I really want a Vespa… and a Louis Vuitton helmet


So having spent the last 3 months in India, some of which was spent on the back of various motorbikes, riding through the Himalayan hills and Goan lanes with the wind in my hair (and holding on to my boyfriend for dear life), I have now decided that I would very much like a (smaller, more ladylike) bike of my own.

The motorbikes we hired whilst away were far too big for me to operate, so I’d quite happily settle for a very stylish compromise, and I’ve decided I’d like this to be a Vespa – either in a baby green or cream.  Oozing character and vintage style, these little beauties would make a little roam about town so much fun!

Now I keep forgetting that here in Britain, the weather isn’t the best, what with sub-zero temperatures in winter, as well as snow and ice, along with miserable grey rainy days in ‘summer.’  So I think the best place to own one of these would be Milan or Paris

Ahhh, I can just imagine it now – wind in my hair, scooting in and out of traffic jams, whilst stopping off on the way to the Chanel store for a macchiato coffee…

And what better to compliment my new Vespa, than a Louis Vuitton helmet?

So moving forward a year, to summer 2012, and we can see by Louis Vuitton’s Resort collection that the Mod trend (tipped to be big for late SS11 and AW11) will also continue through to SS12.  Shift mini dresses, box jackets, coloured capri pants and loafers are in as fashion jumps back a decade from the 70’s to the 60’s.

These helmets are amazing!

Louis Vuitton Resort SS12 Collection

If you fancy speeding ahead of everyone in the style game, then I would personally invest in a few mod pieces now.  Make your wardrobe go that extra mile.  *Sorry, I couldn’t resist!*  As we know, colour-blocking will play a major part in our wardrobes for SS11 and AW11, so coloured Mod-inspired garms are a great way to pave the way for this bold fashion trend, and bikinis like these below, may look good but let’s face it – it would be slightly nippy in places.

Here I’ve pulled a selection of pieces from leading stores, ASOS and Topshop, to show you how you can work this into your wardrobe right away.  Get the mod look, then start saving your pennies (approximately 150,000 of them) as well as just a few extra for the hottest accessories of next year – the Vespa and a Louis Vuitton helmet.

                                         ASOS: Blue Shirt Dress £40                           ASOS: Marcus Lupfer Dress £525

Topshop: Top £16, Boots £36 and Capri Jeans £38 


And as I was writing this, Whistles posted a sneak preview on Twitter of what is due in-store… MODtastic.

And lastly i’ll leave you with a photo of the late great 60’s style icon, Edie Sedgwick… beautiful.


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