THE 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.
MANY WOMEN WORE WAVES IN THEIR HAIR AND ULTRA FLUFFY CURLS.
MANY 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.TO 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
REAL 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.
THE 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.
THE 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.
For those who are interested in fashion & pop culture from the 1920s Great Gatsby era, Flappers in Fashion is a new ebook, currently available in the Kobo store & soon to be available in ibooks, kindle & barnes & noble nook. Flappers in Fashion is full of vintage photography, depicting the fashions of the 1920s flapper. The book covers some interesting history of the flapper lifestyle and the roles of women during the 1920s. Information about fashions in clothing, makeup and even diets of the day are covered. There is a broad coverage of pop culture from the 1920s including a flapper dictionary. A light yet informative read with loads of great photographs. Check out this link to the book
THE FIRST THREE BOOKS IN THIS POST ARE FROM THE DEAN & SON PUBLISHING COMPANY, WHO HAVE PUBLISHED A LOT OF COLOURFUL BOARD BOUND BOOKS
I FOUND THIS BOOK IN MY LOCAL CHARITY OP-SHOP. I’M PRETTY SURE IT’S OUT OF PRINT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.
AFTER A QUICK LOOK ON EBAY I DISCOVERED THAT THERE ARE COLLECTORS LOOKING FOR THIS BOOK.
THE TITLE OF THIS BOOK SEEMS A LITTLE UNFORTUNATE IF YOU CHECK OUT THE MEANING OF THE WORD BIMBO. CHECK OUT THIS DEFINITION FROM WIKIPEDIA.
Bimbo, in its popular English language usage, describes a woman who acts in a sexually promiscuous manner. The term can also be used to describe a woman who is physically attractive but is perceived to have a low intelligence or poor education. Rarely, the term is used as a jocular, possibly slightly flattering description. It is almost always used as a derogatory insult towards a woman.
APPARENTLY THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS BOOK GOT MIXED UP WITH HIS AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBE NAMES & THE TRIBE THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY WRITING ABOUT ARE ACTUALLY CALLED THE MOHEGAN’S NOT THE MOHICANS. THE MISCONCEPTION ABOUT THE TRIBE NAME IS SO WIDESPREAD THAT MY COMPUTER TRIED TO AUTO CORRECT MY SPELLING OF MOHEGAN TO MOHECAN.
NOW FOR SOME RETRO MILLS & BOON
IS IT JUST ME OR IS THE DEPICTION OF THE DARK WAITER IN THE FEZ A RACIST STEREOTYPE FROM THE 50’S OR EARLY 60’S ?
MAYBE THE STEREOTYPE GYPSY FORTUNE TELLER WITH THE DRAG QUEEN LOOKS WILL ANSWER MY QUESTION!