Afternoon all. You may remember a recent Friday Favourites post where my fashion favourite was the return of glam 1920′s fashion thanks to the remake of The Great Gatsby (starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio) - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel set in the 1920′s – the fabulously decadent and glamorous era that inspires so many.
I think that this is such a fabulous look and era, that I think it deserves its very own blog post. With the new film coming out next year and it already being all over the catwalks – this is set to be a big trend. I personally love it – so feminine, romantic but sexy at the same time.
This is a great time of year to be looking at these 1920s flapper style dresses – lots of sparkle and feminine shapes – perfect for your Christmas parties! Some fab examples shown on the Delightful Lookbook below.
I like the top left image which shows that you can also do this look with a longer skirt – not something that would have sprung to mind, but looks great I think.
1 – Ralph Lauren Long skirt Wedding Inspirasi, 2 – Black flowery dress Free People, 3 – Black sparkly dress Intermix, 4 – Red dress OMG That Dress, 5 – Top right dress Etsy, 6 – Flapper girl in car 28 Media, 7 – Flapper dress Miss Selfridge
A big part of 1920s fashion was the accessories – especially for the hair and head – some gorgeous examples shown below. I will take one of each thank you! How amazing is this one on the top right?!
So what do you think – are you a fan of 1920′s inspired fashion? Are you looking forward to the new Great Gatsby film? I can’t wait to see the film – for the fashion as much as Leonardo Di Caprio!
Right… I better run, I don’t have much time to get ready for the Fashion Foie Gras party! It is in London for the launch of the Fashion Foie Gras Tote for Coach, and I have still not decided what I am wearing!
I will be posting details and pics from the party, so look out for that. Have a lovely evening and I shall be back tomorrow xx
Happy Friday I cannot believe it has already been 2 weeks since the official launch of this blog – where does time go?! I cannot believe I am 30 on Monday either – that really is scary! I have now decided to just go with it and relax – my birthday starts now and I am just going to have my hair done to start me off – then lunch & champers with my favourite florist Emma Lappin!
This Friday Favourites feature is a collection of anything & everything I have come across during the week that tickles my fancy - lovely, inspiring, delightful and sometimes random finds.
Fashion Favourite – 1920′s Great Gatsby Fashion
My fashion favourite for today is via Grazia – they are predicting the return of glam 1920′s fashion thanks to the remake of The Great Gatsby (starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio) - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel set in the 1920′s – the fabulously decadent and glamorous era that inspires so many.
Grazia predict sequin-smothered flapper dresses, slinky maxi gowns and wide-leg trousers as seen on the Gucci, Cavalli and Ferretti catwalks – oooh, I hope so! I LOVE these art deco inspired Gucci beauties shown above. SO Gucci!
Ralph Lauren were at it too, with a lighter softer look – the above pretty pastels, floral skirts and stunning ostrich gowns.
Interiors Favourite – Library Wall Inspiration
My interiors favourite is via Woodchip and Magnolia – a gorgeous blog who “love wallpaper, pattern, colour (paint), wallart… on a mission to document as many Interior wall trends & inspirations as possible.”
I love this huge library wall below – makes the very grand room look even grander.
Or how about faking it, with bookshelf wallpaper?! Ideal if you don’t have the time, space or inclination for a real one!
I think they are both fab! What do you think? Anyone with an impressive library wall – real or fake?
Random Favourite – Bird Cups & Fashion Pumpkins
My first random favourites for today are these hand painted bird cups – they go perfectly with my Delightful theme and I want the blue one for the Delightful office! I spotted them on Angel Lifestyle (via one of their tweets) – who are an online boutique selling lots of gorgeous home bits and gifts. They sell a “selection of unusual and inspiring products handpicked from British artisans and small design companies from around the world.”
My second Halloweeny random favourite is this Louis Vuitton themed fashion pumpkin from Refinery 29. The lovely ladies in the Refinery 29 office are having a fashion pumpkin carving competition – click here to view the rest. This one is called ”Jack-O-Louis” and was inspired by “Logos! Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas is so iconic that those charming little symbols speak for themselves — even on a pumpkin. Plus, the brown-and-orange combo is super Halloween-y.”
This pumpkin had my vote in the competition – what about you? I love a Louis and could be persuaded to put my leather one aside for the pumpkin version – although perhaps just for Halloween!
What do you think – which is your favourite? What delights have you come across this week?
Have a lovely morning and I will be back this afternoon xx