Chicfinds boho style; home, wardrobe & getaways!

Beautiful things, fashion, Interiors, Travel

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

Looking for a boho style getaway? Here is a list of little hideaways; 

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

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Chicfinds L’African

fashion, Interiors

Peter Beard is another favorite photographer that also falls under our theme of classic for ChicFinds top August finds. His photography and subjects have a  timeless quality and a raw connection to nature. Often his subjects are not only classic beauty’s like Verushka or Jacqueline Kennedy but the animals of Africa. His diaries have been made into beautiful books and his talent has also been shown in the 2009 Pirelli Calandar. If you get a chance have a look on You Tube at the making of this calandar! Absolutely incredible, wild animals with amazon beauties such as Daria Werbowy and Maria Carla in the African jungle. http://www.peterbeard.com/

Africa inspires many things; some of it is magic. It is one of the most beautiful countries and Peter Beard is a genius at the way in which he captures it. There are few places in the world that offer beautiful African products but I can name two that I feel are a stand out. One is Island Luxe Tribe in Byron Bay and Bangalow. This is a very beautiful store that nurtures the true African product. They also stock some beautiful brands with a timeless quality like Belstaff which is a heritage brand of premium quality.  Orient House in Glebe have some magnificent products from the African theme as well as Oriental and Asian. If you are in Milano you need to visit AOC (African Oriental Craft) in Via Confalonieri. You will find some great pieces there.

Peter Beard

Support Africa in anyway you can by giving money or support to the charity of your choice. They need our help. In the coming weeks I will have a charity to suggest to you and I will have information about this organisation and set up but in the meantime sponsor a child or give a donation so that the giving begins. X