The Feminine Mystique

30th November, 2012

Inspired by the gauntlet of social independence thrown down by the beatniks, the hippies of the 1960s pushed their radical cultural inheritance to new extremes. The Sixties were more than a decade ~ they were an attitude, a societal revolution, a state of mind and a lifestyle experiment that would leave us forever changed.These were the days of the flower children, who peacefully espoused free love, communal living, and gender equality. They wove flowers through their hair and dropped acid and made life an art in an altered plane of consciousness. The world of their future was like an open road, and in it they saw endless, psychedelic possibilities.On a collective vision quest for mind expansion, they dropped out and dreamt of turning the whole world on ~ if not to drugs, then to beauty, peace, honesty, and fun. It seemed as if The Summer of Love could stretch on forever.Contrasting the florid designs of the 50’s, the elegant simplicity of the 1963 Lincoln Continental set the tone for a generation seeking a more minimalistic way of living, eschewing excess and joyriding toward a utopian tomorrow.This society of the brave inspires us still to this day. They’ve taught us to think independently but live communally, to embrace life’s strange and magical possibilities, and to love freely, deeply and openly. Love is all you need.|SIERRA WEARS| custom flower crown; earrings by Eddera; diamond moon necklace, stone necklace, and rings by Jessie Lane; metal spike necklace by Biko, cuff by La Petite Princesse; vintage vest and dress from Early HalloweenTrue Religion Brand jeans

|PHOTOGRAPHY| by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg |STYLING| by Kelly Framel |HAIR| by Francis Anthony Rodriguez for Kerastase |MAKEUP| by Porsche Cooper |CREATIVE DIRECTION| by Maury Postal

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  • Elisa

    Awesome editorial! I love the free-spirited, colourful and effortlessly feminine style. I need summer to be back, and I need flowers in my hair.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
    http://www.ourwanderingminds.com

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  • Alison Ryncarz

    This is great Kelly! I love the tranquility these pictures possess. The cinemagraphs are always a fun touch too. Awesome job!

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  • Viviana Alma Falcone Molinelli

    so romantic! xo, Alma

    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  • Sialsiquiero

    We love the crown of flowers and the retro car!

    http://sialsiquiero.wordpress.com/

  • Denisa

    Really amazing pics. I like it. Have a great friday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

  • vittoria gallacci

    That girl is so beautiful, seems to be the personification of Spring!

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING
    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/2012/11/toglietemi-tutto.html

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  • Courtney

    Truly gorgeous. Makes me wish for Spring.

    http://www.hiddenbaby.com/blogs/baby-blog

  • http://twitter.com/vwlblog Luba Dimitrova

    Amazing pictures !

    XX Luba

    :: Well Living Blog :: shaggy jacket & flared jeans in my look today

    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com

  • Carlyn

    amazing pictures. i have truly enjoyed your words as well this week, they evoke such a feeling of what the pictures represent!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun writing and telling these stories.

      XOKelly

  • Fashionrolla

    Amazing pictures. So pretty. http://www.FaShionRoLLa.com

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  • Jennifer

    omg so stunning

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Parides

    your are looking so beautiful.

    http://www.parides.org

  • kristine lily

    Love this gorgeous series of photos! (hoping a sleek 90’s set is coming soon, imagining how you would style that decade!)

    http://www.kristinelily.com/blogs/news

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004345814591 Smaranda Costin

    Oh my God… this is gorgeous… you look so beautiful!
    I just discover your blog so if you just give a day or two to go back and see your preview posts, I will come back probably with more compliments! :)

    Here is my humble blog:

    http://the–street.blogspot.com/

  • Dee

    I love the Cinematograph, as usual, Kevin and Jamie are Awesome! The styling is simply stunning! Great Teamwork!

    36xty5.wordpress.com

  • Mina

    It seems like a slight contradiction to be schilling cars against the backdrop of people who decried materialism. I suppose that’s why most fashion spreads don’t contain much exposition; if you started contrasting the image and the message, it would fall apart!

    So I will say: gorgeous photos.

  • The Daily Fashion Drug

    Inspiring post and beautiful photos!

    xoxo The Daily Fashion Drug

  • Sofie

    Gorgeous photos!

  • celesteandpearl.blogspot.com

    We’re fairly certain that is our grandmother’s old car. (Was the inside of the roof a little beat up?) Absolutely perfect – beautiful photos!
    xox Liz and Lo {celesteandpearl.blogspot.com}

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002962107293 Maricon Brite

    She’s a flat out stunner! I remember my hippie days. LOL. If I am an indie chick, would love to steal her looks and wear something awesome like a pair of these shoes http://shoeporn.com/shelly-of-londons-skyscraper/ to compliment the outfit. Surely, it’ll be awesome!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033981551 Adeola Naomi Aderemi

    Beautiful!!!

  • Nalanell

    Amazing, is fresh stunning beautiful and more, loved it

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