Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Maxi dress

Icon: Maxi dress
Story: Earliest appearances of the maxi dress was in 1968 when The New York Times highlighted a cotton lace version by Oscar De La Renta. Quickly all hip fashion houses opted the new styles and maxi lenght begun to outdo the mini skirt. From cotton maxi dresses quickly involved to to be more lacey and flowy to the ankle lenght. Modern day maxi dress in usually cotton jersey and down to the heel. In the 70's maxi dress gained highly fashionable status along with similar kaftan and boho styles. Even today maxi dress is often assosiated with down to earth hippie style with it's ultra feminine feel. Even though minidresses have been usually the choice of the young and rebellious rock'n'roll girls, maxi dress has been seen worn by many artists and strong women to give more bohemian look. Maxi dress golden times has been 70's kaftan, boho- and disco looks, 90's grunge look and modern day jersey summer maxi dresses.

Angela Bowie wearing 60's printed cotton maxi dress.
Anita Pallenberg wearing Ossie Clark maxi dress in the style of Swinging Sixties.
Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick in her dark coloured oriental style maxi dress.
Joni Mitchel performing in late 60's style long sleeved colourful tie died hippie maxi dress.
Bianca Jagger wearing spot on trend Ossie Clark maxi dress in 1971.
Pattie Boyd wearing floaty girly maxi dress with low cut neck line for  sexy 70's romantic look.
Kat Von D. wearing a moder day hippie maxi dress without losing any edge of her rock look.
Ketih Richards wife Patti Hansen wearing plunging maxi dress to Leah Wood's wedding.
Frances Bean Cobain wearing her version of the maxi dress with brown accessories matching her hair  colour.

Where to get the look?

60's hip brand Marimekko has still great maxi dresses to get the true wibe for your summer look. Nordisfushion.com.au.
You can't go wrong with original 70's Ossie Clark maxi dress. Celiabritwell.com.

90's style jersey maxi dress is perfect to create grungy look. Shopbop.com.
Modern day version of the kaftan dress is perfect for rocking summer. Theoutnet.com.
One shoulder maxi dress with fading colour in the feel in 60's tie dye is great way to date the hippie look. Shopbop.com.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jo Wood

Icon: Jo Karslake a.k.a. Jo Wood
Born: 15th March (pisces) , Benfleet, Essex, UK
Height: -
Known-for: ex-wife of The Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood
Story: Jo was born to an architectural model maker dad and Avon lady mum in Essex, UK. She has aone sister and two brothers. She attented local convent school which she left at the age of 16. She worked as a model until she was 22 and she was The Sun magazines "Face of 1972". She met Ronnie Wood in 1977 and they were married in January 1985. The couple had two children, Leah and Tyrone. Jo had her first son Jamie at the age of 18. Jo accopanied Ronnie regularly on tour looking after his wardrobe and diet. She has lived in Los Angles and New York but is now settled in London. When living in New York she designed clothes for the fashion label "No Scruples".  Following a serious illness in 1989, Jo began to follow a strict organic lifestyle and in 2005 she lanched her own range of organic cosmetic products, "Jo Wood Organics". Jo and Ronnie split up in 2008 after Ronnie walked out on Jo to live with an 18 year old cocktail waitress.
Style: Jo has said her style icon is Brigitte Bardot and it shows on her glamorous but girly outlook. She still relays on smoky dark eyes, nude lips and sexy messy blonde hair. Her style has always been spot on trends with rock twist. She still wears her black leather and printed t-shirts when wants.

Jo's first modeling pictures in 1972 taken by her friend . She is wearing  typical 70's outfit of skinny fit button blouse and high waist bell bottom pants.
jo modeling 70's jersey bell bottom pantsuit and  laced knee high boots.
Hot and sexy in country side check.
Jo smoking hot 70's disco look with straight long hair and long thick bangs, black halterneck dress, waist belt, black  tights and white jacket.
Jo with her family. She is wearing bouffant 80's bob and baggy bright yellow top.
Jo and Ronnie in their wedding in 1985. Jo wearing every inch trendy 80's satin and lace wedding dress.
80's lovers. Jo trusting smoky black eyes and nude lips and wearing  hair big. Her loose shoulder padded bright orange top is also all 80's.
Jo second from right in black lycra bodycon dress with cut outs.
Jo wearing black blouse and black leggings for a stylish rock look.
Jo in loose white top, black micro shorts, studded belt and black stiletto heels for a true rock'n'roll look.
All grown up Jo still wearing black skinny pants, printed t-shirt and black blazer for rock street chic.
Jo hitting the fashion show front row . She is trusting skinny leather pants, black stiletto heels, printed shirt and black jacket.
Sexy Jo wearing her best Brigitte Bardot image with hair updo, classic blazer and ruffle  blouse.

