The Quintessential Bohemian: Laren Stover

 

Laren Stover is the author of The Bohemian Manifesto: a Field Guide to Living on the Edge.  It is a literary treasure with the most beautiful illustrations by Izak Zenou.

Laren has the beauty, elegance, style and curiosity that perfectly captures a true Bohemian.

This Manifesto is so exquisite to own I cannot tell you how many times it has uplifted me in moments of melancholy and I always get swept away by the romanticism of Bohemianism every time I gaze at the pages. 

 

 

Laren Stover

She is the Editor-at-Large of Faerie Magazine  Stover has also published a darkly comedic novel called Pluto, Animal Lover: A Novel

Begin 2017 with a Bohemian Bang akin to the sound of champagne Muselets catapulting on the walls of a Nouveau Bohemian’s Upper East Side apartment in the Winter… Well you’re not going to stay in the freezing abode of your Beat or Zen Bohemian friend’s place… Nouveau’s are your friends in Winter they can afford heating and food! Zens and Beats are for the Summer when you’re On The Road… Dandy’s are your all seasons friends because they’re always so charming and chic! But wait what kind of Bohemian are you? There is a delightful Quiz at the end of this Quirky Field Guide¬†to tell you which one you are…

If you’re someone who relishes in curious details from counterculture style, to bohemian must-reads (yes there’s a reading list) then this book is for you. The most charming pages of all are the Case Studies which tell you where these¬†curious creatures live, work and their background.¬†So charming, so dreamy!¬†This book will make you delve into¬†Bohemian Consciousness and maybe make you feel less alone about the freedom and rebellion we crave.

Oona the Actress: Case Study

“Oona is tall Swedish and, unbeknownst to her Bohemian friends, a princess. All her actor friends live in squalid Lower East Side, Brooklyn or Harlem apartments. Flickering lights in hallways, mattresses on the floor, candles in wine bottles, crooked stairs. She was jealous!”

If glamour, creature comforts and beauty still can’t quite escape you then have a peak at¬†The Bombshell Manual of Style. The allure of dazzling beauties became another one of her anthropological quests as she felt they were an “exotic species” as discussed on The Early Show¬†in her interview for the book. The interview was conducted by¬†Lisa Birnbach, author of The Preppy Handbook.)¬†¬†Another video teaser of the book to watch.

Laren On Bombshells: 

“A bombshell believes in her fantasies, she may be wearing a rhinestone bracelet but in her mind it’s Cartier… She doesn’t need to be perfect she still believes she’s a Goddess.”


Purchase The Bohemian Manifesto here.
The Blurb:

Bohemianism is a way of life, a state of mind, an atmosphere. It is not a trend, its a timeless movement. It is about living beyond convention. THE BOHEMIAN MANIFESTO explores and joyfully celebrates the creativity, the originality, and the splendor of a lifestyle and spirit shared by free-thinking, free-living artists, poets, writers, sculptors, musicians, and intellectuals. This is the first book to distill and categorize all the ingredients of Bohemian life. In a witty and engaging style, Laren Stover examines the contents of a Bohemians closet, bathroom, and bookshelf. She explains the allure of absinthe, why it isn’t wise to leave a Bohemian unattended in your home-you could return to find nude nymphs painted on your lamp shades-and how to identify what type of Bohemian you might be.

For the Bombshell in your life or those seeking a New Year Makeover get this book!
The Blurb:

In this glittering beauty and lifestyle guide packed with pearls of wisdom, Laren Stover has compiled everything a woman needs to know to live the Bombshell life: from how to dress and make an entrance to what to eat and where to shop. It tells readers what makes a Bombshell tick; road-tested outfits for 25 occasions; must-have Bombshell sleepwear, handbags, and fragrances; what’s in the Bombshell library; and what she looks for in a man. With scads of little-known facts about real-life bombshells like Liz, Mae, and Lana this fun and ever-so-practical little book is certain to bring out the inner Bombshell in every woman.


Connect with Writer, Editor & Melancholy Connoiseur Laren Stover

LarenStover.com
Instagram: @Faerie_Style
Twitter: @Reine_Des_Fees

Read her article for The Paris Review: Pimped for a part

Laren for The New York Times:

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Look out for Hereford Contemporary 11-13th November 2016

 

 

The Left Bank, Bridge Street, Hereford, HR4 9DG.  

Hereford Contemporary is held in the Left Bank on the first floor, second floor and outside courtyard space, with adult workshops taking place on Friday and children’s workshops on Saturday and Sunday, in the Coach House.  Visitors and exhibitors alike have easy (and full disabled) access to light refreshments on the first and third floor, you can sit inside or outside on the River Terraces. Or choose the excellent, locally sourced food and drink at De Koffie Pot café/bar in the Coach House, including the courtyard outside with it’s warming fire bowls.
– BrightStripe.co.uk

Jewellery    |    Textiles    |    Furniture    |    Paintings    |    Wooden home wares    |    Ceramics Porcelain    |    Glass    |    Stone carving    |    Prints    |    Basketry    |    Leather bags
Fashion Accessories    |    Metalwork and Sculpture

The Left Bank, Hereford (The 1st floor of the venue on the left is where the exhibition is running)

Get early peak of the Exhibitor’s work on Flickr page.

Young Indonesian Artist: Eem Rohimah

DSC_0331Thank you for your patience Loyal readers, I shall endeavor to write about tales from Indonesia where I was visiting last month…

Let us begin with a young Artist I met who is friends with my cousins. Her name is Eem Rohimah.

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Eem uses oil pastels and different textured pens, inks and paper to produce her work. She has an eye for typography and made me a special print emblazoned with my name. The above image featuring circles and orange tones is a copy of an already existent piece by another artist.

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Here is the wonderful personalized handmade art print Eem made me. 

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Sedition s…™ňąd…™ É(…ô)n/ Art …Ďňźt/

Galatians 5:19-21

“19¬†Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,¬†20¬†Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,¬†21¬†Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” -KJV

So I had the best intentions to be more Holy and take the time to understand Bible teachings when I discovered a new word: sedition. Subsequently I¬†encountered an online platform that enables you to own works of art by certain¬†Artists that sell for millions of $’s…Kind ¬†of…From Damien Hirst to Tracey Emin, the duo Elmgreen & Dragset and Jenny Holzer. It’s eclecticism at its finest. And it’s yours to own. Only to be graced upon any computer, tablet or TV of your choice. This is purely a digital art collector’s platform. But it’s really kinda cool. Forget Walls. We’re screen babies now. As something of a Wordsmith myself Emin’s “I Promise to Love You” Collection¬†is¬†irresistible. Although it may superficially be due to the resemblance to Britney Jean‘s cover art. Tracey¬†vs Britney…

Some Fugly stuff for sale would be Jake & Chinos Chapman work- who needs to purchase a visual representation of clutter?

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This is where you can digital art for your screen for a Fiver!

There’s also an App you can download. Turn your screen into Art as Sedition Art declares…