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Mod Fashion Looks

Mod fashion is still here with a vengeance and we are going to see a lot of those retro looks from the sixties in the stores for both Spring and Summer 2013.  Many designers have jumped on the mod bandwagon for the next couple of seasons including Michael Kors, Fay, Moschino and Louis Vuitton. The look is very fashionable and colorful and reminiscent of the look and flair exhibited by famous sixties youth Quakers such as Twiggy, Francoise Hardy and Jane Birkin.


The short mod styled shift is popular and this means dresses with thigh high hems and simple A line silhouettes. Most are adorned with blocks of colors in sweet pastels and eye-popping prints.  Another characteristic of a mod-look dress is contrasting piping.  Fay showed a pink tween and green vinyl Mod dressed that was paired with patent leather pink venetian “slipper boots. Kate Spade featured the blocked out Mondrian with lines worn with pointed black flats and accessorized by bright magenta pink purse made out of basket weave.


Mod fashion also constitutes op art prints such as large black and white checks and stripes.  Louise Vuitton showed a boxy mid-calf dress made entirely of a large black and white checkerboard print worn with checkerboard pumps.


Mod was also all about the baby doll look complete with puffy sleeves, short skirt and lacey eyelet cut-outs.  Moschino has come out with a line of innocent looking little girl dresses with cut outs in the fabric.


Moschino also showed some very black and white suits with striped trim, a boxy almost Chanel fit and a short hem.  The suit like looks were paired with white hats there were reminiscent of police hats from the era.  These are paired with large round white plastic sunglasses with black glass and shiny gold earrings.


To get the updated mod look for 2013 it is important to have the right accessories such as satchel handbags, mall box bags and whimsical little bags. Kitten heels, pointed pumps, Beatle boots and paten leather Mary Janes.  Round and cat eye sunglasses, such as the ones showed by Moschino also complete and authenticate  the look.


These looks are complimented by other modern optical checks, tweeds and optical prints as well as square tipped shoes with large buttons and buckles. The idea is to look like you are honoring the retro era without looking like you are wearing a costume.


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Funky Fashion Looks From Milan

Milan Fashion week took place the last week of February. This is the fashion show that is often called the “fashion show for party animals.”  The idea is that this show is a little wilder and for the more youthful set.


There were some definite trends that came out of Milan Fashion week. One was the keyhole cut out in the front of the top to expose the breasts.  The shape of the keyhole is oval and was seen on the front of high neck and boat neck tops.  The look is definitely baroque with Cavalli showing tops with tons of Mandarin styled black embroidery snaking a long a very tailored bodice and a sixties style, almost mandarin turtleneck.


Very large baroque looking earrings that hung to the shoulder or even lower were also in fashion. The most popular shapes were enormous teardrop or triangle pendants. One model  for Dolce Gabbana was seen sporting a large earrings with gigantic crosses swinging from her lobe in chains with a matching crown.


One very hip color that was seen in the clothing palettes of many designers was a very pale lingerie pink. This was seen in the jackets, tops and suits of Missoni and the coats and tops of Genny.


In terms of hairstyles, the side pony tail is back and very hip if tied back in a half of a French Twist.  Robert Cavalli was showing crimped hair, parted in the center that was very reminiscent of looks from the vintage flick “The Great Gatsby.”


It looks like the very heavy smoky eye that is rimmed above and below with kohl is here to stay along with the pale lip. This look was seen on many models from Robert Cavelli.  Missoni, however dispensed with the upper eye make-up and instead presented models with a smokier lower rim and a gleaming pale gold or pink eyelid. His models were distinguished by the fact that they had shaved eyebrows.


Genny was boasting a very plain look with model swearing nothing but foundation everywhere  — even on the lids and lips. No lipstick or mascara was in evidence, which gave the models a slightly unearthly look.  Greased back hair (even on very long hair) with highly arched eyebrows were also part of many party looks showed on the runways in Milan.


In many of the looks the theme of flesh, alien and a kind of more naked look was very prevalent and we are likely to see a lot of this smooth clean look for this spring.


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Awesome Jeweled Chain Jeggings !!

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Eye-catching jeggings with faux jeweled pockets, silver eye-lets, and lace-up chain details. Jeggings are leggings that are styled to look like tight denim jeans. These are a beauty, that you will love to show off.

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Electric Mayday Sunglasses !!!


For the femme fatales of the past, present, and future, Mayday is suited for supermodel secrecy. A nod to the sexy 60’s “jet-age”, this stylish release is the latest eyewear geared to bring out your inner secret agent.

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