Trend Alert: SS12 is made for the 1920s Great Gatsby fanatics...it's time to invest in some glamour my darlings!
|Ralph Lauren (photo from Vogue}|
With the 1920s being featured on the catwalk by Ralph Lauren, Guicci, Osman, Alberta Ferretti, Etro, Emporio Armani, Robeto Cavalli, John Galliano, Marchesa and Sonia Rykiel....from the new SS12 season....the 1920s inspired pieces are set to flood through to our high street shops very soon! For enthusiasts of the roaring twenties, like myself, this will be a good time to get our hands on a few......or more.....pieces of Gatsby treasures! [Full Photos: SS12 Gatsby Glamour (Vogue)]
But with so much choice and pieces that embody the 1920s with an alternative twist, such as John Lewis' 1920s Nautical and New Look's Monochrome, which pieces should we invest in? Of course the answer is linked to how you want to wear the 1920s trend.......very vintage in a Downton Abbey way or in a modern trend-like sort of way? Are you a freedom loving Flapper girl or more of a sophisticated gown loving Art Deco admirer? Whether you prefer to include.....long strand of pearls and a knee length sequin dress.......or a statement gems necklace with tassels and a long satin free flowing evening gown......I hope a little look into what is now available on the high street as well as some of the defining features of the 1920s, which I found in an interesting Vanity Fair article [Vanity Fair -roaring-20s-], will help you put together your ideal 1920s look! So here are a few details and ideas to consider when building your 1920s Gatsby Glamour look:
- Strapped Shoes.......T-strap and T-bar like shoes, especially with scallop detailing and spectator heel. (More on Clarks' Vintage Glamour range)
- Brooches.....a high fashion accessory to emphasize the drop waist dresses, which often had a sash tied loosely over the hips and secured with a brooch. (ASOS Vintage Brooch)
- Embroidered Shawls.......as objects from the orient were became exotic and sought after, the Eastern inspiration of details such as intricate embroidered floral patterns and long fringes became part of daily fashion! (Republic: Miso Kimono Top)
|Srapped Shoes (Vanity Fair)|
|Camelia Kate by Clarks|
|Brooch (Vanity Fair)|
|MISO Printed Kimono Top|
|Embroidered Shawl (Vanity Fair)|
Some additional ideas from shoparazzi.com and a few suggestions I have below may also be helpful in choosing or completing your 1920s look......which includes an impressive 1920s inspired dress collection at AllSaints and ASOS ......that are utterly wearable and can be used to create different looks or combined with other trends!
|TFNC Dress Scalloped Iridescent Sequins|
|ASOS Maxi Slip Dress in Bias Cut|
|Forever 21 Metallic Pleated Dress|
Hope you will have lots of fun in finding your own 1920s inspired investment pieces, and I shall be back with another London Hot-Spot in my next post! Have a fabulous week my darlings.....and a big WELCOME to all you darling New followers!
Until the next time,
PS: The photos have been borrowed from the above mentioned sources. For more posts on the 1920s: roaring-in-glamorous-1920s
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