The 1920s are back with bang and here to stay! Gatsby fever is sweeping the nation with the gorgeous Leonardo Di Caprio playing one of the most romantic and enigmatic characters in literature, Fitzgerald's "Jay Gatsby", in one of the most eagerly awaited films this year. The 20s was the age of indulgence, care-free fun and a lack of inhabitions. The ultimate era for glitz and glamour and a time when anything was possible.
Not only is Gatsby back, but 20s fashion was storming down the catwalks this season. Flappers were a new culture of women that emerged in the 1920s. With more freedom came higher hem lines (above the knee for the first time, how shocking!), drop waists, red lipstick, bobbed hair and a whole lot of sequins and sparkle. Yes this truly was the age of excess and we are going to be seeing a lot more of it trend-wise. I wore this dress to a wedding a few months ago and I found it the zebra print and style just quirky and different enough to stand out and shake off any misconceptions of what is considered to be mandatory wedding attire. I love the beautiful beading and intricate detail and the fringing danced in time when I swung my hips to the music, making me feel very fabulous indeed. While I'm not brave enough to get my hair cut short, I do have a great and very simple way to cheat a bob, which I'll do a post on later. So with a red pout and matching nails, get ready to channel your inner Flapper and be fierce, free and most of all, fabulous! Mwah!