Monthly Archives: May 2013

REAL GATSBY GIRLS, ATTITUDE, FASHION & PHOTOGRAPHY

flapper-parasolREAL FLAPPER GIRLS WERE EXTREMELY MODERN WOMEN OF THE 1920’S. THEIR FASHION WAS DARING FOR THE TIMES AS WERE THE NEW SHORT HAIRSTYLES SUCH AS THE ETON CROP, BOB and SHINGLE WAVE. THE CLOCH HAT WAS A STANDARD IN EVERY GIRLS WARDROBE. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE HISTORY OF WOMENS FASHION HEMLINES BEGAN TO RISE, TO SHOW MORE LEG.

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shingle-crop-flapper-hairstyleTHE ORIGINAL FLAPPER GIRLS WERE THE INSPIRATION FOR THE FABULOUS FASHION FROM THE GREAT GATSBY. THEIR ATTITUDES WERE THE INSPIRATION FOR THE CHARACTERS AND THE PARTIES IN F,SCOTT FITZGERALD’S  JAZZ AGE NOVEL THE GREAT GATSBY AND THE SIX FILM ADAPTATIONS THAT FOLLOWED INCLUDING BAZ LURHMANN’S  RECENTLY RELEASED 3D FILM.

FRENCH CAPTION

flapper_magazineTHE FLAPPER GIRLS EVEN HAD THEIR OWN MAGAZINE. BEING A FLAPPER WAS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST FASHION IT WAS ABOUT A MOVEMENT, A NEW WAY OF LIFE FOR LIBERATED YOUNG WOMEN.

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Snap shots from the fashionable 1930s

1930s-g-dress-snapshot006THESE BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE HOME SNAP SHOTS TAKEN OF AN ANONYMOUS GIRL DURING THE 1930S

1930s-g-dress-snapshot007IT LOOKS LIKE THIS YOUNG WOMAN IS DRESSED FOR A LOCAL DANCE. THE OLD HOUSE IN THE PHOTO APPEARS TO BE A FARM HOUSE AS IT LOOKS TO BE IN A DUSTY COUNTRYSIDE.

1930s-g-dress-snapshot005THE MATCHING CAPE AND HANBAG WITH THE DRESS IS TYPICAL OF THE FASHION OF THE 30S. I WONDER IF THIS GIRL SEWED HER OWN DRESS AND DID HER OWN HER FOR THE DANCE. IF ONLY THIS PICTURE COULD TALK.

1930s BEACH FASHION AND BEAUTY

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THESE VINTAGE SNAPSHOTS ARE FROM 1935. THEY WERE SNAPPED ON A BEACH IN AUSTRALIA WITH A HOBBY CAMERA. THE CHIC BATHING SUITS ARE TYPICAL OF BEACHWEAR FASHION FROM THE 1930S. THE MENS SWIMWEAR WAS A LITTLE MORE MODEST THAN TODAYS SPEEDOS. THE WOMENS SWIMWEAR COVERED MORE SKIN THAN A BIKINI BUT IT WAS ELEGANTLY SEXY. THE CHINESE UMBRELLA IS STYLISH AND AN EXCELLENT PROTECTOR FROM THE STRONG AUSTRALIAN SUN, WHICH CAN BURN PALE SKIN WITHIN MINUTES.

 

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