Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back to school 2013

School has officially started in Los Angeles, to celebrate Ahoy hoy is featuring vintage school girls! 


Monday, August 19, 2013

Wonder Girls "Nobody"

I love K-pop. Living in Koreatown I am subjected to the sights and sounds of the K-pop phenomenon. When I get my nails done at the salon inside the Korean mall, my eyes are glued to the K-pop variety shows on TV where I can get my fix of groups like Skarf, Girls Generation, Super Junior and countless others. (The korean girls who work in the salon inform me on the culture of K-pop and how there's countless bands, and that the competition is insane because of new bands always coming out, and how k-pop hopefuls get plastic surgery at a young age just in hopes to get the right "look" to be in a k-pop band.) There are big Psy billboards all over town promoting soju, and endless korean karaoke bars blaring k-pop songs and videos at any given time of day.

Oh but could you only imagine how my heart skipped a beat when I found these photos of K-pop group Wonder Girls all perfectly modded up? They are truly amazing! The ladies of Wonder Girls put on 60's personas for their 2008 hit single, "Nobody". The styling (and the hair! Absolutely loving the hair!) is on target and the photos look like they could have come straight from a 1960's photoshoot. Well done Wonder Girls!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Valeriya Planidina for Cityist

Famed English fashion photographer Lara Jade, truly outdid herself in this showy 60's inspired photoshoot with model Valeriya Planidina. Valeriya sharply wears current pieces by designers such as Sonia Rykiel, Vera Wang, L'Wren Scott, and Dolce & Gabbana. This pictorial is the epitome of contemporary Mod fashion at its very best!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Modern Mod Maven - Dawn O'Porter

One thing is to be married to comedian Chris O' Dowd from IT Crowd / Bridesmaids fame, and another thing is to have an immaculate mod style! This is why I hereby declare Dawn O'Porter a Modern Mod Maven!

She may not be a household name in the states (yet) but Dawn is known in the UK for her television documentaries covering taboo subjects such as sex, extreme dieting, nudity and polygamy as well as for her writing (her newest novel, Paper Aeroplanes, is about 2 teenage girls growing up in the mid 90's. It may very well be the story of my teenage years) But what I find absolutely adorable about the Scottish TV presenter and author is her ace personal style. From her perfect bobbed coiffure, and the terrific array of dresses; peter pan collared, Pucci print, shift, or mini- Dawn rocks them all with style!  I love how there are very few photos of her in pants as she wears dresses all the time- and that is why you, Dawn O'Porter are a Modern Mod Maven!

I think Dawn & Chris would very much be the one celebrity couple I would most like to go on a double date on. I could imagine the well dressed fun Liam and I would have with them!