Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby has well been underway this month but we are still entranced by the decadent glamor iconic to that memorable era. Art deco design, pearl tassels and feathered fixings – the Roaring Twenties has been reborn in a way that would make even the Lost Generation proud of the very decade they loved to hate.
Never mind the flamboyance and whimsy that ran rampant during the 1920’s, because from that collective point in history, great things in the name of fashion were born: a sense of relaxed style (goodbye Victorian corsets, hello dropped waists), cosmetics (no longer just for prostitutes) and a widespread feminine awakening—from flappers and their fashion statements to women winning the right to vote! The brazen aesthetic of the time will forever mark an important chapter in America’s history of fashion. And luckily for us, history repeats itself. And it has never looked so good:
Channel the dainty and delicate love of Jay Gatsby’s life in this Haute Hippie Zelda Dress. A garment of silk georgette with chain link detail draping over the shoulders, you too, could become the object of affection between two men.
Movement and flirtation in a skirt—wouldn’t it be a dream to don this Bebe Isis Studded Feather Dress at your next soiree? After all, birds of a feather flock glamorously together!
A pretty little case for pretty little keepsakes. No true lady leaves for a party in West Egg without lipstick and a compact mirror. We think this Moyna Deco Beaded Clutch is the cat’s meow!
Whisper Sweet Nothings
Draw in lingering eyes to a slender décolleté with a sparkling pair of earrings by Henri Bendel. It will make the gents want to lean in closer to regale you.
This time period saw a rise in popularity of the high heel. Two inches back then was considered very high but nowadays, we’d be happy to raise the art deco bar to five inches (and counting). These black stilettos with gold accents by Boutique 9 reaches new, luxurious heights.
Diamonds and Pearls
You know you deserve it, so why not comb in a demure piece of bling into your mane? It’s ladylike and eye-catching. “Head-turner” gets a whole new meaning with this piece by Cara:
Nothing imparts a look of opulence more than a jeweled headpiece. The Celebration Headband from Dauphines of New York is a dead ringer for the prosperous Jazz Age!