Join The Mod Squad
Embrace The Swinging 60’s
Bold Plaids; Pop Art Brights; Sweet Smock Dresses – the 60’s Return for Fall
If 1940’s finesse isn’t your style or polka dots don’t hit the spot, designers were also reaching to another decade for Fall– the swinging 60’s. The era’s signature style makers, from Peter Pan collars to double-breasted peacoats, could be seen across the runways from Burberry Prorsum to Prada, Alberta Ferretti and more.
The mod style appeared in the late 1960’s and set a new tone for this captivating era. This new look made way for empire waists, strong graphical lines and an array of bold, psychedelic colours. The 60’s look, typified by style icons such as Jean Shrimpton (pictured right), combines just the right amount of girly sweetness crossed with sophisticatedly sexy edge. The silhouette is characterised by simple shapes, in luxe fabrics, with great attention paid to the smallest details to achieve a polished look. Brooches or decorative buttons were a favourite to accessorise a dramatic yet simple pinafore shape.
Be inspired… wear 60’s inspired smock dresses with bright coloured tights; embrace a decedent ‘blanket check’ (a la Burberry’s sensational coats); and don’t be afraid to amp up the accessories. Take notes from Prada with chunky sunglasses, statement making hats and strikingly stylish clutches.
From the colour palettes to the graphic lines, 60’s fashion is fun, polished and with just the right amount of edge – perfectly reflecting this revolutionary time…
Are you feeling the swinging 60’s baby, yeah?
Photos from fashiongonerogue.com / style.com
Your Monday Fashion Shot…
Espresso Shots Of News + Best Dressed From The MTV Movie Awards…
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Happy Birthday To Cecil Dell’Orefice For Friday!
Cecil Dell’Orefice, one of the world’s oldest working models, will celebrate her 80th birthday this Friday June 10th.
Gracing the cover of American Vogue at just 15 years of age in 1947; Dell’Orefice went onto become the face of Chanel (pictured above), Rolex and Elizabeth Arden campaigns (pictured below right). Most recently Dell’Orefice walked the catwalk for Alberta Ferretti’s Fall 2011 collection (pictured below left). Previously, she also took to the catwalk for John Galliano and Hermès.
During this year’s Annual Summer opening of Buckingham Palace (July 23 – October 3), the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal wedding dress will go on display. Designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the gown stopped hearts around the world for its exquisite, intricate beauty. While you swoon over this incredible history making gown, you can also check out the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s traditional fruit wedding cake as part of the display.
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Best Dressed At The MTV Movie Awards…
1>> Emma Watson in Marchesa
2>> Leighton Meester in Balmain
3>> Lily Collins in D&G
4>> Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in
Dolce & Gabbana
5>> Kristen Stewart in Balmain
6>> Emma Stone in Bottega Veneta
7>> Selena Gomez in Giambattista Valli
8>> Elle Fanning in D&G
Who is your best dressed lovely from the MTV Movie Awards? xx
Photos from dailymail.co.uk / grazia.com.au / google images
Fashion Young Bloods
Young, Beautiful & With Impeccable Style…
Choosing from luxury labels such as Valentino, Prada and Marchesa, to name but a few; Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld have already graced numerous best dressed lists for their impeccable red carpet style.
Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld must be two of the most ‘in style’ teenagers in the world. Age appropriate and also perfectly pretty – their choices have the right amount of edge yet are always classically chic.
At just 14 years of age, Hailee Steinfeld’s red carpet style is exquisite. To the 2011 Oscars, Steinfeld wore a divine pale pink crystal embroidered tulle, tea length dress by Marchesa (pictured above).
Accessorised with Ferragamo peep-toe shoes, a silver Ferragamo clutch and a sweet pink headband; Steinfeld looked absolutely perfect. And when I discovered that she assisted in the dress design, I loved it even more! Steinfeld sketched the basis of this dress before taking it to Marchesa to create!
After the event, Steinfeld ditched her ladylike heels for a pair of Converse hi-tops. Aw, how adorable!
Elle Fanning at 13years of age has style and elegance beyond her young years. Her beauty and innocence translates perfectly to the red carpet where she favours floaty, feminine gowns by labels such as Valentino, Rodarte and Marchesa.
Of her passion for sophisticated dressing she says, “I love fashion! I love clothes! I really like vintage clothes, so in my closet there’s a lot of ’50s stuff. I go to the stores and shop around.”
Who Has A Red Carpet Style That You Admire? xx
Photos from redcarpet-fashionawards.com & google images