The Summer of Love

19.1.11


San Francisco dreaming. A racy trip back to the summer of love. Tail end of the 60s from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock; psychedelic 60s truly knew no bounds. The likes of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Doors bombarding the airwaves with music to match the tone. The saying "rules were made to be broken" couldn't stand any more true than it did here. Music conformity out the door. Etiquette snobs blue in the face from emerging mannerisms; or rather, a lack thereof.  Fashion trends? Forgedaboutit. The goal is towards freedom not confinement. Anti-war sentiments + longing for utopian society = a movement that knowingly or unknowingly popularized these trippy prints. From tie-dye shirts  to paisley printed dresses, we know them now as psychedelic. Psychedelic prints. Bundles floating around on my desktop throwing bursts of delight my way thanks to the Spring 2011 collection from the likes of Missoni and Yohji Yamamoto. Now let's pretend it's not below freezing out, and throw on that Pucci dress. Hallucinations fully permitted here.

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42 Contributions:

Ms_SyllyBee said...

damn what a beautiful collage of images. great inspiration! thanks for sharing.

i wander, i wonder

pancakeSTACKER said...

Definitely can see why you'd be San Francisco dreaming :) But, maybe I'm just partial to my home, haha. Have you ever been?? If you ever plan a visit, we must meet up!


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Vasilieva said...

loving the photos, amazing colours

http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
x

Misnomer said...

These are some great shots. I think I might dress a bit psychedelic-esque today now I've seen it. Love Yohji Yamamoto!

FashionJazz said...

Amazing pics! xx

Ramona said...

This post is awsome! Oh, that pucci dress ...

xo Ra

Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

There's something incredibly nostalgic about the 60. It's something I can't quite shake, not that I'd want to. It's everything you've said and more.

What I wouldn't give to walk down the low-rent Haight-Ashbury. Last time I was in San Francisco I stumbled upon a house that was selling for way too much in that neighborhood. Oh well, the times they are a'changin'.

...Iww... said...

Love that photos, very inspiring^^

Amber Blue Bird said...

this is a great mix of groovy photos

Lola said...

Sixties great inspiration!!

Marta C. (MBPlace) said...

Lovely blog!!! I follow you!
I will be so nice if you follow me back :D:D
Hace a good day,xx

J'Adore Fashion said...

Love the prints and inspiring pictures!

xoxo
Stella
http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

Very interesting post! Thank you for the comment lady! xoxo Diamond Cat

Veronika said...

Abi, thank you so much for your comments on my blog. Your previous outfits are beautiful ♥

Rosie said...

Lovely post :)
That Pucci dress is so special!

Rosie x

Marie said...

Thank you for the comment! :D
I really like these pictures, they are a little bit different:)

tywo said...

My dear,
I love you.


LOVE!

SucceedingatFailing said...

I love this post! I wish I could throw on a Pucci dress but no hallucination could convince my body that it doesnt need 38 layers and a fur coat to keep warm right now! :(

bravegrrl said...

love this post! and yes, i am ready to rock color and fun and daydreaming!!! great post xoxo

Lindsay said...

i love these pictures! they make me want a long pattern dress!

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Sabrina O. said...

Beautiful!!
xx

Nici said...

interesting pics!

Nici from www.set-joy.blogspot.com

v a m p i r e said...

Abi my fav fashionista

how have u been?

Happy New Year and i just came back to blogspot so will have loadsa catch up to do

:) miss you * wink

with love

Jasmine

Andreea said...

God, i love pucci!<3

♥ kisses ♥

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modanista junkie said...

Lovely. So inspiring!!



xoxo,
melrod

Sara said...

great post, I love everything in it! I'm actually listening to Jimi right now<3
kisses from Sweden
/Sara

Nana Sánchez-Dopico said...

I love that post! Kisses:)

ÖzLeM said...

Nice pictures, nice outfits.
You have such an inspiring blog:)

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IsauraQuevedo said...

great vintage inspiration!! xoxo

In New York Paris Tomorrow said...

Northing better than rock n roll and the sixties ... every single image is iconic.

Peace & Love.

Simona said...

great pics, love the pattern inspiration! :)

xx
Simona
http://thepicnicwithzebra.blogspot.com/

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what a stunning collection of photographs - love!! :)

Rianna Bethany said...

Fantastic colours, if i could spell sphycadelic thats what i'd call it! (I had a go at spelling it!!)
Rianna xxxx

ching said...

ooooh i want to go back in time and experience this era. :D

Caroline said...

Aww wow, the second photo, that dress is quite something, i wish i could own it for the summer! Speaking of summer i can not wait for it to come along, it is the perfect time for listening to Jimi Hendrix :D
xxxxxxxxxx

Grace said...

Great collection of photos!

Love Grace.

Aimee said...

Very inspirational post! Awesome blog, I'm following :) xx

Viv said...

love the pictures!




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Nina said...

YEs Baby Yessssss, best post!!

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Just a lazy morning said...

Beautiful post!!
also your blog is so cute,i love it!
start to follow you:-)
xoxo

Marta C. (MBPlace) said...

Thanks for you comment! Nice post!
Have a nice day, xx

Connie said...

Oh Jimi! What's not to love.

The Heartbreak

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