Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mod Men (See Jane Watch)




I was one of those people who had been waiting with bated breath for the Mad Men season 5 premiere after an excruciating 18 month hiatus.  I've been obsessed with the show since it debuted in 2007 and have definitely enjoyed watching the characters, as well as the styles, evolve over the years.  The show has resumed in 1966;  it seems the stiff, 1950's influence has vanished completely and the swinging 60s are in full force.  I'm loving the bright colors, vivid prints, plaid sportcoats, mod dresses and exaggerated lashes.  I found a Vogue cover from 1966, which perfectly exemplifies the times; conversely, I displayed some wild prints that I'm seeing from designers today.   Are you open to the mod trend (again)?

17 comments

me and my lifestyle said...

Wow! Love that skirt... and those jeans... perfect!!

xoxo
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Sarah said...

Love the shoes, I'm definitely on board with mod!

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Tiffany Elam said...

Hmmm, I'm not too sure about going mod- I couldn't pull it off. But this skirt is too cute!!

Tiffany
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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

GORGEOUS! love these retro pieces!!

blue roses said...

the mod trend never really fails to please. while i love the classicism, the pristine tailoring, exuded in the 1950s and early 60s, the fresh and loose spirited mod look is incredible!

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Lisa Griffin said...

confesssion: I've never watched Mad Men.. but the swinging 60s sound much more appealing than the stiff 50s, and i love your picks!
in dramatic fashion

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

just like the lady above me: I've never watched a single episode. I really should start! x

His and Hers said...

Love what you pulled together and LOVE the mod trend! It's probably my favorite era in fashion, so I'm always open to it's resurgence! :)

The Jones said...

Definitely open to the mod trend...but the 50s were more flattering for me ;) Love the Vogue cover you picked out, it is perfection...and can't wait to catch some Mad Men!

<3 Cambria
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Célèste Brott of Fashion is Evolution said...

All through the premiere, I kept pointing out to my boyfriend, "Look how much shorter the skirts are! . . . Oh, now look how Peggy's dress is still more old fashioned, but Megan's is very cutting edge!" Eventually he was like, "I know, and that's all very interesting, but I can't hear what they're saying."

I just couldn't contain my excitement.

Lindsey said...

I am so open to the mod trend. I definitely think there are a lot of fun ways to dress this trend up or down! Love Mad Men so much too and am so happy it is back on!
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J ♥ said...

Lovely shoes!!

With hearts,
Janet
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Jaclyn said...

I could definitely do the mod trend. All of the clothes and furniture in the episode last weekend were incredible. I'm on the hunt for that black mini with sheer long sleeves now.

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Collections said...

Love the pants. I am partial though as I just bought them and they are SO comfortable.

Collections

.aubrey c. said...

I keep seeing those polka dot pants so trendy!

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Giovanna said...

Great picks! Loving the AG Polka Dot Pants!

xx
Giovanna
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Josie said...

Those flats are SO CUTE. I love!
xo Josie
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