All posts tagged: Gill Evans

Icons & Influencers: DJ Penny Lane

If you ask me what Mod means to me, then I’m with Penny! To paraphrase: Mod gives me a wardrobe full of head-turning, confidence-inspiring pieces, and music to lift my soul and move my feet. It gives me a scooter for fun and freedom, and a community to share it all with. Mod is my dear friend. “Mod is my near and dear friend” …and, if you’re asking me what Mod sounds like? Well, it sounds like Penny. I mean, quite literally it sounds like Penny! DJ Penny Lane is the velvet voiced, talented broadcaster of the Mod airwaves, and Penny has been the inspiration behind many of my Mod adventures, including this Icons & Influencers series. Hearing Penny & Warren Peace interview Gill Evans made me reach out to the Original Mod, who I am now able to call my friend. This, in turn lead to me meeting Margot McClane and many other adventures in between (you can read more about Gill & Margot in previous Icons & Influencers posts). Penny is also the voice of my Mod Closet. …

LOOKBOOK: ModTogs New Collection

ModTogs has launched two new collections, both available NOW! The ‘Wear More, Pack Less’ range is influenced by Gill’s many weekend trips to Brighton: I’ve designed a range of interchangeable coordinating clothes that will enable the Mod woman to pack a capsule wardrobe of only four or five items and still be able to wear a different style for each event. This is a limited edition collection that is made to measure from a small supply of fabric. It’s designed to ensure you won’t turn up to an event dressed like everyone else! Below is a sample collection of available styles and fabrics. Please contact Gill at ModTogs for more details. In addition to the Wear More, Pack Less range, Gill has also designed a Swinging Psychedelic range for women who are passionate about the sixties. The Swinging Psychedelic range is also limited edition and made to measure. Contact Gill at ModTogs for more information…

LOOKBOOK: Introducing Mrs Gill Evans Catling

Earlier this year Original Mod Gill Evans married her sweetheart Stuart Catling in a stunning, one-of-a-kind, top-secret, designed-by-Gill-Evans wedding dress. Even the daisy Guipure lace fabric was brand spanking new. There really was only one thing for it: A Lookbook edition of it’s very own… HOT OFF THE PRESS: Gill has added her wedding dress design to the ModTogs bridal collection. Contact Gill for more information…

Icons & Influencers: Gill Evans Catling

If you are, or have ever been active in the Mod scene you will have heard of Gill Evans Catling. Gill and her late husband Del Evans were original Mods back in the sixties, having already coined the pre-Mod term Continentalists in the late 50s. Always stylish & polished, Gill is a walking master-class of Mod style; a beacon of feminine tailoring and a true Icon of Mod. I heard Gill being interviewed on the radio in 2013/14 (one of many TV, radio and print interviews she’s done) and I had the pleasure of meeting her last year at Moda in Wolverhampton. When you meet Gill it’s easy to see why she is so often approached for interviews. Not only is she one of our greatest Mod historians, she is a warm, open and generous raconteur. It was my very great privilege to visit Gill in her home and immerse myself in her life for a day. We hung out in her workshop (oh that sample rail!) chatted about life and style, and then I was given a sneak preview …