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Mod Fashion Looks for Spring and Summer

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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Cherry and Berry Themed Jewelry

If you want to look fresh and sexy for summer try wearing some youthful jewelry or patterned shoes and clothing that boast a delicious motif.

 

The classic two cherry pattern is back with a vengeance for summer and it is everywhere. One company called Broad Minded clothing has been offering cherry printed pinafore, dresses and skirts in velveteen, corduroy and cotton.  Their soft black velveteen low waited skirt features a pattern of bright red cherries along with a dangling bright red underslip and a belt with a big red bow.  They also offer a green dress empire waist styled dress with a cherry print that is cinched under the breasts with a bright red bow.  Another variation on this look is their turquoise blue dress embroidered with red ribbons and the classic cherry print.  If you want a halter cherry dress you find it at Paper Doll Productions, which boasted a black and red cherry print on a gingham print dress.

 

Fancy to charm a special someone while wearing Rockabilly style lingerie?  Rockabilly Lingerie offers a bra and bombshell mini skirt set in white with sheer red chiffon trim and the famous skirt and top.

 

One of the simplest ways to wear the lucky cherry motif is as jewelry.  Rockabilly Pave makes a Cherries Jubilee bracelet with red plastic cherries and big green plastic leaves on a link chain.  Also beautiful is the sparkly cherries charm and matching earrings that are in pave faux diamonds hanging from thin silver chains.

 

Classic hardware jewelry makes a love pair Rockabilly Cherry stud earrings with a teal green leaf and bright red cherries.

 

Many companies that make rockabilly platform shoes offer a pair of shoes for sale that are decorated with the famous print.  Pleaser Shoes offers a six-inch platform stiletto heel in black with a red ribbon and a platform embellished with the famous pattern.

 

If black is not your think then you might want to opt for the pink pair of high heel sandals decorated with the cherries motif made by Bordello shoes.  If you want to go even more glamorous Bordello makes an open toe pair featuring and open toe and four inch heels.

 

Want to be ultra sexy?  There is probably nothing cheekier in the bedroom then a pair of whit opaque thigh high tights emblazoned with cherries (made by the company Leg Avenue.)

 

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