The Great, Great Gatsby: Part Three

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For my final 1920’s styling post, inspired by the film The Great Gatsby, I want to share some of my favorite quotes from my favorite female powerhouses of the Era.  These women were groundbreaking, displaying bravery that is all but absent in our generation.  The 1920’s is remembered as the only Era until the 1960’s that women were openly sexually liberated.  These women broke boundaries in a way that was unlike anything we have seen before or, likely, will ever see again: with their sex-appeal and sharp-tongues, wearing the most over-the-top-fashion they could find.  So, may I raise a toast of the finest, proverbial (albeit illegal) champagne to the unforgettable decade of extravagance and scandal and to all the women who helped make it so.

“I never worry about diets.  They only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.”

“Too much of a good thing can be WONDERFUL.”

Mae West

“I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and into the houses of presidents.  And much more.  But I could not walk into a hotel in America and that made me mad.  And when I get mad, you know that I open my mouth.”

Josephine Baker

“Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren’t much smarter.”

Louise Brooks

“If you wear a skirt short enough, the party comes to you.”

“The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.”

Dorothy Parker

“Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry.  It merely astonishes me.  How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company?  It’s beyond me.”

“Those that don’t got it, can’t show it.  Those that got it, can’t hide it.”

Zora Neale Hurston

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My accessories include an extravagant head piece I constructed by combining several vintage fascinators and adding a feather here and there.  I am also wearing a vintage pearl drop earrings and a beaded purse I bought on eBay.

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The tights are from Forever 21 and the shoes are by Roberto Cavalli.  Their pewter coor makes them versatile to wear with both silver and gold tones.

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Dress: Temperley, London, Mink Cape: Vintage, Earrings: Vintage, Purse: Vintage Headpiece: Vintage (Several Combined), Tights: Forever 21, Shoes: Roberto Cavalli

Photography by: Chris Knight, www.ChrisKnightPhoto.com

Styling by: Ginger, www.Ginger-Snap.com

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