“look, i don’t wanna be the same as everybody else. that’s why i’m a mod, see? i mean, you gotta be somebody, ain’t ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown.” // jimmy – quadrophenia

let’s not do anything rash – like drowning off the coast of beachy head, but let’s do take a walk down nostalgia lane and ponder one’s my youth.

it doesn’t seem that long ago that i (curly hair be damned), wore my skirts short, my shoes smart and loafered (or, if we were feeling rough, a pair of cherry red dr. martens) –  and hopped on the back of some young gentleman’s rebooted vespa – helmet, optional. the two-stroke engine burn always gave me a headache – but at the time, it seemed so very worth it.

many years on, it all seems a bit of a laugh – but whilst reading in bed with a nice cuppa tea, like the oldster i’ve become, richard weight’s ‘mod: a very british style‘ reminds of just how exciting and influential style can be. roughly one hundred years on from my adolescence, i still feel the impact of that time – mostly on my hemline, but still, i feel it…

colourblockcrepeflowertunicorlakiely

thaliacheckmarant

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fredperrycolourblockdress

→ source : colour block crepe flower tunic via orla kiely

→ source : thalia check dress by étoile isabel marant via lagarçonne

→ source : bi-material drawstring dress via a.p.c.

→ source : colour block t-shirt dress, with the very important laurel wreath, via fred perry

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