It’s the age-old, standby question that snakes its way around tables throughout America: “What are you thankful for?”…Our Answer: Women. Women who believe in their talents. Women who aren’t afraid to pursue their passions. Women who stay true to themselves and in doing so, affect change.

Here are 3 She-Roes who are inspiring us this month….

1. Jill Renee Goldman

From Africa to Brentwood, social activist, Jill Renee Goldman, won’t let anyone stop her from helping people in need. The Go Campaign has already provided assistance to nearly 30 thousand needy orphans and after last week’s successful gala, we can’t wait to watch Jill’s journey for justice continue through 2013.

2. Iris Apfel

What’s not to love about Iris Apfel? She’s frank, unabashedly speaks to her stuffed animals as if they were her girlfriends, and wears more necklaces around her neck than we have in our jewelry box. In her latest interview with Advanced Style’s Ari Seth Cohen, Apfel’s candor inspires us to grab our craziest getup and wear it with pride.

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3. Grace Coddington

The spunky, fiery-haired Vogue editor may have rose to worldwide fame after the debut of The September Issue, but Ms. Coddington has been a chief influencer of the fasion industry for nearly 5 decades and she’s spilling all of the gory (we mean, Oxblood) details in her upcoming memoir, Grace.  Coddington possesses that rare, pure obsession with fashion (NOT celebrities) that we can get behind and we can’t wait to read her story. Bonus: She’s also featured in this month’s issue of I-D magainze (with fellow She-roe, Lena Dunham)

We Love These Sari Dresses

November 13, 2012

We’re dying over these antique sari dresses. They’re culturally-inspired, colorful, and bohemian, making them the perfect dress for any Gyps-ified fashionista. And the best part of all? For the next week (until Monday), 10% of each purchase will be donated to NYC’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund! It’s basically a win-win…

To buy a sari dress, visit Resurrection

Reading List

November 9, 2012

The sudden onset of gloomy  weather makes us want to spend this weekend cozied up with a  chai tea latte and these 3 new books…which one(s) are you getting?

1. Gypset Travel

Julia Chapin  (who authored our personal bible, Gypset) comes Gypset Travel, which captures the luxuriously bohemian life of the gypset traveller.

2. Petrochemical 

Veteran photographer, Richard Misrach’s latest edition captures 150 miles of the land that lines the Mississippi River- an area rampant with chemical production.

3. W The First 40 Years

The history of this legendary fashion and lifestyle magazine is chronicled in over 300 pages of glossy, editorial images accompanied by tart tid-bits from gossips columnists Suzy and Countess Louise J. Esterhazy.

Venice 2.0

November 5, 2012

Channel your inner Gypsy and sashay your way over to up-and coming Lincoln Blvd. Like we said, Lincoln is about to become Venice’s newest hotspot, so before LA Weekly begins flap it’s editorial jaws, beat the crowds and use our SG roadmap to scoop out all of our favorite places…

The General Store: Our favorite place to snag unique home accessories and Native American-inspired jewelry

The Quest by Hayley Starr: We love exploring this treasure chest of Starr’s favorite art, fashion and beauty products

The Love Shack: When our legs get tired, we retreat to this cozy spot to relax in squishy bean bags while taking in the art

Deus Ex Machina: Find your dream motorcycle, nab a surfboard or sip an espresso in this eclectic shop

Whole Foods: With everything from a raw food stand to a vegan grill to a low-carb sushi bar, this outpost has been Venice-ified in the best of ways

SURF’S UP

March 14, 2012

Loving all the surf inspired wear for Spring.

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

Smokey Eye

January 4, 2012

For the perfect smokey eye! All you do is apply and smudge. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick.


Loss = The idiot who decided to kill off the best character on Boardwalk Empire.

The reason most women watch BE is because of Michael Pitt. At least Prada figured it out. We are not worried about Mr.Pitt. He may soon be replacing The Gos as our #1. Yes, we said it.

Lately the CM is kinda brining it. I want these brown leather skinnies and more…

CM Leather Leggings

CM Claris Faux Fur Jacket

CM Kiara Snood

CM Swiss Dot Tights

The One-Eyed Gypsy

November 8, 2011

I’ve been so wrapped up with Venice lately, that I completely missed the boat on how unbelievably cool downtown LA is getting. I only saw this place from the outside b/c the line of hipsters was way too long, but I am counting the seconds till I get to enter this gem and play ski ball all night with the one-eyed GYPSY. Just seeing it on the outside was enough for me. Maybe I do need to get out a little more…