Ooh yes – it is true – Spring has indeed sprung. Ah so it’s that time of the year again when the flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and there are baby animals everywhere. It is not spring unless you have seen some cute baby lambs about! You would of course have to pass them on the road side as I don’t think lambs have a habit of popping out and about the town! Not that I have seen anyways….
There are so many points in life where we have reason to buy someone some amazing hippy gifts. Whether it is a special occasion like a Birthday, Christmas is on the way or, you have a wedding to go to, we have something here at Mystical Mayhem Clothing and Gifts that will please even the fussiest hippy in your life. To be honest, you really don’t need a special occasion to get a gift for a friend or a loved one. The best hippie gifts are the surprise unexpected ones that are bought for no reason other than, just because. Continue reading Amazing Hippy Gifts
We go nuts for hippy dresses here at Mystical Mayhem Hippy Clothing – well I do because I wear them but Sy, perhaps not so much. Don’t get me wrong he likes them but just doesn’t wear them as often as I do 😉
When people think of hippies they often think of women first and foremost. When that image of a hippy chick comes into their heads, what are they usually wearing? More often than not it is a beautiful long and flowing dress. Bright in colour and bold in pattern, what’s not to love!
The freedom of wearing a dress is amazing and then when you can find one that is comfortable. Ours are funky and pretty too so what more can you ask for?! Oh yes, wonderful quality and great prices!
Well, who knew that there were so many ways in which to make and prepare your hippy herbal remedies. When I first started looking into herbal remedies and concoctions, in my naivety I assumed that there would be one or 2. But oh no, there are so many!
In this article I will list a just few of them as there really are quite a few. In a couple of weeks we will give you wonderful folks some recipes that you can try on your very own. Once you start making your own remedies, it is really hard to stop as they are a great help. They easing aches, pains and are brilliant for re-invigoration . Give them a try! They are awesome fun to make too!
It is well known that hippy’s love all things nature and love to find ways to help sustain the health of the earth – There are many ways in which we can help and one of my absolute favourites is beekeeping.
Many people don’t actually realise just how important honey bees are and why we really really need to do all we can to help the species survive. The main thing that the little beauties do to help us meagre humans survive in this world is pollination.
Many of us hippy’s just love the idea of being able to make our own hippy herbal home remedies. There is something very satisfying about being able to say, “I made that and it made me feel better”. Although they like the idea, many don’t usually bother as they think that it is going to be really hard work or really expensive. The fact is that making your own is neither.
There is just something about the word snood that screams warmth and cosiness. Team that with an actual hippy snood and oh my goodness, heaven!! I have to say, here at hippy HQ we are loving our snoods right now – they really are so warm and are stopping up from becoming icicles in the warehouse this winter.
Hippy Clothing A Way Of Life – this is a statement that we feel very strongly about here at Mystical Mayhem Hippy Clothing. Both Nici and I are hippy’s through and through and cannot imagine being any different.
Hippy Clothing a Way of Life
For some people this might be a strange thing to hear but, the clothing we wear can define us as people. Hippy clothing especially as it can be very expressive due to its bright colours and flamboyant designs. For me and many other people hippy clothing or the hippy style of clothing has become such a big part of life that it actually helps define us as people. I did a job for many years that I never really liked but carried out as well you know, needs must. I would wake up, throw on a shirt and tie and would be told to keep my beard short. There was no way that I was unwilling to get rid of it completely. I was the only one I knew in 100’s of employees who had a beard.
Like many other people out there, I couldn’t wait until the end of the day. A time when I could throw the clothes that represented work Simon off. Time to get into my hippy clothes (or normal clothes to me). We still get people phoning up to ask about what festival clothes they should buy to wear as a fancy dress, I always laugh and jokingly tell them that I find it funny when people phone to order my clothes for fancy dress when I just happen to be sitting wearing the very clothes they are talking about as part of my everyday clothes.
Our Hippy Clothes
To me the hippy clothes we sell at Mystical Mayhem are not just bright funky fancy dress outfits but the wardrobe that helps me express myself to the world. Believe me when I tell you that I have been laughed at, laughed with, had people approach me to ask about my clothing (and the beard), had many random conversations with all kinds of people from all walks of life and the starting point of the conversations is nearly always based on the way I look because of the hippy clothing I wear.
My first taste of festival life was when I went to V Festival many years ago. It was still very new and I was about 14. I wish I had bothered to look into music festivals way before that time but hay ho. James Brown was playing on one stage and the Chemical Brothers finished the last set in the dance tent. I spent the first part of the day drinking cider and then a few hours undrinking cider.
The one thing that I found on my first walk around the festival was a yellow and black hippy top. That top was put on and then I never looked back. I had finally started to find where I would fit in. That hippy top was in my collection for about 17 years. It then started to get so thread bear it just wasn’t worth keeping. I knew then just as I know now that the hippy clothing I sell and the hippy clothing I live in is not just clothing but a way of life for me.
I may not be your traditional idea of a hippy; doesn’t work, lives in a field, loves festival (yes I do), smokes dope (been there done that and didn’t move much other than to eat so stopped that), never washes (no comment), over uses the word ‘man’ (I still do actually, all the time), love the planet and life within (of course I do but I don’t like preaching about it), vegetarian (um sorry not this guy), has a beard (yep), wears the clothes (yep), tries to treat others with respect (yep).
We all have a little hippy in us
Look at the end of the day I think there is a little hippy in all of us. If our hippy clothing can help you look great at a fancy dress or help bring light and joy into your life by brightening things up then we can’t ask for anything more. All I’ve ever really wanted to create with Mystical Mayhem was a place where people can come to find hippy clothing. The great clothing that helps define them. I hope that’s what I have achieved. Love and peace to you all. Let me know if you need any help with anything on our website. Enjoy the hippy clothes and stay bright.
There is something about this time of year that sends everyone into an absolute frenzy, me included. Halloween is such a fun and exciting day to celebrate. Ghosts, ghouls, witches and zombies alongside all monsters imaginable, walk the streets in search for treats, causing fright, mischief and mayhem. What is not to love?!
Ah Autumn – welcome back! How I have missed you… Now don’t get me wrong, I do love all of the seasons, however, personally Autumn is my favourite as there is just something so magical about it. The leaves going through their colour changes of the most glorious oranges and reds, the new smells that only the season can bring, not to mention the new crispness in the air. LOVE IT!