Nora is wearing:
beaded tunic dress from Haute Hippie ($100 at showroom sample sale), yellow pumps borrowed from KJ Kramer, jewel earrings from my mother
A few years ago, after Sienna Miller and Jude Law broke up and she became famous for her “bohemian style,” I discovered Urban Outfitters/Anthropolgie’s sister store, Free People, and immediately fell in love. The bohemian dresses, the gladiator sandals, the headbands, and the jewelry were all just what I needed for my first summer in the city- trendy, colorful, lightweight, and freeing to wear.
A year or so later, I found Haute Hippie, a company which, according to their blog, designs for “a citizen of the world who does not feel the need to conform to trends.” If Free People represents Sienna Miller’s breakout style (bohemian, colorful, trendy), Haute Hippie represents her style while impersonating Edie Sedgwick in the movie Factory Girl. It is glamorous, detailed, and extravagant, yet the clothing’s shape and structure maintain the “oh, I just threw this on” simplicity of hippie culture.
For this shoot, I paired the beaded tunic dress with jeweled earrings to create a glamorous going-out look, with yellow shoes to add some fun and complement the gold in the dress. While the intricate beading gives this dress a glamorous touch, the tunic shape makes it more bohemian, and the designers at Haute Hippie are experts at mixing these two styles to create a more versatile dress. I’ve also worn this dress in the daytime with a pair of sandals, and it looked just as good. (Scroll for more pictures)
Photos by Marc Hall
Make-up by KJ Kramer