Bohemian-a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices. ;-)
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Where did the bohemian style start? ;-) ;-)
You can see Bohemia there right near Germany. That's where my husbands people come from. No wonder it's creeped into our style...Could it have all started right near our beloved ancestors?
Here's this amazing city of 'Bohemia' near Prague. After looking closely "I'VE GOT TO GO!" Everything from antiques to style and design, architecture, history...ahhhh...really, I do want this to be my next trip!
Bohemia Mansion and Slovakia Bohemia Castle...come on let's go pack our bags NOW! ;-) ;-)
The Art Nouveau era seemed to validate this ever evolving 'Bohemain' aka 'Boho' style.
So... for me it's kind of like a spice...Cayenne Pepper... some like it in small doses... and others can't get enough. Therefore, I warn you in large doses it can be VERY HOT! I'm probably in the mild-medium range. With that said...does it mean I understand it? ;-)
Let me start with the 'Boho' girl...
Her style is a little messy but gorgeous. The kind like 'I just rolled out of bed...AND...I'm still beautiful...!' ;-) ;-)
The Boho girl has a clear confidence.
These beautiful dresses were shown at the D&G spring RTW 2012 gypsy fashion show in New York.
Her handbag is very important. It has to be handmade. And...it has to be able to tell it's OWN story. It says... 'This is the bag that I got somewhere on the globe and has been with me in all my travels'. ;-) Every part and piece of her has a story...hence, she is always fascinating us.
She loves wearing multiple rings, bracelets and anklets...again handmade out of string, leather, beads, metals...
Here are some creations my daughter Dawnelle and I made...they fall right into the 'Boho' lane. We call them Tressy Wrap Bracelets and Tressy Bracelets.
Feathers are a BIG part of this distinct look... ;-) ;-) ;-)
and so are scarves all year round for both men and women... ;-) ;-)
'Boho' can make anything beautiful...;-)
Colors, patterns, textures all excite the Bohemian.
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Pillows are a staple in Bohemian decor...notice the sofa above... the pillows are arranged as if she just got up...in fact the couch is still warm from her being there.
Anthropologie always resonates 'Boho'. Now we know why we are so drawn in...
I like boho today... it's better, fresher.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems.;-) Dedicated to my beloved 'boho' daughter Dawnelle.
Check out Vicki Stecher on pinterest to see all my 'mild- med' bohemian images.
For the "HOT" and I mean "HOT" check out freshgypsy, thatbohemiangirl.tumblr
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