Shopping With Andra. This Summer’s Bohemian Rhapsody

July 1, 2009 • Shopping


Andra Naylor for Second City Style Magazine

During a recent dinner with family, we had an interesting side
conversation about the origin of the word “bohemian”. My mother knew
Bohemia was an area in central Europe (now the Czech Republic), while
my sister attributed it to the untraditional and romanticized lifestyle
of struggling artists and writers (thank you Moulin Rouge). I,
of course, referenced the fashion movement, which has consistently
reappeared through the years, and is especially relevant again this
Conversation soon resumed to other topics, but when it
came time to write this week’s article, I found myself still thinking
about Bohemian fashion, the basic elements of this trend and how to
work it into your wardrobe.

Not quite flower child, a little bit gypsy, and often a bit fashion-forward, going Bohemian often involves an embellished organic print. Anna Sui’s Butterfly Rose Garden Dress
is a perfect example of the detail and pattern that defines a bohemian
look. Beading + fringe + appliques = this dress is serious ($1,861 at I also like Zimmerman’s Honey Rider Long Strapless Silk Dress
($299 at, which paired with simple sandals and minimal
jewelry (think gold bangles) is just the right amount of boho.

Read more "This Summer’s Bohemian Rhapsody" here.

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