Recycled Trends: Short and Mod

Originally posted on Paper Mothball Vintage


I am now in Japan for the month of August! Being away for the remainder of the Summer, I already feel like the season is passed, except that the extreme temperatures and humidity here remind me that Autumn is not yet upon us. I suppose it is more metaphorically that Summer is coming to an end. The next season is waiting for me in New York when I return. Tapping its fingers impatiently. Fashion week is crouching, ready to pounce and my fall wardrobe will be in much need of airing out. Its always hard to put the bright cheery florals of Summer back into hibernation for the seemingly endless winter. I almost mourn the loss, transitioning into winter blacks and heavy wool.

Not today. I will protest the inevitable. Let’s celebrate the bright sunshine for one more moment. This cheery little linen dress is perfect for a lemonade garnished with mint, or maybe lemon flavored ice cream .

Its seems my signature or rather (bad) habit to mix decades together. I really cant help myself! There has always been so much recycling of trends since the turn of the last century. It feels the pieces are asking for it. These sunglasses are 1930s but they are so Mod 1960s and the Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes fit right into line with their intention of seeming much older. I guess good fashion never goes out.

This post is short and sweet and mod. I’m looking forward to sharing adventures from Tokyo with you soon and promise not to be as quick as the months of Summer. 

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Laura Okita is a vintage fashion designer, photographer and vintage editorial blogger living in Brooklyn, NY, and model for over 10 years in New York, Europe and Japan. "I am mostly self taught using vintage sewing patterns. I create all my garment patterns and sew all my designs. I specialize in luxury fabrics and hand beading and embroidery, and occasionally create my own prints for fabrics. I take most of my own pictures and videos, working in both film and digital. As a model, I always try to bring the clothing to life. Every garment has its own story that it wants to tell. When I step into a dress, I step into being that girl."

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