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The Etymology of Hippie

Etymology

The Etymology of HippieFirst off, let’s start with what etymology means shall we. I know some have never heard the word before and it is naff when an article starts off with something that you don’t understand… Don’t worry about it though, it happens to me all the time!!

Basically it is the study of the history of words. Where they came from and how they came about and, what it means. In essence we are looking at the origin of a word and how it changes over time.
For example, the word etymology itself comes from the Greek word etumología broken down into two parts. Etumon which translates to “true sense” and logia which means “the study of”.

The etymology of hippie is a tough one but I will share what I know.

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Top 5 Hippy Winter Warmers

Top 5 Hippy Winter Warmers

Top 5 Hippy Winter WarmersThe winter is coming to an end however, they (whoever they are) say that there is another cold snap a’ coming and so I wanted to share with you our top 5 hippy winter warmers to help see you through the remainder of the season. These top items of hippy clothing will not only see you through the rest of the winter but, through the rest of the year too. Even in the summer there are cold days and nights and so you will be wearing this fab clothing all through the year for many years to come.

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New Year, Same You – Good

New Year, Same You – Good

Happy New Year 2019Why is it that every time New Year rolls around everyone feels pressured into feeling that the must reinvent themselves… New hair, new diet and often a gym membership that gets paid up for the year and then only used for 1 month. Seriously, what is it about this time of year that make people think that they are inadequate human beings that they not only have to kick old habits and start new ones but, that instead of changing a few little things, I hear people saying ” a whole new me”. What was wrong with the whole old you?! Nothing that’s what!!!

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The History of Glastonbury Festival

The History of Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival was started by founder and somerset dairy farmer Michael Eavis back in the 1970’s. Michael apparently had the idea to create a festival while watching a Led Zepplin gig at the open air festival ‘Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970’.

Glastonbury Festival

The first festival that he put together was a two day event that started on September 19th 1970 which was the day after legend Jimi Hendrix died (very sad day for music lovers).  The first Glastonbury festival was called the ‘Pilton Festival’  which later changed its name to ‘Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts’.  The estimated attendance for the 1970 festival was around 1500 people which in today’s standard is not many at all! Continue reading The History of Glastonbury Festival

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A Hippy Day Out In Aberdeen

A Hippy Day Out In Aberdeen

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Aberdeen is a wonderful city to visit. Full of wonderful architecture and super friendly locals, it sure does make you pleased to be part Scottish. Known as Granite city due to the fact that many of its buildings contain granite. During the mid 18th century through to mid 20th century Aberdeen had a granite quarry. There is enough granite in the buildings to give them a lovely silver sparkle when the light hits them. Lovely!

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Non Authentic Hippy Clothing on The High Street

Non Authentic Hippy Clothing

Non Authentic Hippy Clothing on The High Street - High Street ShopsSo what exactly do I mean when I state that there is non authentic hippy clothing on the high street? Well, to be honest, I mean exactly that – the clothing that you will find today in your high street shops are a very mainstream version of what it should be. Some of you would have noticed the sudden influx of high street companies coming up with their somewhat watered down version of our much loved hippie clothing.  In recent years we have seen some quite major chains try and cut in on the trend.

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Cotton Baggy Trousers

Cotton Baggy Trousers

Cotton Baggy Trousers - Plain Baggy TrousersSometimes there is just nothing better than putting on a pair of comfortable baggy trousers. Fact!
After a day at work many people like to get home and change out of their work clothes. For many of us this means changing out of “normal” people clothes and into our normal hippy clothing.
There are those that like to get home and get into their jogging bottoms or PJ’s. Not us…. Here at Hippy Clothing HQ, these cotton baggy trousers are our go to baggies.

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What Are Chakras?

What Are Chakras?

What Are Chakras?So, just what are chakra’s? – this is a question that lots of people want to ask but just don’t. Chakra talk is everywhere and some people just expect others to know exactly what they are talking about when discussing them. Rubbish – we all had to start somewhere right?! You aren’t just born with knowledge, you have to learn and study, just like everything else you are interested in and need to know.

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The wonderful world of hippy clothing

The wonderful world of hippy clothing. Oh the wonders and magic of hippie clothing. To think the clothing ideas are unlimited.

The wonderful world of hippy clothing

 

Hippy clothingMystical Mayhem Hippy Clothing has been at the heart of the hippy clothing scene since we were first born in 2010.  Yes we know this was not that long ago but, to us we really have come a long way since the idea first came to mind.  When we first started out sourcing and selling unique hippie clothing, we had an aim to bring to people great clothing that was hard to find.  Mystical Mayhem Hippy Clothing was started out of love for the hippy style clothing fashion.  We live in this clothing, we love the look and just love finding and producing clothes that we can wear and share with people.  We have always said that the clothes you wear helps express who you are.

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