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
You all saw Julia’s mod inspiration yesterday, and now here’s a peak into what mod means to me. I chose the image above because I love the outfit’s chic ladylike look. She’s sophisticated, but creative, and everyone wants a look into her world.
Housewares: Clock. This clock is so modern with its clean lines and stark contrasts. I can’t help but think back to the days of mod. Its roundness also mirrors the polka dots in her blouse.
Hobbie: Painting. When I think of the mod days Andy Warhol pops into my head. I think this was an extremely creative time, and I picture our girl in a studio apartment, inspired by Warhol and painting away.
The muse: My grandmother. This is a photo that I stole from one of my grandparents many photo albums. The pages are packed with my grandma in retro clothing, always maintaining herself in a feminine and proper way. The highly styled hair, the blouses, and especially the coats all remind me of the mod image.
Animal: Zebra. Wild souls that have never been tamed…they run free as a bold contrast throughout their environment. The mod woman is attracted to their vivacity, and can’t help but love that pattern…
The Scent: Miss Dior Cherie. The bottle is so prim and proper, but the scent inside is kind of funky. I picture this girl having the bottle sitting on her vanity as she gets ready each morning.
If you’ve seen our website this week you’re probably aware – we’ve gone mad for MOD! This week on the blog we’ll be exploring this hot trend and why we love it. To kick it off, here’s a little “modboard” ;)