Julia Chaplin’s book Gypset is a fun romp into the world of the Gypsets – Jetsetting Gypsies. Rich hippies, for a lack of a better description. Who are Gypsetters? Those that forgo plush personal planes for experimental luxury.
Those that go to Goa, India over Bombay. Those that travel in Winnebaegos to Marfa, Texas instead of Dallas. Those that have no qualms about trespassing as long as it leads to adventure, leading “semi-nomadic, unconventional lives” in Missoni halter dresses or Suno skirts. Take Julia’s quiz to see if you are in fact, Gypset – those that prefer mink and Mikimoto, need not apply.
1) HANGS OUT IN PLACES THAT ARE HARD TO REACH: PREFERABLY MORE THAN THREE HOURS FROM A MAJOR AIRPORT; DOWN DIRT ROADS
2) MANSIONS OR VILLAS ARE OKAY IF THEY BELONG TO SOMEONE ELSE OR ARE SERIOUSLY RUN DOWN
3) NEVER WEARS CLOTHES WITH VISIBLE LOGOS
4) MONTAUK NOT EASTHAMPTON; IBIZA NOT CAPRI; VENICE BEACH NOT SANTA MONICA ETC.
5) DOESN’T MIND FALLING ASLEEP WITH SALTY HAIR
6) DRINKS AGUARDIENTE NOT CRISTAL
7) LIKES NEIL YOUNG’S “AFTER THE GOLD RUSH”
8) DOESN’T ASK YOUR LAST NAME
9) SURFS/SNOWBOARDS; IF PLAYS GOLF IT’S ON A NATURAL GREEN IN SCOTLAND NOT A DESERT RESORT IN MEXICO
10) G5’s BAD. CESNA’S GOOD