A Week of Suits

I have slowly been building up a little collection of 60s mod suits, most of them in crimplene (what else!). I have searched high and low for these beauties, some were ebay finds, others were bought at vintage shops in London. The other week I realised that I seem to have quite a few of them, so to ease the pain of going back to work after a bank holiday I decided to make this week a week of suits!

Outfit Details
1960s suit and breton top

Style Muse: Jane Asher

Sixties Inspired: Lily Collins Photoshoot

Sixties Inspired: Boutique by Jaeger

Boutique by Jaeger is fast becoming one of my favourite places to shop, the clothes are beautifully made and inspired by the 60s, what's not to love?

Style Muse: Sylvie Vartan

A Mod and a Rocker

Me and my sister have very different styles and yesterday we couldn't have looked more different if we tried (she is wearing my leather jacket though!). 

I'm wearing a new-to-me dress bought from Retrobates vintage in Greenwich, one of my favourite vintage shops in London.


The Classic Mini - My Favourite Car

My love affair with the Mini began seven years ago when my parents bought me a 1981 Mini City as my first car (I still have it, although it's not my main car anymore). 

Style Muse: France Gall

Dedicated Follower of Fashion

For all of my UK readers, BBC 4 is currently showing a great series called Britain on Film. Throughout the 1960s short, quirky documentaries that examined all aspects of life in Britain were produced by the Rank Organisation (Look at Life). Tuesday's episode focused on the developments in the fashion industry in the 1960s and is definitely worth a watch - I wanted to jump through the tv and join in on all the fun! 

The episode is available on iplayer for the next five days.


Key Looks of the 1960s

I'm currently reading Vintage Fashion - Collecting and wearing designer clothes, which I received as a present last Christmas. Although I live and breathe the 60s I also love the fashions of earlier eras and this book is a great guide to the clothes created by couture houses and designers in the twentieth century. I love looking at couture, mainly from a dressmaking perspective as I love to see the incredible detail that went into making each garment. 

In the chapter on the 1960s they have a section entitled "Key Looks of the 1960s" which I thought I would share.