Archive for May, 2010

Annie Greenabelle Babydoll Dress

by Modculture 27 May, 2010

For an instantly classic 60s look with minimal effort, a babydoll or shift dress is always a hit. This Babydoll Dress by Annie Greenabelle has a simplistic yet flawless sixties feel that's versatile enough to wear all year round.

The A-line cut creates an immediate sixties silhouette, with a mid thigh hemline and high neck. The sleeveless look is accented by the bold navy trim at the collar and hemline, giving a sharp and sleek edge to a feminine dress type.

Get it now from Topshop's boutique for £50.

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Britac Spirit of 69 shirts

by Modculture 26 May, 2010

Britac has a new range of shirts online – Spirit of 69.

The shirts all use a large check (four different colours) and come with matching hankies, offering all the usual detailing – button down collat with back collar button, short sleeve with tab and 2 buttons finished with a detail in v.

All shirts are slim-fitting with a back pleat and are offered in sizes from XS to XXL. Pick them up online priced at 55 Euros each.

Britac website

Made in Dagenham movie

by Modculture 26 May, 2010

Fans of 60s-based cinema might be interested in a forthcoming movie based in that particular decade – Made in Dagenham.

The film stars Sally Hawkins as Rita O'Grady who kickstarts the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act.  Working in impoverished conditions and doing long hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lay down their tools when they are reclassified as 'unskilled'. Unwilling to accept it, they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself to win their case.

As well as Sally Hawkins, the cast includes Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, Jaime Winstone, Geraldine James, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Kenneth Cranham, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Rupert Graves and John Sessions. Check out the trailer below – and look out for it on the big screen in the summer.

Eddie Piller on Vintage

by Modculture 26 May, 2010

No, he's not talking about hunting round your local charity shop, the 'vintage' here refers to the Vintage at Goodwood event.

It's been touched on across this site in the past, on the forums and yesterday on our Facebook site relating to The Faces playing the event. But for those of you weho don't know, Eddie Piller is a 'curator' of the event and in this article, gives us some background and an idea of what to expect if you fancy it.

Check it out now. The event takes place from 13th – 15th August 2010

Eddie Piller on Vintage article

Pretty Things v Norman Wisdom in What's Good For The Goose

by Modculture 25 May, 2010

Nice to see a decent quality clip of 60s cult classic What's Good For The Goose hitting YouTube – so here it is.

Yes, that is Norman Wisdom in a dinner jacket, giving it his all as the Pretty Things play a gig in Southport (where he's actually supposed to be at a banking conference).

If you've not seen the film, yes it is as strange as that sounds. Enjoy the clip below:

1969 Boot at Mikkel Rude

by Modculture 25 May, 2010

Mikkel Rude has added footwear to his range, specifically the 1969 Boot, which is a limited edition made solely for him by Solovair in Northampton.

Originally known as Astronaut boots (but no longer as the trademark for those currently resides in Japan), it's an a 11 eyelet boot with air cushion sole, which is available in black or dark oxblood, with a slim silhouette and 'clean finish'.

Just online now at the Mikkel Rude site, they retail while stocks last for £120 per pair. See a detail shot over the page.

Find out more at the Mikkel Rude website

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Spotify playlist: Pomp!

by Modculture 25 May, 2010

I've been working on this for a while, but lack of availability of some tracks has limited the progress of the Pomp! playlist on Spotify. But it's finally added up to a decent number of tunes.

The clue is in the name – slightly pompous, over-produced or just a bit orchestral, the kind of tunes that throw in a little bit extra to the mix.

Most are from the 60s (mid to late-60s as a guide), with some you'll expect and you a few you might not. Sadly, the Left Banke aren't on Spotify, so just hum one of theirs at the end for the full effect. Obviously you'll need Spotify access to listen to it and don't forget to check out our other playlists.

Pomp! playlist on Spotify

Catch-up: W/C 24th May 2010

by Modculture 25 May, 2010

Barry Murphy picks out the best of the week's TV and radio on the various catch-up services in the UK. All programmes are listed in date order and please note: Only available to UK residents

Ashes to Ashes (8/8) – Series three. DCI Gene Hunt and his team investigate a diamond heist following the murder of three London gang members. But DCI Alex Drake is distracted and, encouraged by DCI Jim Keats, she decides to pursue her own investigation to the bitter end – did Gene Hunt murder Sam Tyler?
(Available until: 9:59pm Friday 28th May 2010)

Watch it here

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