Monday, 23 May 2011

Roaring '20s

You are in the streets of London and jazz music is flowing out of the west end theatres and night clubs. The devastation of The First World War is over and celebration fills the air. The difficulties of the previous decade have evaporated. You are in the roaring '20s. Inside the night clubs saxophonists play jazzy tunes whilst show girls dance up on the stage. With cropped hair and dazzling, glittery outfits. The twenties were undoubtedly a time of glamour. I think that everyone has an era in history that they feel as though they should have belonged to. For me it is the 1920s. Coco Chanel was at large and the jazz-age had begun.

The Show Girl
Hair accessories were big and flamboyant in the '20s and this statement piece is from Zara. I have a similar hair band that I bought about a year ago from Accessorize. Bowler hats and hair fascinators were also a popular pick for show girls. As far as dresses go tassles and sparkles were big on the jazzy 1920s night club scene. You can buy 1920s style dresses from most dressing up shops that look very authentic. Big cocktail rings have definately come back into fashion recently although they were also very popular almost a century ago. Mary-jane's are very sweet therefore they can fit into almost any era as long as the wearer's personality fits the style of them. Platforms are for the more daring. The ones shown above are for vintage lovers. The ones in bright colours are for the individual and the flat ones are for really sweet girls.

The Chanel
Well, what more can I say about Coco Chanel? I think that there is hardly anything that I have not mentioned. If you do want to know more about Coco Chanel either read
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie or read any of my five blog posts that include her in them here. Chanel had been building up her business during The First World War but people's minds had been otherwise preoccupied at that time so fashion did not seem quite so important. However, when the war ended people needed something uplifting and Chanel's clothes seemed to fit the bill.

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you comment I'll always love you and we can hang out and bake vegan cupcakes and drink tea and listen to sixties records. Go on, you know you want to...