Sunday, June 3, 2012

Shop Talk: What Exactly is Boho?

I took the advice of several of you and added both a charm and a little bit of silver chain. This is the final version of the Boho Southwestern bracelet. I also made a second version with contrasting black jasper in a twist pattern and a longer slide clasp. I couldn't decide if this second bracelet was really Boho, and so I decided to check out the definition of Boho.

Got to love Wikipedia. I always get a lengthy explanation to my questions. The search for Boho led me to a definition of Bohemian and "people who live unconventional, usually artistic lives." Hmm, well that could mean a lot of things. Wikipedia calls the fashion trend inspired by Bohemian lifestyles as 'Boho Chic' where "ruffly floral skirts are worn in hopes of looking bohemian or nomadic." The definition also says that it is inspired from gypsy girls who are "sexy precisely because they do not give a hoot for fashion." I love this last part. 

I thought I'd cross reference this definition with one from the Urban Dictionary. Here they call it vintage. I find the use of vintage all over the map, which I wrote about a few blogs back. This definition says Boho Chic combines "colorful, detailed, folk-inspired pieces with simple, modern pieces." They give an example of "wearing a beaded peasant dress with a white tanktop." A popular look in my part of the world. They claim it was started by "Sienna Miller in 2005 who wore bohemian-style clothing to a movie premiere in London." My favorite part of this definition is that they claim the style will be dead by 2007. Really? It's dead?

What do you think .... is Boho dead?



O these are gorgeous -- boho, and also surfy :)

New End Studio said...

Fantastico! That's because they look Southwestern, too!

Ioana-Carmen said...

this is beautiful! :X

Marcela Gmd said...

Hi lovely, I love these bracelet!!! beautiful post!!!
(can give the prize to 5 or 10 blogs, as you please ...)
Have a good week!!!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Duni said...

I love the charm with the sun motif and the addition of silver chains! It truly is Boho now :)
I think Boho is a style that will never go out of fashion!

Ashley said...

Boho is definitely not dead (or started by Sienna Miller lol) and that bracelet is absolutely gorgeous!



Southern (California) Belle

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the designs! The chain incorporated into the all turquoise piece looks cool.

I think boho is still alive! It is a feminine and comfortable look that I hope stays around forever. Then again, I do not listen to critics and have no problem wearing white before Labor Day!!!

BahamaDawn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this bracelet!!

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kimmykats said...

Oh love the simplicity of the design. Beautiful!!

Minta's Creations said...

This bracelet is beautiful!

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