The lovely Carey Mulligan
My friends and I saw "The Great Gatsby" at a fancy-schmancy theater, and I couldn't resist trying my hand at some Gatsby-inspired accessories and attire. My mom loaned me a beautiful, long strand of dark pearls, and I wore my sparkling silver flats and a striped strapless dress with a crocheted-lacey-sweater type thing. I was the only one in the group to dress up, but it was worth it!
The film was a visual smorgasboard of color and movement and sensational designs. The RealStyleNetwork.com reported that forty of the costumes in the over-the-top, Baz-Luhrman-style party scenes were designed by Prada, and Carey Mulligan wore several of the pieces from Prada's spring 2010 collection for the film as well.
A movie like this can't help but get me thinking about the beauty of vintage clothes and how I can work more of them into my wardrobe. My friend Evie, the talented artist behind evie-s.com, made the gorgeous dress below out of a vintage top, vintage linens, and a satin curtain for the sash. Isn't it lovely?
If you're like me (and not as crafty as Evie) but looking to incorporate some 1920s flair into your own wardrobe, here are some great pieces to get you started:
"Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!"
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"