Another photographer that Chicfinds adores is Craig McDean. A renowned photographer and filmmaker whose work repeatedly appears in publications such as i-D, W, Vogue, AnOther Magazine and Interview. He has photographed campaigns for brands including Christian Dior, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Emporio Armani, Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein. In 1999, McDean created his highly anticipated book, ‘I Love Fast Cars’, highlighting the world of drag racing. He is now represented by Art + Commerce New York ; http://www.artandcommerce.com/AAC/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=AAC_HomePage
Bohemian has many different definitions but the general meaning is a movement of artist and poets in late 19th century France, especially in Paris. Bohemians believed in living outside of the bourgeois (conventional, middle class) mainstream culture. Bohemians were against the Salon (the institution that controlled the literary and art market in France until the turn of the 20th century)and believed that art and literature should be radical.
Bohemian style is about doing things your way, away from convention and its all about self expression and creative energy. Creating your own style using recycled or finding things on a shoe string means also creating magic from the mundane. Check out the bags at Buffalo Girl Byron Bay; http://buffalogirlbyronbay.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/island-luxe-tribe-byron-bay.html and for stockist visit Island Luxe Tribe or Island Luxe in Byron Bay?Bangalow; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Island-Luxe-Island-Luxe-Tribe/20174861651430 Island luxe have amazing boho style homewares so take your time if you are visiting and for those that fall in love with the images but are too far for a visit lets cross our fingers that their web site will arrive soon!
The latest collection by Lover; White Magick is absolutely gorgeous. It is a fantasy of lace, butterfly sleeves, gothic style maxi dresses and despite the poetic softness it exhibits, it is sexy. Visit Lover’s new store in The Strand Arcade.
If you love that boho look then look no further than this cool little shop online which offers some very boho style jewelry, clothing and home wares; http://www.spelldesigns.com/shop/product-category/for-the-home/
Boho style bag by Gucci.
Macrame boho luxe by Roberto Cavalli.
Straight from Ibiza is 07800 with the latest Ibiza fashions in boots, jewelry and bags; http://www.07800ibiza.com/vip/
For a beautifully made hammock visit the Toucan shop; http://www.thetoucanshop.com/
India Hick’s store The Sugar Mill on Harbour Island, Bahamas is a wonderland of beautiful home wares, jewlery and kaftans; http://buy.indiahicks.com/
Other stores to visit in the hope of finding that perfect boho piece;
Merci Merci; http://www.merci-merci.com/
Pure and General; http://pureandgeneral.com/
Visit Voo Store, Berlin; http://www.vooberlin.com/page/home
Cadaques, Spain and for hot spots all over the world visit; http://petitepassport.com/category/new-spot/
Chefchaouen , Morocco
Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Harbour Island, Bahamas, http://www.harbourislandlanding.com/
For a fantastic list of places to chill out all over the world; http://chilloutspots.com
I think in these times it is important to watch what you are consuming and that of course includes fashion items. It is not always necessary to buy something new for an occasion even though it does feel nice to have something different. To make up for that there are a few web businesses that are renting designer products. So far they are still in their early stages but the idea is fantastic. You can rent a designer bag, dress and accessories for a weekly or monthly rent and at the end you hand it back and you have not spent a fortune on something you wont wear again or you didn’t need in the first place. After looking around the best one (and there is room for improvement as the selection is not huge but they do seem to have the best product) is Mila & Eddi; another one that is quite good but not yet a chic find level but worth supporting is Love me and Leave me.