The 1960s is one of my favorite decades; people stripped themselves of uniformity in exchange for individuality and freedom of expression. From fashion and architecture to art and music, this decade was filled with a renaissance of pops of color, rhythms, and melodies conjuring messages of change. A new sense of purpose replenished an artistic drought, the results of which remain evident to this day. I am fairly certain that my parents, who were in their twenties during this time, played a huge influence on my love of this era, especially my artistic mother, who was a singer and designer at the time. Our house was filled with the sights and sounds of the times and she dressed in mod clothes of miniskirts, go-go boots, and London-esque hair and makeup.
I find myself drawn to the fashion of this decade, and so when I laid eyes on this orange dress and white patent leather shoes, both by Bally, I was immediately smitten. The design elements of this dress are impeccable from its shape to the rear details, it just works on so many levels. The square-toed white patent leather shoes, completely reminiscent of the ’60s, provide comfort in their square-toed design and chunky heel. I picked up this vintage lucite and metal chain necklace at my local jewelry repair shop, where the owner, Chana, sells consignment jewelry. I have discovered many a gem (no pun intended there), and I always keep my eyes peeled when I enter her shop on Pico Boulevard, California.
What is your favorite decade for art, fashion, and music? I would love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment!
Bally Dress and Shoes, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses, Worth New York Clutch, Vintage Necklace, Chanel Bracelet, Suneera Bracelet, Cabi Earrings, Spinelli Kilcollin Ring, Ann Sisteron Pinkie Diamond Ring.