Despite it still being February I can’t help but daydream about spring/Summer and a time when jackets are unnecessary and skirts and dresses can be worn without leggings or tights. As I live in Minnesota and the weather can be rather unpredictable the arrival of spring is always a guessing game. But, given the incredibly mild winter we’ve had so far I can only hope we’ll have a quick jump to spring weather soon. In the meantime I’ve been soaking up all the 50’s inspired Spring/Summer fashion editorials and ads around the web. I’m as sucker for anything 50’s/60’s inspired, especially clothing. I’m always looking to add 50’s inspired element to my wardrobe, so when I saw this Prada ad and the L’Officiel editorial my mind was buzzing with inspiration and longing for summer heat. Enjoy!
To begin with I figured I’d post some stuff that I’ve been Obsessed with as of late.
1. M.I.A.’s Bad Girls Video
|via Natalie’s fashion Workshop|
|via Streetstyle Aesthetic|
4. Downton Abbey
Yup I’ve become one of those people that’s into Downton Abbey. I first heard about it last year when it won at the Emmys. I wasn’t really roaring to try it since for some reason the idea of period dramas can often put me off a wee bit. But, after last Saturday’s SNL skit and hearing from friends how good it is I decided I should at least give it a try and see what all the fuss is about. Many hours later I’ve watched the whole first season (available on Netflix) and caught up with the second season via pbs.org. I’m hooked. You should definitely watch it if you haven’t if for no other reason then the ridiculousness of Maggie Smith’s character. There are also some lovely Victorian fashions and lots of drama. These people hired people to get them dressed everyday, the rich people don’t know how to make tea for themselves, they freak out about electricity and the telephone and look down on Lawyers, Doctors, and people that have jobs. All very interesting stuff. If you haven’t you should definitely give Downton Abbey a try.
Here are some of my favorite looks from the show:
|Black and white|
|Love the black and gold especially the first two on the left|
|Black, white and gold|
|Pinks, love the two on the right|
*All images via style.com