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"Gypset Travel" Explores Little-Known Global Enclaves

Thursday Sep 13, 2012
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NEW YORK, NY - "Gypset Travel" (Assouline) by Julia Chaplin examines ten locations around the globe where gypset culture has blossomed into enclaves of creativity, energy, and experimentation.

A portmanteau word, "gypset" is defined as the nomadic spirit of a gypsy mixed with the sophistication of the jet set.

In the follow-up to her best-selling "Gypset Style," Chaplin explores the little-known enclaves of gypsetters around the world, from the Aeolian Islands in Italy to Lamu, Kenya; North Goa, India; and Jose Ignacio, Uruguay.

These settings are wildly different and stubbornly individual, but they tend to share a few key qualities such as sun, surf, and a fresh, free-spirited approach to life.

As Chaplin says, gypsetters are not unified by geography but rather by a feeling. "It is like a floating group," says Chaplin. "People who all belong to one place but are not of any place-people who want to do it their way."

The definition of "gypset" is marked by an unconventional, bohemian approach to life, which is characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down-to-earth ease.

According to Chaplin, the definition of "gypset" is marked by an unconventional, bohemian approach to life, which is characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down-to-earth ease. A "gypsetter" then is one who is a member of the gypset.

"Gypset Travel" delves into the glamorous bohemian lifestyle of these artists, designers, and bons vivants-who fuse the carefree ethos of a gypsy nomad with the chic savior faire of the jet set-through intimate photography and first-person anecdotes.

Chaplin is a New York-based journalist and editor who covers contemporary art, style, and travel. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Elle, W, and Condé Nast Traveler. The author of "Gypset Style" (Assouline, 2009), she also founded the clothing line Gypset, and the Web site www.gypset.com.

"Gypset Travel" is available for purchase at ASSOULINE boutiques worldwide and through www.assouline.com.


DETAILS:

"Gypset Travel" by Julia Chaplin
7½ x 11 in - 19.5 x 28 cm | 160 pages | 150 illustrations | hardcover with jacket
ISBN: 9781614280620 | $45 - €42 - £30
September/October 2012

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