Daily Archives: March 3, 2011

Theme Thursday: Mod Quadrophenia Inspired Party

Mod is a subculture that evolved in London in the late 1950s. Key elements of mod culture are: fashion, scooters (particularly the Vespa), music (Ska, British Beat), and for some drug induced all night dancing. Quadrophenia (see poster below) is a movie based around The Who’s rock opera album of the same name. The movie features the struggle of a young Mod not only with his parents, but with his childhood friend turned rival. What I love about the movie is that it is a time capsule of Mod fashion and aesthetic, not to mention an appearance by Sting. Here is a Mod/Quadrophenia inspired party board for a lover of Mod style and fashion:

Dress: http://www.modcloth.com/Womens/Dresses/-Modern-Botany-Dress?utm_medium=CJaffiliate&utm_campaign=CJ&utm_source=CJ
Heels: http://www.modcloth.com/Womens/Shoes/Heels/-House-a-Home-Heel
Button Centerpiece: http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=1364952
Lamp: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/outlet/home-accessories/mod-red-table-lamp/s590137
Paisley table fabric: http://www.redroosterquilts.com/shop/product/7935-0122-mod-leaves/
Venue: http://peteglover.blogspot.com/2007_08_01_archive.html
Vespa Cake: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1250841
Lounge furniture: http://rafirafi.com/2010/02/09/modern-outdoor-and-indoor-furniture-by-vondom/
Lanterns and poms: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__MQu7RISPUQ/TT_XUZ65f6I/AAAAAAAAFS8/vc4_fwVO0dc/s1600/P1250075.JPG
Quadrophenia poster: http://thehelplessdancer.wordpress.com/2009/04/page/2/