BRAND NEW to Existential Ella – wire wrapped, and adjustable bohemian rings! Just in time for festival season. I’ve been making and wearing these type of rings for some time, and I decided to see if you would like to wear them too. Wrapped with silver-plated wire, featuring stone beads and bohemian, spirit-infused style.
These rings should not be worn in water or while participating in vigorous activities. Made for fun, fashionable, free-spirited frolicking!
Since these items are new, and experimental, you get them at an awesome discount price for the time being!! Sold as is, with wonderful imperfections that do not diminish the beauty. ENJOY!
There’s nothing I love more than scanning Etsy for must-have fashion. Well, other than dancing, reading, kissing, writing, petting my animals and eating stuff. So, while we all wait for our favourite Spring fruits to ripen, lets take a look at some warm-weather appropriate clothing.
Black and white is THE trend for Spring/Summer this year. SO GLAD! Tribal patterns, color blocking, and stripes are always awesome…and just your luck! I’ve found them all for you. From left to right, clockwise – Excavation LA, detroit LUX, Histoires
Caftans (far left), shawls, and ponchos are the essence of relaxation after a day in the sun. Cover up those sun-kissed shoulders and ease into the evening as the moon rises. A woolen poncho (seen on the right) might be too warm for day play, but the wind gets chilly near the ocean. Throw it on, and find yourself a bonfire and some friends. Get these here: Destination Home, WildLife TX, and Factory Handbook
Tops and Bottoms I Love
Black and white stripes aren’t just for Tim Burton movies anymore. And apparently, the stuff I used to be embarrassed about wearing in my Junior High class photos are now covet-worthy (see 90s blouse in lower right corner of collage). Enjoy these treasures/born again favourites! Get your 90s fix here: Maude Deco, All Wild at Heart, Story of Things, George and Jane
I never went to prom. Moment of silence, tears, frowny-face, over it. I spent prom night tripping on acid, trying to find my fingers and wondering if dirt would taste good. It didn’t, don’t try it. Any of that.
So, you want to have a seriously retro prom dress? I hear ya. You’re not into wearing that same crunchy, metallic tube dress every other girl wears. Good for you!!
Yes, it’s leather. I like to feature a lot of vegan items, but I still LOVE me some leather. THIS DRESS IS THE ONE AND ONLY BOMB! Leather, lace, strapless, ruffles…I am having a freakin’ heart attack! GET THIS DRESS: Hooked on Honey
And I leave you with the song I would have lost my virginity to:
(kids, don’t do that – prom IS NOT worth it. You prom date is NOT “The One.”)
There are so many TED talks I admire. TED, by the way, is a “global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate ‘ideas worth spreading.’” You can access many of the talks via Youtube HERE: TEDtalksDirector
The talk I want to share with my readers here at Existential Ella, is presented by Cameron Russell. She’s a model, with over a decade of experience in the industry. Cameron discusses the realities of the modeling industry in a clear, honest and inviting way in the video below.
What do you think about this video?
When looking at fashion spreads and advertising in magazines, on television, or pretty much anywhere you turn your head, think about how it was constructed, who is involved, and the message that is being sent. Who created the ad, photo or video? Why did they create it? What are they trying to sell to you – because that’s usually what they are trying to do.
On the other end of that analysis, think about the individuals, and not the corporations, involved in the production of these works. The model, photographer, designer, stylists, makeup artist. All of these people come from different circumstances. They each have their own specialty, passions and insecurities too. Their work is their art, and what feeds them.
Most importantly, when it comes to the messages sent via these images, realize that what you look like is not what defines you. Fashion models, and fashion photography, is not meant to set the bar for everyone else in regards to their outer appearance.
Advertising, and media, do try to manipulate our feelings, and make us think we need to purchase certain items to feel good about ourselves, but we have the choice to not accept this information into our lives OR to view these messages in a different way. Be selective with what media you allow into your mind and heart. Remember that every advertiser, company and individual has their own agenda, and it may not be in your best interest.
You are a powerful being. You are a unique individual. You have the right to be yourself, whoever that may be. Are you a writer? Do you like to play roller derby? Are you good with animals? Do you have a great smile? Do you care for your family? These things are important. You are important.
The Astral Geminiis the love child of the beautiful and talented Chelsea & Nick, currently reppin’ Lawrence, KS. The shop is filled with choice vintage items for women, men, children, feet, and home! My favourite section in The Astral Gemini shop is Chelsea’s handmade creations. These items are one-of-a-kind (OOAK), and fused together with genuine magic gifted from the Universe.
Chelsea puts her spirit into making the items pictured above, and there are many more where these came from. She uses elements of nature, and design inspiration from the 60-70s era to bring forth accessories meant to be seen, enjoyed and treasured.
You can also get a custom made fringe t-shirt, perfect for festival season!! This would look great with a long, bohemian skirt, and one of Chelsea’s handmade dreamcatcher necklaces.
It’s not easy finding the perfect vintage item, just what your heart has been yearning to acquire. Check out The Astral Gemini, I think your digs might be waiting there!
If you’re like me, your eyes are feasting on the beauty of the photos in this shop. This post wouldn’t look half as cool without the amazing pics from Chelsea Donoho! She’s not only an excellent curator of all things vintage, and a talented creator of handmade adornments. She is a photographer with skill that seems to be channeled through the hippie gods of rock and psychedelic wisdom. For more on Chelsea, check out her photo site: chelseadonoho.com