— Dara Michelle – Style, Elegance, Fashion, Passion

Jerry Garcia and Karl Lagerfeld are My Homeboys

So I’ve always had this connection to my inner hippie wanting to put a halo of daisies in my hair, talk about love, and of course rock some tie-dye while jamming out to The Grateful Dead. But, I’ve also had the same connection to Chanel, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton. What’s a girl to do with an inner conflict such as this!? I’d often wonder, “Would my Louboutins feel welcomed at a Janis Joplin cover band show!? I’m thinking Trish Wescoat Pound was feeling the same way- hence created the über chic, high fashion, yet bohemian infused line (a combination difficult to achieve yet Trich nailed it) appropriately labeled: Haute Hippie!!!  I finally found a fashion house where both parts of my soul could feel complete. The flower child, vogue-reading girl that would love to dance through a field of flowers (in her Giuseppes of course) finally found her happy place!!!  

Last week I had the honor of hosting the Haute Hippie event at Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbor as well as chatting it up with the fabulous Trich Wescoat Pound.  Besides being ridiculously talented she was so kind and easy going (in true hippie form) that by the end of the evening it totally felt like we had been BFF’s forever and ever!!! Although I have to say I died over the entire collection, as in every single piece, my favorites had to be a white tuxedo that screamed Bianca Jagger yet somehow managed to feel extremely current and an intricate beaded white and metallic colored jacket- that I wore for the event!!!  In a way that only Haute Hippie could- the beading on this jacket could rival any haute couture piece straight from Paris fashion week yet somehow rocking it braless, with ripped white Rag & Bone jeans, simple nude Manolos, and of course a gold chain headpiece created the perfect blend of boho chic- the essence of Haute Hippie.  Check out the pics below from this super fab event and know that hippies can be fashionistas too!!!

With Peace, love and happiness
xoxo,
Dara Michelle

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The Lovely Trich Wescoat Pound Creative Director & Designer for Haute Hippie.

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