Starry eyed

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(Dress: Fred Perry, Boots: Tommy Hilfiger)

I’ve had my eye on these Tommy Hilfiger Mod Boots since I saw them at the New York Fashion Week show. After a long wait they were finally released on the 1st of April which just happened to be my birthday (perfect timing). I ordered the boot and was delighted as they were guaranteed to be a sell out. The need day I received an e-mail to say they were sold out before they could process my order, gutted! I’d waited and saved up for half a year for these boots but luckily someone wasn’t keen on them and sent them back. They are giving off Ziggy Stardust, 70’s rock ‘n’ roll vibe. I’ve matched the metallic vivid stars with this multi coloured polka dot dress. The Fred Perry dress has a sixties silhouette  with contrasting collar.

That dream Chung dress

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(Dress: Zara, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Bag & Watch: Lulu Guinness, Scarf: Vintage)

The dress of dreams. Since Alexa Chung collaborated with AG Jeans to create a collection on denim inspired by the sixties and seventies, I’ve had my eye on the denim dress. I love the shape and the style with the two pockets but unfortunately not the price tag. I’ve been looking for a look-a-like for some time now, I’ve tried the Miss Selfridges version and a few others but no luck. The Zara denim dress is by far the closest looking to the Chung dress with a nice shaped mini style. I’ve styled with my Olympia kitty flats and accessorised with a vintage scarf and Lulu Guinness doll faces.

Retro prints

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(Dress: Orla Kiely for People Tree, Top: Topshop, Shoes: Orla Kiely x Clarks, Necklace: Fifi Lapin)

Spring is finally here so it’s the perfect time to wear this stunning Orla Kiely retro print dress, in a vibrant colour and lady like style. I’ve styled with a sequin collared top and Orla Bibi pastel pink shoes.

Talking About My Generation

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As a creative writer for Psyche, I’ve delved into the world of Fred Perry and Levi’s to create a blog post ‘Talking About My Generation’ walking through the different era’s of both brands. With both of the brands having a strong connection to the music industry from the Mods, Skinheads and Northern Soul culture to Britpop and our generation. Treat your ears to a Sixties/Northern Soul playlist and have a read of the post now live on Psyche.co.uk.
I also got to style the entire photo shoot, styling effortless cool Levi’s jeans (featuring the new 501 CT alongside skinnys) with classic Fred Perry polos, parkas and tees and completing the looks with Macarena shoes.

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Photography credits: Emma Louise Appleton 
Model:  Beth Jones
Styling: Katrina Howes

Mod target.

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(Suit: Zara, Shirt: New Look, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia)

Today I’m wearing a matching dogtooth suit in a pale duck egg blue tone. I’ve styled with white tights to continue the sixties styling and paired with a white grandad collar shirt with mod target buttons to add a touch of colour. My Charlotte Olympia kitty shoes have been repaired and I’ve added a rubber sole to protect them, so it was time to start wearing them again without worrying about the soles wear too quickly.

Retro styling…

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(T-shirt: Topshop, Jeans & Shoes: M&S, Necklace: Accessorize)

Today I’m rocking the Seventies trend, it’s not often I can say I’m on trend usually I’m decades behind the fashion scene. I have a lobe for the Sixties/Seventies although I haven’t wore a pair of flares since my school days, wow I’m feeling old! I’ve style my flares with a basic tee featuring a striped retro style and simple black heels. I’ve accessorised with a delicate star necklace to complete the look.