The previous year a perfume created for Hobson had been marketed as "Great Expectations" to coincide with her role as Estella Havisham in David Lean's film of that name, based on Charles Dickens' 1861 novel. In England, this attracted the custom of then-Oxford University undergraduate Margaret Roberts, later British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who, a little daringly for the time, also shopped for "push-up" pink brassieres. In 1953, when Hobson starred in the musical The King and I in London, it was apparent that she had retained a Parisienne mix of chic and Boheminism. A Daily Mirror journalist described her "pale, ladylike looks, her well-bred clothes ... she likes embroidery and painting", while a young Etonian who visited her dressing room recalled that "it had been freshly painted pink and white for her, and was like entering a risqué French apartment". Ten years later, when Hobson's husband, the politician John Profumo, was involved in a sex scandal that threatened to destabilise the British government, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan wrote that "his [Profumo's] wife is very nice and sensible. Of course, these people live in a raffish, theatrical, bohemian society where no one really knows anyone and everyone is "darling"".
Vintage style Bohemian chic jewelry at its best! The pewter tone semi-hoops perfectly hold the tiny floral detailed patterns, sculpting the pair for an overall boho chic look. This vintage inspired vintage floral hoops earrings set is a favorite amongst the boho chic, artistic, spiritual like-minded fashionistas. Let your free spirit fly with these bohemian pewter earrings. It’s a perfect way to express your creativity and it’s a great addition to accessorize your wardrobe. It will inspire yo...
Dresses designed to make a statement, our newest collection combines the latest women's fashions with forever-stylish silhouettes. The right dress can make you look and feel your best. Here, discover uniquely curated dresses to help you stand out in any crowd. Whether it's a vivid bohemian pattern, color block, or a classic black dress, these styles are for the adventurous and bold. If you're dress obsessed or looking for one versatile piece, we have totally swoon-worthy styles you're sure to love.
Effie Gray, whose marriage to John Ruskin was annulled in 1854 prior to her marrying the pre-Raphaelite painter John Millais, is known to have used flowers as an adornment and probably also as an assertive "statement". While in Scotland with Ruskin (still her husband) and Millais, she gathered foxgloves to place in her hair. She wore them at breakfast despite being asked by her husband not to do so, a gesture of defiance, at a time of growing crisis in their relationship, that came to the critical notice of Florence Nightingale (who tended to regard others of her sex with "scarcely concealed scorn" and was generally unsympathetic to "women's rights"). A few weeks earlier, on Midsummer Day, Effie (possibly inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream) was said by her hostess, Pauline Trevelyan, to have "looked lovely" with stephanotis in her hair at an evening party in Northumberland, while, the previous year, a male friend had brought glass flowers for her hair from Venice. Ruskin's father was evidently shocked to learn that, when Effie herself was in Venice, she had removed her bonnet in public, ostensibly because of the heat.
Jimmy Page of the British band Led Zeppelin, who collected Pre-Raphaelite paintings, observed of Edward Burne-Jones that "the romance of the Arthurian legends [captured in his paintings] and the bohemian life of the artists who were reworking these stories seemed very attuned to our time", while the author David Waller noted in 2011 that Burne-Jones' subjects "have much in common with the sixties rock chicks and their pop-star paladins".
Show your traveling free spirit and start wandering around in a bohemian maxi dress. One of the most beautiful pieces of cloth someone must definitely own in their closet. Try a boho beach dress with white printed patterns, and rock your evenings at the beach. Combine with a beige puffy bag and some beige/brown sandals. Don't forget a dramatic necklace!
In his play Pygmalion (1912) Bernard Shaw unmistakably based the part of Mrs. Higgins on the then elderly Jane Morris. Describing Mrs. Higgins' drawing room, he referred to a portrait of her "when she defied the fashion of her youth in one of the beautiful Rossettian costumes which, when caricatured by people who did not understand, led to the absurdities of popular estheticism [sic] in the eighteen-seventies".
By keeping just a few styling tricks in mind, you'll have the boho dress thing down. Since boho bohemian style is all about the detail, you'll want to include plenty of texture when styling your boho dresses. Vegan suede, embroidery, fringe, crochet, pom poms, tassels and faux fur are all key elements that add to your aesthetic in the best way. Global-inspired patterns are also major players in a boho wardrobe-and play well with each other-so mix up your patterns! (I.e.: wear a floral embroidered crossbody over your geo print maxi dress.) You'll want to have a selection of suede ankle boots and tall suede boots on hand to wear with boho dresses-and make sure they've got western-inspired details like topstitching, embroidered accents, and fringe. Don't forget the layering of jewelry to pair with your bohemian dresses: Hammered metals, suede cords, tassels, turquoise, moon and star motifs are essential to nailing the bohemian look. Now, you're ready to be one haute hippie.