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?
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.
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?
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
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 Who ever said hey are outdated was so wrong!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!