Bombshells: Daisy Buchanan

F. Scott Fitzgerald's anti-heroine in his novel The Great Gatsby may not be someone to look up to, but you can't deny her style. Mia Farrow and Carey Mulligan have both played the 1920's flapper in the film versions of The Great Gatsby, 1974 and 2013 respectively, with such naturalness that you may start to think that expensive things are all that matters.  Daisy is the "golden girl" and has a "voice full of money" and the wardrobe to match. 

Here is Daisy as portrayed by Mia Farrow and Carey Mulligan: 

style icon, daisy buchanan, mia farrow
style icon, daisy buchanan, carey mulligan
style icon, daisy buchanan, carey mulligan
style icon, daisy buchanan, mia farrow
style icon, daisy buchanan, carey mulligan

Have you seen both versions? Which one is your favorite? Who is your favorite Daisy? 

Bombshells: Flapper Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford was destined and determined to be a star. To get herself noticed she became a Flapper along the likes of Clara Bow. She was signed to MGM in 1925 and started her career in silent movies. I love the Joan Crawford of the 1920's and 1930's. When we think of Joan Crawford, we think of a severe glamour of the 1940's, we think of Mommie Dearest. In her early career she was spirited, relaxed and very stylish!

A young Crawford with a blonde bob! 

Pencil thin brows. So glamorous! 

A quintessential Flapper! 

Those eyes! 

Even glamorous in relaxed American sportswear. 


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Karen 

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Speechless

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.


This week we go back to the 1920's silent film era with a knock off of the modern retro film The Artist

This is the Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook for Americana Manhasset featuring Karlie Kloss. I love the coat in the third one down. The 20's are going to be big this fall!! 






Retro Looks In The Modern World: Vogue Italia



As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.


In the May 2012 issue of Vogue Italia, Summer looks are inspired from a mixture of past eras. 1920's Flapper, and Classic Era looks are mixed with 1970's cars and floppy hats. A Summer ode to the 20th Century.

Models: Karlina Caune and Monika Sawicka
Photographer: KT Auleta






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Retro Looks In The Modern World: City Flapper

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Soft looks, veils, and fringe grace this 1920's inspired editorial from the March 2012 issue of Elle Denmark. 
Model: Ilva Heitman
Photographer: Oliver Stalmans




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Retro Looks In The Modern World: La Perla Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

I was really torn as to which series to apply these images, here or On My Wish List, as I do really want it all! However the 1920's retro styling in this La Perla ad campaign is too beautiful to not be the focus. Just gorgeous! 








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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Elle Brazil May 2010

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
These gorgeous images from the May 2010 issue of Elle Brazil features model Viviane Orth in a decadent, gothic, flapperesque look. I absolutely love it!
Photographer: Fabio Bartlet







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Retro Looks In The Modern World: In Grande Style

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
I love everything about this flapperesque editorial for Vogue Italia March 2010 called In Grande Style.
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Model:Freja Beha Erichsen





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