Monday, 14 March 2011

Blog the 4th

This week it's all about late 50's early 60's inspired fashion and lady like elegance. This look has recently been inspired by the programs Mad Men and I know I don't speak for myself when I say I spend most of my time watching this program in total ore of the outfits I am seeing on screen. Joan Holloway, Peggy Olson and Betty Draper are all considered as style icons of this season and these characters have caused a surge of 50's/60's fashion. The 60's fashion that we are seeing today is all about the lady like silhouette as oppose to the later 60's Mod Fashion movement. So this weeks let's all bring a little bit of Betty Draper to our wardrobe. We're talking big, full length, below the knee skirts/dresses that are brought in at the waist.

Mad Men causes surge in 60's fashion
The bombshell dress is also a big part of 50's/60's fashion. There's no doubt that this style of dress makes every girl feel a million dollars. The slim line skirt sets off any silhouette. However a dress is not the only way to create this look, there are other options. A straight cut pencil skirt is the ultimate way to create the 1960's hourglass shape, clinching in at the hips to give you curves to die for. Bringing back the Mad Med theme, you only have switch on and see Joan Holloway strutting her stuff in this style of dress to make you want to get out there and shop for the ultimate bombshell dress. You will be showcasing the Mad Men look quicker than you can say 60's chic.

Joan Holloway wearing the bombshell dress
Phase Eight is representing the sophisticated, elegant Mad Men look this season, here are some of my favourite 60's inspired pieces.

Rose Jacquard Dress
Floral Sasha Dress

Long Pencil Skirt
Long Tulip Skirt
Stripe Renee Dress
Verity Dress
This week I finally went to see Paul and it was well worth the wait. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost do not disappoint and there unique comedy shines through the entirety of the film. The plot of the film is simple, two geeks on a road trip around America visiting extra terrestrial sites until they bump into Paul and help him on his mission. Although I would like to say it was a family film, Paul is not your average alien and defiantly not the sort of alien that the children of today will be used to. So adults, if you haven't already had the chance to, get down to the cinema and watch Paul.

Thanks for reading, see you again next week.

Lauren x

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