GATSBY INSPIRED - fashion, women, sensuality & glamour

Let's start out by saying this IS NOT a movie review.

Baz Luhrmanns's re-creation of what is broadly considered "an American classic” has given us an opportunity to reflect on an era of glorious fashion, glitz and glamour, and rise of the independent young women (everything Lou Lou loves)! F. Scott Fitzgerald captured all of this in his 1925 book, The Great Gatsby, and director Baz Luhrmann put his melodramatic, captivating spin on it, opening the doors for us to once again appreciate the artistry and overabundance of ‘The Great Gatsby’ era!

So let’s talk 1920’s fashion – This decade marked a time of women breaking out of constricting clothes and embracing a realm of sensuality, independence and allure.  Statement accessories were worn un-conservatively.  Flaunting bare skin, flashy jewels, and intricate garments was a statement, in and of itself, of the rise of the modern independent woman.  **History Lesson: “Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote (National Archives).” This was a turning-point in history for women, and is reflected throughout the 1920’s with women’s new fashion.

In Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the costumes spare no expense with designers Catherine Martin & Miuccia Prada working side-by side to represent 20’s fashion while molding a similar idea of what we are calling “Gatsby Fashion”. Basically Luhrmann, Martin & Prada took the vogue of the 20’s and made it even bolder, chic couture, and a fashionista fantasy!

You can now see our obsession with “Gatsby Fashion”, therefore we have done a little “Gatsby Inspired” collage using popular items from Lou Lou.

1. While this hat ($22.00) is wider brimmed than ones worn during ‘The Gatsby’ era, we were inspired to bring back ‘the hat’ period, as a popular every-day accessory.  Seems lately that hats are reserved for the beach or the ball game … this mind-set needs to change! 2. This dress ($72.00) lays loose on the body, while cutting off at the knee, the intricate design and bare shoulders also gave it a ‘Gatsby’ feel. 3. We are currently selling these copies of The Great Gatsby in our stores, AND they are only $10 (regularly $15) during our Gatsby inspired journey.  The ring ($15.00) and bracelet ($28.00) were no-brainers for our inspired picks. 4. Bracelet ($35.00) Ring ($28.00) Necklace ($25.00). 5. May issue of Vogue covers actress Carey Mulligan who plays Daisy in the film – did anyone else catch Jay Gatsby’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) one liner: “… she looks like she should be on the cover of Vogue …” about Daisy (Mulligan).    6. This necklace ($35.00) is our replica of the necklace that Daisy breaks in one of the scenes from the film. Earrings ($20.00), Ring ($28.00) 7. OMG the hair pieces of the Gatsby era! We took 3 headbands ($18.00/ea.) and created one of our own. DIY! 8. Nothing says glitz like this statement piece ($40.00)     9. A lacy dress that seemed very 20’s casual ($198.00)

BONUS: Coco Chanel anyone?  It was in 1921 when Chanel made her name with her first boutique in Paris – need we say more … what hasn’t  Coco Chanel done for the fashion world? 

SNEAK PEAK – Win The Great Gatsby book, the May 2013 issue of Vogue, our ‘replica’ of Daisy’s necklace, and these ‘Gatsby’ inspired earrings! Like us on Facebook to learn how to enter our contest. Contest starts Friday May 17th and ends Sunday May 19th

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