Miss A Columnist

Grace Yco is the San Diego Editor for Miss A. Denying her writinglust finally caught up with her. She was forced to trade in biology for blogging and hasn’t looked back since (moments spent Hermèsmerized notwithstanding).

She grew up in Japan, considers California home, but feels like she belongs in Paris. In her bag, you will always find three books: one for reading, one for writing and one for planning. Yes she has tablets, but committing to them is another story, and so that relationship remains complicated.

You can find her scouring the web, musing over luxury elitism vs. fashion democracy, and dilly-dallying in rapturous moments of absolute silence (she is not a nun). Grace is also sensitive. And sometimes funny. She’s a professional bikini bard by day and a bookworm by night.

Miss A’s Guide To Gatsby Glamour

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:

 

Daisy Dear

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.

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Haute Hippie Zelda Dress (Photo Credit: Haute Hippie)

 

Tickled Fancy

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!

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Bebe Isis Studded Feather Dress (Photo Credit: Bebe)

 

Minaudiere Madness

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!

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Moyna Deco Beaded Clutch (Photo Credit: Nordstrom)

 

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.

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Fringe Benefit Chandelier Earrings (Photo Credit: Henri Bendel)

Well Heeled

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.

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Boutique 9 Platform Evening Sandals – Orseena Art Deco (Photo Credit: Bloomingdales)

 

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:

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Cara Vintage Hair Comb (Photo Credit: Nordstrom)

 

Crowning Moment

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!

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Dauphines of New York, The Celebration Headband (Photo Credit: ShopBop)

 

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