It’s a MOD world!

In the mid 1960s, thanks to a convergence of music, film, fashion and social change, the mod style blasted out of London, with the boutiques of Kings Road and Carnaby Street at the center of the scene. The monochrome geometric prints of Op Art perfectly complemented the bold shapes of the mod look, which was about looking forward to the future: sharp, bold, minimalist – mod-ernist.

mod fashion in Vogue

artwork_images_89028_774647_william-klein models backstage in William Klein movie “Who Are You, Polly Magoo?

blowup iconic scene from Michelangelo Antonioni’s film “Blowup

By the late 60s the mod scene was in sharp decline.  However, starting in the 70s each decade experienced a wave of mod revival.  In the 90s bands such as Oasis and Blur were influenced by the mod culture; both in music and fashion. In 2010 The Like adopted the mod joyful style and unconventional stance.

the-like-album-coverThe Like album “Release Me”

This spring, Dori, Marc Jacobs, Moschino and other designers channeled the ’60s mod vibe and flavor in their new collections.

Moschino Collage 1The mod look is back in Moschino’s spring-summer 2013 runway
marc jacobs collageMarc Jacobs gives the mod’s style and ideologies a voice, spring-summer 2013

Dori delved into Op Art’s geometric shapes and examined playful compositions with a modern twist. Her new Black & White collection reflects the mod culture’s inventive style and bold look with a personal touch and a joyful feel…. 🙂

b&w dori pieces

Dori’s Black & White bracelet & earrings

Are you a fan of the new mod FabFlash? Share your “mod likes” with us and register on our site to see more of Dori’s Black & White jewelry pieces. 🙂

Dori in Paris

Dori & Giora LOVE Paris and exhibited at the Premiere Classe shows sooooo many times, that they are just a tad shy of becoming true Parisians…But even they were surprised by the city’s somewhat frosty welcome…  🙂
ImageBefore the show started, they were glad that the weather allowed a visit to their favorite Square Gabriel Pierné for some much needed recharging.  After all, Dori had just barely managed to beat the clock and get to the finish line with her new spring-summer 2013 collection minutes before the flight. It’s not official… but we have a feeling…. that the final finishing touches were given to the last jewelry piece while on the plane… 🙂
ImageThe first day of the show started with the booth set-up. When the furniture pieces were all assembled, Dori carefully arranged the jewelry display. Things came along smoothly with the help of Claudine, our French agent, and Dori & Giora even had some spare time for posing for the camera…ImageBefore long, our booth was bustling with all the boutique & gallery owners, department stores buyers and fashion journalists who dropped by to view Dori’s new collection. Many loyal customers have become close friends of team Dori over the years, so between talking about the new jewelry styles and placing orders, there was a whole lot of “catching-up” and joking around…

Image  Thomas Schwender of Tomshot Berlin stopped by to say hi…

ImageDori’s happy “reunion” with Lia of A-Cuckoo-Moment and Cyril of Almire, Paris 

Even with all the hard work (…and play…) Dori & Giora managed to have some breathers and had fun walking the show and visiting their designer friends.

Image Jean-Jacques Rogers who worked for the likes of Givenchy, Lanvin, Chanel
and Balmain, exhibited his luxe scarves line at the Premiere Classe.

Image                     Wendy Pickard of The Branch, UK designs bold jewelry pieces…
as described in Vogue
“No arm should be without a wooden bangle or two”….  🙂

Part of the show was dedicated to upcoming fashion trends that could be viewed at the Forum De Tendances and… on the Who’s Next runway.  The Who’s Next organizers asked Dori to “pretty please” loan them some of her exciting haute couture pieces and she gladly obliged…

trendforum              Dori’s haute couture Icarus earrings and bracelet at the Trends Forum

catwalk 2 Dori’s show-stopping Bogart necklace on the Who’s Next catwalk

           Dori’s haute couture Bogart necklace as featured in Who’s Next upcoming trends

After the show had closed, Dori spent a day doing one of her favorite activities…shopping for materials! She scouted bead stores, flea markets, gemstones suppliers and vintage boutiques in search for materials that would spark her imagination…
IMG_0170                     Mirror, mirror on the wall…which is the prettiest tassel of them all? 🙂

Like all good things, the Paris trip was about to come to an end. On their last morning stroll at the Jardin des Tuileries Dori & Giora had a surprising encounter with….a goat. As it happened, the charming creature was employed by the municipality of Paris…job description: weed eating & shrubs trimming … 🙂

jardin de tuileries - goat 1This cute green gardener looks fab on the job site, sporting a goatee, a fur coat and effortless Parisian chic… 🙂

And that was it….time to pack up and fly back home….Au Revoir Paris!!!! See you again in March!….♥