Sixties Sunday – with Tatty Devine
So excited to have worked with the fabulous Tatty Devine this Sixties Sunday…as well as my mum and my mates.
Let me explain.
First, Tatty. I interviewed Harriet and Rosie for the Guardian a couple of weeks back and we got chatting about Fashion Detective and my 1960s fashion obsession. It just so happened that one of their latest collections, the Optical Art Collection, has a beautiful late 60s, early 70s pyschedelic vibe. I won’t deny it: I made puppy dog eyes and went weak at the knees.
Imagine my sheer delight when the Optical Art link necklace arrived through the letterbox. A really standout chunky piece made with frosted Perspex rings, it is inspired by heavily patterned wallpapers and hypnotic Op-Art. To go with, the Optical Art ring set – three rings lasercut in lemon, amber and caramel frosted Perspex. Cor.
To make these awesome accessories pop, I decided to go monochrome with the rest of the outfit: and what better dress to wear than the vintage beauty my mum bought me in Paris last week? Within minutes of arriving in Paris, we saw the black and white mini dress in a vintage shop window, begging to be bought for my 60s collection. My mum wanted to buy me something special for my birthday…job done.
And my lovely friend Jane comes into the equation because she and her hubby were out with us today when we took the pics for this week’s Sixties Sunday. We wandered down the South Bank in London and settled upon a quick shoot in the South Bank Centre – which turned out to be particularly apt as Tatty Devine has designed a brilliant Perspex necklace for the WOW (Women of the World) festival that is happening there this week (March 1-8 2015).
I love it when a plan comes together.
With thanks to Tatty Devine. All images: Matthew Swan.