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Since the Mystic Hippie Movement shows no signs of slowing down, we figured it was the perfect time to gather a group of the city's most influential peeps in the category, whose inspiring Instagram feeds you should be stalking on the regular.
Whether it be a duo of gothic crystal experts, a 70's era vintage caftan queen, or a contemporary artist transmitting messages of peace and equality through her (literal) body of work, this list will give lovers of all things transcendental some serious eye candy and plenty of food for thought. Plant based, organic food for thought, that is.
Why: Multi-media artist Sarah Buckley's work is often an immersive, interactive experience, which is exactly what you can see via her Insta feed. The California native gives inside peeks into her spellbinding shows, her inspiring drawings and body/bodysuit painting, and her cool-ass crew that includes other local mystics like Elena Stonaker, Lani Trock, and Nouel Riel.
Why: Shiva Rose was practically born a flower child. Daughter to bohemian parents and raised in the Iranian countryside, the founder of her own eponymous beauty brand hasn't ever strayed from those roots. This is a fact clearly evidenced by her dreamy feed, which features some of her products alongside their natural ingredients, regrams of mystical art and the occasional meme, and even a few selfies of Rose in meditative repose.
Why: We just couldn't create this list without including the local juice brand's founder Amanda Chantal Bacon. Since she shares the account with her shop, you won't just find pics of creamy nut milks and detoxifying juice blends (but thankfully they're there too), but also other wellness products and detailed tips, stunning spaces she encounters, and a few adorable images of her spirited son.
Why: Question: is anyone truly a bonafide Mystic Hippie without some form of bohemian body jewelry? The answer is "well, sure..." but if the aforementioned accessory is your jam, you ought to be following local fine jewelry brand Jacquie Aiche. Sexy shots of chain rings, ear cuffs, halter bras, and belly chains—frequently flecked with precious and semi-precious stones—are abound on this feed. Plus you'll see shots of stars including Rihanna and Behati Prinsloo who are devotees.
Why: Expect to get schooled in the powers and properties of crystals when you follow the account for this Silver Lake shop. Plus there's regular appearances of unicorns, troll dolls, cosmic kitties and puppies, and icons like Dolly Parton and Michael Jackson—often hilariously edited.
Why: We fell for photographer Sera Lindsey's beautiful, supernatural images and introspective captions long before we were lucky enough to have her do a number of shoots for us here (and with nearly 17k followers, we aren't aren't alone). While Lindsey also finds inspiration in nature—whether it be the White Sands in New Mexico or her front-yard garden in Venice—and bold individuals (friends, makers, drag queens), she also often turns the camera on herself, using her body as a canvas for seriously intimate self-portraits.
Why: The Echo Park Craft Fair founder clearly has a love of beautiful things, as evidenced by captures of her mouth-watering meals (girl can cook!), fresh cocktail concoctions, nature finds, and chic, modern-bohemian fashions (Heidi Merrick and Black Crane are local labels she frequently dons). She also makes a few herself; Bea has her own line of leather sandals, slides, and slip-ons, as well as pretty earcuffs, hair pins and other jewelry pieces, all of which you'll find pics of in her feed. Plus we also love seeing sweet snaps of her two little ones. To sum up, this lady seriously knows how to live.