ALIX of BOHEMIA

THE GYPSY TAILOR

VIBES: A LOVE STORY.

Alix Verley Pietrafesa
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AND SO, IT SEEMED, THE TIME HAD FINALLY COME FOR ONE OF OUR NEAREST AND DEAREST TO GET MARRIED, TO ANOTHER OF OUR DEAREST.

IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE THIS ADVENTURE WOULD TAKE PLACE, BUT FIRST,

BACK IN NEW YORK, WE WERE FINISHING BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES BEFORE BOARDING A FLIGHT:

AND JUST BECAUSE WE HAD A FEW SPARE HOURS AND WERE REALLY FEELING INSPIRED, WE DECIDED TO MAKE A JACKET FOR THE BLUSHING BRIDE, THE FABULOUS FOUCHE HERSELF. MADE OUT OF SHIRRED CHIFFON, AND INSPIRED BY SEA FORMS AND THE BOLSHOI BALLET: 

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AND THEN, HOLY CRAP! IT WAS REALLY TIME TO LOAD UP THE TRUNKS AND GO!

AND WE LANDED HERE: 

IT WAS POURING WITH RAIN, IN TYPICAL BRITISH FASHION, BUT THE SUN BROKE THROUGH JUST IN TIME TO SHINE DOWN ON THE HAPPY COUPLE.

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WE WASTED ZERO TIME IN GETTING THE BRIDE IN BOHEMIA (THE GEORGIA BLOOM JACKET) FOR HER REHEARSAL DINNER:

IN TYPICAL FOUCHE FASHION, SHE WAS AS CHILLED AS COULD BE ON THE EVE BEFORE THE DAY.

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AND THEN THE DAY CAME. AND WE ALL DONNED CORAL CHIFFON:

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AND FUSSED AROUND OUR GIRL. 

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SHE PREPPED IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES FLAT. AND WAS AS GLOWING AND AS CALM AND AS EXQUISITE AS ANY BRIDE WE'VE EVER SEEN. 

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I MEAN:

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WE CAN'T EVEN CRACK A JOKE. THEY LOOKED SUBLIME. 

AS DID THE HISTORIC GROUNDS WHERE THE SHINDIG TOOK PLACE:

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THE DINNER TOOK PLACE AT THE APTLY NAMED "PLEASURE GROUNDS"

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ONE OF OUR FELLOW BEAUTY BRIDESMAIDS, IN THE BOHEMIA INDIAN BLANKET JACKET:

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HUDDLING:

TIME TO EAT. 

WITH A SPECIAL MENU DRAWN BY OUR FAIR HANDS AND INSPIRED BY THE INSANELY CHIC COUPLE:

WE DINED IN A BEAUTIFUL PRINTED TENT ON THE MOST DIVINE FOOD BY OUR DARLING FRIEND AIMEE HIRSCH.

AND DANCED AND DANCED.

WE MADE A LITTLE SPEECH TO TOAST OUR FAVOURITES,

(WHICH WE CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER NOW, THERE WAS A LOT CHAMPAGNE THAT DAY)

BUT WE DID ADMIT THAT WE HAD INITIALLY HAD WANTED THE GROOM FOR OURSELVES UPON FIRST MEETING F…AND WHO CAN BLAME US? HE'S A PRINCE AMONG MEN, PERFECT FOR OUR JEWEL. 

 IT WAS TRULY LOVELY TO WITNESS TWO PEOPLE SO WELL SUITED AND BEAUTIFUL FOR EACHOTHER. WARMS OUR CYNICAL NEW YORK SOUL.

AND TO CLAIRE,

BUKOWSKI COMES TO MIND:

"SHE'S MAD BUT SHE'S MAGIC, THERE'S NO LIE IN HER FIRE"

EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS GENUINE AND WARM AND PASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS AND MAD AND MAGIC. YOU ARE EVEN MORE MAGIC TOGETHER WITH F.

I LOVE YOU.

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BACK IN NEW YORK NOW. EVERYTHING SEEMS LESS GLAMOUROUS. 

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YOU SAY BOHEMIAN, I SAY BAHAMIAN

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SO WE WOKE UP THE OTHER MORNING AND REALISED WE WERE LATE FOR A PLANE.

SO WE DID WHAT WE ALWAYS DO WHEN WE'RE LATE LATE LATE. THREW TOGETHER A BAG OF BOHEMIA AND HEADED FOR THE SUN, ARMED WITH PALM PRINT AND GOOD COMPANY.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYTHING LOOKED DIFFERENT.

IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.

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THEN IT WAS TIME TO GET DRESSED! NO SLEEP! NO REST!

OUR ROSE DRESS AND FOLK WAISTCOAT NEVER FAILS.

ALSO THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR A LITTLE BOHEMIA SELFIE, NO MATTER HOW LATE YOU ARE.

AND THEN IT WAS TIME TO SEE THESE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE TIE THE KNOT:

AND, ARM IN ARM WITH OUR CHICEST DATE DECKED IN PUCCI,

WE GOT READY TO PARTY. 

