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.
Photography credits: Emma Louise Appleton
Model: Beth Jones
Styling: Katrina Howes
(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.
(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.
On Thursday (19th March) I attend Psyche’s Website Launch Event. The Event marked the official launch of the new website with Visual Soft. A clean cut website with a luxury sophisticated design, easy to shop high end designer clothing and filled with fashion inspiration with a cool new blog and style guides.
The launch party was held at the Psyche flagship store in Middlesbrough with a number of brands, blogger ands authors along with big guns Barclaycard, Google, Paypal and Amazon all at the event. The party featured a catwalk show with the trends of spring/summer on show, followed by a smooth jazz band playing and flowing drinks for those who weren’t working.
The catwalk show showcased pretty pastel florals, matching two piece sets, sparkly and shear fabrics, bold colours and hints of seventies styling. Big brands like Ted Baker, Polo Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors were the main focus of the night for the ladies. The show didn’t appeal to my retro taste in fashion but none the less the show was a great success and everyone there seamed to enjoy the night.
(Dress: Zara, Skirt & Bag: Orla Kiely, Belt: Topshop, Shoes: Orla Kiely x Clarks, Necklace: HoF) With it being Mothering Sunday I went out for a meal with my mam, brother & sister-in-law. I went for a classic black outfit with my flower power Orla skirt paired with a a delicate lace dress and a monochrome daisy belt. I have accessorised with a pearl necklace, a nude coloured panda bag and pink Orla Bibi shoes.
(Coat: Zara, Dress: Peacocks, Shoes: Orla Kiely x Clarks, Necklace: Vintage)
I can’t wait for spring, I’m getting tired of wearing winter coats and layer after layer of clothing. Today I dug out my bright yellow and white checked summery coat to complete my Sixties style. I’ve paired with a black and white patterned mini dress and Orla Bibi shoes in a yellow tone. I’ve accessorised with my Lulu doll face bag and moon face necklace.
(Dress: Marmalade, Top: Topshop, Shoes: Orla Kiely x Clarks)