Wednesday, September 2, 2009

La vie est Belle

In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, praises are given to a new book entitled "Gypset Style" published by Assouline Publications.  Author Julia Chaplin (whose writings have appeared in The New York Times, Conde Nast Trveler, Vogue and Elle) says that she created the word to explain the character combination of the gypsy and the jet-set. 
In her brief biography on her blog, Chaplin writes how her "general approach to life and writing is to have hi-low grand adventures. The word Gypset describes a new type of travel, and cultural foraging at home, that redefines the optimal adventure as something with the global references and chic speed of the jet-set mixed with the alternative, anti-commercialism and nomadic wile of a gypsy." 

As described by "Fusing the ease and carefree lifestyle of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set, the Gypsetters are artists, surfers, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the glove, from Jose Igancio, Uraguay and Ibiza, Spain, to Mantauk, New York. Gypset Style explores the unconventional wanderlust lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit, as well as their counterculture forebears, such as the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies. And along the way, author Julia Chaplin looks back at the quintessential gypsy boho moments in social history." 
Hmmmmm. St. Barths in the spring?? My own wanderlust needs addressing... Inspiration for $29.99 on

1 comment:

  1. i LOVE this book!! i got it when i got home from school last year haha. my boss based her whole summer collection off of this book!!!


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