Boho Brides

The bride-to-be in love with Boho style will create an enchanting vision as a Bohemian bride. Boho inspired weddings conjure images of rustic woodland and sandy beach settings, with the bride in an ethereal gown. Long natural flowing locks topped with a floral crown and a vintage inspired, deceptively simple lace dress, capture the refreshing whimsy of the free-spirited bride. Add floral crowns to the bridesmaids and flower girls for a picture perfect moment.

Boho brides are free-spirits, happy to go barefoot on their wedding day. The carefree simplicity of this two-piece bridal outfit offers the bride the freedom to feel the sand between her toes without being precious about her dress.
Or with lacy barefoot sandals.

Typical features that give wedding dresses a Boho edge are long bell sleeves, flounced off-the-shoulder necklines, sheer lace, eyelash trim, long or half-length lace sleeves, floral embroidery, empire waistlines, fringe and tiers. This exquisite vintage inspired wedding gown showcases long bell sleeves, an illusion neckline and a fringed train. 

A romantic sheer veil or a feathered headband can be chosen to put the vintage into the Boho bridal look. This simple feather headband adds a fabulous finishing touch. white feather headband And this romantic lace edged veil is held in place with a simple garland of flowers. White illusion veil trimmed in lace.

The beauty of Bohemian wedding dresses is they are timeless, as vintage inspired never goes out of fashion, always looking unique rather than chasing a trend. One bridal house that consistently designs Boho inspired dresses is Watters. The Willowby line is the go to place for the perfect wedding dress for beach and rustic settings. Here we select ethereal gowns that will look enchanting at any Bohemian inspired wedding.

Watters Willowby 59120
Willowby 59120 wedding dress

Fashioned in sheer ivory lace, the Willowby 59120 sleeveless wedding dress presents a slim A-line silhouette. The Moraea lace flows over a lining available in a choice of colors including nude and blush. A sheer inset accents the plunging V-neckline and lace accents the deep illusion V-back. A floral crown and sheer veil will complete the image of relaxed Boho chic.

Watters Willowby 50101 Wedding Dress
Willowby 50101 Wedding Dress

So many elements of Boho style are incorporated into the Willowby 50101 off-the-shoulder wedding dress. This slim fitting lace gown flows effortlessly into a trailing court train. Eyelash trim accents the flounced neckline, hemline and long lace sleeves, adding a whimsical touch.

Willowby 57619 Wedding Dress
Willowby 57619 Wedding Dress

The Willowby 57619 fit and flare wedding dress exudes romance. The simplicity of this sleeveless gown is belied by the exquisite beading and embroidery embellishing stretch satin. Illusion shoulder straps lead from V-necked bodice into an illusion V-back that is the epitome of vintage glamour.

Willowby 50900 Wrap
Willowby 50900 Wrap

A vintage inspired wrap draped over the shoulders completes the Boho bridal image. The Willowby 50900 wrap is styled in sheer tulle, embellished with a fringe of polished beads. This wrap can be paired with a Bohemian dress or with any simple chic gown to add the Boho touch.


Awesome Designer Boho Dresses for High Fashion

Boho-chic fashion is definitely making a ‘huge’ comeback this season. Infused with modern fabric and tailoring, this 70’s style has not only influenced the daily go-to look, but has also found its way into designer dresses.

Boho-chic fashion responds well to the needs of a free-spirited and nature-loving woman. It is ideal for those who want to look beautiful but not at the expense of comfort. Bohemian dresses offer freedom of movement with soft fabrics and flowing cuts, while catching attention with colorful prints and unique details.

Jovani 48903

Jovani 48903 Long Sleeved Dress

A wide range of Bohemian-inspired Jovani evening dresses are available from that popular fashion designer.  They are created in various silhouettes, each of which is designed to show off a woman’s best features while ensuring optimal comfort. Comfort is, after all, the primary reason to wear Bohemian clothes.  One of these exquisite creations is Jovani 48903, a two-piece, long-sleeve ensemble in soft lace, accented with a luxurious spread of vibrant floral appliques. Eyelash scallops trim all edges of the crop top, as well as the mermaid-flared skirt. Semi-sheer bell sleeves extend from the Sabrina neckline, and complement the semi-sheer decolletage and back. The full-length skirt tapers smoothly through the thighs, and then flares gracefully to a sweep train. Both top and skirt are secured with concealed zipper closures at the back.


Jovani 50011

Jovani 50011 with Maxi Skirt

Also featuring a two-piece silhouette is Jovani 50011, which includes a strapless crop top and a floral print maxi skirt. The flounce top is crafted in tiers of scallop-edged lace, creating a fuller look. The full maxi skirt hangs on a slim waistband and takes volume from box pleats. This Maxi dress is something you’d definitely want to wear with a floral headdress and a statement bangle.

