Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Great Glamour

Images via Madame Figaro

The Great Gatsby fever is rising. Daisy, Jay and Nick are practically everywhere, and there's no reason Macarons and Pearls should be an exception. After all, what's not to love? I only recently read the book for the first time, and I loved it so much! Baz Luhrmann is one of my favorite directors (Moulin Rouge is still my favorite movie of all times) and I believe he is the perfect fit to turn this classic novel into a breathtaking movie. His collaboration with Miuccia Prada is a match made in sartorial heaven. And this editorial was just too good not to share.

I've been feeling really inspired by 20's fashion lately. I've always had a faiblesse for sparkle and glamour, but I'm also sensible to the deeper associations these years evoke: what's with the women being finally able to assume their independence and live a life they wanted (minus the heavy smoking, perhaps, which is so not chic at any time). Now let's be honest: I'm not going to go all flapper on you anytime soon. Flapper dresses will never look great on my hourglass shape: they're looking that much more fabulous on boyish figures. Plus, costumes and carnavals have never been my thing, and I'm not one to walk around in a complete disguise. I'm all for adopting new (or old) trends, but moderation is key. A touch of glitter here, a pair of art deco earrings there or a decorative box clutch to add a vintage feel to my little black dress. I would also gladly adopt this patterned pencil skit, pairing it with a simple silk blouse, or a classic white tee for a more relaxed vibe. In the end, it's all about making a trend work for you, not the other way round.

Will you be adding a touch of 20's glamour to your own wardrobe? 

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1. Asos Frock and Frill sequin embellished dress // 2. Jimmy Choo Crystal sandals // 3. Guess Oblong faceted stone art deco ring
4. Dorothy Perkins deco print pencil skirt // 5. Kenneth Jay Lane Deco teardrop post earrings // 6. Asos deco plate waist belt
7. Lipsy deco sequin vest // 8. Yves Saint Laurent La laque couture in Gris Deco // 9. Kenneth Jay Lane tear deco pendant necklace 
10. Anne Klein Deco'ed out thin enamel bangles // 11. Laura Mercier Creme smooth lip color in Mango
12. Dorothy Perkins coral deco bar box clutch // 13. Asos Frock and Frill white dress // 14. Modcloth 'S Marvelous heel
 15. Lipsy 2 in 1 dress with deco sequins // 16. Nina "Kiera" Czech crystal bracelet

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  1. I've just read the book for the first time too. Its fabulous!

  2. I can't wait to see the movie. Love the pics and the items you've selected.


  3. I'm so looking forward to seeing the movie! Just like you, I can't really pull off the flapper style. Having said that, if I take a more "day time" approach, there are some nice dresses which (with a low waist) look a little bit 20's style and are still wearable and workable with my own style. Have a lovely day xo

  4. Ugh, I am DYING to see the movie!!! I'm also not a flapper-figure lady, so I'll like to see how you work it into your wardrobe... Then I'll just copy you ;)

  5. Hi Ivana! I'm looking forward to see the movie and I'm pretty excited:) Love 20's style too, it always fascinates me! Your finds are great, especially my fav pieces are the Asos dresses and the sandals! Kisses dear, have a good day! xo

  6. Such a beautiful editorial. I have to admit that I read The Great Gatsby when I was too young to comprehend its significance, I need to re-read it now. Adore your pretty pick, the yellow and cream dressed are stunning. I would love to incorporate some of this 20's flair into my wardrobe. Thanks for your kind words :)

  7. WOW !! This is truly awesome...love your editorial :)

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  8. This is so lovely! I love the way you stylized and put this all together! I just saw The Great Gatsby on Friday and to say it was sartorial heaven is an understatement. I wish I would have read the book first though! I am sure I would love it. Adding that to my list. but really...it is everything in me not to chop my hair off because those flapper girls!!! Just too stunning! Loved this post!!!

  9. This editorial is beautiful! I realy cant wait to watch the movie!

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  10. Love the one by the pool!

  11. I loooove Gatsby a ton. I also love 20's style clothing, though I have the same issues as you, body-wise. I do enjoy wearing cloche hats occasionally, I love the shoes, and my hair's actually about the right length that if I put some effort in, it looks kinda flappery. It's fun! But glitter and shinies are definitely the main way to get the look...


  12. I'm a huge fan of the flapper 20s & that GREAT movie!!!! And your picks are the best....I'd take numbers 1 (love this dress) & 15.....sooooo FABULOUS!!!!


  13. Oh, I LOVE all of your picks! That yellow dress is to die for -- and the shoes!


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