So Sixties

sixties fashion, JEFFREY CAMPBELL, outfit, winged eyeliner, chanel ring
sixties fashion, JEFFREY CAMPBELL, outfit, winged eyeliner, chanel ring
sixties fashion, JEFFREY CAMPBELL, outfit, winged eyeliner, chanel ring
Mod Orange Shift Dress from CHARLOTTE'S
→ (similar by MARC JACOBS here)
CHANEL Vintage Reconstructed Button Ring
ALEX + VINE Black Onyx Ring

The second I spotted this dress, I had a sudden impulse to channel the 1960's. Wouldn't Andy Warhol's muse, Edie Sedgwick parade around town in such a mod piece? I think she would. With orange being showcased on the fashion runways more and more, and Spring just around the bend, I wanted to give this look a go. Ballerina flats and bronze jewelry the final, finishing flair.

For whatever reason I can't quite put my finger on, I have always found myself drawn to the era of the fifties and sixties. Was it the fashion? The music? Maybe a little of both. Today, modern television seems to have become equally enthralled with this particular period as well. Take Pan Am and Mad Men, for example. Where the women worshipped winged eyeliner, shift dresses, gold button details and meticulously styled hair. Modern day fashion icons who seem to fair well in a sixties styled setting also inspire me today: Sienna Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway. Models then and now: Twiggy and Kate Moss; carry quite a sixties flair as well. For my look in particular, I wanted the main focus to stay on the bright color of the dress. I played up the shift with vintage, bronzed rings and a grosgrain clutch. The pretty ballerina flats pack almost as much punch as the brightly hued frock. I felt the two needed to meet. I carefully winged my upper eyelids with liquid liner, for added effect. I kept the rest of my makeup neutral and soft. I finally finished the look with a brightly colored pink lip. If I were on the Pan Am set today, I would gladly board the plane feeling in style whilst wearing my new, orange dress.

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BikeandHeels 04/26/2012 15:43

Love your style and absolutely your ring!!!

Andi 04/26/2012 08:41

great nod to 60s MOD!

Ishara 04/25/2012 11:36

Love the dress, really cute and the flats are adorable
Xx ish

Style Mentor™ 04/25/2012 10:17

Love this post! "Welcome Aboard "PAN AM!"" Crack up!

Debora Bondì 04/25/2012 10:08

I love ballerines