MENUS DRAWN BY OUR OWN FAIR HANDS

AND A SPECIAL BESPOKE JACKET FOR THE BLUSHING BRIDE:

THE ISLANDERS TAUGHT US A FEW THINGS ABOUT FEATHERS AND NEON:

THE NEXT MORNING THE HANGOVER DIDN'T EVEN REGISTER AS WE WERE IN PARADISE.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A VERY LONG TIME, WE CHILLED. WE DID PRETTY MUCH NOTHING. EXCEPT OF COURSE, PROVIDE THE WARDROBE:

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WHEN YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS BEING A CLOTHING DESIGNER IS EASY. 

JUST A BUNCH OF BOHEMIAN BAHAMA MAMAS, YOU MIGHT SAY.

WE ALSO CONVERTED STEPHANIE TO BOHEMIA, WHO BOUGHT OUR CHLOE DRESS OFF OUR BACK. IT LOOKED BETTER ON HER ANYWAY:

WE COULD ONLY STAY IN THE SUN FOR SO LONG, WE WERE STARTING TO LOOK LIKE PALM BEACH MAGDA LEATHER FACE. SO WE SLATHERED OURSELVES IN COCONUT OIL, SOAKED UP THE GOOD VIBES AND HEADED BACK TO THE CITY.

SEE YOU LATER SEA AND SAND. CONGRATULATIONS VIC & MIC!

 

LOVE,

BOHEMIA

 

30.

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SO LIKE, WHATS THE DEAL? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? YOU'VE TOTALLY BEEN GIVING US THE COLD SHOULDER.

OH WAIT. 

THATS US.

WE'VE BEEN A TINY BIT BUSY. SORRY FOR THE RADIO SILENCE. BUT WE HAVE AN EXCUSE!

WE TURNED 30! AND FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS US WELL, ITS KIND OF AMAZING THAT WE MADE IT TO 30. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.

WE RETREATED TO THE SEA. AND WE DRANK SOME BUBBLES, WHICH WAS FINE AND DANDY.

NOW, YOU KNOW THE RULES:

SO AFTER BREATHING IN THE OCEAN AIR, IT WAS BACK TO THE CITY TO PUT ON OUR BIG GIRL PANTS TO CONTINUE THE CELEBRATIONS. OR IN THIS CASE, OUR BIG GIRL JUMPSUIT:

AS USUAL, WE TRAVELED WITH OUR ENTOURAGE, THE PACK:

AND BLEW OUT ALL THOSE CANDLES.

AND AS IF WE WEREN'T SPOILED ENOUGH, GOT SOME VERY SPECIAL TOKENS TO MARK THE DAY:

THE NEXT DAY, IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL. MAKING STUFF. AND THOUGH WE WERE FEELING ANYTHING BUT BLUE, WE SEWED SOME SWEET SHADES OF INDIGO:

BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD AGAIN. 

TO DRINK SOME MORE BUBBLES TO CELEBRATE BROTHER BOHEMIA GRADUATING:

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(HE'S GOT CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS, PEOPLE)

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS? ITS LIKE THAT, BUT WEIRDER:

TO CELEBRATE THIS MILESTONE, WE STAYED AT THE FRATHOUSE, NATURALLY.

WHERE WE LEARNED ALL KINDS OF THINGS ABOUT SYMMETRY. 

WE ALSO LEARNED THAT SHOWERING IN THE FRAT HOUSE IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART:

WE SURVIVED, SOMEHOW.

AND GEARED UP FOR A VERY CROWDED CEREMONY INDEED.

THIS IS WHAT SLEEPING IN THE FRAT FOR 3 DAYS LOOKS LIKE:

WHATS THAT YOU SAY? BACK TO THE CITY? FOR A SHOW?

BETTER GET DRESSED. NO SLEEP! NO REST!

AND A LOVELY TRUNK SHOW WE HAD, WITH THE USUAL BEAUTY BOHEMIANS:

AND OUR FAVOURITE NEW CLIENT, SENT HER REGARDS FROM HOLLYWOOD, IN OUR DUNE JACKET:

SO THAT WAS LAST WEEK. 

WE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND, RIGHT? 

WE WILL ADMIT WE ARE A TINY BIT TIRED. SO AS A BELATED BIRTHDAY PRESENT WE MADE OURSELVES A LITTLE BIRTHDAY SEERSUCKER LOUNGESUIT. YOU KNOW, FOR ALL THE RELAXING WE DO:

ITS RAINY HERE, BY THE WAY.

WHATS NEXT? WE'RE ALWAYS READY TO ROLL. CURRENTLY PREPARING OUR SUITCASE FOR THE NEXT BOHEMIA ADVENTURE. OUR SUITCASE IS SUPER HAPPY, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS:

ENOUGH ABOUT US, WE GOTTA GET BACK TO SEWING.

BUT, BEFORE WE GO, A LITTLE THANK YOU TO YOU, 

THANKS FOR HELPING  BOHEMIA MAKE IT TO 30.

YOU'RE THE COOLEST.