There are no roads in Bohemia

We all love a good Bohemian look. Is it the esthetics? Because it’s colorful and happy? Or the vague sense of freedom we dream it empowers? Where did we go wrong? Why did we loose the way to Bohemia? Maybe because there are no roads in Bohemia, one must choose and find one’s own path. I secretly dream of living the boho life Ayloh describes in the passage below. How to get there? For me it start with an outfit to set the mood, to twist the mind, to find a way that isn’t there.

“To take the world as one finds it, the bad with the good, making the best of the present moment—to laugh at Fortune alike whether she be generous or unkind—to spend freely when one has money, and to hope gaily when one has none—to fleet the time carelessly, living for love and art—this is the temper and spirit of the modern Bohemian in his outward and visible aspect…

His faults are more commonly those of self-indulgence, thoughtlessness, vanity and procrastination, and these usually go hand-in-hand with generosity, love and charity; for it is not enough to be one’s self in Bohemia, one must allow others to be themselves, as well…

What, then, is it that makes this mystical empire of Bohemia unique, and what is the charm of its mental fairyland? It is this: there are no roads in all Bohemia! One must choose and find one’s own path, be one’s own self, live one’s own life.” (Ayloh, 1902)

wearing: tunic & necklace – Pluto On The Moon // glasses – Chloé Isadora // denim – M.i.h. Jeans // heels – & Other Stories // bag – DCEMBER




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