How to get the Rock Bardot look? Think long blonde hair with bangs, dark smoky eye make up and nude lips, black sexy dresses, stiletto heels, skinny pants, baggy tops and jackets.

Black jersey halter neck dress with cut out details is sure to give sexy look for the evening. Asos.com.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sara Dylan

Icon: Shirley Marlin Noznisky (or Novoletsky) a.k.a. Sara Lownds a.k.a. Sara Dylan
Born: 28th October (scorpio) 1939, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Height: -
Known-for: first wife of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and mother of singer Jakob Dylan
Story: Sara was born to Jewish parents but her parents both died during her young adulthood. She worked as a fashion model, Playboy bunny, stage actress and for TIME. She married Hans Lownds and they had a daughter Maria. Sara met Bob Dylan at Alber Grossman's wedding in 1964. Grossman was Dylans manager and Sara knew the bride Sally. She was not familiar with his music and only vaguely knew who he was. The couple came romantically involved sometime in late 9164 and she left her husband for Dylan. Sara and Dylan married in secret ceremony on November 1965 during a break in his tour. Although Sara was pregnant at the time, the marriage was not seen mere wedding of convience). Dylan reportedly "depented in her advice as she were his astrologer, hisorcle, his seer, his psychic guide".  Couple had four children together: Jesse, Anna, Samuel and Jakob. Dylan also adopted Maria, her daughter from her first marriage. The marriage start to brake when Dylan started taking art classes from Norman Raeben, a 73-year old Russian imigrant. Dylan has later stated Raebans teaching methods changed radically his way of thinking and his wife never understood him again. It has been thought that Dylans constant touring and and his infidelities put a strain on marriage. Couple's bitter divorce was finalized in 1977 but only in 1983 couple could solve their issues and even considered remarriage. Sara has been the inspiration for many of the Dylan songs.
Style: Sara has been considered one of the great muses. She was the wife and the mother and her style was very earthly. She wore her long dark brown her wild and free with center parting or on a wild afro curls. Her clothes were many times chosen to fit the baby bump or a post pregnancy body. She mixed earth mother wibe with mystical psychic look creating very unique style.

Sara and Bob - the great lovers. Sara in cotton headscarf, cotton gingham tunic and beads looking every inch  demure home maker.
Sara in white floaty shift dress and oversized sunglasses.
Sarah in stylish pregnancy outfit of white blouse, vestdress, long necklace, oversized sunglasses and shiny loafers.
Sara in sinful purple dress with black tights.
Earth mother Sara in headscarf, hoop earrings, white cotton tunic and jeans.
Sara wearing her signature headscarf and hoop earrings with classic mac.
Sara wearing wool coat, jeans, knee high boots and fur hat.

How to get the Great Muse look? Think long dark brown hair or small afro curls, long necklaces, hood earrings, oversized 70's styled sunglasses, loose tunic dress, loose cotton tunics, jeans with narrow leg openings, flat heeled shoes, loafers, classic double breasted coats, trenchcoats, head scarfs, classic clothing pieces.

Blue and white cotton shirt with gingham pattern is just classic and earthly enough for this look. Farfetch.com.
Destroyed boyfriend jeans have classic silhouette but ripped details give modern rebel twist to the pants. Shopbop.com.

Black patent leather loafers are a comfy classic with wild twist. Neimanmarcus.com.
Red and cream polka dot silk scarf to tie around head is a must for Sara's earthmother muse look. Shop.nordstrom.com.
Long beaded necklace gives mystic boho feel to the look. Shop.nordstrom.com.

Wide gypsy inspired silver hoop earrings are the top of the look. Neimanmarcus.com.

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