Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Great Gatsby- The Return of the Flapper

I didn't think I could have been more excited when I found out that The Great Gatsby was being remade..that was until I discovered that Leonardo DiCaprio would be playing the role of the legendary Jay Gatsby- WOW! It's difficult to imagine any actor holding a candle to Robert Redford (the original 1974 Gatsby) but I must admit, if anybody can pull it off, it's Leo! Cary Mulligan is set to play Daisy Buchanan, and from the looks of these on-set snaps, her wardrobe is going to be the envy of girls everywhere. (Like we're not already jealous that the girl gets play Leonardo Di Caprio's sweetheart!)

Mia Farrow and Robert Redford in the 1974 adaptation of The Great Gatsby (left) and Cary Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2012 remake(right).


Daisy Buchanan, then and now.

As if that wasn't reason enough to be excited, the release of this eagerly anticipated adaptation is already causing quite a stir in the fashion world. Last year, we saw films such as Midnight in Paris and The Artist putting 1920's fashion back on the radar, but 2012 is set to to take the trend to a whole new level. Ladies and gentlemen, the flapper is back..and it's here to stay!

The 1920's was a revolutionary and rebellious era for women's fashion- clothing became less constricting, allowing women to dance the Charleston to their hearts' content. Women's waists were de-emphasised and a slender, boyish, flat -chested frame was considered desirable. Drop waists, silk and chiffon fabrics, handkerchief and scalloped hemlines, intricate beading and embellishment epitomised the style of the "Roaring Twenties", while cloche hats, turbans and headbands, mary janes and an abundance of pearls were the must- have accessories of the era. You can be certain that these same features will carry the current flapper trend right through 2012!
Flapper style was all over the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2012, with designers such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Marchesa embracing the trend.

Gucci S/S 2012

Ralph Lauren S/S 2012

Marchesa S/S 2012
The high street has taken to the 1920's trend in a big way,and you'll find there's a flapper inspired piece out there for everyone, whether you're looking for a head to toe 20's outfit or opting for a more subtle approach to the trend with some flapper-esque accessories.
These are some of my favourites from the highstreet!

Forever 21 Sequin Rosette Headband- €5.90

Schuh Red or Dead Glitter Heels- €83

Miss Selfridge Cream Embellished Top- £45

Miss Selfridge Embellished Handkerchief Hem Dress- £95

New Look Pleated Diagonal Colour Block Midi Skirt- €29.99

New Look Two Tone Bow Heels- €86.99

Oasis Embellished Flapper Dress- €94

River Island Beige Cloche Hat- £20

River Island Bead Dangle Earrings- £16

River Island Navy Embellished Top- £40

River Island Black Turban- £8
Oasis Multi Row Pearl Necklace- €31

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