Jovani 48922

Jovani 48922 Off-The-Shoulder Dress

A modern take on the Boho-chic look is showcased in Jovani 48922. This two-piece ensemble features a jersey crop top, with an off-the-shoulder neckline that extends with long bell sleeves. Floral prints and tonal beads lend pizzazz to the classically cut skirt, shaped with princess seams that continue to the flared hem and court train.

Jovani 26510

Jovani 26510 Short Dress

If you are interested in Jovani cocktail dresses, check out the Jovani 26510, a fitted short dress with long fringe details. Beaded illusion spans its illusion neckline, yoke and long sleeves. A dense stretch of matching crystal beads defines the empire waist of the short dress. The shimmery tassels cascade over a nude lining, creating a sensuous appeal. To further its whimsical charm, pair this cocktail dress with metallic sandals. You may also forego wearing a tiara, and instead don on a side braid or beach waves. For maximum effect, bring on your best smile as soon as you step into the banquet hall!

Green And Glam

Peace, Love and Owls

Amidst the bustle of modern life, one may think we’ve forgotten about peace, love, and flower power. Luckily, a Florida-based artist, Rachel De John, keeps the spirit alive with Peace Owls and Other Lovely Things.

“I have always been a fan of the whole peace movement. I know I would have fit in perfectly during that whole ‘60s era, but I actually am very happy to be here now, wanting peace and love to still be the answer” she says.

Ms. De John creates colorful paintings, ornaments, mobiles and vases using found and re-purposed objects.

“My focus is to reuse materials and turn them from something that could be considered garbage into a painting to hang on a wall and make you smile.”

Her love of nature and the world’s beauty is a major source of inspiration. Many of her pieces feature a friendly Peace Owl, “who hopes to spread peace, love and smiles.”

She lives her philosophy through and through, sharing her eco-friendly lifestyle on her blog, Rachel Is a Dreamer, and hopes to someday pursue her art full-time.

“Right now, my Peace Owls are wanting to go on more adventures.” Her philosophy is simple “Spread peace, love, and smiles.” Join this dreamer on her quest for peace.

Born-Again Vintage

how to give new life to your old wardrobe

Authors and Vintage Hunters, Bridgett Artise and Jen Karetnick, put together an amazing book on fun and creative ways to rebirth your old vintage treasures. They have a real knack for mixing together fabulous pieces like a vintage Chanel jacket with a flowy Pucci-esque print blouse to create an entirely new look. The book is definitely a source of inspiration. In the back of the book, there is a listing of their favorite thrift stores, so you can go shopping yourself.

“This summer I’d love to wear an eco or organic bathing suit, any suggestions?”

You can find great eco swimwear on oneof our favorite websites, They carry a beautiful earth-friendly swim brand called deux fm. I love their fire red “mystique” eco string bikini made from recycled fabric ends. $82,

“I’ve heard there are recycled flip-flops but I don’t know where to find them?”

Simple shoes are one of my personal faves of the season. These are made with sustainable hemp uppers, recycled carpet padding and recycled car tires. They are also hand stitched, with less than a thimble of water-based adhesives. Most shoes have 2 shot glasses worth of glue. Now that’s a flop to flip over! $80.


Remade USA

Shannon South founded Remade on the idea that making new and exciting accessories did not necessarily mean they had to be made of new materials. She has stayed true to her mission by fashioning used leather clothing and scraps into original accessories that give new life to what would have been waste.

Using upcycled leathers ensures that each bag is a true original and although its design is structurally alike no two are the same.

Each with their own serial number, purchasing a reMade USA piece is a one and only (Shannon will even use your worn jacket to add to the eclusivity of the design of your choice). Sonoma, leather jacket scraps inside and out with gold zipper, $450.

Boho Green

Plates with Purpose
Riverside Design Group’s Plates With Purpose™ are committed to green. Operating out of an energy efficient LEED certified building, they use recyclable, sustainable materials including glass, and recycle shipping materials.

Plates With Purpose™, a series of handmade glass plates, are designed to raise awareness for their non-profit partners. Riverside donates 15% of the plate sales to organizations who make a difference in the community.

(above) Trees, designed and donated by Chicago artist, Cassandra Ott, symbolize the role courtappointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers play in the life of abused and neglected children. $36-78 depending on size.

