Welcome to a life where currency isn’t measured by having the latest Chloe bag, or developing social status through family connection. These yuppies, hippies, partygoers, jet setters, socialites, and all around nomads give new meaning to the term world traveler. The bon vivants depicted in the Assouline published hardcover “Gypset” are unconventional in their lifestyles to say the least. From roughing-it in a tepee in Ibiza to using creative resources to stay in the hottest resorts around the world, these explorers know how to live it up fashionably, while maintaining a derelict budget. The book, authored by Julia Chaplin, takes you through the history of the gypsy movement. It explores not only the people who have made the phrase into a chic lifestyle– revered even by the prim, proper, and privileged– it also delves into their carefree and shabby-fabulous dwellings. Highly cultured, photographically beautiful, and you won’t believe some of the well-known artists who are in it (Damien Hirst, Jade Jagger, and more).
Gypset Style, Assouline Publishers, $45, amazon.com