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Mod El Bride
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If you can claim it was love when you both reached for the same Who record, then a beatific mod wed-up may be just for you. Hedonist and hyper-cool, the mods rode the curtails of the British Invasion, sporting page boy flair and mop top cuts, pillbox hats and Jacqueline gloves. Camped-up café culture, Italian art-house flicks, and Kinky witticisms are just a Carnaby Street away when it comes to the throwing the Harvey Wallbanger of all themed weddings.
vespa daze
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Sartre and Northern soul, gleaming chrome and moral panic, not too mention some positively existential shopping sprees, these are the things that little Mod boys and girls are made of. Pump up the pop-art factor, flaunt those drainpipe jeans, and get ready to take your love from just dapper to down-and-out dandy.
Decor-ize with the following:
Bubble bottles
Beaded curtains
Folding fans
Lava lamps
Gerbera daisies
dedicated follower of fashion
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Far from fields of flower power and bare feet, London mod fashion is all about sleek edges with an attitude to boot. Twiggy-esque and minimalist, an A-line mid-thigh white dress with black accents does just the trick, thanks to Mary Quant’s popularization of the epic mini skirt. Encourage guests to opt for black trousers, chunky knee-high boots, patent leather and a metallic accessory twist.
Try trending it up with:
French nouvelle vogue
La Garçonne androgyny
Narrow lapels, thin ties
Trapeze dress
fine as wine
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A spacey loft, geometric finger-food, lacquered wooden trays, sharp-shooting highball glasses, multi-colored ice buckets, and kitschy British flag toothpicks all fuse together to make a tantalizingly uppity Saville Row spread with just the right amount of bite.
Caviar and horseradish deviled eggs
Coca Cola cupcakes
Spicy marmalade Swedish meatballs
Angel coconut bundt cake
Parsley butter cocktail shrimp
play all day and all of the night
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When it comes to recreating the voluptuous vibes of London’s infamous Flamingo or Marquee bar, soundtrack is key – think Small Faces, The Yardbirds, or Dave Brubeck and The Modern Jazz Quartet for a sonorous blast as electrifying as acid-washed Kool-Aid.
Imitate fave album covers for photo-ops
Run an espresso maker con panna
Crank an old record player
Rent a black and white parquet dance floor
Play a round of music trivia circa ’61-64