Hello! I'm back from an unofficial blogging break. Sometimes life just gets busy and unfortunately for me blogging is the first thing to fall by the wayside when that happens.
Today I am pondering Beatnik style. The much caricatured trend was more than just bongo drums, books, black turtlenecks, dark glasses, poetry and Audrey Heburn in Funny Face, although they are all elements of the style that love whether or not stereotypical.
The Beat Generation; from the late 1940s non-sensical Be-Bop, and the non Conformist youth as featured in On the Road, to Ginsberg and jazz poetry, the movement thrived until the 1960s. Whether you think the movement was pretentious or jut a bit of fun like any youthful phase, there's no denying that it had a certain classic style that today is so easily revived and looks sooooo good. I love the idea of rebelling against the structured look of the 40s and 50s and just relaxing everything; clothes, hair make up, and making everything really simple. I think its such a sexy look.
These images are from my Pinterest board 'Beatnik Baby'
I was inspired to do my own little Beatnik shoot. I hope you like
Roll neck sweater: Marks and Spencer
Cord Pedal Pushers: Freddies of Pinewood