I got my hair done today, and I can’t say I wasn’t inspired by Jean Shrimpton.
(I know Laet’li, you came up with Fringe Twins.)
I don’t even know where to begin with the sixties. Mods? Rockers? Jackie O? Twiggy? Early Hippies? The 1960’s were a huge time for fashion; there was a much wider variety of trends and styles than previous decades. Skirts got shorter, boots got taller, styles became more risque and eccentric.
Look for: Babydoll dresses, Shift dresses, Cropped skinny pants, Flared jeans, Go-Go boots, PVC, Sequins, Pillbox hats, A line mini skirts, Chanel-inspired skirt suits, Wide brim hats
Colors/Prints: Brights, Rich colors, Black, White, Color blocking, Crazy prints, Checkered print, Paisley, Space inspired silver and spacey prints
Face/Hair: Bouffant, Afros, Bobs, Pixie cut, Short thick bangs, Exaggerated eyeliner, Pastel eyeshadow, Nude lips,
Watch: Mad Men (of course), Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Barbarella, Young Birds Fly
Read Into: Jean Shrimpton, Brigitte Bardot, André Courrèges, Mary Quant
I did my Spring Cleaning a little late and after clearing some of the clutter out of my small studio, doing a little rearranging and decorating I realized that if you don’t surround yourself with things that inspire you, what good are the things you have?
Vintage Bazaar covers bring to mind trends past and inspiration for fashion’s future. (And I think every fabulous girl should have a photo of Jean Shrimpton somewhere)
So, what inspires you?