Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Golden Twenties

Oh look, another post about the twenties because of The Great Gatsby, shock horror. I know I'm being a sheep here, but I did see the film the other day and I did love all the costumes. The way Baz captured the era was perfect, he really hit the nail on the head, and it made me kick myself a little for not getting into costume design as a youngster. 
Flapper dresses, dropped waists, feathers, frays, hats, headbands, pearls, it was all there and now its all here, on the high street that is. It has even sent a surge of shoppers trundling the rails for the styles in whats known atm as The Gatsby Effect, selling out lines in Debenhams, George, New Look and Miss Selfridge. 
Me and my sister have loved the art deco era for a long time. Every time its someones birthday or a special occasion we pop into clintons to buy those cards that look like pictures or magazine clippings from the time, sad but true. I have wanted a cloche hat for about 2 years now and managed to find one but by the time I had the money for it, it was gone. But the point is, this era was beautiful, decidant and I'm so jealous of those who got to experience the styles first time round. They are clearly a classic if they are showering our shops again, or are the designers just running out of ideas? 
Either way, here is some twenties outfit inspo. 

The Twenties

P.S Leo was as stunning as ever and every time I watch him I remember crying when I was 6 years old because I couldn't marry him. Yes, I just told you that. 

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