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From gypsy bliss to African Gangnam Style….


I’ve been cruising the internets today, thoroughly enjoying my first Saturday at home after a long time.  We’ve been doing show after show after show.  And while I love being in the road, there is something so grounding about being at h-o-m-e!  How I’ve enjoyed falling down one world wide web rabbit hole after another.  First I stumbled upon the Bohemian-inspired magazine Disfunkshion Magazine, which is my dream come true. If I could jump into the pages of this incredible publication, I would.  I haven’t seen a hard copy yet, but I know from their website that this is right up my alley.  I mean, this is their home page:

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You want more, right?  Check them out, you’ll be glad you did.  Female-powered, empowering, and inspiring, with that gypsy soul that tugs at my heartstrings.

And then I stumbled upon this fabulous video of the Aaninka African Dance Company doing their version of Gangnam Style, and I had to share this with you.  I didn’t understand all of the hype about this song, but throw in some incredible African dancers, awesome African clothes, and I get this!

So that’s it from me for today.  I’m off to do some housecleaning, some yoga, and hopefully a few other home-centric activities.  I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!



Lusting for Girl on A Vine


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Do you need some Gypsy in your closet?  A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this amazing designer named Girl on A Vine when I was shopping on etsy.  It was love at first sight for sure.  But when I saw that her fringed kimonos are all named after song lyrics, I was head over heels.  These things are amazing.  I have been lusting ever since, and as soon as I sell enough harem pants, I am going to own one of these beauties.

Here is just a sneak peek of some of the loveliness:
ImageImageSo I was pretty ecstatic when I saw that there were still a few more hours to enter The Cult of Style’s contest to win a Girl on a Vine piece.  If you act fast, you can enter to win too by going here.  The deadline is tonight (Monday, 8/27) at midnight.  Click on over and try your luck, for the love of gypsy style!

Until next time,

The boxes are arriving!


Things are moving and shaking in the land of WomanShopsWorld.  I have always been a shopper.  No matter where I go, I can’t help but look for the colorful and unusual to add to my collection.  And I’ve always been told I have a good eye.  A good eye for color and patterns, and a good vision for what to do with things.  I find that I can often see the magic potential in something when others just see a scrap of fabric.  I’m also a real believer in letting the universe guide me where I need to go.  So I’m pretty ecstatic with the direction in which this Woman Shopping the World is heading!

All of this started with my opening an etsy shop about a year and a half ago, where I started selling African beads. Then I discovered some vintage African fabrics, so added those too. After a few trips to India and making more new discoveries, I decided there was much more that I needed to be sharing.  Add some ribbons and trims, and some natural Indian beads to the offering.  Over the past few months, I’ve been doing more shows with my worldly goods, and realize that this is way more exciting, fulfilling, and fun than the bead shows I’m used to.   So throw in a few Thai pompoms and embroidered textiles, hair ponies and bags, and the mix is getting even more colorful!  Add some Nepali clothes and accessories, some Rajasthani embroidered umbrellas, and some patchworked Banjara bags, and you’ve got yourself a bazaar.  And that’s pretty much where we are.  I like to think of it as a traveling boho emporium.  And lucky for you, I think this show is just getting started.

Scott’s Antique Market  (Atlanta, GA) is next weekend, and my offerings are growing by the day!  Here are some pictures of me opening our shipment of Nepali goods that came yesterday.  If colorful and boho is your style, follow this leader.  We’re going good places!  More pictures to come as more goods arrive.

We’re off to Cincinnati this weekend for the Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show.  It’s all about beads this weekend, but come next Wednesday I’ll be setting up the best booth at Scott’s, full of WomanShopsWorld bounty!

Until next time~


Oh, etsy, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways


Sorry for my silence, dear readers.  I have fallen down the etsy tunnel, and I can’t get out!  I’ve been on a treasury-creating kick, and it’s lead me to stumble upon some of the most amazing etsy finds. I’ve hardly had time for anything else because I can’t seem to pry myself off of the computer.  From hand-dyed ombre silk fashion finds, to boho-inspired home goods, I want to design my entire life with items from etsy.   Handmade by the artist down the street, or handmade by a woman half-way around the world, etsy’s got it all!  Here are a few of my current obsessions:

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Etsy is such an inspiration to me in so many ways.  I love to see so many people making and doing what they love!  I also been hard at work, building my  WomanShopsWorld empire!  I haven’t really been on etsy 24 hours a day, I promise!  I’ve got some super-bright and fun new shipments arriving daily, from various corners of the world.  We’ve got the next Scott’s market coming up in 2 weeks, and if you thought the booth looked good before, wait until you see it in July!  I cannot wait to reveal my newest treasures.  Some of my finds will also be for sale on WomanShopsWorld, but some will go in a new shop I am working on outside of etsy.  In respect to etsy’s rule that all items be handmade by the shop owner, vintage, or supplies, I have lots of goodies that I can’t sell on etsy.  I respect this rule 100% and am a believer that it is what will keep etsy from turning into ebay (or we can hope!)  So stay tuned for new goods, new sites, and more inspiration.Stay cool out there, it’s a scorcher today!