the only one.

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  3. Thank you all, I am glad you enjoyed this post! It's the most popular post on my whole blog, so I'll keep more coming... :)

    ~Cat
    xoxo

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  4. AMAIZING WORK WELL DONE

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  5. I love all of these pictures! The 70's are my fave...even though I was a small child during them! :)

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  6. i luv this stuff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)luv it!
    deffinatly made me SMILE!!!:)

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  7. SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  8. I love all of these images! And I relate to you, I was born in the wrong era as well.. hahaha

    - Dona

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  9. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I will do another Hippy/Bohemian/Gypsy Fashion post soon for all of us old souls! ;)

    Catherine
    xoxo

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  10. Very nice, I enjoyed every minute!

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  11. I love it and I still and for the most part, I still have that hippie sense of style. I grew up in San Francisco and was there during the so called "summer of Love," wearing that flower in my hair!!

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  12. My name is Katherine also! With a K obviously, but I completely relate to you and you're blog is rad. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  13. Amazing, its not very often, in fact ever wheere i have liked every picture in a blog post, especially so many ! Gorgeous style and taste :)

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  14. Wow!! Inspiration!!!!!! I love this post (: check out my etsy store for similar fashion....

    www.etsy.com/shop/electriqueladyland

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  15. If you love Hippie Chic as much as we do you will know why Happy Days in Temple Bar is the place to go for the best outfits. Check out our blog that we wrote about them:
    http://www.visit-templebar.com/blog/?p=294

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  16. Hippy chic :) I like it!! It reminds me to the webiste where you can find georgeus handmade folkloristic earrings: http://www.paprikarepublik.com/

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  17. Love your blog!!! Having come of age in the '70's, this post was really fun to see. I grew up with a passion for the bohemian that is stronger than ever today, even in my 50's! I've also decided to do a little blogging about putting boho outfits together...for the mature woman. Check it out at http://www.alteregomexicana.com/2013/02/alteregofashionista-rule-1/.

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  18. Awesome collection of pics. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Love the carefree clothing and lifestyle!

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  20. Love, love, love this post. I adore Talitha Getty!

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