Friday, November 4, 2011

Street Style: Modern Day Great Gatsby






















Carrie Crochet Crop Top

The 1920s is an era defined by many names such as: the age of intolerance, the jazz era, and the progressive era. My favorite term, however, is the age of wonderful nonsense! Many referred it to as the age of wonderful nonsense because women broke free from their suffocating corset dresses and opted instead for more “breathing friendly” styles. Soon, this would lead to a rise in consumer interest that encouraged men and women to indulge in material things, i.e. wonderful nonsense items such as stylish clothes.

This became a period of time when people began to really pay attention to trends and the strong influence fashion played in society.  In fact, it was in the 1920s when the talented Coco Chanel released her first Chanel suit, perfume, and the little black dress!

When I think of 1920s fashion, I think of movies like the Great Gatsby, Public Enemies, and the HBO series, Boardwalk Empire. I see women with bobbed hair, heavily painted faces in long, loose fitting dresses of rich fabrics with waistlines that dropped below the hip, fabulous costume jewelry, and ornate head pieces. There is something very glamorous about the styles of the 1920s that captivates me like no other fashion era. It has an old Hollywood feel that prestigiously captures the beauty and fashion of the time.

Be strikingly chic,
Shelley

Photos: Fashion Foie Gras