Hollywood TV series ‘Mad Men’ had the whole media go mad this week as the new season begun. It all seems to point in the same direction: a new trend and fashion inspired look is right around the corner this year – The 60’s! Yes ladies and gentlemen The Retro Look is The New Look. Not that retro was ever too retro to be forgotten, if I come to think of it, was it?

Mad Men - Joan
Mad Men – Joan
Mad Men  - Betty
Mad Men – Betty
Mad Men - plaid & prints
Mad Men – plaid & prints
Mad Men - Joan Holloway
Mad Men – Joan Holloway
Mad Men Women
Mad Men Women
Mad Men - Betty
Mad Men – Betty

Anyway… whatever those fab, conservative, sexy ‘cats’ (women) on Mad Men wear is a reference point to us all. Designers’ collections predicted this 60’s Retro craze, if you only think of Mulberry, Preen, Temperley London, Christian Dior. Or just have a look at Banana Republic launching an entire Mad Men Inspired Line and you’ll start to see the whole pic.

Banana Republic - Mad Men Inspired Collection
Banana Republic – Mad Men Inspired Collection
Christian Dior 2012
Christian Dior 2012
Mulberry AW 2012/2013
Mulberry AW 2012/2013
Preen AW 2012/2013
Preen AW 2012/2013

Ah… I can almost see it – ‘The streets will be flooded with cat eyes and kitten heels, with tossed cardigans over chilled shoulders on crispy London’ish mornings’. A new fashion revolution will rise with the past catching us up, who knows. How ironic would that be? And while we’re still on the subject – where d’you think the floral prints come from (or any prints for that matter)? Or the buns? Or Adele’s inspired look with heavy eyeliner & false lashes? The mini skirts, the monochromatic trend (by the way, stay tuned for that as I’ll cover it pretty soon)? The cardigans or kitten heels?


Street Style @ Milan FW 2012
Street Style @ Milan FW 2012
2012 London Street Style - pleated skirt
2012 London Street Style – pleated skirt
London Street Style 2012
London Street Style 2012

Still in the haze with what all this retro craze is all about? Just think of Twiggy – for a rebel approach & Ditta von Teese  – for the 60’s polished look!

Twiggy
Twiggy
Dita von Teese
Dita von Teese

A sixties polished look? Black eyeliner & False Lashes. For inspiration check Lana del Rey‘s photo below and my friend & makeup artist, Ana‘s blog on beauty & makeup tips and insights! http://anapredabeautytips.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/machiajul-de-mireasa.html

Lana del Rey makeup Inspiration
Lana del Rey makeup Inspiration

 Pleated skirts & Nipped waists. Tossed cardigan over your shoulders. Heels (kitten or  sky high). Form fitting body wise dresses. Conservative yet sexy look. Vintage delicate jewelry. Buns. Red Lips & delicate pastel nails that hold long cigarettes within. Plaid. Who ever said hey are outdated was so wrong! This year any street can be your own Madison Avenue!

Temperley London - pleated skirt & nipped waist
Temperley London – pleated skirt & nipped waist
London Street Style - pleated skirt
London Street Style – pleated skirt
London Street Style - pleated skirt
London Street Style – pleated skirt


1 Comment

  1. Pingback: Stilago Blog » Blog Archive » Nužengusi iš ekrano

Write A Comment