Saturday, August 3, 2013


Hippie Chic.

Although I am a prepster at heart (thank you, all girls catholic school), I can appreciate all types of fashion. Case in point, the Hippie Chic exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. This new exhibit is amazing. It takes you through the different phases of hippie couture that emerged during the 1960's. It includes looks from both lesser known designers as well as high end haute couture houses. The exhibit is fun and carefree which reflects the vibe of the era. If you get the chance, you should definitely check it out.

My friend Erica and I attended the exhibit during MFA's First Fridays event.
* If you don't live in Boston, most museums offer similar 21+ events such as this.

To get in the spirit, we tried to bring out our inner hippies.

Retro hippie style used the glamour of old hollywood as inspiration. How fab is this look?

The ethnic hippie look was influenced by non-western cultures. 

In rejecting consumerism, hippies took to crafting their own clothing.

The hippie movement was so strong that it in turn influence well established designers such as Halston (pictured left) and Yves Saint Laurent (to the Right). You could call this a "rich hippie" look.

When I think hippie, this is exactly what comes to mind. 
Ethereal looking dresses with flower head pieces. 

An actual chastity belt.

The Hippie Chic Exhibition is currently open and will continue until November 11, 2013.

What's your favorite fashion moment?

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