M is for Motown, Mini Skirts, Marc Jacobs, and Midweek Musings

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

{Louis Vuitton, style.com}

{Marc Jacobs, style.com}

On Motown:
It is impossible to be unhappy when listening to Motown-era tunes. Walking to class yesterday, it was raining, I was wearing sneakers and norts, and I didn't have an umbrella. Usually that would be the perfect recipe for a horrible afternoon, but Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder started playing on Pandora and an immediate spring was added to my step and nothing could be wrong in the world. It was like falling in love: you no longer see the wet, rainy afternoon or character flaws, you only see the pavement shining like silver and a perfect angel before you. 

On Mini Skirts:
So much fun is all I can think about mini skirts. Not the too-tight, super-sparkly eyebrow-raising variety, but the 1960's mod version. The kind with a matching jacket combo and a little patent ballet flat and a purse in the same color. The kind you would wear shopping for new springtime clothes in NYC or out to lunch in London or walking in a park in Paris. The kind that makes you feel sunny inside and makes other people stop and stare. 

On Marc:
Marc Jacobs, a creator of It-Girls, a dream-come-true for nostalgic fans of 1960's mod, and a bold inventor of a new kind of minimalism: one that involves rock 'n roll cool. Spring, Marc says through his clothes, is the perfect time to reinvent the shorts-and-tee shirt combo. Now is the time to bring back bold patterns but with a new twist. Here we have classic shapes and patterns, but with scallops and headbands and little pointy Mary Janes. There are knock-around shifts and maxi dresses with equal parts Diana Ross and Edie Sedgwick. Jacobs reigns in the fashion world because season to season he knows just what we want. We wanted grunge, he gave us grunge. Last fall we wanted a story; he gave us a rich, Romantic tale set in a late Grand Central Station-type atmosphere. Today we want modern and clean and simple, and yet we want to stand out and be bold in our fashion choices. Marc delivers, both for Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. 

(Oh, and Anna Sophia is the perfect It-Girl of the season seen first in Louis Vuitton and then in Marc Jacobs, shot for the February issue of Teen Vogue.)

{currently listening to}

my 'Happy Sounds' playlist

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
Rockin' Robin - Jackson 5
Come See About Me - The Supremes
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
I Want You Back - Jackson 5

{currently reading}

Teen Vogue 
February 2013


  1. I LOVE this post! I am currently addicted to all things MOD and I really enjoyed AnnaSophia Robb's spread in Teen Vogue!


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  3. seriously my favourite LV collection ever. I had to put it on tumblr.

  4. These are amazing! I love that they're continuing the awesome stripes trend :)