Monthly Style Guide – Hippie has always been in, and is here to stay

The hippie movement made an impact as a youth movement in the early sixties. It started in the US and quickly made it’s way around the world.The hippies’ primary thought was that life was about being happy, not about what others thought you should be.The culture of hippies was unlike anything the people of the United States had ever seen before.

* Early hippie group living in San Francisco, 1967 *

Hippies rejected established institutions, and middle-class values.They were all about free love and sexual liberation! As the counter culture grew, fashion changed, music changed, and other types of art also changed.

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<p>Kaftans by Zandra Rhodes photographed by Norman Eales, 1970<br />
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<p style=*Amazing hippie caftans designed by ‘Zandra Rhodes’ *

Hippie clothing, to me, is amazing. I love how many clothing items were painstakingly and lovingly made by hand. Both hippies and bohemians wore clothing that mocked mainstream culture.From flowing, gauzy shirts, fringed leather vests, to colorfully decorated bell bottoms, it is a style that has always remained ever present!  

 

Patchwork & embroidered  Jeans - Made to order

*hand stitched custom hippie pants. Find @ http://www.dramatiquedesigns.etsy.com to order your own pair!*

 

 

 

 

Weekly Diy-Bow Garlands

 

Today’s weekly DIY comes courtesy of : elizabethkartchner.com 

I love DIY’s for the kids rooms, mainly because kids are not too picky! Bright colors? Sure! Random placement on the walls? Yes!  Kids are happy as long as it looks fun!

 

I love the simplicity of this DIY and if I can sneak it past my hubby, I may have to try it on my own wall! Here are instructions from Lizzy, although I am sure you can customize it to fit your own style! ENJOY! 

 

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DIY: BOW GARLAND
First, I found 5 of my favorite Dear Lizzy papers from my Daydreamer collection.
ext, I bought a bow file through Silhouette that costs 99 cents. And arranged it so I could cut to bows on one paper. When you have the file in Silhouette Studio, right click on the displayed cut and click “Ungroup” then you can arrange it better so that you can fit more on one page.
Last I used hot glue to put the bows together and then glued them to yellow twine. I have a Dear Lizzy ribbon pack and twine pack on sale here.
Don’t forget ice cream bribery.
Quite an easy DIY but darling as ever. Could be used as decor, a birthday party you could use single bows for packaging and presents.

Find Lizzy’s site at :http://elizabethkartchner.com/