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GIBSON GIRL VINTAGE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Lovely Vintage, hand tinted portrait photograph. The hairstyle in this photo looks to be from the late nineteen hundreds toward the tail end of the Edwardian Era. The era of the Gibson Girl who preceded the nineteen twenties flapper girls.
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1930’s Photography & Fashion, Turbans, Shingle Hair & Fur Coat

1930s-deco-shingle wave hair 0021930s-turbanDURING THE 1920S NEW, LIGHT MACHINE AGE FABRICS, WERE COMING INTO FASHION & HEMLINES WERE GETTING DARINGLY SHORT. HOWEVER DURING THE 1930’S SKIRTS WERE LENGTHENING & FASHIONS WERE A LITTLE MORE REFINED & CONSERVATIVE. CLOCHE HATS WERE REPLACED WITH PERFECTLY COIFFED HAIR & TURBANS WERE COMING INTO THEIR OWN. EYEBROWS WERE SHAVED OR PLUCKED & PENCILED ON IN THIN HIGH ARCHES.

 

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

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.