A round up of the new brands now in stock at Atom Retro for Spring 2013Friday On My Mind
Friday on My Mind lives for the weekend! Young women's fashion brand with influences from 60s and 70s Mod style, Friday on My Mind has exploded on to Atom Retro this season with fab quirky Retro Dresses, such as the Mod 'Bibi' Dress
(Pictured to the right), Paige Prom Dress
in trendy bright polka dots with blue underskirt and the Cat and Bow Shirt dress
. Added to this are cute tops
and a blue polka dot cardigan
. We can't wait to see what next season will bring from Friday On My Mind!Andy Warhol by Pepe Jeans for Men
Last year we introduced you to the Andy Warhol collection for women, this season sees the boys getting in on the action! The Andy Warhol collection, made exclusively by Pepe Jeans, is a limited edition collection of special t-shirts, jackets, shirts and dresses for women inspired by and using Andy Warhol's work of art and unique take on Pop Art. The new Spring Collection for men sees an emphasis on the iconic Andy Warhol Soup Can Pop Art, with Campbells Soup Can T-Shirts
and a fantastic Retro Vintage 'Work' Jacket
with a Soup Can lining (Pictured below) - surely to be future collectors item!
Look out for plenty more Pop Art Clothing featuring Elvis
, Marlon Brando and other Andy Warhol icons.
Premium French designer brand, Brigitte Bardot has arrived at Atom Retro. Sixties icon and international sex symbol, Brigitte Bardot is the inspiration for this exclusive range of French Dresses, Tees, Tops and Knits. Each exquisite piece is made to the highest quality with lots of Vintage style and French Sixties chic.
Key pieces for Spring include Sixties style Daisy Print 'Turio' mini dress
(pictured left), striking white Sixties Summer Of Love inspired 'Queenie' crochet dress
with lace trim and flattering boyfriend fit t-shirts
See them all now at Atom Retro
We've teamed up with the guys at Delicious Junction to bring you this fab book competition.
The Prize: We've got 5 copies of 'Mod: A Very British Phenomenon' by Terry Rawlings to give away. Documenting Mod Clothing and fashions, Sixties Mod and and Mod Revival culture through a series of informative and inspiring articles. Fused with an array of brilliant Mod photographs that help chart the story of 'Mod' from it's beginnings to it's lasting impact in today's modern world.
Including exclusive interviews with some of the Mod scene's main movers past and present including Richard Barnes, Johnny Moke, Graham Hughes, Peter Stringfellow, Kenney Jones, Bobby Gillespie and 'Mani' Gary Mounfield.
Charting such historic episodes as the origins of Mod, the music scene, scooters, Mod clothes and fashions. Featuring never published before photographs, 'Mod: A Very British Phenomenon' by Terry Rawlings is a must have addition to any Mod and Retro lovers collection. Perfect for the coffee table.The Competition:
All you have to do to win this fab competition is to answer the question below:...what is your favourite article of Clothing or Footwear (Is it a garment from past or present, something you still own or is long gone). Give a brief description of what it means to you.
You can enter as many times as you like, but all entries must be unique.
Keep your answers nice and clean. We reserve the right to disqualify any obscene entries.
E-mail your answers through to us at: email@example.com
Winner will be announced on or after the 20th February, 2013. All enries must be in by 9.am on the competition closing date.
For full terms and conditions of the competition see here http://www.atomretro.com/competition
The Atom Retro Competition in collaboration with Delicious Junction. Win a copy of 'Mod: A Very British Phenomenon' by Terry Rawlings. 5 copies up for grabs, that's 5 lucky winners.
New Stock in at Atom Retro....
The Jag's are back....
Always number one on the footwear hit parade - primed for enhancing Mod attire and Retro Clothing, the amazing 'Jag' shoes are back and looking as fab as ever.
In a delectible selection of colours, there's black for the more refined look, blue-purple and vibrant red for those who dig the Psychedelic Sixties style.
From the midst of a smoke filled room, the 'Jag' appears, sharp in every way from Winklepicker toe to the striking laser cut detail - the very essence and epitome of Sixties Mod style.
Taking the centre stage and hogging the spotlight, put some Madcap England Jag's on and the world is at your feet. Superb Indie style with an undeniable surge of Retro brilliance.
As luxurious as the car, the fab Retro Jag shoes feature an awesome Psychedelic laser cut Sixties floral paisley pattern throughout the distinctive suede upper.
Harbouring a succinct and debonair Dandy Mod flair to enrich the feet of any dapper spirit, the MADCAP ENGLAND 'Jag' shoes are sophisticated, stand out and perfect for all occasions.
