Monday, October 12, 2009

Vintage Trend: Yatchrock

I was watching Jimmy Fallon's show the other night and he was kind of promoting an under the radar trend that has been a guilty pleasure of mine: Yatchrock and its associated fashions.
This might be the first time you hear the actual term yatchrock. But you know EXACTLY what I am talking about.
Yatchrock is soft rock music from the late 70's and early to mid-80's exemplified by the smooth sounds of Christopher Cross and Michael McDonald... I am a punk rocker. My family and friends have never been able to understand this proclivity.

This delicious retro trend has fashion styles for men and women associated with it.
Men in vintage polo shirts, khakis, white linen pants and sports jackets, navy blazers with gold buttons...

For women this fashion trend is a delightful throw to the best of the Dynasty-esque, Regan era opulence epitomized by vintage Austin Reed, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Mugler and Montana tailoring, vintage Ungaro, Valentino, Kamali, Fortuny and Halston cocktail and evening wear.... Here are some Ebay examples:

Gorgeous Austin Reed Blazer (in a plus size)

Vintage Fortuny-pleated dress

Vintage Halston Dress

Vintage Escada Slouchy Cardi

Claude Montana Orange Jacket

To make it fresh and new, this trend needs to be worn differently from in the 80's.
The secret to a fresh-as-the ocean-breeze in the Bahamas Yatchrock look is to focus one one piece at a time and mix it with contemporary, minimalistic pieces. For example, a sharply tailored vintage jacket, boyfriend jeans, Repetto ballet flats and a perfectly cut, white t-shirt.

All that with large statement earrings, cocktail rings and a glass of Pims and Lemonade or Kir Royale, perfumed with the scrumptious Coco Extreme by Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Beach by Bobby Brown, or "Sea Air" by Demeter Fragrance Library... And "Ride Like The Wind" in the stereo... Cheers!


christa weil said...

Love Yatchrock! "Year of the Cat" is fab . . .

Milarca said...

Hello Christa: I am completely addicted and have been for years. The voices of Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross and Hall and Oates are so soothing...I relax immediately.

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