Monday, 31 May 2010


The 1920s are known for their androgynous style, hedonistic lifestyle and notorious underground scenes of illegal alcohol and heavy jazz at the Big Easy. For stars on the rise and new age designers like Coco Chanel.
The style that accompanied such smoke-filled rooms and hazy garden parties was luxe and relaxed. It pioneered comfort over the previous restrictions of corsets.
It celebrated dance, freedom of movement and liberation. It is as wearable today as it was back then, 100 years ago -  the era that was to become known as the 'Roaring Twenties'.

I have tried to re-interpret the 20s into a wearable, modern-day look for both day and night.20sFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

For the daytime version, I've used a tongue-in-cheek pair of mustache print socks and soft grey leather brogues, as well as a boxy briefcase to  keep the practical and masculine edge to the pretty faux-drop waist dress. I have then updated the decade's famous string of pearls into a collar of disarrayed, multicoloured pearls and topped the whole off with a demure grey cloche hat.

The evening look features a sumptiously decadent teal silk dress with fringing to show off every sinuous movement. Elegant two-tone heels, golden tassel earrings and a pearl encrusted clutch keep vibes of the 20s alive. Finally, what 20s gal would be seen out and about on the town sans red lipstick and a spritz of No. 5?

1 comment:

the Citizen Rosebud said...

clever girl! you outfits are rockin'!


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