Style education 101 : Hippie Fashion style


ImageImageWe all know very well the hippie style that has undoubtly made its way into the fashion scene from all those free love, paint wearing,headband sporting, fringe rocking ,cloud nine youngsters from the 60’s hippie movement.

But did you know that 

A July 1967 Time Magazine study on hippie philosophy credited the foundation of the hippie movement with historical precedent as far back as the counterculture of the Ancient Greeks, espoused by philosophers like Diogenes of Sinope and the Cynics also as early forms of hippie culture.It also named as notable influences the religious and spiritual teachings of Henry David ThoreauHillel the Elder,JesusBuddhaSt. Francis of AssisiGandhi, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Because of this religious influence on the fashion then that would explain all of the symbols  

Hippies clothing are inspired by folk music,nature ,environment,freedom,love,peace,and religion. Now we can see why there is so much diversity in the dress , and one can pretty much style,mix and match as you’d like.

I’m not a hippie, but I love some of the styles that have come to shape a now very important category of modern day fashion that fashionistas from celebrities to everyday women have come to incorporate into their wardrobe and sport occasionally when they feel in the hippie mood.


xoxo Sole Shoe Boutique

Style category education 101

ImageWe’re going to start giving a little style category class, just to help you along in identifying your fashion personality. Including pics of each style category


We’ll call it style education 101 who’s down for learning something new about yourself? I know I am!

Let us start with contemporary style ok here we go

What is contemporary fashion?


Contemporary:Contemporary fashion usually refers to modern, hip or in. However it also means the style of a certain time. So the contemporary fashion of a decade ago would differ from the contemporary fashion of a century ago. This style is usually expensive of high quality fabric and unique design, take a look and do some research …….

New Emerging fashion designer from Greece Mary Katrantzou


ImageImageImageImageImageMary Katrantzou is a Greek designer currently working and living in London .

Katrantzou’s graduating show in 2008 mapped out her signature style. It was themed around trompe l’oeil prints of oversized jewellery featured on jersey-bonded dresses. these pieces created the illusion of wearing giant neckpieces that would be too heavy in reality. She also designed real jewellery made out of wood and metal that were exact replicas of the prints. Mary katrantzou’s first ready-to-wear collection debuted at London fashion week in Spring/Summer 2009, with the support of the BFC and the New Gen scheme. Despite a small collection of nine dresses, Katrantzou picked up 15 prestigious stockists including Browns, Joyce and Colette. The designer achieved show status the following season, in Autumn/Winter 2009.

We’ve been following her designs and I must say they are absolutely uber chic, the concepts of the prints are both lively and attention getting. If you love color feminine looks and outstanding prints then you’ll love Mary’s ss 2013 line.

You can find her at London’s fashion week for those  who want to see the models in action modeling  some of her masterpieces , stay tuned in date with the upcoming designer shows and you won’t be disappointed, I know I’m not.