A little floral typewriter

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I saw Cori‘s DIY fabric-covered typewriter on Instagram and thought it was way too cool not to share. She cut the fabric and glued it on the typewriter with acrylic gel medium. With all those little nooks and crannies to fill, it is quite the tedious DIY project (which is probably why I won’t be doing this DIY anytime soon…). 

fabric covered typewriter - drifter and the gypsy blog
fabric covered typewriter - drifter and the gypsy blog

Cori made a postcard out of the typewriter which are available for purchase and you can read more about the process on Cori’s blog.

fabric covered typewriter - drifter and the gypsy blog

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Matt French

matt french - drifter and the gypsy blog
matt french - drifter and the gypsy blog

You know whose pictures I really like? Matt French.

matt french - drifter and the gypsy blog
matt french - drifter and the gypsy blog

Besides the fact that all his pictures look really cold, the colors are dreamy like there’s no tomorrow. Their style reminds me Emily Proud‘s watercolors.

matt french - drifter and the gypsy blog
matt french - drifter and the gypsy blog

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DIY Hair: The Short Updo

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Hey everyone! Aya from Strawberry Koi here with another simple hair tutorial. This is a fun one for all the short-haired girls out there looking to be creative with what they have. With long hair, feel free to follow and adjust the style according to your needs!

diy hair: short updo - drifter and the gypsy blog

1. Start with a freshly washed and styled base. I curled my hair, as it’s a great way to cover problem areas and to give a sort of impression of longer hair. A side part works best for this style.

2. On the shallow side of your part, twist a section of hair by your hair, and gently wrap it around the back of your head. Pin in place as you go.

3. Continue twisting and pinning until you reach just behind the opposite ear. It will basically be a side-pony, but less conspicuous and a more elegant. You can polish up the look just by gathering the hair into a tighter section, if you like.

4. Cross the pins over each other in the shape of an “X” for strong, all day hold.

5. This is what the pinned-side should look like. It’s ok to leave some stray hairs fall down around your face, for an awesome bedhead look as another alternative.

6. Gather the opposite side to what you started with.

7. Twist and pin into the hair that’s bunched together, blend and hide any pins.

8. DONE! Finish with a little light hairspray, or throw in a flower on the side for even more fun!

diy hair: short updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: short updo - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy hair: short updo - drifter and the gypsy blog

Aya (DIY Hair Contributor)

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Rebekah Campbell and Ben Giles for Yen

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rebekah campbell and ben giles for yen magazine - drifter and the gypsy blog

I love a good artist collaboration and I love this series shot by Rebekah Campbell and collaged by Ben Giles for Yen Magazine‘s Creative Issue. It’s not the first time the duo has ever collaborated and it certainly won’t be the last because they make an awesome team! I love the mixed media and textural embellishments added to the photographs to create a 3D feel. I’ve been following both their work for quite a while and I’m really happy for them that they made the cover of Yen Magazine! I can sense many more good opportunities to come for these two.

rebekah campbell and ben giles for yen magazine - drifter and the gypsy blog
rebekah campbell and ben giles for yen magazine - drifter and the gypsy blog
rebekah campbell and ben giles for yen magazine - drifter and the gypsy blog
rebekah campbell and ben giles for yen magazine - drifter and the gypsy blog
rebekah campbell and ben giles for yen magazine - drifter and the gypsy blog
rebekah campbell and ben giles for yen magazine - drifter and the gypsy blog

all photographs courtesy of rebekah campbell

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Sponsor Drifter & the Gypsy!

Spring (or autumn depending on where you live) is now upon us. A new season is beginning. What does this mean? A new season means a fresh start and what better way to kick off the season than sponsoring Drifter & the Gypsy? Drifter & the Gypsy is read daily by artists, designers and people who like pretty things. We currently have 5 contributors writing regular columns and we are growing!

