Seas the Day : Volvo 2018 Window Display

This May, our hometown of Newport, RI is a Host City for the Volvo Ocean Race. In this 2017-18 edition the teams will travel 45,000 nautical miles around the globe. It is the world renown sailing competition's  only North American stopover and their second visit to our city by the sea. 

We are so excited to share that we have won first place in the Window Competition celebrating the race in the "Join us for the Clean Seas Pledge" category highlighting the Clean Seas initiative. 

Our storefront windows were just one of the many reasons we selected 154 Mill Street to be our home and we had such an awesome time utilizing them for this contest. Check out some of the photos of and learn more about the display below.

 Our gal Sarah got a little punny with our windows that face out to Touro Park, carpe that diem! 

Our gal Sarah got a little punny with our windows that face out to Touro Park, carpe that diem! 

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We collected trash from local beaches here on Aquidneck Island and used the washed up straws and bottle caps to make up our first peace sign. The second peace sign was created using alcohol bottles found on a beach located by a local golf course. 

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We are lucky enough to have Clean Ocean Access, a local nonprofit who does so much for our beaches and coastline here on Aquidneck Island. Be sure to give them a follow @cleanoceanaccess, or visit their website to find out more ways to get involved.

 We are always down to stand up for a cause and what better cause than mermaids and clean seas?

We are always down to stand up for a cause and what better cause than mermaids and clean seas?

 We dressed our mannequin Magda in Novella Royale and Mate The Label, two ethical and sustainable clothing brands we carry in the shop that are made here in the US. 

We dressed our mannequin Magda in Novella Royale and Mate The Label, two ethical and sustainable clothing brands we carry in the shop that are made here in the US. 

Every day is a good day to care about the environment and our oceans. Easy things you can do that make a difference are to participate in local beach clean ups (or do your own like we did), and eliminate single use plastic from your daily routine . We found an astonishing number of straws during our clean up, an easy way to prevent this is to #skipthestraw. We recently purchased reusable metal straws from our neighbors over at Meg's Aussie Milk Bar

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The teams begin leg 9 of the race on their journey to Cardiff this Sunday May 20th so if you haven't already be sure to stop by the Race Village located at Fort Adams. There are plenty of free activities and fun for the entire family. For more information on the happenings down at the Fort and around town click here

Good luck and happy sailing to all of the teams participating in the race! 

xx,

Stay Groovy BBs! 

New Store, Who Dis?

Hi! We're Bohemian Bias, the "new" gals in town. Wondering what we're all about? Keep scrolling to read what sparks our fire and check out photos from our first ever photoshoot!

Bohemian Bias is a women's wear boutique located in Newport, RI that is expected to open in May 2017. Inspired by music, art and the laid back vibes of the West Coast, we're all about the empowerment of females and expressing yourself through the art of fashion.  

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The Bohemian Bias babe is a dreamer and a doer inspired by nature, travel, unconventional fashion and all things vintage. She's a little glam, a little rock n' roll, and a whole lotta peace and love. 

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We were lucky enough to have Marial Maher of Visual Manor come and shoot some photos in the store during the beginning phases of the build out! The objective of this shoot was to capture lifestyle photos and to create the vibe of Bohemian Bias through imagery. We had a fun night hanging with our gal pals, shooting and styling with all of our own clothes. The ever so beautiful and talented Brooke Ferris is the model pictured here who also helped with a lot of the styling.   

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Bohemian (n) : a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices. 

Bias (n) : diagonal direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as "the bias" or "the cross-grain", is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases perpendicular to each other. 

Bias (n) : an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially : a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgement 

The name Bohemian Bias came from owner Alexis Souza's love for bohemian inspired fashion and eclectic lifestyle. Though the second definition of the word bias listed here may have a negative connotation, we don't mean any harm. We simply have a "biased" opinion towards all things free-spirited and unconventional. 

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 

Bohemian Bias is nestled downtown in the heart of historic Newport, RI. The store's large front facing windows look out into Touro Park, home of one of Newport's most mysterious landmarks; the Newport Tower.

We are steps away from Bellevue Avenue, a historical landmark and home to Newport's famous mansions, the Newport Art Museum, the iconic Hotel Viking  and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Just a short walking distance away is the newly revamped Broadway, and the many waterfront bars and restaurants located on Thames Street and America's Cup Avenue.

Hang in there, we'll be ready to shop with you soon! Follow us on instagram, and add your email here to get updates on the store and our soft opening straight to your inbox. 

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SOURCES

(http://www.dictionary.com/browse/bohemian)

(http://www.apparelsearch.com/definitions/fabric/bias_fabric_cross_grain.htm)

(https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bias)