Equipped with Retro block heel, slim laces and Sixties Mod Winklepicker toe, the 'Jag' Mens Shoes by Madcap England are finished with a cool and intricate laser cut Psychedelic Sixties floral paisley to liven up the immaculate suede upper.
In three fab colours. Take your pick from Black, Blue-Purple or red.... or all three if you don't want to be without...
Our 9th 'A-Z of Mod' winner is Ollie Smith from Coventry.
Ollie's mod inspiration:To just list my mod inspirations would probably go on for several pages but I suppose that sums up what's so inspiring about the mod scene, there's such a broad range of inspiring figures, sounds, and fashion labels that it's hard not to be drawn into it. Whether it's 60s mod bands like The Kinks or The Action, or fashion icons like Michael Caine and Steve Mcqueen, there's no shortage of inspiration! It's not easy being an 18 year old mod stuck in 2012 but looking back at the style and sounds of the 60s gives me all the inspiration I need!
Our 8th 'A-Z of Mod' winner is Richard Turner from Lancaster. ]
Richard's mod inspiration:
Motown. Motown is probably the best record label in the world ever. It's hard to imagine a mod world without Motown. The Jam's 'Town Called Malice' (itself a Mod Musical Icon) could not have existed if 'You Can't Hurry Love' by Diana Ross & the Supremes didn't already. When you think that Smokey & the Miracles, the Temptations, the Isley Bros, the Four Tops, the Marvelletes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and soooooo many others (Frank Wilson's 'Do I Love You'?!) were all on Motown, it's incredible. So they provided the perfect soundtrack. And they also wore amazing clothes, with great hair-styles!
Marching on, our 7th 'A-Z of Mod' winner is Kevin Balbach from Germany.
Kevin's mod inspiration:My Mod inspiration was quite simple. A few years ago a friend of mine who had been a Mod for more than 20 years told me to buy the 'All Mod Cons' LP by The Jam. I did so and didn't really like it after the first listen. Then I put it on a second time and suddenly there it was - the feeling that this piece of music was outstanding. And that's what got me into the whole Mod scene.
Our 6th winner of our 'A-Z of Mod' competition is Chris Ogden from Knaresborough.
Chris's mod inspiration:
I was into mod before I'd even heard of it.
The inspiration? A copy of My Generation from my father's vinyl collection. I can't ha
ve been older than 5 when I became fascinated with the cover. Who were these people? How bright is his ginger hair? Who wears a jacket made from a flag? What's inside those barrels? Look at that nose..
Later I played it on the dusty red record player stored under my sisters' bed - and I was in. I've never looked back. They're my band. My father and I refer to them as 'the lads'.
The 5th winner of our 'A - Z of Mod' competition was Dave Benach, from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dave's mod inspiration:As vividly as yesterday, I recall the exact moment.
Rural Southern Holland, 1981. I'm 8 years old, walking my typical w
alk to school. The grassy field, the small supermarket, the squat, depressing concrete blocks where I'll spend yet another 8 boring hours looming up ahead. I'm a good lad - wait for the lights, look both ways, cross the road. But wait... what... WHAT! is that on that junction box?!
Three letters, sprayed cavalierly and so rebelliously... Stark black on anonymous grey, three simple letters, welcoming me into the modern world. Three letters, one word: JAM.
Our 4th 'A-Z of Mod' winner is Lucy Knowles!
Lucy's Mod inspiration:
My Mod inspiration is The Beat girl. I absolutely adore the band and every one of their songs, and I find the logo is just a quintessentially Mod girl. I
do try to base my look on her, the bob haircut, miniskirts etc. Even if you don't know who the band are, if you see The Beat girl you can just tell that she's a sixties chick. She's my inspiration because that's what I want to achieve, I want people to look at me and just know I'm in love with all things Mod.
Our third winner in the 'A - Z of Mod' competition was Andrew Booth, from W. Yorks. He also sent us a pic of his fantastic E-Type which we are extremely jealous of!
Andrew's mod inspiration:
My MOD inspiration comes from years of dreaming about '60s style icon, the E-type Jaguar. George Harrison had a record player fitted to his.
This year I realised my dream, and picked up a 1969 series two E-type in British Racing Green.
As you can see from my photo under the Dunlop bridge at Le Mans, my current style is more akin to Martin Freeman's dressing gown in HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy. I'd suggest that I'm one of the most in need of a copy 'The A to Z of MOD.' That and a suitable outfit from AtomRetro.