1960’s - Fashion Tips To Create Your 60’s Style
The 1960’s mod fashion clothes have hit the high street.Â Do you want to learn more about the 60’s trend? Will this era fit my body shape?
Here are theÂ basic elementsÂ that areÂ essential toÂ createÂ your â60’s-era pieces.
- Colour. Don’t be afraid Â to experiment with colour
- Eometric shapes and patterns.Â Look for pieces with interesting and graphic designs that really pop. are all authentic mod-inspired patterns to try.
- Clean lines.Â Ditch all those ruffled, laced, sequined and/or beaded items.Â Mod is all about crisp, clean and no-frills pieces. The more streamlined, the better.
- Saturated colors.Â Donât shy away from bold and rich colors! Primary hues (red, blue and yellow) are always popular picks when it comes to mod. Start with one of those colors and youâll be good to go.
- Short hemlines.Â In the â60s mod era, short skirts and mini dresses ruled, so show off those legs with modern day interpretations of those pieces. Just remember to add some tights in the winter to keep from freezing!
- Feminine collars.Â Pick dresses, blouses and coats withÂ dainty, Peter Pan-style collars. These rounded collars make a statement without looking too bold.
- Mini skirts. The skirt has a standout color, clean shape and short hemline â perfect for a mod-inspired look!
- A-lineÂ mini dresses.Â Â These frocks are flattering on all shapes and sizes and are super-easy to dress up or down. There are lots of options when it comes to colors and patterns, so youâre sure to find one that matches yourÂ aestheticÂ and gives off a distinct â60s vibe.
- Cardigans. Choose the right colour for you. Make sure they cling to your body and threeÂ quarterÂ sleeve length looks perfect.
- Statement jewelry.Â Look for unique bracelets, necklaces,Â broochesÂ and earrings with interesting shapes and styles. A great piece of statement jewelry can dress up theÂ simplestÂ of outfits or add that perfect finishing touch to a fashion-forward look.
- Lingerie. Make sure you embrace this in full Â 60’s swing
- Something color-blocked.Â Color blocking incorporates multiple colors and geometric shapes â both of which are elements of the style. If you arenât ready to rock a full-on color-blocked piece, try out accessoriesÂ like jewelry, shoes or purses.
- Boxy shapes.Â Loose-fitting and body-skimmingÂ pieces were all the rage during the â60s mod era. Look for modern interpretations of those shapes this fall. The cheery color, cropped sleeves and standout buttons make the coat pictured above a fresh and totally frumpy boxy piece.
- Eyewear - choose glasses that suit your face
Don’t be afraid to experiment with this 1960’s era its worth the effort.
Mad Men 1960’s look
Mad Men, Republic collection 2012
Melbourne Photoshoot 2012
Dior - Raf Simons Design Vision For Dior
Raf Simons’s appointment to Dior as successor to John Galliano is an exciting new adventure for us fashionista’s.Â Simons recent collections at Sander was chic on all levels. His designs of full skirts, sweeping hemlines and gorgeous command of a pastel palette for me states a feminine chic look that can only mean one thing, gorgeous and new look collections for us Dior lovers to come.
Simons has said he’ll be focussing initially on the first ten years of Dior, from 1947 until 1957 the year Dior died of a heart attack. This makes sense and a safe way of approaching such a powerful brand. Looking forward to seeing what Simons will add to the future new look for Dior?
Simons collection history for Sanders
Modern Christian Dior Image
1947 Christian Dior
1950’s Vinatge Dior
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David Szeto is a Chinese-Canadian designer who is a master technician when it comes to fashion and one that breaks all the traditional dressmaking rules. This confident designer works exclusively with his own private clientele, meaning his collections are not dictated by anyone bar himself.
David is so respected within the fashion scene that the impresario fashionista Diane Pernet only goes to him to buys shirts and skirts. She knows he is the master at what he does best which is making beautiful quality clothes. Bring back the individual boutiques is what I say. I find his dresses are timeless and very wearable on many occasions. It is so refreshing to see unique talent and with an Asian background at hand, it does not come as a surprise to me that his collections are la chic for the 2012 woman.
la casual chic
Love the dress
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AngelaInStrangeland - Radical Dress Maker
At Spitalfields Market I am always amazed at the talent there is amongst the stores. Angela’s collection instantly grabbed my eye when I noticed how her bags and clothing were made. What really lured me in was the clever use of what I only can describe as a travellers clip. This everyday item that we take for granted looked so trendy. The way Angela used the clip gave the collection a stylish, quirky finish. The halter neck asymmetric dress looks great and the clever unique clip gives it an urban twist. I love the oversize bags, they are funky looking and practical. The whole collection looked very comfortable to wear and it could be worn in so many ways. I highly recommend trying the outfits on, these timeless pieces are worth every penny spent.
Very cool soft reclaimed knit black shoulder bag.
Halter-neck asymmetric dress.
Funky, quirky belt clip
Black knit halterneck dress
Oversived soft black shoulder bag
Iris Apfel - Fashion Icon, Aged 91
Iris Apfel calls herself a ‘geriatric starlet’ but to many, including me, she is an inspiration. She is one of very few people who has allowed age to define her opulant taste, not diminish it. Iris, like me, has had a lifetime’s obsession with dressing up. She is a fan of opulant things that highlight her own taste on fashion trends and is never afraid of colour.
Five years ago Iris’s clothes went on display at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Since then she has taken the fashion world by storm. Her looks are now so legendary, so other worldly, that what Iris wears or says at the age of 91 now sets the trend for others to follow and admire.
Iris’s signature fashion accessory is her glasses. They are a statement of size and colour that can never be too opulent. I wonder where I got the idea from regarding my glasses?
Like me she creates new things to resemble another trend, hence the sleek orange Geoffrey Beene jumpsuit, that have chunks of turquoise, have now been turned into a belt. Her dress sewn in 1968 by James Galanos is made of ivory satin ribbons woven together.
I love her outlook on the price of fashion, Apfel asserts that she would never spend $700 on a handbag – not because she doesn’t have $700 to spend, but because she doesn’t think handbags should cost that much. Iris also admits that she’d never spend more than $15 on a pair of jeans. I thought I was bargain hunter! Iris Apfel is an excellent fashion icon who has no boundaries when it comes to outrageous outfits and her passion for fashion is one that can only be described as legendary.
Colour is her thing
Love the red boots
You can never wear too many bangles
The power of fashion
I’ve got trousers like this
Strike a pose, darling
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