Gypset (Gypsy+jet set) is about an emerging group of artists, musicians, fashion designers, surfers, and bon vivants– who lead semi-nomadic, unconventional lives. They are people author Julia Chaplin has met–or has been inspired by– in her travels who have perfected a high-low approach to life that fuses the freelance and nomadic wile of a gypsy with the sophistication and global references of the jet set. Its an alternative way of traveling and living that’s based more on creativity then money. Instead of a luxury hotel in St Tropez or St. Bart’s, you might find a Gypsetter in Montauk, Cornwall, or in a teepee in Ibiza. The book features photo portraits of the Gypsetters, their self-designed homes in far flung bohemian enclaves, and a written profile. There’s also a historic section that traces the evolution of the Gypset movement; from the British romantic poets, Victorian era adventuresses, surrealists in Mexico, beats, backpackers, and trust fund hippies.
About the Author Julia Chaplin is a New York based journalist and editor who covers contemporary art, fashion, design, lifestyle, and travel. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Wallpaper, New York Magazine, and Conde Nast Traveler. She has worked as an editor at Spin, Interview, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle. She has also written a documentary film, produced entertainment segments for the BBC and Channel 4 in England, and appeared as a pop culture expert on television and cable networks including CNN, MTV and VH1.