‘Tis the summer of Gatsby (I was invited to FIVE “Gatsby Themed Parties” last week alone!), so what better place to be than the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island last weekend? Because I have found myself putting together so many 20’s Era Outfits for myself and others recently, I was challenged to style something for this party in a new, exciting way. I began with a drop waist pink silk dress (you can check out how I styled this drop-waist dress another way in my Gatsby Post HERE). I layered an Alice and Olivia feathered skirt and a vintage beaded top over the dress to add volume and texture.
The entire outfit was built around this extravagant winged fascinator made by Arturo Rios. Show-stopping and beautifully crafted.
I accessorized with gobs of necklaces, some vintage, some not. My earrings are vintage from one of my favorite Vintage eBay Sellers, lalaantiquejewelry.
A parasol is always imperative for this Lawn Party as it will either pour down rain or be under the blazing summer sun. We were fortunate that neither was the case, but the parasol was still a welcome addition to my ensemble.
My purse is vintage snakeskin. Off white is one of the most versatile colors there is. I have worn this one dozens of times.
My shoes are an exquisite, unique take on the t-straps traditional of this Era. These are by Valentino. I love how delicate they are offering a peek-a-boo of the foot and summer manicure. I embellished them with several vintage rhinestone clip-on earrings and shoe-clips.
Jeanne joined me at the lawn party, and she was dressed to the 9’s, per usual. You might remember this beauty from earlier posts on Ginger-Snap.com. You can check them out here:
Here are some candids from our picnic of… apple pie and vodka. Yum.
Because Jeanne is petite, she opted out of the drop waist silhouette and, instead, wore a beautiful cotton and lace vintage dress. I love how the almost lemon color of this dress contrasts with her beautiful, golden tan. It also plays off of her super-cool electric yellow highlights. She pulls this somewhat wacky look in the most sophisticated way that only she can execute. Gorgeous!
Jeanne accessorized with a blue floral umbrella, vintage head-piece (I love how the green in the head-piece plays off of her yellow highlights), and earrings from the W Boutique.
I LOVE these vintage frames. I find that people with round faces (like Jeannes) pull these off while people with longer faces (like mine) should stay away from them. Heart-breaking.
Her handbag is vintage. I love how substantial the size is, something you don’t often find in vintage handbags. But then, without cell phones, why would a lady need a big bag back then?
Her shoes are by Sam Edelman.
On Ginger (blonde):
Dress (Layered Underneath): Vintage, Beaded Top: Vintage, Feathered Skirt: Alice and Olivia, Hat: Arturo Rios, Earrings: Vintage, from eBay Seller: lalaantiqujewelry, Long Time Piece: Escada, Short Rhinestone Necklace: Forever 21, Pearl Necklace: Vintage, from Mafalda-Ny.com, Gold Necklace: Forever 21, Snakeskin Purse: Vintage, from Orlando Vintage, Shoe: Valentino (embellished with vintage clip on earrings and shoe clips) Parasol: Vintage
Dress: Vintage, Earrings: The W Boutique, Bracelet: Unknown, Sunglasses: Vintage, Floral Umbrella: Vintage, Head-piece: Vintage, Straw Purse: Vintage, Shoes: Sam Edelman,
Styling by Ginger, www.Ginger-Snap.com