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THE GREAT GATSBY – THE ROARING TWENTIES STYLE

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If someone had said to me that I would be doing a blog post about The Great Gatsby 6 years ago I would have thought that they were mad. I studied the book for my English exam and watched the original 1974 film continuously. Repeatedly analysing the symbolism held within the character Daisy (Carey Mulligan’s character in 2013 version). She was beautiful to look at but of course, a daisy is a weed. I studied the clash between ‘new money’ and ‘old money and to be honest the list could go on. I loved the original film and was over the moon when I heard that there was a new version coming out in the UK on the 16th May, tomorrow in the US!

The roaring 20s fashion has got to be one of my favourites. The glamour of the feather headbands, long pearls and lots of flapper/evening dresses was extremely popular. I love Daisy’s pixie crop with a fabric scarf wrapped around it complete with lots and lots of accessories. Items such as faux furs, diamonds, gloves, art deco jewellery, finger wave hair and red lips. Daisy was the epitome of glamour. The 1920s was a time when women took risks and this was evident through their style.

Back then, no one would think to dress down to go to the local shop. It was a romantic era and definitely a time when women made the effort to look good at every moment.

I can’t wait to see the film when it is released in the UK!

I have searched the web for the best pieces to copy the 1920’s look…

Limited edition flapper dress fromTopshop

Lipstick in ‘hazard’ fromTopshop

Feather headband fromVintage Paradise

1920s beaded bag fromCurious Orange

Black velvet flapper style dress fromWhat Alice Found

Diamante Forehead headband fromMivanwi

 

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