Hi Coco and Mainers! Today's blog post is going to be a short history lesson/way for me to show off a cool collage I made on Canva. For real though, I think it would be amazing to gather together a theme and some pictures for fashion inspiration every once in a while that can translate to what we wear on the daily. So, for Coco and Main's first mood board, we are looking back in time to one of the most fabulous times and places in fashion history: Beverly Hills in the 1960s!
The Pink Palace: Beverly Hills
The Pink Palace, picture courtesy of the Hollywood reporter
I will keep this very brief, but there was once a movie star named Jayne Mansfield. She is known mostly for her time during the 50s and 60s as a bombshell blonde with an hourglass figure and a genius IQ. I will not majorly go into her life, as it is very interesting and would be very long, but I would strongly recommend listening to the Jayne Mansfield episode of podcast You Must Remember This. For our purposes, all you need to know about is the real life Barbie house occupied by Jayne Mansfield (all information used in this blog post can be found here).
The general aesthetic of the pink palace was, well, pink! And hearts, and cupids, and love! Just take a look at the swimming pool:
Courtesy of CR Fashion Book
The general aesthetic of the home can be very much likened to the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California, especially its Pink Chiffon Cake (if you are ever in that neck of the woods, I encourage you to take a look at that kitschy, Disneyland with twists of glamour establishment, even if it is just to stop and have a piece of cake). The look is dependent on monochromatic color schemes, the single color being pink with the occasional splash of white and gold.
Courtesy of CR Fashion Book
Courtesy of Messy Nessy Chic
Courtesy of House Beautiful
We are thankfully past the trend of carpet on bathroom floors (and ceilings as well, apparently), and pink has bounced to the background of many home decorating schemes. Why then did I create a mood board inspired by a kitschy carpet covered home from the 60s? Because you can see echos of this in current Beverly Hills due to its extreme Hollywood glamour and obsession with standing out.
The other reason is that I miss Los Angeles, and its general feeling and atmosphere. The area I feel that goes well with the look of Jayne Mansfield's home is the glittering streets Beverly Hills combined with the colorful and electric area of West Hollywood. Blending together the general aura of fanciful Hollywood and a modern and mysterious aesthetic helped create the mood board below:
Now how does that translate to personal style? Let's take a look at some of Coco & Main's pieces!
Clockwise from top left:
The Lingerie Top: A slinky, layerable top that is perfect for all seasons with its light and feminine silhouette.
Sherpa Pullover with Corduroy Trim: A bright neon pink offset by a deep textured navy trim, complete with soft textures.
Frilled Ruffle Dress: A flirty mini dress with a pastel shade of pink and feminine ruffled details.
Spring Button Back Top: A full sleeve blouse with soft texture and a trendy button back closure.
Thanks for reading! Let us know in the comments what themes you would like us to focus on in the future! XOXO