I coined the term Gypset (gypsy + jet set) to describe an international group of artists, entreprenuers, surfers, and bon vivants– who lead semi-nomadic, unconventional lives. They are people I’ve met–or been inspired by– in my travels from Mongolia to Morocco who have perfected a high-low approach to life that fuses the freelance and nomadic wile of a gypsy with the sophistication and global references of the jet set.
Its an alternative way of traveling and living that’s based more on creativity then cash. Gypsetters are equally as comfortable in a luxury hotel or a teepee, barefeet or high heels. (or even better, barefoot in a luxury hotel, or high heeled in a teepee.)
I brought the concept to life in the pages of my books Gypset Style (2009), Gypset Travel (2012) and Gypset Living (2014.)
Gypset has grown into a full-fledged zeitgeist movement that is synonymous with festival culture, wellness, travel, sustainability, and bohemian style.
Gypset also operates as a brand that in addition to books does capsule clothing collections, design and event collaborations, hospitality consulting, and travel experiences.
ABOUT JULIA CHAPLIN
I am a journalist, author, and designer. My background is in journalism (The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, ELLE, Vogue) covering contemporary art, design, travel, surfing, and fashion. Gypset continues to be a very personal pursuit for me, fusing my hippie upbringing with the glamourous, high fashion world I began inhabiting when I moved to New York City as an adult. The theory behind Gypset is that real luxury is actually soulfulness, creativity and experimentation.
enjoy!! x Julia Chaplin
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