Archive for November, 2006

Mod baby shoes

by Modculture 30 November, 2006

One of the great things about your kids being young is that, just for a few years, you get to choose what they wear. So why not indulge yourself while they’re very young with these Mod baby shoes.

Handmade in the UK, they’ll protect your baby’s feet and just as importantly, stay on their feet, courtesy fo an elasticated ankle. The shoes are made from natural soft leather, have a durable non-skid suede sole and are coloured with non-toxic dye.

Available in khaki or blue, each pair comes in a starchild gift box with a gift tag and retails for £13.99. There’s also a scooter design available for the same price.

Find out more at the Jellybabys website

Via Retro To Go

Sorry You Missed The Sixties

by Modculture 28 November, 2006


If you missed Philip Townshend’s Sorry You Missed The Sixties exhibition earlier this year, there’s some good news. It’s returning to London, this time at ninetythree from December through to January.

Sorry You Missed The Sixties is the decade as seen through the lens of  Philip Townsend, featuring a host of icons and celebrities from "swinging London". Townsend spent most of the decade freelancing for the Daily Express, as well as featuring in the Tatler, Honey, Harpers Bazaar, Der Stern, Neue Revue, Tempo, Paris Match and New York Times.

Included in the exhibition are Marlon Brando, Andrew Loog Oldham, Jimmy Page, Elizabeth Taylor, Aristotle Onassis, Marty Wilde, Dudley Moore, Richard Burton, Twiggy, Jacquelin Bisset, Charlotte Rampling and The Beatles – around 80 images from the photographer’s archive.

There’s a private viewing on Thursday 7th December at the gallery, with the exhibition continuing until 14th January 2007 (but closed during Christmas week).

ninetythree

93 Fairfield Road
Bow
London
E3 2QA

Find out more at the ninetythree website

John Smedley Sample Sale

by Modculture 24 November, 2006

If you’re on the look out for some bargain John Smedley tops, make sure you get down to London for the John Smedley Sample Sale on Wednesday 6th December.

It’s being held at the London College of Fashion, John Princes Street (just off Oxford Circus), London. It starts at 10am and runs until 6pm.

The stock will consist of slight seconds and design samples, with an average price of around £25.

John Smedley website

Coming soon – Captain Hammond!

by Modculture 24 November, 2006

The world has a new musical super hero…

He doesn’t wear his underwear outside his trousers, he cannot climb walls or leap tall buildings in a single bound, he can however destroy all square music Super-Villains – enemies of the Hammond Groove!

Captain Hammond is the brain child of Mother Earth’s Hammond hero Bryn Barklam who has joined forces with Greg Boraman and Pete Collison of Reverend Cleatus & The Soul Saviours. Greg has leapt from organ stool to drum kit and Pete has supercharged his guitar amplifier to complete this Hammond Organ Power trio.

Mixing up Bryn’s soulful rock organ style with Pete’s heavy R&B guitar and Greg’s soul powered drumming, Captain Hammond mixes blues, rock and soulful Hammond screams – imagine The Small Faces jamming with The MGs – while Brian Auger pours the drinks!

The outfit’s new tracks are currently being recorded for a 2007 release – you can expect to see and hear this Hammond Super group at a venue near you soon! For further information regarding Captain Hammond, recordings, gigs, press & bookings contact [email protected]

YouTube: Mods

by Modculture 22 November, 2006

I don't know anything about this US mini movie titled Mods, so I'll just quote what it says on the YouTube page:

"Short documentary about the mod scene. Vespa scooters, 60s clothes, Parkas its all here. Director: Rob Poswall"

For the rest, check out the clip…

“Baracuta”