{ E.D.I.T.O.R.I.A.L} Caravan Diaries - I

Hello beautiful people !

Firstly thanks to my instagram family who voted for the name of this series because i was really confused . This series has two looks and both are bohemian in nature. I love bohemian styling and this was the style i wore extensively in my graduation years !

When you hear the word "bohemian" OR "gypsy", you instantly conjure up images of someone who wanders or travels on long journeys by road and wears a mish-mash of accessories. The looks i created in this editorial series are subtly bohemian and very wearable . This look is shot in johannesburg while the other is shot in Dullstroom- my favourite village in South Africa!


I have been wary of road travel all my life but ever since i came to South Africa , my idea of road travel took a U-turn! The roads here are some of the best in the world, sometimes rivalling those in Europe. Those who are still confused - South Africa is a country in Africa and not the southern region of Africa ! So yes, this country is very different from the rest of Africa and resembles life in europe albeit a bit cheaper!

Most tourists who travel to South africa wouldn't even know what I'm talking about until they see it for themselves ! Caravan culture is huge in South africa. Road travel is the most common mode of transport between cities and holidaying the old world style is as natural as breathing for the white south africans . I did try unearthing some articles on the history of caravans in this country but unfortunately not much is written about it. Its as if, this was as normal as owning a house !

I had never seen real caravan carriages in my life . But in Johannesburg , towards the end of the year - caravans are the most common sight ! Camping is huge in this country and the lack of a train network for public transport or buses has people taking up holidaying to an all new level ( OR shall i say old level?) . For me caravans existed in history and story books . But its only here i realised they are as common as having your own car ! The love for camping also stems from the fact that this country has the most faboulous outdoors and most importantly its clean!

 Every family goes on their annual holiday in their cars tugging along a caravan unit. At first it was a bit overwhelming when i saw every other car tugging a little luggage unit behind or a small caravan. I do see it as a road risk but then so many of them going their way made me comfortable with their sight ! I did feel like i was living in the 50s, such is the charm of south africa ! And this editorial series combines my bohemian styling with the experience of Caravans as an observer  - not a user . I still traveled without caravans because it took me a while to digest this was real! So if you are someone who'd love to enjoy this kind of travel , this whole equipment is available for rent in major cities - Go for it!


Now , this look here is perfect when you want to look feminine  and be comfortable at the same time on a road journey. I got this dress on sale in H&M, johannesburg . Lately i am loving dresses from H&M. I love the ruffles and the vintage floral print, not to forget the fabulously ruffled V-neck ! The boots are all over my instagram handle and my favourite recent buys from Delhi's famous Sarojini nagar fleamarket. The earrings are ZARA. I tied my hair to draw attention to the lovely details of this dress and i think it worked. Also, watch out for the next look as it features a real caravan ! Yoohoo!

*Photography : Four sixty
*Edits : yours truly


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