I have been accused of being a bit of a Hippie; whatever that means. I am easily distracted, love changing cities, am a tad obsessed with the concepts of freedom and love. I do voice loud protests against any indication of authority, and have pretty sharp political views. Does that qualify? Even if it does, I am a couple of decades late, ain’t I?
So maybe I am a Hippie in spirit and philosophy; that much is possible. I love fashion, and like stylish people and proclaim to all who hear (and read) that dressing well is NOT inversely proportional to your IQ. I would not trust a man or a woman with anything, if I can’t trust them with taking good care of themselves. So hate me.
The movement is all gone and done with, but not the essence of it. It crops up, in art, in fashion. And now, more than ever before, the way this generation of people dressed up, is vindicated. From the fun and feisty Etro to the white and breezy Topshop Unique, the Hippie is back. Modernized and accepted by the fashion conscious, tie-dyed dresses, colorful sandals, peasant blouses and full-length skirts are a rage for this summer.
Etro's Colorful Prints
Topshop Unique Does A White Number
Roberto Cavalli Revisits The Hippie Culture
Veronique Branquinho's Tie-Dyed Stunner
Derek Lam Make It Floral And Feminine
I have made a conscious choice to prove the accusations right. I start my new job tomorrow, and my work wardrobe is full on hippie fashion statement – each piece is eccentric and unique, and is an extension of my own personality. There is no specific style, just unique clothes with a lot of color. So I guess, there is no denying now… maybe in a past life, I was indeed a Hip Hippie!
(All Images courtesy www.style.com