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Nila Larkin is an accomplished international model signed with Ford Models inc. She has worked and lived all over the continental U.S. as well as The British Virgin Islands, Europe and South Africa. Her work ranges from being featured in numerous AD campaigns such as Benefit Cosmetics, Gilette Venus Razor to Under Armor athletic apparel. Nila has the honor of working with many influential and talented Fashion industry and artistic professionals and has gained invaluable knowledge about their crafts, which she applies to her literary work. She is currently studying at Kaplan University with a focus in clinical psychology and plans to ascertain a PhD in clinical psychology and execute her degree by working for Unicef. She has volunteered for numerous foundations and has also hosted charity events to benefit organizations aiding underprivileged youth. As an aspiring journalist Nila’s works have featured fashion trends, exclusive socialite events, art exhibits, Special interest pieces and traveling abroad.

Spring Into The Mod Look With Online Retailers

Laser cut skirts, nude lips and fierce eyes will take you a long way this spring as fashion designers embrace the second coming of the “British Invasion” Mod Style.  New York’s Spring Fashion Week 2013 featured some of the top designers’ take on the 1960’s trend with an upbeat twist.  Marc Jacobs dashed the runway with black and white patterned pieces evocative of Warwick Avenue, while Carolina Herrera, Chloe and Calla added a splash of color and texture to their designs to embrace the new age and pay homage to the past.

Carolina Herrera, Chloe and Calla Mod Looks Spring 2013 (Photo Credit: gorodmod.com)

Carolina Herrera, Chloe and Calla Mod Looks Spring 2013 (Photo Credit: gorodmod.com)

These fabulous Mod looks are not out of reach. Complete Mod ensembles can be found on ModCloth, the adorable and appropriately named online retailer. A number of the items on the website are reasonably priced and very well made.  I recently purchased a pair of saddle shoes from the website and I am pleased to say the craftsmanship exceeded my expectations.  TopShop is another amazing retailer that carries Mod inspired clothing with a modern spin. Their “Debutante collection” combines the mod feel of the 60’s with the romance of the 50’s. The collection features chunky heels, platform sandals, boldly printed tops and trousers accompanied by cat eye and hexagon shaped sunglasses.  TopShop has a select number of stores in the USA and Europe in addition to a phenomenal website that offers global shipping. H&M is also a great resource for Mod inspired clothing across the board. They have an extensive website and various stores throughout the United States.


The TopShop Debutante Collection (Photo Credit: TopShop)

No retro look would be complete without the right makeup and nail lacquer.  The “Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eyes” by NARS offers a five product kit conditioned for consumers trying to create a dramatic eye look.  NARS was also the makeup of choice for Marc Jacobs runway look, while Michael Kors chose to feature a reinvented take on the traditional Mod coal rimmed eyes by lining his models’ eyes with bright powders and pencils. OPI nail polish has released a line of phenomenally vivid colors perfect to compliment your retro-revived look.  Go online and shop for these hot Mod looks now!

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