When free people launched this trend I became all nostalgic, being British I studied this movement through my fashion and design course and feel honored that one of the significant designers of this time is from my homeland Wales. When I think of MOD I think of Mary Quant amongst other things. She was a Welsh fashion designer and British icon, who was instrumental in the mod fashion movement; she was one of the designers who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants and showed a generation how to dress to please themselves, she created the ‘London Look’ that was so apparent during this time.
What mod means to me?
To me mod means ‘swinging London’ a time when fashion and style was everything, a time when mods and rockers became huge rebels and pop culture influenced fashion in a big way, psychedelic rock and bob haircuts… now I wish I was right in the thick of things in carnaby street London, 1960’s
Here’s my inspiration and a great editorial I found in self service magazine starring Arizona Muse and Daphne Groeneveld
Such a playful print is running through our minds lately, we can’t quite get enough of this adorable look. It’s a look that made a very popular fashion statement, especially for women’s dresses and blouses during the 1920, 1940’s and 50’s and now it has made its way back and is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
We like this look either worn full blown retro, like our muse Alexa Chung, or dress it down with casual items, jeans or cutoffs to give the look a relaxed, cool vibe.
Are you happy to wear polka dots?
Photos: Marc Jacobs, Yohji Yamamoto, Alexa Chung
From left to Right: Elizabeth Taylor struck a glamorous pose in a blouse with a polka dot yoke in 1944, the same year she appeared in the award-winning movie National Velvet. Studio headshot portrait of American singer and actress Alice Faye (1915-1998) wearing a polka-dot dress. 1970 London policewomen. Marilyn Monroe circa 1951.
After the light and dreamy summer fabrics in pastels and muted shades, the colors of fall always seem so rich and bold. This year is certainly no exception, but we’re taking it a step further: make a fashion statement this fall by stepping out in head-to-toe emerald, mustard, maroon, cerulean, or whatever color you are feeling that day. Wearing one color from head to toe is daring – chances are you will be noticed as you walk down the street, but when it’s done well it’s perfectly chic and fashionable. Break up a monochromatic ensemble with a little dash of black or beige to lessen the dramatic look or go all out and make that fashion statement. Here’s a look at some of our favoriteshades of color to wear from head-to-toe this fall!
I’m all over the turban accessory trend that was so endearing during the 40’s and 70’s. Its now making a huge come back – on the streets, on the runways and in editorials. I cannot get enough of this accessory that’s reminiscent of an Arabian night. The look is now surprisingly wearable given the vast interpretations that are being created.
The turban adds a touch of quirky-ness to your every day look; it can be dressed down with a tee and jeans of worn for a lovely night out with your favorite dress. It’s a cool accessory for a wear now and also to carry into Fall.
Who would’ve thought that the victorian bed jacket would make a comeback!
Well… it sure has, but this time with a twist. we are taking the bed jacket away from the conventional way to wear it and bringing it into a rock ‘N’ roll state of mind by adding attitude.
The victorian bed jacket, which was popularized in the 1930’s by Hollywood films, has been making a statement here in our office, and we love how versatile it is. A cute little easy jacket that can be styled up for the night with a mini and boots or dressed down in the day with a pair of jeans and a lose tee. In our July book we mixed up its delicate nature by adding it with leather and rock t shirts.
A perfect mix to achieve that sweet and hard look!