I studied abroad in London my junior year of college. Although I loved the city, that was seven years ago now (which makes me feel extremely old) and sometimes I feel like I barely remember my time there. One thing I do distinctly remember though is going on a bunch of walking tours around the city, where our school tour guide pointed out significant locations, some of which were iconic of the 1960s. He took us to the building where The Beatles played their last concert on the roof. He also took us to Carnaby Street, the birth place of the swinging sixties. If you're not familiar, Carnaby Street was the destination for mod fashion and new music in the 60's. It was where Mary Quant had her boutique and bands like The Rolling Stone performed.
The Cambridge Satchel Company was kind enough to send me one of their newest handbags. This style is called The Conductor's Bag and is inspired by the bags bus conductors used to carry back in the day. If you’re interested, you can shop the bag here:
Since The Cambridge Satchel Company is UK based, I decided to channel the swinging sixties as my inspiration for these photos There is an old red telephone booth outside a bar in Hoboken, where I live, so I decided this would be a good location to recreate the feeling of 1960’s Carnaby Street. I added this vintage printed silk scarf to my bag to add my personal style to it. I decided to wear a Michael Kors romper I recently thrifted from Cure Thrift shop, since it has a bit of a retro feel. To top off this mod look, I added white sunglasses and color blocked booties, and of course styled my hair in a bouffant.
Have you ever been to London? What was your favorite area or thing to do there?
Bag: C/O Cambridge Satchel Company
Romper: Michael Kors (thrifted from Cure Thrift Shop); Scarf: Vintage (from Fred and Lulu); Boots: Kling (from Hello Holiday); Sunglasses: Guess
Location: Scotland Yard (Hoboken, NJ)