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The much anticipated premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s screen adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, is almost (finally) here!! We have been teased with mesmerizing still images, stunning previews, and even got a glimpse of a few of Prada’s uh-mazing collaborative costume designs for the film several months ago. It is time already. We are primed-and-ready to drink in the gorgeous fashion that this film seems to promise with as much indulgence as the year in which it is set. Until we can sit ourselves down in our padded little theater seat, and properly intoxicate ourselves with twenty-feet of cinematic fashion… we thought it would be fun to put together some Gatsby-inspired looks that easily translate to our little, five-foot-plus-ish, 2013 world. Finding inventory was not an issue in the least, since 20s-inspired silhouettes aplenty stomped down quite a few runways this past season. Trying to narrow it down to just six looks was the excruciating part (we felt as a director must feel when 30+ percent of his/her vision drops to the cutting room floor – surely Baz went through this? We feel his pain…). Outfit decision agony aside, there were soooo many drop-dead gorgeous pieces to choose from, that we were like kids in a candy store. Basically, we were sugar-high on fringe and all things sparkly. We adore this particular high-glam fashion era for its easy, feminine silhouettes, luxe fabrics, and magnificent detailing. Above all, there seems to be a breathless and playful charm that lives and moves in the “Golden Twenties” style of clothing, giving it an extra swish and sparkle – an impish wink and hair toss, if you will.
All this to say, we were inspired to pull three different categories of looks for this little Gatsby story. In our first category, “Gatsby Garden,” we feature two day looks that we imagine would play well during a leisurely game of croquet, or badminton on the back lawn. Because, in our hyper-glam, romantic fashion minds (thanks, Downton Abbey), people still do this…
This look is Garden-Fresh, and ready to play! The drop waist, and long leaf pendant keep the silhouette very Roaring 20s, but isn’t costumey in the least. Use the jeweled bobby pins to secure your hair on the side for a more authentic, yet modern-day flapper look. Coat your fingers with Jane’s Pick, ‘Cody,’ for a fun pop of color, and let your toes complete the look in minty ‘Denver.’
Moving on from chic daywear, to evening… we decided to pop in some off-the-charts fun and flirty looks that could host the party-of-the-century just lounging on their hangers.
These dresses are a party on their own with their fab, swishy selves. We envisioned a seriously fun and glam night out with your besties for these looks, so we went with bright color contrasts, strappy heels, and gorrrgeous jewelry pieces by Oscar de la Renta and Dannijo. Because there is a lot of color going on already, we decided to keep our Julep gals, ‘Zelda‘ and ‘Bette,’ and ‘Fiona‘ and ‘Freida,’ matchy-monochromatic, so that the party doesn’t turn into a circus.
Wanting to end with a bang, we selected some killer-gorge dresses, designed by the ever-exquisite Naeem Khan, and some stunning jewelry pieces.
We totally agree with the film’s tagline that, “A little party never killed nobody,” so we say, go pop some champs this weekend, slip into something fringey, and dance a jazzy night away with flapper abandon, Doll Face!
Carrie & Carrie