Monthly Archives: June 2013

WOMEN OF THE 1920S

deco-lady-furcoat-flapperTHE IMAGE THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE IN THEIR MINDS OF WOMEN FROM THE 1920S IS FLAPPERS WITH SLICKED BOB HAIRSTYLES AND BEADED SLEEVELESS DRESSES. LIKE ANY DECADE FASHION VARIED THROUGHOUT THE ROARING TWENTIES. WOMEN OFTEN WORE HUGE FUR COATS AND LONG FLOWING DRESSES.

deco-lady-1920sMANY WOMEN WORE WAVES IN THEIR HAIR AND ULTRA FLUFFY CURLS.

Deco-lady-1920's-furcoatMANY WOMEN WERE VENTURING INTO THE WORKFORCE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND AS A RESULT HAD MONEY TO SPEND ON CLOTHES, HATS AND MAKEUP AND EVEN THEIR OWN CARS. THE 1920S WERE A TIME OF BIG CHANGE FOR WOMEN, FASHION WAS BECOMING INCREASINGLY DARING AND MORE COMFORTABLE AND PRACTICAL THAN IN EARLIER DECADES. WOMEN WERE BECOMING INVOLVED IN SPORTS LIKE TENNIS AND GOLF, SPORTS THAT MADE REQUIRED CLOTHES THAT ALLOWED FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT.flapper tennisTO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WOMEN OF THE 1920S CHECK OUT THIS BOOK IN THE KINDLE STORE FLAPPERS IN FASHION OR CHECKOUT THE iBOOKS FLAPPERS IN FASHION

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VINTAGE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS FIT FOR DOWNTON ABBEY

THE 1920S AND FLAPPER GIRLS ARE BACK IN FASHION. BRITISH TV SHOW DOWNTON ABBEY HAS INFLUENCED THE 1920S COMEBACK ALONG WITH THE RECENT GATSBY FILM FROM BAZ LUHRMANN. AS A TRIBUTE TO THE ROARING TWENTIES I HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME ORIGINAL VINTAGE DECO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS. THESE WERE ALL INDIVIDUALLY HAND TINTED IN THEIR DAY, BECAUSE THEY WERE PRINTED IN AN ERA BEFORE COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY.GATSBY-COUPLE gatsby-fashion-downton 1920s-fashion-romance

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE FLAPPER MOVEMENT OF THE 1920S AND CHECKING OUT MORE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY THEN CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW

FLAPPERS IN FASHION EBOOK KINDLE EDITION

FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS

FLAPPER GIRLS KNEW THEIR FASHION AND THEIR PHILOSOPHY. THEY KNEW HOW TO DRESS AND HOW TO DRINK AND THEY SPOKE THEIR MINDS. WOMEN OF THE 1920’S WERE A DIFFERENT BREED FROM THE WOMEN WHO CAME BEFORE THEM. THE ROARING TWENTIES WERE ALSO KNOWN AS THE JAZZ AGE. I AM DEDICATING THIS POST TO THE ORIGINAL FLAPPERS, THE GATSBY GIRLS, THE SHOP GIRLS AND THE MOVIE STARS.

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BEFORE THE GREAT GATSBY F.SCOTT FITZGERALD PUBLISHED HIS BOOK FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS IN 1920. FITZGERALD WAS PLUGGED INTO THE VIBE OF THE 20’S LIKE NO OTHER AUTHOR.

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VINTAGE GYPSY FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

vintage-gypsy-photographTHESE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW STEREOTYPED IMAGES OF GYPSYS, YET THEY ARE VERY EFFECTIVE IN EVOKING A MYSTERIOUS FEEL OF GYPSY WOMANHOOD. THE FASHION IS LUXURIOUS AND FLOWING. IT SEEMS THAT ALL GYPSYS IN FAIRY TALES MUST WEAR HEADSCARVES JUST LIKE THE WOMEN IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS. THE GYPSY IN THE TOP PHOTOGRAPH SEEMS TO BE CARRYING A HANDBAG FASHIONED FROM AN ORNATE SCARF. THE WICKER BASKET IS ANOTHER TYPICAL GYPSY STYLE PROP.

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THEATRICAL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY & FASHION

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I LOVE THE THEATRICALITY OF THESE VINTAGE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHS. THESE WOULD DATE FROM AROUND THE LATE 1920S OR EARLY 1930S. THE BERET HAT IS VERY FRENCH FEMME FATALE, SPY GIRL. THE MARY JANE SHOES ARE A FASHION CLASSIC THAT HAS NEVER COMPLETELY GONE OUT OF STYLE.

romantic-french-photographyINCORPORATING FLOWERS INTO PHOTO SHOOTS AS A PROP WAS VERY POPULAR THROUGH THE 20S 30S AND 40S.