Archive for July, 2010

60s Bow Shift Dress at Oasis

by Modculture 28 July, 2010

Offering up a more mainstream turn of the decade look is this 60s Shift Dress from Oasis, which is newly-available online.

The cut is more demure than later looks from the decade, with a knee-length hemline and high neck. The girlish additions of light pleating at the hips and a peter pan collar could veer into the dowdy, but avoid it here thanks to a daring shade of pillar box red.

Check it out at the Oasis site, retailing at £50.

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Sehorn's Soul Farm CD reissue

by Modculture 28 July, 2010

I'll be honest, I don't recall an original, but according to Charly Records, Sehorn's Soul Farm is the reissue of a vinyl compilation first seen in 1982.

The reissue is a double CD, offering up the original 1982 release and a second volume that was released in 1986, both volumes offering the pick of 60s New Orleans soul and R&B reissued by the Sansu label. And just to bump up the 'value' quota, there's an additional 18 tracks not featured on the original vinyl comps.

Check out a full (and hefty) tracklisting over the page, with the CD available now for £7.99.

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Adidas Gazelle OG trainers in black

by Modculture 28 July, 2010

Another reissue of the Adidas Gazelle OG, this time in a back to basics black and white.

Keeping the same slim profile as the 1968 original, this latest reissue is in black with white detailing, as well as having a suede upper, contrast white hexagonal sole and gold metallic branding.

£64.99 is the price, with stock likely to be limited. Another image over the page.

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Steve McQueen at the BFI

by Modculture 27 July, 2010

Another month, another season at London's BFI – this time, focusing on Steve McQueen.

Titles range from his '60s classics like The Great Escape and Bullit through to McQueen's later character work, as in Papillon – al complete with trademark McQueen cool. The season runs throughout August, check out over the page for the full listing of what's on, including the season introduction – Steve McQueen: Hollywood Nonconformist, which is showing on August 3rd.

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John Stephen biography reviewed

by Modculture 27 July, 2010

Ok, I've put it off long enough – the lazy side of me has been overcome and I've finally got round to writing a review of The King of Carnaby Street: The Life of John Stephen by Jeremy Reed.

Published by Haus, it's pretty much a 'warts 'n' all' biography of Stephen's life and career, throwing in background detail on the London he worked in and the mod clientele and celebrities he dealt with.

Check out the review online now.

The King of Carnaby Street book review at Modculture

“Baracuta”