The Great Gatsby - 1920's style inspiration

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Great Gatsby
Carey Mulligan who plays Daisy – the 'girl' in the epic love story The Great Gatsby.
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The recent release of The Great Gatsby movie has inspired a resurgence of 1920's fashion. The movie is set to be released in New Zealand soon, and I cant wait! The glamour and decadence of the art deco period is truly dazzling. Think fur, diamonds, pearls, champagne and everything glitzy and sparkly. It is such a gorgeous and glorious decade, I'm pleased that it has made a comeback in fashion.

The "roaring" 20's were a period of social liberation and the fashion and style of the day reflect that excitement and optimism post World War 1. Its the decade that women became allowed to vote and of prohibition (in the USA) which arguably spawned a legendary surge of organized crime and a whole other movie genre.

For fashion the flapper look is what immediately comes to mind; the headband, drop waist dresses, feathers, sequins and a healthy heaping of flashy accessories of diamonds and pearls topped off with fur. Its great to take some cues from this trend, but to avoid looking like you're heading to a costume party I wouldn't put it altogether at once. For tips on how to wear faux fur check one of our latest posts.

For interiors the same thing goes, the look and feel of the time is of extreme opulence and lavishness.  So over the top detailed accessories like chandeliers, gold, silver and bronze, most things reflective and shiny perfectly fit this sort of style. Also think strong graphic designs in wallpaper which have a very distinctive sleek look. 

The Great Gatsby style
The star burst mirror and clock are classic art deco along with graphic and decorative wallpaper.
Check this lovely flapper outfit with the turquoise and yellow, very complimentary colors. The headband with feathers along with the long pearls are totally flapperish
Interior image courtesy of skonahem.com
Outfit image courtesy of stylegirljessjames.com


The Great Gatsby style
Deep emerald green totally captures the essence of this rich period in time. Alison Williams  from GIRLS wears a very strong structured almost architectural dress with distinctive art deco period contours.
Interior image courtesy of habitusliving.com
Outfit image courtesy of  blog.mangomuseevents.com

The Great Gatsby style
Check this modern take on an art deco chandelier, gives a nod to the past but with a modern and contemporary edge. This headband with pearls and feather again ticks all the 1920s glamour boxes, but teamed with a more subtle dress make it more contemporary and less costume like.
Interior image courtesy of design-byproxy.com
Outfit image courtesy of 3d-memoirs.com

The Great Gatsby style
Bold and graphic designs like this black and white wallpaper epitomize the art deco period. This dress worn by Blake Lively is so sexy and contemporary, but she wouldn't have looked out of place at one of Gatsby's parties nearly a century ago, timeless beauty.
Interior image courtesy of etsy.com
Outfit image courtesy of sewinglovers.blogspot.com

The Great Gatsby style
The darker side of art deco elegance, shimmer and style. Simple but elegant and timeless.
Interior image courtesy of habitusliving.com
Outfit image courtesy of becomegorgeous.com

The Great Gatsby style
Glittering, sparkling, diamonds, silver and sequins, as long as it is shiny and reflective its right on our Great Gatsby brief!
Interior image courtesy of decorati.com
Outfit image courtesy of applebaummd.com

The Great Gatsby style
Satin and gold, the perfect opulent pairing for this rich and luxurious interior. Kept modern with the white floorboards, contemporary cushions and mixing in with the Moroccan pouf. Sequins and sparklers, how could you talk about the Great Gatsby without mentioning fireworks!
Interior image courtesy of homebunch.com
Outfit image courtesy of Visit pinterest


The Great Gatsby style
Graphic wallpaper and art deco style mirrors along with a mirrored vanity, modern yet classic. Carey Mulligan looks so stunning and demure in this pic, the soft pastels are also a strong fashion theme to emerge from this trend. How do you get those finger waves? Try the tutorial here.
Interior image courtesy of Visit decorati.com
Outfit image courtesy of newyorkdress.com


The Great Gatsby style
Rich style with rich colours - black, white and gold make for a truly lavish combination that screams DELUXE. Appropriate to bring out these big guns for a special room or outfit for a special occasion.
Interior image courtesy of lifeandstyleonadime.blogspot.com.au
Outfit image courtesy of thebeautyagenteurs.com

Now straight out of the movie, some stunning images to really demonstrate how plush and splendid this trend is...

The Great Gatsby style
Leonardo is so hot in that suit, surrounded by the decadence of those cakes and flowers its a great image.
Image courtesy of cinemastyle.blogspot.co.nz


The Great Gatsby style
Men in black suits and bow ties - check, sparkly dress - check, fur - check, sparkly headband  - check, swinging party scene - check. Roaring 20s party scene 100% confirmed.
Image courtesy of thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com/


The Great Gatsby style
You can't forget the diamonds and champagne!
Image courtesy of thegreatgatsby.warnerbros.com


The Great Gatsby style
What a great scene, statement chandelier, enormous statement rug and I think that room is round, a distinctive architectural style of the art deco times.
Image courtesy of living.msn.com

Here are some flapper fashion ideas to get ideas on how to bring this trend into your wardrobe...


The Great Gatsby style
Image courtesy of  fashionstylemag.com



The Great Gatsby style
Pastel feminine softness is one way to capture this trend - contract with some geometric patterns and you've arrived.
Image courtesy of fashionstylemag.com


The Great Gatsby style
Ralph Lauren flapper influenced collection, flowy with a hint of feathers throughout.
Image courtesy of fashionstylemag.com

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A beautiful example of a vintage graphic wallpaper print with beautiful vintage accessories.
Image courtesy of  your4walls.co.uk
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The art deco mirror is a simple and effective way to bring the 20's style into your home.
Image courtesy of  your4walls.co.uk


Introduce some 1920's, Great Gatsby luxury into your life. So forget casual, get glam and go for everything that glitters and sparkles, shine on!



2 comments:

  1. Wow, I love your Gatsby photo round-up!

    Check out the Great Gatsby-inspired virtual room we designed at MyWebRoom: http://tinyurl.com/MyWebRoom-Gatsby-Virtual-Room

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    1. thanks heaps! This has been one of our most popular posts, the Great Gatsby is inspiring a lot of peoples parties :) Loved the movie too!

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