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Trend Watch: Festival Queen


Ah summertime. Also known as festival season. Whether you’re heading to a big music event (and there’s still plenty to be found in Canada and the U.S.) or something a little more culturally driven – like a food festival, or something totally offbeat like Calgary’s Beakerhead – there’s always an air of Bohemia in the air. That’s what inspired today’s Trend Watch post, which is centered on hippie-inspired gift ideas.

Hippie Princess

From L to R

Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag – $438 @ Anthropologie: The bucket bag is closely associated with 90s fashion, but its roots are in the hippie realm. This awesome leather and suede option updates the look by adding a metallic sheen to a doe brown shoulder bag.

Fairest of Them All Dress – $72 @ Ever Rose: This dress is amazing. It goes from day-to-night, summer-to-fall, casual-to-classy, all with just a few accessory swaps. With a midi length and pretty floral print, you’ll find yourself twirling about in no time. It also just happens to make a fab festival look!

Southwestern Band Wool Fedora – $22.90 @ Forever 21: Every hippie chic look is capped off by a perfect little hat and Forever 21 has tons of affordable options. I like the southwestern nod with the fabric band on this woolen, camel-hued hat.

NAILS INC. Luxe Boho Polish in Portobello Crescent – $17 @ Sephora: After spotting hippie-inspired looks on the runway, NAILS INC. created a triad of speckled polishes that can be layered for a fresh boho look. Featuring muted purples, plums, pinks, and browns, they’re a great way to add a little retro fun to your H2T ensemble.

Hillberg & Berk Sersei Bracelet – $445: Turquoise jewelry is synonymous with hippie style – but it doesn’t need to look too earthy. Many jewelry designers are ‘owning’ turquoise with fabulous stylish pieces, like this stunning chunky turquoise bracelet, inspired by the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

Vera Wang Hippie Princess Perfume – $49 @ Shoppers Drug Mart: I am a sucker for Vera Wang’s Princess perfume collection, which has had about a half-dozen incarnations. Like the original, all of the perfumes in the line tend to have a fruity, sugary, fresh scent that you can’t help but adore. This latest entry smells of tangy mango and apple blossom, which is offset by jasmine, lotus, and a kiss of vanilla – to name just a few notes in this fresh fragrance. Finally, a perfume that breaks the hippie myth of only smelling like patchouli!

Sammy Raw Edge Kimono – $62 @ Free People: Want to keep that boho vibe going into the fall? Try a kimono, like this easy breezy version from Free People. Available in eight different patterns, it’s an effortless way to stay warm once the sun sets at whatever festival you’re frequenting this summer.

Hippie Princess PerfumeFinally I’m excited to announce I’m giving away not one, but two bottles of Vera Wang Hippie Princess. Want to nab a bottle for yourself? Here’s how to win & hopefully be spritzing:

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then, tell me in the comments below by September 6, 2015 – what is your favourite hippie gift idea included in this post?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around September 7, 2015 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow @cdngiftguide on Twitter, and tag me in a Tweet about Hippie Princess, telling me why you want to try this perfume! Post a link to your Tweet below in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

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102 Responses to “Trend Watch: Festival Queen”
  1. Erin McSweeney says:

    my favorite is the Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag – $438 @ Anthropologie:

  2. Rachel C. says:

    I love the kimono! Trendy but comfy too.

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    the bracelet is lovely

  4. Elena says:

    I really like the Fairest of Them All dress.

  5. Rhonda B. says:

    The Bucket Bag is hip!

  6. Aimee says:

    Love the anthropology bag

  7. Cheryl A says:

    My favourite is the wool fedora.

  8. Leah says:

    I love the Sammy Raw Edge Kimono

  9. Lindsey says:

    I love the Hippie perfume and the awesome looking nail polish!

  10. intensev5 says:

    I love the dress

  11. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Fairest of Them All Dress.

  12. Joan G. says:

    What girl doesn’t like a new perfume – I like the Hippie perfume.

  13. Erin W says:

    I love the Fairest of them All dress. so perfect for a festival

  14. Elaine Rosser says:

    I am a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber and i like the Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag. A large bag is a must for the festivals!

  15. Mary warner says:

    The Fairest of them all dress. It’s pretty as opposed to the bales of ugly clothes out there.

  16. mcmc says:

    the Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag is just perfect for me

  17. Sherry Kinnear says:

    I would love to have the Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag.

  18. Sherry Kinnear says:

  19. CDW says:

    Bracelets are my favourite accessory, I wear them everyday – so definitely that Hillberg and Berk bracelet.

  20. Susan says:

    My favourite is the Hillberg and Berk Sersei bracelet! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  21. debbie f says:

    I like the Sammy Raw Edge Kimono

  22. debbie f says:

    I tweeted

  23. Shelley N says:

    I am a big person for purses so my favourite is the Marie Turnor Ginella bucket bag

  24. Susan Patterson says:

    I would love the Hillberg & Berk Sersei Bracelet – thank you!

  25. Donnas says:

    The shoulder bag reminds of hippie boho (but I do remember the 60’s bags having fringes).

  26. Gemma says:

    I love the Southwestern Band Wool Fedora – and it’s affordable too!!!

  27. cookie3 says:

    I love the fedora. Always need something stylish to keep the sun off your head during a festival.

