Let's start with the most boring fact, Fred Perry, sometime Wimbledon superstar and Mod clothing pioneer, was born on the 18th of May 1909 and died on the 2nd of February 1995! There we go, we said it; now that we've got this piece of information out of the way, there's another strong statement lined up for you: there's not much to say about Fred Perry himself (ground-breaking), apart from the fact that in the 30s he had a fling with Marlene Dietrich (as I said, not much at all) and some other actresses of minor calibre (still nothing).
Whether you want to remember her for her tumultuous 8 marriages or maybe her activism and work with endless amounts of charities. I think we can agree that we'll always remember her this silver screen legend for her unprecedented beauty and oozing glamour. Elizabeth Taylor was not only one of the greatest screen actresses of her time but also one of the most recognizable Hollywood beauty icons. So we wanna wish you a Happy Birthday Elizabeth and we wanna thank you for alluring your beauty and impeccable style as we celebrate you today!
If all this talk of Britpop has got you wanting to find out more about British youth tribes, then here's a read you need! Richard Weight's new book MOD: From Bebop to Britpop, Britain's biggest youth movement is our new go-to reference guide for all things Mod, including that oh so stylish Mod clothing we love so much at Rokit, and tells the story of how the influential youth movement left its mark on popular culture in Britain.
"If punk was about getting rid of hippies, then I'm getting rid
of grunge!" - Damon Albarn
Let's set the scene: it was early '90s, post-Thatcher Britain and
the Madchester movement of the late '80s had ended, leaving a void
in the British music scene. American grunge had invaded the
airwaves, and the charts were dominated by bands such as Nirvana,
Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. If you're proud wearer of 90s clothes,
you're probably already no stranger to the titantic impact Britpop
had. If you're a little hazy, read on to learn more!