ALIX of BOHEMIA

THE GYPSY TAILOR

SUMMER HOURS

Alix Verley Pietrafesa
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SO IT'S SUMMER HOURS, WHICH MEANS LATELY WE'VE BEEN CHASING A VIBE AND JUMPING IN THE WAVES WHENEVER WE GET THE CHANCE. SORRY WE'VE BEEN SO BAD AT KEEPING IN TOUCH. HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED.

IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE THE STUDIO AND PACK IT UP, GET DRESSED FOR ANOTHER SHOW IN THE CITY.

SO DRESSED WE GOT, IN THE ALIX OF BOHEMIA GYPSY ROSE DRESS. (ITS FLANKED WITH AN OLD BANDANA AN ACTUAL OLD GYPSY GAVE TO US)

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IT WAS THE WORLD CUP OR THE FOURTH OF JULY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SO WE WORE THE PROPER UNDERGARMENTS: FLAG TEDDIE SHORTS

AND GRABBED OUR TOGS, THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOUR, THE NEWEST COLLECTION OF BOHEMIAN BITS

AND A SEA OF TEDDIE SHORTS, JUST IN TIME FOR SWELTERING CITY TEMPERATURES

(A WHOLE BUNCH OF WHICH ARE AT FLAT 128 IN NYC ON CHRISTOPHER ST, AND THE PRINCE OF SCOTS IN WATERMILL IN THE HAMPTONS, IN CASE YOU WANT TO ENCASE YOUR BOTTOM IN A PAIR OR SEVEN)

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THE ALIX OF BOHEMIA MAROC JACKET, WITH RED POM POMS

QUICKLY FOUND A HOME, WITH A MATCHING PAIR OF TEDDIES, ON THE LOVELY THERESE.

THIS IS OUR VERSION OF A POWER SUIT:

ALSO IN THE TROUSSEAU, THE CERISE ROMPER, WITH A LITTLE LACE UP THE FRONT:

SNAPPED UP BY OUR FAVOURITE CHAR:

WE'RE HAVING A MOMENT OF LACES AND EMBROIDERY. 

THE HOST OF THIS SHINDIG? THE TOTALLY INSPIRING, HIPPIE PRINCESS HERSELF, KELLY.

SHE'S ON THE RIGHT, WEARING OUR FLEETWOOD MAXI DRESS AND TOTALLY CHANNELING RICKY LAUREN IN THE 1970'S. HER DIVINE DAUGHTER AND DOPPELGĂ„NGER WEARS OUR ZELDA POLKA DOT DRESS:

OTHER BITS.

ALIX OF BOHEMIA HUDSON SURF SHOP TOP:

THE HUDSON HIPPIE DRESS:

(HUDSON BAY WAS ON THE BOHEMIAN BRAIN)

THEN IT WAS TIME FOR SOME FRESH AIR AFTER ALL THAT CITY STUFF. SO WE PACKED FOR THE BEACH:

WE LIKE TO TRAVEL LIGHT, SO ITS LIKE THE ESSENTIALS ONLY. A HAT, A BIKINI, A LITTLE LINEN, AND 30 OR 40 TEDDIE SHORTS. FOR DIVERSITY'S SAKE.

ALL OF IT GOES INTO OUR NEW BAG, THE BOHEMIAN BIRKIN/JOY OF LIFE:

WE HAD TO HURRY. THE ORIGINAL HIPPIE MAMA WAS TURNING 60, AND WE HAD TO GET ON BOARD. SO WE RACED:

AND MADE THE BOAT JUST IN TIME, WHERE THE  REST OF THE PACK WAS WAITING:

OUR MAMA HAS TAUGHT US A LOT,

ABOUT ATTENTION TO DETAIL, ABOUT IMPROVISATION AND FINDING SOLUTIONS, ABOUT COLOUR AND PATTERN, THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING AN EFFORT IN ALL THINGS, ABOUT LOVING EACHOTHER AND FINDING BEAUTY IN UNLIKELY PLACES.

SHE'S CHEERED US ON AND BELIEVED IN US ALWAYS, WHILE EMBODYING BOHEMIA SO NATURALLY; OUR PERFECT MUSE. 

GENEROUS SPIRIT, LOVING HIPPIE MAMA, WILDLY CREATIVE SOUL.

SHE'S PRETTY COOL THAT MAMA,

BUT MOSTLY WE'RE IN AWE SHE LOOKS LIKE THIS ON HER 60TH BIRTHDAY IN A BIKINI:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

LOVE,

BOHEMIA