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Sponsoring Drifter & the Gypsy is a great way to promote your business/blog/etc. and get the new season started off right! Since its inception in 2008, Drifter & the Gypsy has amassed a following of likeminded artists and has partnered with such companies as Bing, Toms, Modcloth, Crossroads TradingHarrods, Ruche and Free People, amongst other independent artists and Etsy shops.

Most recently, Drifter & the Gypsy was featured as an ‘up and coming blog’ at Altitude Summit 2013. At age 19, Micaela Hoo is the youngest blogger to be featured at Altitude Design Summit.

What exactly is sponsorship? There are a few ways to sponsor Drifter & the Gypsy:

1. Ad banner sponsorship – your ad banner + link to your site is displayed on my right sidebar for the world to see! It’s a great way to get people to click over to your site and perhaps become loyal followers of you too! This spot is monthly (although multiple month packages are available) and the month starts whenever your payment goes through.
2. Outfit posts collaborations – for all owners/purveyors of clothing labels/vintage shops/boutiques/Etsy shops/etc. who want to see me style + wear/feature their items in one of my outfit posts; a fun and creative way to collaborate!
3. Product reviews – for those who have an awesome product they want me to feature/review in a blog post; a great way attract hype about your product/brand.
4. Giveaways – for those interested in giving away a product from their shop/company/etc. in a giveaway post; another great way attract hype about your product/brand.

Read more info about press and advertising over here.

For ad banner sponsorship inquiries, email me at: ads@drifterandthegypsy.com for my ad rates and more details regarding ad banner sponsoring on Drifter & the Gypsy.

For all other sponsorship/collaboration opportunities (I’m always up for creative and innovative ideas!), please email me at hello@drifterandthegypsy.com.

I look forward to hearing from you! Let’s be in touch!

xx Micaela

(graphic by asia pietrzyk for drifter & the gypsy)

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Leah Reena Goren F/W 2014 Scarf Collection

leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog

If you’ve been around the blogosphere a while, you’re probably familiar with Leah Reena Goren’s work and shop. Earlier this week she debuted her Fall/Winter 2014 scarf collection with a mighty lovely look book to accompany it. Captured by photographer Amber Byrne Mahoney, model Taylor LaShae looks absolutely angelic in these images. Pure magic.

leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog
leah reena goren fall/winter scarf collection - drifter and the gypsy blog

Photography: Amber Byrne Mahoney
Styling: Emily Rose Theobald
Model: Taylor LaShae
Location Scout: Liam McMillan
Clothing by Samantha Pleet

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Imaginary Outfits: Singin’ in the Rain

Oh Singin’ in the Rain: a classic. Do I take issue with the general portrayal of women in this movie? Yes. But it is a 1950s film, so remembering its historical context helps me better understand the intense conditioning of gender limitations imposed on women in that film. And in broader strokes, older films like Singin’ in the Rain remind me to continue to be critical of the expectations still held of women today while also appreciating the large strides women have made over the past several decades in bridging the gender gap.

imaginary outfits: singin in the rain - drifter and the gypsy blog

Okay, so all of that aside, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty that is Singin’ in the Rain. A 1952 film that is full of songs, fantastic choreography, and a darling (NO REALLY, DARLING!) vintage wardrobe. They tap dance in the rain, eagerly twirling around in puddles, getting drenched, feeling like they can take on the world and ain’t no rain gonna stop them from doing so. That type of joy is stupendously contagious and makes me excited for all the pending downfalls of rain that April is known for. So grab your trench, leave the umbrella, and get out there and have some fun!

Want to look good doing it? Thought so. This outfit should do the trick, don’t you think? And if you want to give Singin’ in the Rain a watch to get you in the mood, you can watch the full film here for free. You’re welcome! ;)

Happy April sweet friends, do tell what you’ll be wearing when the showers start falling outside in the comments if you’d like!

OUTFIT LINKS ::
earrings // top // skirt // trench coat // hat // shoes

xoxo,
Mary

(Imaginary Outfits contributor)

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