Style guide 101: Bohemian Style
“To truly create a picture of the bohemian, you think of poverty stricken artists, musicians and writers who self-impose solitude and ban materialism for the sake of their art. The original bohemian borrowed the lifestyle from the Romani gypsies of Bohemia with which he or she slummed, drinking rank moonshine and challenging every theory and social convention known to man from religion to politics. Bohemian women were vampy, bohemian men were delusional, and outsiders were horrified at this new revolution. They indulged in free love and hedonism, and created art for art’s sake.
Bohemia made it to America in a wave of emigration - France didn’t want its bohemians, and America would take anybody. In America, ‘bohemian’ became more of a political word, linked with dissidents, journalists and ex-priests who fancied having a bit of a cultural revolution - and raw young America was just the place to do it!”
(this relates a lot o kelly’s topic of fashion)