DIY - You probably already know these tips, but here goes: For loose, messy braids, braid your hair and sleep with it in. For wispy braids and buns, have a friend pull out the wisps. For wavy hair when your hair is naturally straight, braid your damp hair, let it dry, brush the dry waves out (the smaller and numerous the braids, the more & tighter the waves.)
Tickets for One Day Passes are going on sale this morning for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The line-up is extensive including legendary artist Stevie Wonder and Grammy Award Winners Coldplay, Kanye West and Arcade Fire. Coldplay is amazing live!
For men or women, Native American turquoise jewelry can bring a boho look to any outfit. The best pieces are vintage or handmade because of their rough, one-of-a-kind quality. Stay true to authentic artisans as others look too mass-produced.
Why is this Bohemian? Because it's living outside the norm; it's unique, interesting & artistic.
Obviously, what we do with our hair affects our overall appearance. It shouldn't matter to others how we want to express ourselves. However, there definitely is social stigma still attached to unique hair coloring. I think that's a shame. The world would be a far more interesting place if everyone had the confidence and creativity to display themselves colorfully. Props to those to who live life bold!
For those who desire a color change, but not ready for dye, think about a wig or hair extensions at etsy.
Are hipsters bohemian? I'm sure that this is a controversy. If bohemian is defined as "one who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices, a free spirit, etc.", then wouldn't a hipster be a part of this independent-thinking community? Fashion trends aside, hipsters appear to be young, fresh, deep thinkers who question traditional rules in a very intellectual way. Boho and hipster subcultures seem to overlap with quirky glasses, ditsy prints, scarves, hats, boots and many other things. The fashion spread by Avalon McKenzie @ Lashes & Bones is a wonderful example of the fashion overlap as many would consider her layout hipster or boho. Some people like to consider boho as purely the Nicole Richie style and others look to boho as somewhat a Stevie Nicks gypsy style. My thought is that pure bohemian is a compilation of every fashion trend as long as one is above or outside the norm, thinking for themselves, and confident to express themselves independent of social stigmas or rules. That is why, here at BohoCircus, you will see steampunk, punk, hipster, beatnik, gypsy, hippie, rock, Japanese street fashion, boho, etc. Anything that is eclectic, unusual, quirky, gutsy and/or creative! Any thoughts?
Dr. Martens Flower Boots for the "next best" flower boots, but these Dr. Martens Sienna boots (1990s) pictured are amazing!