Holly Kiser for New York Model Management | photographed by Michael Frost

Beauty Full

Tarte Ten Limited Edition Collector‘s Palette

Chantecaille: Tiger in the Wild Palette

Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use Blush

Bohemian Fashion in the 21st Century

Bohemian fashion is enjoying a twenty first century revival. It is a style embraced by many popular designers in their coveted prom collections. Boho chic prom dresses and two-piece dresses offer an alternative look for artistic and free spirited young women who want to stand out in vibrant colors and bold prints, or love the romance of the gypsy influence. It is a head turning look that can be carried with confidence by avant garde individuals who challenge conformity. Boho style incorporates vivacious and eclectic patterns, chunky beading and intriguing lacing. Designers make imaginative use of fringe and textured embroidery, and favor lace, crochet and mesh insets to create a unique style statement.

Bohemian Fashion in the 21st Century
Sherri Hill 50569

Sherri Hill has her finger on the pulse of Boho fashion and her latest collections include eclectic and mesmerizing short Bohemian dresses. Chunky multi-colored beading and brilliant embroidery adds an air of excitement to the Sherri Hill 50569 slim A-line prom dress, featuring a V-neckline, a sexy cutout back and long bell sleeves that are a scintillating illusion from the elbows. The style is mirrored on the Sherri Hill 50566 short prom dress which captivates with its intriguing stripes and bold shimmering pattern. Long illusion sleeves frame the Sherri Hill 50666 short fitted prom dress with its intriguingly vibrant embroidery, lace-up plunging V-neckline and scalloped mid-thigh hemline. Jovani combines Boho style with bold sex appeal in the full-length Jovani 33670 halter neck dress. The placement of the colorful beading outlines an hour glass figure, with beads and embroidery extending onto the illusion halter neckline.

Bohemian Fashion in the 21st Century
Jovani 23419

Bohemian beauty is encapsulated in many Jovani dresses for 2017.  This is especially true for Jovani 23419 abstract print chiffon prom dress. This multi-colored full-length gown with an A-line silhouette features an intricately beaded halter neckline, with ornate beading accentuating the waistline. The Boho print fascinates and the style is romantic. The Jovani 40646 multi-colored Bohemian floral print ball gown is designed with romantic appeal in mind. This sleeveless dress with spaghetti straps evokes images of free spirited sylphs. The print needs no other adornment as it combines simplicity with boldness.

The increasing popularity of two-piece prom dresses is a trend that lends itself perfectly to Boho chic style. Two-piece dresses are so much more versatile as they offer far more opportunities for wear as the top and the skirt can both be worn separately to create new looks. Brightly beaded or embroidered tops can be paired with cut off jeans and funky boots, and gypsy style tops can be layered with different textures to embody Bohemian.

Bohemian Fashion in the 21st Century
Sherri Hill 51022

The off-the-shoulder look encapsulates Bohemian charm when it is combined with lace or bright floral embroidery. The Sherri Hill 51022 two-piece prom dress pairs an off-the-shoulder crop top and a tiered A-line skirt with a full-length hemline. The floral embroidered top features a sheer lace off-the-shoulder ruffle rich with gypsy influence and the gathered skirt is embellished with lace and a matching floral waistband. The top can be paired with skirts or pants to create a new ensemble. Delicate beading embellishes the off-the-shoulder lace crop top with long sleeves and a straight across, eyelash trimmed neckline of the Jovani 48690 two-piece prom dress. The lace top is paired with a vibrant floral print satin ball gown skirt for a whimsical yet eclectic look that typifies Bohemian style.

Bohemian Fashion in the 21st Century
Alyce Paris 6578

Sequin stripes and sheer mesh stun in the Bohemian influenced striking halter neck crop top of the Alyce Paris 6578 two-piece prom dress. The gypsy glamour of the top complements the simplicity of the full-length jersey skirt with its beaded waistband.

Bright chunky beads compel the eye on the beautiful crop top with an illusion halter neckline of the Alyce Paris two-piece prom dress. The boldness of the top is softened by the romance of the cascading two-tone tulle ball gown skirt.

White crochet lace is topped with tantalizing turquoise beads to create a captivating halter neckline on the crop top of the two-piece Sherri Hill 32255 Boho prom dress. The top tantalizes with a fringe midriff and the fringe is mirrored on the full-length hemline of the dreamy skirt.

As prom girls flirt with the new looks fashioned by popular designers they can flaunt their fabulous free spirited flair with Bohemian style and Boho chic dresses. It is a style that will continue to captivate with its timeless appeal.


Vintage, ditsy prints ruled the runways. Don’t be afraid to wear them head-to-toe and layer them up like a true boho girl would.

Art-inspired prints Watercolors, oil paints and charcoals inspire some of the prettiest designs this season. Prints and patterns in deep, rich jewel tones that play against charcoal inks, all make for wonderful mediums which look great on any skin tone.