sometimes i think that i was born in the wrong era. i often find myself wishing i could experience city life in the 1920’s or go way back to ancient egyptian times. definitely my two favorite parts of history. i watched the great gatsby by baz luhrmann on opening night (which i thought was a very pretty movie) so i got inspired to make this roaring twenties inspired post.
ps, check out my roaring twenties pinterest board!
01 vamp shoe with ankle straps from zara. $49.90
can’t go wrong with zara shoes
02 rouge dior lipstick in zinnia red from dior, $32
03 the great gatsby collection savoy headpiece from tiffany’s, $200,000
04 limited edition hexagon bead dress from topshop, $240
05 i’m gonna charleston back to charleston by coon-sanders original nighthawk orchestra
06 finger waves as seen on marion cotillard (from the 2003 movie jeux d’enfants)
07 1920’s art deco engagement ring from erie basin, sold
08 chanel no. 5 from chanel, $75
this was my great grandmother, leonila’s scent
09 f. scott fitzgerald classics, book cover designed by coralie bickford-smith in 2010
probably one of my favorite book cover designs in the whole world. even more beautiful in person.
10 honey sage gin fizz with smoked honey bacon rim, recipe from how sweet it is
gin was very popular in the 1920’s. and bacon. how can anyone go wrong with bacon?
11 cloche hat, image source unknown
they’re my favorite
12 times square from the new york times building in 1922, image from the 212
13 celebration of the end of alcohol prohibition, 1933, image from wsj/corbis
14 harper’s bazaar, december 1924 cover
15 evening gown by norman hartnell, 1924 from the book "decades of fashion"