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6/24/2012

Bohemian Wardrobe Inspiration~Camila 'Gypset' Spring/Summer 2012-2013

Get ready for the ULTIMATE International Summer wardrobe inspiration! Color! Pattern! Multiple Cultures! Accessories Galore! These mega fantastic outfits hail from the Camila Spring/Summer 2012-2013 Runway show at The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week In Australia. Enjoy...














6/20/2012

Texas Travels~ The Lost Town Of Winkelmann

  I have been traveling around Texas this week and came across the most curious thing on the side of the road. A curious PLACE rather. An abandoned "town" all overgrown with weeds and falling down. Lace curtains in the windows still and all propped up on cinder blocks...













  I Googled this little abandoned place and it has a quite strange history. Some claim Ray Winkelmann, the "owner" of this little town was run out of town by the neighboring people of Brenham and died shortly after. His partner stayed on and watched over it as it literally fell down around him. According to others Winkelmann simply lost his town to the bank. Either way it is a beautiful and sad place...perfect for snapping some photos. I'm excited in the future to return and perhaps do a lookbook for my ETSY Shop with it as a backdrop!
P.S. I mentioned briefly earlier that the "Gypsy Wind" may be blowing again...or in other words moving is in the air. So back to Texas for a time it seems. "Bloom Where You Are Planted" is one of my favorite sayings... so Mexican Food and Cowgirl Boots it is...and hopefully a little Beach Cottage on Galveston Island...


6/10/2012

Interior Inspiration~New Gypsy Curtains!

  It's my pleasure to introduce you to the newest Gypsy Curtains created by Babylon Sisters.
  The first is a beautiful Gypsy Shower Curtain in the most luscious shades of reds...


Marrakesh Market
  
The second is a pair of Bohemian Curtain Panels for your bedroom or living space in dreamy purples...


Arabian Nights
These beautiful curtains are hand sewn around the Gypsy Fire by a very experienced and talented Babylon Sister seamstress. They are amazing quality and one of a kind. Click on the links above to visit the online shop and see more Gypsy Curtains. A word of warning- prepare yourself to be blown away by all of the beauty and creativity! And good luck choosing which pair you want!
~Andrea~

6/06/2012

Get The Look-Hippie Home Style

It seems like lately Hippie style has been resurfacing everywhere, from the fashion world to home decorating.  It's no wonder now that being "Green" and organic are becoming more mainstream household concepts.  What was once mainly only part of the hippie subculture is now being embraced by a much wider audience (Yay! The Hippies were right! )
I grew up with hippie parents and remember my surroundings at home (and in homes of their friends) always being natural and soothing.  Their often unconventional homes were always filled with elements derived from nature.  Furnishings were creatively upcycled, thrifted, found and vintage. 


  Here are some of the iconic "Hippie Home Decor" items that you can collect to create the look:
1.  The Peacock Chair rattan chair. Or any wicker or basket weaved items for that matter. Vintage is of course preferable although tough to find but this is a nice stand-in.
2.  Gods Eye yarn weaving. A handcraft made by hippies representing spiritual meaning. Learn more Here. Make your own of find one on Etsy.
3.  Driftwood. Bring some sculptural pieces home from the beach.
4.  Macrame anything! Wall hangings, lampshades and plant hangers. Find this lamp shade HERE.
5.  Cowrie shell plant hangers or wind chimes. Get This One for only $28!
6. Woven wall hangings. This groovy green and cream lovely is $24 on My ETSY Shop.
7.  Vintage Wooden Crates (to store your record collection).
8.  House plants, house plants and more houseplants!  Spider plants and Stag horn ferns get special mention here.
9.  Natural stones and crystals, my Dad always had big chunks of Amethyst he'd dug up spread around the house.
10.   Peacock Feathers.
11.  Vintage Glass Bottles, find them at your local flea markets and line your windowsills to filter beautiful light throughout your home.
12.  Vintage Cowrie Shell Chandelier.
13.  Line the floors with Rag Rugs like This One.
14.  Abalone Shells for their shimmering natural beauty.
15.  Pottery and ceramics with a natural vibe, like This One.
These are all things that I have seen through the years and many I have in my home now. Can you think of more iconic Hippie home decor? I would love to hear about more!

6/01/2012

More Painted Ladies & Hidden Courtyards

   I haven't done an installment of my "Painted Ladies" of  NOLA for a while and I just happened to be showing my niece in-law around town the weekend past. It was an excellent excuse (not that I needed one) to wander around New Orleans to snap some pictures.
   Two of my favorite subjects are always the colorful Shotgun Houses and the Overgrown, Tropical Gardens. In the French Quarter the gardens are all the more mysterious as you can only catch a mere glimpse of them through gates or between buildings. I could walk the Quarter for hours peeking down alleys and through fences to get a shot of shimmering pools and fountains set in bricks and cobblestones surrounded by lush Southern foliage...

Hidden Gardens
New Orleans Gardens, New Orleans Courtyards, The French Quarter

New Orleans Gardens, New Orleans Courtyards, The French Quarter

New Orleans Gardens, New Orleans Courtyard, The French Quarter

New Orleans Gardens, New Orleans Courtyards, The French Quarter

Painted Ladies
French Quarter Houses, New Orleans Shotgun Houses




And an extra shot of color and Big Fun


 As usual, these pictures belong to me cuz I took em'. If you want to use them please Credit The Source Y'all!
Merci!
Andrea