  28. Anne Derkat says:

    I would definitely go for the kimono. So practical.

  29. love the Fairest of Them All Dress – $72 @ Ever Rose: I could wear it to work with a lttle shrug,,, or just like it is on my days/nights off, love the bright colors

  30. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite hippie gift idea included in this post is Hillberg & Berk Sersei Bracelet – $445

  31. Alison K says:

    @CdnGiftGuide bonus entry: followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/633831648669241344

  32. I’m a subscriber and I LOVE the Fairest of Them All dress!

  33. I followed on twitter and tweeted as @Rebthecatsitter

  34. I love the Anthropologie Bucket Bag. Very pretty.

  35. Bonus entry:

  36. ksceviour says:

    Ohh,I love the Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag!

  37. Jessica e says:

    I like the Sammy Raw Edge Kimono =)

  38. christine holliday says:

    I love the bracelet! I like it all.

  39. MarionG says:

    Hillberg & Berk Sersei Turquoise Bracelet is my fav Hippie item. I have a few turquoise items and love wearing them at least once a week. So Pretty. There’s always a time to be a ‘Hippie Princess’. ❤ We're all free spirits.

  40. redlizzy1 says:

    I love that hippie bag. Might be a bit steep in price for me, but love the bucket bag.
    I subscribe and love reading about your finds. Thanks!

  41. redlizzy1 says:

    I tweeted too:

  42. janicour says:

    My fave is the Sammy Raw Edge Kimono

  43. janicour says:

  44. Cairine says:

    My favourite is the turquoise bracelet.

  45. katydidit21 says:

    My favourite is the turquoise bracelet. Beautiful!

  46. Burcu A. says:

    I really like Luxe Boho Polish in Portobello Crescent

  47. Maria Goulart says:

    Love the dress!

  48. Jessica Lord says:

    fairest of them all dress

  49. Krista Embertson says:

    I do love Vera Wang fragrance I haven’t yet used this one. I also love the Hillberg and Berk bracelet

  50. gmamaye says:

    Used to own a bag like this Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag so a new one would be wonderful to have. But am wondering what the Vera Wang Hippie Princess perfume is like and would LUV to wins such!!

  51. Darlene Boyle says:

    bracelet

  52. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    i love the fairest of them all dress!

  53. ohh I love the Hillberg & Berk Sersei bracelet!!

  54. Reagan Thorne says:

    I love the Fairest of them all dress, so cute!

  55. Followed and tweeted!

  56. My favorite idea is the Hillberg & Berk Sersei Bracelet

  57. Lisa Morrison says:

    I love the Fairest of them all Dress.

  58. Susan T. says:

    I love the bucket bag. I’m a child of the 90’s I guess! I just love the look of them and they hold so much too!

  59. Wendy Hutton says:

    I love the bucket bag

  60. gayle bellemare says:

    Love all the gift idea’s but the very best has to be the Vera Wang, Hippy Princess Perfume. It’s on my wish list! Followed on twitter as Bellheff 🙂

  61. truckerofbc says:

    Definitely the Vera Wang for my daughter

  62. Denise K says:

    Love that bracelet. Would also really like to try Vera Wangs perfume! Sounds like it smells delicious!

  63. Hillberg & Berk Sersei Bracelet Lovely. also the perfume. I love all of it.

  64. CLC says:

    I like the bucket bag.

  65. Lesley says:

    Great dress

  66. T-Dub says:

    Absolutely Vera Wang!

  67. dawn walsh says:

    i love the bucket bag

  68. Lorna Webster says:

    My favourite is the Vera Wang!

  69. Victoria Ess says:

    My favourite idea is the bucket bag!

  70. Kim M says:

    Ii like the Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag. It’s a must have

  71. aarone mawdsley says:

    i would love to win the bucket bag

  72. S. Hirano says:

    I think the perfume is a perfect gift…you don’t have to worry if it is the right size!

  73. LUKRU says:

    Perfume is my choice,you cannot go wrong if you smell nice.

  74. enram says:

    I like the turquoise bracelet.

  75. chris says:

    love the “fairest of them all” dress!! super cute!

  76. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite is the Marie Turnor Ginella Bucket Bag. Love it!

  77. BlessedTA says:

    Fairest of Them All Dress

  78. karen says:

    fairest of them all dress

  79. linnett says:

    The Bucket Bag is stunning, thanks

  80. Lisa says:

    The Bucket Bag is so great!

  81. Lisa English says:

    I love the NAILS INC. Luxe Boho Polish in Portobello Crescent – $17 @ Sephora

  82. Karen Thaeter says:

    I subscribe via email

  83. Kelly H says:

    my favourite is the fedora

  84. Monica B says:

    My favorite is definitely the perfume! I subscribe via email

  85. Surso S. says:

    i like the fairest of them all dress

  86. Vicki says:

    The Hillberg & Berk Sersei braclet

  87. Catherine Simone says:

    Love the wool fadora

  88. Tiffany M says:

    I love the Nails Inc nail polish as well as, well, everything- great picks!

  89. dorcontest says:

    I subscribe by email. Besides the Vera Wang Hippie Princess, I also love the Fairest of Them All Dress. Great post and great pieces. Love them
    Doreen
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  90. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite is the Fairest of Them All Dress.

  91. The Sammy Raw Edge Kimono, very boho indeed

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