As Nancy Sinatra once sang in her nonchalant manner, “these boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do,” and I’ll step into a time machine in them and make my way over to the midcentury any day!
Anyone who knows me knows I love emulating vintage motifs in my on-camera style. The ’60s are my current obsession: the movies (anything with Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly), the fashion and the music (which I’ll jam to on my way to a live shot. My current rotation is ‘60s rock and all the songs on the Queen’s Gambit playlist on Spotify!). One particular trend of the time that resonates me on a spiritually sartorial level: mod. When I say, mod-est is ‘hautest,’ I’m talking about this.
The mod era was characterized by vibrant-colored dresses with go-go boots and originated from a London subculture during the ’60s, ergo the boots that are not only made for walking but strutting. The combination is perfect for television, because the solid colors of the dress pop without distracting from what you’re trying to report about. This pistachio green trench coat dress is one of my favorites to reach for when reporting. The mid-length is comfortable but still allows for my modernized white go-go boots to have their moment if I’m doing a more zoomed-out live shot.
For anyone interested in going for a mod-look on-camera you really only need those two things: white knee-high boots and a no-fuss dress! The dress is so carefree, that even the stitching shows purposefully, and I love that. But no iconic look is complete without accessories, so I adorned my ears with these rhinestone dangly earrings, framed with smaller rhinestones to really pop against my licorice black locks. I added a touch of fuchsia lipstick to complete the ‘60s retro vibe. All I was truly missing was the Twiggy style under-eyeliner!
What is your favorite era of fashion?
Keeping it Krischic,
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P.S. These photos were taken by and with my best friend, Mari Makatsaria. If you haven’t checked out her fashion blog, you’re missing out.