Woman Crush Wednesday // Linda Tol

lindatolGYPSY WARRIOR'S #WCW // Linda Tol
We're currently obsessing over this pretty little woman right now.
Linda is an Amsterdam based trend setter and fashion blogger extraordinaire.
Her style is a perfect mix of all our favorite colors with a touch of tomboy.
We totally admire how daring she is, and how awesome she rocks her outfits. Anything goes !
….Can we just talk about how RAD her hair is? No one can sport a short do like her.

Keep up with Linda !

Insta // twitter // facebook

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New Arrivals // The Crystal Ball Tote & Crop

output_0wPuFHWe're so excited to launch our very first Gypsy Warrior label tote bag!
It's perfect for back to school, hauling your sketchbooks to the local coffee shop
or hoppin' on a bus for a little adventure!
Here at GW, we're really into the psychic world.
We know a lot of you have the same love for these types of things, so we created a bag just for you.
crystal_ball_crop_top_2If you're not a tote bag kind of girl, we still got you.
We have this rad graphic on the perfect little crop tank.
Layer it with your favorite flannel, high waisted skinnies and moto boots!
We predict you'll look pretty damn good, girl.

tumblr_mzbk9erpBj1r8a8smo1_1280Want to know a little more about crystal balls? Here's a little brief history!
"The origin of the crystal ball takes place in Britain about 2000 BC. At that time, Celtic tribes were unified by Druids. Druids were polytheist and revered nature. They had a very important role in these ancient Celtic societies, as they were both priests, philosophers, scientists, teachers, judges and counselors to the kings. Druids may have been the first people to use crystals in divination.

In the middle ages, many diviners and fortune tellers (seers, wizards, gypsies, sorcerers…) started to use crystals to see in the past and predict future, especially in Central Europe. At first, crystal balls were made of beryl, a naturally transparent gemstone. According to ancient beliefs, this gemstone was supposed to have specific powers. Later, beryl was replaced by rock crystal which is even more reflective and translucent.

A long time after druids, crystal balls were still used by royal councilors. Dr john Dee (1527-1608), Queen Elisabeth I consultant, was known for his use of the crystal ball in his works. Dr John Dee was a scientist, astronomer, mathematician, geographer, but was also involved in hermetic philosophy and alchemy studies. Dee believed crystal would act as a communication device between him and angels." – The Crystal Ball

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You Gotta Hear This // Happy Body Slow Brain

10639628_315469335302153_6049583419408625732_nHere at Gypsy Warrior we've got some rad individuals beind the scenes. We all have some sweet stories to tell.
Mark Woodbridge, the head of our warehouse, is a rockstar. No really, he's a former rock star who has toured the US for years. Marks been introduced to a ton of amazing people and music along the way that has shaped the way he listens to music today.  He's toured with bands like A Day to Remeber, Mayday Parade and countless other bands. Lucky for us, we now have our go-to music guru right at our finger tips! We're going to pick Mark's brain each week for the music you oughta check out, and let ya'll know about it!
This week ? Mark says you oughta know :
Happy Body Slow Brain
"This week’s band hails from New York City and San Jose, and they for me have defined what is officially known as GrooveRock. Happy Body Slow Brain has been entering my brainwaves since I played with their guitarist/singer Matt Fazzi at a bar in Long Island a few years back.  It was just an acoustic show, but he held nothing back from performing an incredible acoustic rendition of their full-length album “Dreams Of Water”. 
home-hero"These guys are no strangers to the music industry, having been in some huge bands in the past, such as Taking Back Sunday, NK, Facing New York and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves. "
"HBSB have been touring for a few years now, recently released a live album of tracks from “Dreams Of Water”, simply titled “Live” that will blow you mind when you hear them.  They are always on loud in the Gypsy Warrior HQ, and I am extremely anticipating their upcoming full length that they recently recorded."
Tracks to check out:

  • Emperor (Live)
  • What About Us?
  • Time (Live)
  • Move At Different Speeds (On The Road)
  • Everything You Know