Wandering BoHo
The Tsunami design is inspired by the beach

Los Angeles?s gallery scene overflows with bright colors, vibrant energy and edgy ideas. (Just the other week there were constant lines on Beverly Boulevard for Shia LaBeouf?s #IAMSORRY exhibit.) 

Now that frenetic artiness has made its way onto Angelenos? backs, with a new collection of scarves named Wandering Boho that are made from work by painter and globe-trotter Julie Notaro.

The scarves ($130), available at DTLA?s Alchemy Works boutique, are a color riot. There?s Tsunami, a medley of blue brushstrokes evoking the sea; Hello Yellow, inspired by a Cambodian temple; and Kaleidoscope, a black-and-pink pattern that Notaro dreamed up after visiting Bangkok?s floating markets.

Our favorite, Kiss Me, is an image of red lips on blue sky that recalls both surrealist painting and Prada. All designs start as acrylic canvases in Notaro?s studio. 

The scarves are huge--at 42 inches square, they?re about six inches longer and wider than the standard 90 centimeter Hermés--which makes us feel all the more willowy when we tie one on. And the silk chiffon positively dances when a breeze lifts it, the perfect weight to give outfits an arty lift year-round. 

Alchemy Works, 826 E. Third St.; wanderingboho.com

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