So today we went walking in the Pyrenees. My boho parents moved here over 20 years ago now and this place couldn’t be any further removed from my every day life in London. Here we are so close to nature and unlike most small villages, Mosset is a place where everyone can be exactly who they want to be. I can remember when I was very young, men with long blonde hair ridding their horses up the mountain and tying them up outside the village bar whilst they had a drink…one man from Lapland even used to live up the mountain dressed as a Native American, with a head dress and Wigwam to go with his chosen mode de vie.
In the 1960s-70s a movement started in America spread across the world. The children of the baby boom rejected their parent’s formal dress code, consumerism and the war in Vietnam and changed their way of life to mirror ecological and egalitarian ideologies inspired by Far Eastern philosophers. Men and women wore their hair long in protest at the soldier’s having to have all of theirs shaved off. The summer of love, free concerts, communities and sexual liberation all marked this age, as did tie dye, flares and peace signs.
For me coming back to the mountains, to a simpler way of life really evokes in me some of these hippie ideals of happiness, love and freedom of the 60s era.I love going to concerts and wearing flowers in my hair and dancing around feeling care free. Although I don’t think I could ever be a real hippie, as I like shopping too much, live and work in the City of London the most corporate of corporate places and thirdly love communities and LSD really don’t appeal to me…I still really admire their appreciation of nature, their love for the world and their unique style of clothes.
The 1960s was an age of bright colors which really shocked society who’s look was more sombre and serious until then. Jewellery, Afghan tunics, Indian shirts, leather sandals, bare feet and flared trousers were all of this time. So today, in this magical place, to be even closer to nature, I decided to wear my hair tasseled, a head band, a tie dye t-shirt and ripped short jeans. Sometimes I walked with bare feet and felt the grass on my toes. Walking in the mountains with such a carefree, peaceful attitude was such a great feeling and perhaps I should try being a hippie for a day more often 🙂 You should try it sometime too 😉 Let me know what you think of the look?
Peace Out x
Ripped High Waisted Jeans – BERSHKA
Tie Dye Top – Wollen Mill Scotland
Kimono Tassle Hair Band
Purple Studded Flip Flops – PRIMARK
Multi-coloured Bracelets – CLAIRE’S