Vintage for the Modern Girl: ’60s Striped Skirt

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Every so often I’ll have a sixth sense about a vintage piece. On the hanger it looks like nothing – perhaps just a piece of fabric draped or clamped to some wood and metal. I may show the piece to someone else for their opinion and they just smile and stare … not wanting to […]

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10 Ways the 1960s Invented Today’s Fashion Trends

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Just like the changes of the 1960s themselves, the fashion trends were similarly groundbreaking and for the most part, completely new and novel ideas to the landscape of fashion.

While ’60s designers still defined trends for the season, for the first time ever counterculture groups like London’s “mod” scene and America’s “hippie” sect influenced the styles and clothing types produced by mainstream fashion brands and marketed to the decade’s youth.

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Lipstick Affirmations: Wearing 1960s Floral Print Because “I Can Let Go Without Losing Out”

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

In this video I discuss why we must LET GO and recognize that we are not LOSING OUT in order to follow the compass that is our inspiration. Please tell me what you are “letting go” of in the comments below! LET’S LET GO! Today’s #lipstickaffirmation, “I Can Let Go Without Losing Out,” can be found here: http://instagram.com/p/dTNZNRkq3-/

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Black, White and My 1960s Mr. Dino Dress

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Mr. Dino is a designer from the 1960s who once dined with many a fine lady. These ladies enjoyed wearing his op-art prints to social soirees, artistic affairs and to raise eyebrows whilst shopping around town. Mr. Dino made dresses of designs compared to the likes of Emilio Pucci. While we all know Mr. Pucci by both first and last name basis, the average #vintagelover is hardly familiar with the pseudonym Mr. Dino.

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How the Miniskirt Made Fashion History

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The miniskirt was popularized by Mary Quant, who introduced the skirt at her London boutique Bazaar in 1964. Defined as a skirt with a hemline averaging halfway up the knee (and four inches below the butt!), it made fashion history because it showed more leg on a woman, helped democratize fashion and fueled a movement for women’s social and sexual liberation that began in the 1960s.

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10 Ways to Wear Mod Fashion Trends for Fall

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Mod fashion is a distinguishable vintage styles thanks to its colorful prints, jaw-dropping hemlines and innovative designs. The ’60s mod girl was a courageous one because she wasn’t afraid to explore the “bold” side of dressing. The quintessential mod look for women was a colorful abstract print A-line dress with an attached metal buckle belt worn with a pair of colored tights and white or silver boots.

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1960s Fashion and Style

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

The 1960s was a fashion decade of lightning fast changes as influenced by the era’s various subcultures from hipsters to hippies; beatniks to mods to swingers. An era of sweeping social and political change, the fashion trends were fast-moving and quickly commercialized by designers from “underground” origins to the mainstream.

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1960s Fashion Breakout Trends as Seen on Mad Men

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

From pillbox hats to leopard print and minis, these were the styles that rocked a woman’s wardrobe in the ‘60s because they were such must-have pieces among mainstream America. Keep reading after the jump for pictures of fashion from Mad Men depicting 6 of the most exciting breakout trends of ’60s clothing, and to learn the fashion history behind why these styles were so popular for their time!

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