Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Gypsy Girl | Ft. clothes, shoes and jewellery from Gipsy Caravan

“She's a gypsy girl living in a materialistic world, Unattached to most things but in love with life itself. She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.” 

Gypsy living is a way of life. It ain't easy being one, and sure as hell, I cannot be one myself - even though I wish I could. I am someone who'll run wild and smile in the midst of chaos, but I am also someone who'll get my heart broken and cry for months. I have things that keep me going, I have things to do all the time. I need not fend for a living. I need not fend to create a space for myself. I need not work to prove myself. I work for life to not escape me. I work for that little feeling of satisfaction deep within. 

When I came across this natural clothing, jewellery and accessory brand - Gipsy Caravan, I was more than happy to work with them. Because I loved what they did. Over the work they did, I liked how they did it - every thing is handmade and handsticked. I loved how they travel far and wide as they create wonders. I love how they let everything inspire them in the most authentic ways. I love how they can put anything to use to come up with something amazing. I love every bit of the life they live!

Gipsy Caravan is a brand started in 1995, by a travelling gypsy mother - Nee. Having worked at several places and organisations during her youth, she gained experience from all over to start a brand of her own. It's her love for fashion and clothing that led into launching Gipsy Caravan. Over the years, she's known for her custom made belts and waistcoats in unique textures. 

Now, she along with her son create everything from unisex waistcoats, tops, dresses, cropped tops, trousers, belts, bags made from raw cotton, silk, jute and other natural materials to handcrafted jewellery and leather boots. They deal in customised handcrafted products with utmost precision and care keeping in mind the likes and dislikes of their international clientele. Their jute belts, macrame jewellery and handmade organic rubber and leather boots are sure the highlights. Their earthy clothes and accessories are durable and lasts decades. The macrame jewellery created by Tino himself literally does not break how much ever you try to pull or stretch it. 

During this shoot, I tried styling their clothes and accessories to create a raw and earthy look. Minimal makeup, nude lips! The cropped tops and skirts are pretty as ever. The handcrafted waistcoats and belts perfect for any music festival. The jute bags and waist straps are perfect to oomph up a hippie look. The bags and caps perfect for a chill day at the beach. The handmade rubber and leather shoes - can be worn everyday, with literally anything. The jewellery, made of precious and semi-precious stones in macrame knots is perfect for a wandering soul looking to create a style statement. I loved the butterfly shapes coconut shell buttons too.

They're spotted at several flea markets. When in Goa, they're occasionally spotted at the Anjuna Flea Market, Saturday Night Market and Arambol Drum Circle Flea. They're also spotted at pop-ups at shacks along the hippie-dominated beach towns of Goa. So the next time you spot them, don't forget to stop by and check them out! They have a workshop in Dharamsala too. So just in case you are in the Himalayas, you can check them out! You can connect with them on Facebook or Instagram for orders. Scroll down for some photographs from a recent shoot!

Shot by: Ghananil Naik 
Modelled by: Flexcia D'souza, Tino Mung

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