February 3, 2014

À la Mod

Photography by Donna Tarantola
Top: Forever 21- similar
Pants: The Limited - need these
Shoes: Forever 21
Ring: Michael Kors

Today’s post is a bit of a fashion history lesson, which I promise to keep short & sweet. Today we’re talking Mod. Mod fashion first emerged in Britain in the late 1950’s & lasted through the 60s. After World War II, the younger generation was able to spend their money on fashion instead of contributing to the family income. The fashion results were somewhat outlandish while very expressive. Miniskirts, bold colors & prints (my fave!) are the notable trademarks of this style.

For my fashionistas who want a better image, think Twiggy. Twiggy personified the mod look with her shift dresses, knee high socks, tailored coats & flashy accessories. For my runway chicks, think of Marc Jacob’s spring 2013 line featuring pixie haired models wearing stripes & drop waists. 

Today’s post features my modern-day version of mod. We all know I’m a mod-girl at heart thanks to my never-ending love for prints & obsession with anything collared. I’ve been told time & time again that I was born in the wrong generation – so maybe I belong in the 60’s with hipster-chic women like Twiggy, Nancy Sinatra, Pattie Boyd, Raquel Welch, Sharon Tate & the infamous Jackie O.

In no way am I saying I look as stylish as these effortlessly-chic fashion icons, but what I am saying is that fashion always comes full-circle. As new generations come & go, so will their take on fashion trends & style. So here is my take & very own spin on mod.


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