Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday Thrill – Great Gatsby

roaring 20's women's dress in beige with black beadwork in art deco pattern
Today's Thursday Thrill is a tribute to The Great Gatsby! A new film adaptation is coming out in May of 2013 that I am really excited about, so I decided to get the 1920's fun started early! Revival House is one of my favorite shops on Etsy and this flapper dress will give you a taste of why that is. An exquisite example of the 1920's, this sheer taupe flapper dress is classy and still rather playful. Small black enameled and marcasite beads adorn the edges and the front art deco pattern. 

black silk and lace vintage teddyYou may need an undergarment fit for such a dress though. You can't be expected to wear normal undies with such a fabulous piece! I found a sexy 1920's sheer black silk and lace teddy from Wear It Again to take care of that problem for you. You're welcome my sexy, sexy friends!
vintage women's shoes with contrasted color pattern and fringe medallion in black and tanFor shoes, here are the perfect pair of black and tan 20s heels with contrasted stitching and fringe medallions. I so wish these were my size!
black fur mourning cape with beaded embroidery and bone buttonBecause the dress and lingerie aren't exactly "warm", you may need a wrap to keep out the cold. Revival House once again comes to the rescue with this antique victorian seal fur cape. Embroidered black roses, intricate beadwork, and a very detailed bone like button make for a rare and luxurious find. 

To top it all off, I selected my 1920's inspired fascinator titled "An Affair to Remember". Fitting right?! The flapper hair clip has an silver rope accent made from an upcycled vintage earring, pearls and a pale ivory peony. I even used a vintage men's silk tie for the backing material that attaches to the clip.          
pale ivory flower hair clip with feathers and pearls and silver vintage accent                                               
Featured Items:                        
-Dress by Revival House              -Lingerie by Wear It Again     
-Shoes by Zinnia Ridge Vintage   
-Cape by Revival House         
-Fascinator by ChatterBlossom




47 comments:

  1. I love it. I've never read the Great Gatsby but this gives me inspiration. Just put it on my must read list.

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  2. You are totally channeling the 20's. I love this entire ensemble. You know I actually read The Great Gatsby in high school. I am looking forward to the movie next year. Your newest follower here :) have an awesome day.

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    1. Thanks! I could channel the 20s all the time. Or maybe the 40's. Okay, so I like all vintage! ;-)

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  3. I love the vintage pieces you show us I love 40s so much !! :) Could you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com I have a giveaway coming very very soon! www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter:@shineonbyandrea

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  4. love the flapper dress! such a classic piece, but could still be dressed down a bit. i'd love to find one just like it!

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    1. Yes, it is gorgeous! You'll have to check out Revival House and look through all their lovely pieces, including that dress which is still available for purchase.

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  5. Awesome I love it. Great finds.

    I would love to see you do an Anna Karenina tribute also. Hmmmm...

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    1. Oooh, good idea!! I'll have to think about that one!

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  6. That dress is so beautiful - what a gorgeous find! xxx

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  7. Oh! i really like your blog and followed you as ''makyaj7-24'', i'm waiting for you to follow me back, kisses:)

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  8. I adore this ensemble especially the flapper dress! One of my friends attended a 1920's-era theme party a few years ago and I was thinking how great an outfit this would make for something like that. So happy we found each other today--I'm your newest follower:).

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    1. I had the chance to go to a 20's themed party and I was unfortunately out of town dancing for the weekend. Although the dancing was awesome, I was sad I didn't get a chance to go to that party!

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  9. great dress honey, is really nice!

    xx

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  10. Wow ,amazing Post! Love the Shoes :)

    kisses

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    1. Aren't they pretty?! I love the two tone!

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  11. Such gorgeous finds! Thanks for featuring my shoes. :) Your blog is lovely!

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  12. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love fashions from the 20's. I love that dress.

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    1. Thanks! They were fun to put together! ;-)

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    2. Thank you for following! Follow you back!!)

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  14. The flapper style is so incredible! I really love that dress and of course the gorgeous hair piece!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! That is lovely of you to say and thank you for visiting! ;-)

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    2. Thank you so much sweetie for coming back to my blog! I am following you too now on bloglovin! Your blog is fantastic and I am looking forward to more! xxoo

      Rebecca
      www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  15. those SHOES. they're GREAT. I can't decide if I'm excited about the new film or not. . . I was an English teacher and I have firm ideas about The Great Gatsby :)

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    1. Aren't they?! Love them.
      And, to tell you the truth, I'm not sure if I'm stoked about the movie for its film worthiness or if I'm really just going for the visual. ;-) Hopefully, it will be good on both accounts.

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  16. just did a 1920's murder mystery night and wish I had that beautiful dress! I love it all! I cant wait for the Great Gatsby movie to see the clothes and hair not to mention the house!
    Aimee

    www.allaboutthejoy.com

    P.S. thank you for all your comments!

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    1. How fun! Murder mystery night would be awesome!

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    1. Thank you Kathleen! That really means a lot coming from you!

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  18. OH I love all of these things!! I love movies with period costumes!!

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    1. Me too! Even if the movie sucks, I'll still watch them!

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  19. I've just stumbled across this blog and it is fabulous! This post in particular captured my imagination :)
    I am just in the process of creating my own blog and yours has inspired me to get a move on xD

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad Katie! Good luck with yours and thank you for visiting! ;-)

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    2. Make sure to stop by and leave another comment with your blog address in it when you go live, so that I can visit you too!

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  20. The shoes you post on this blog are adorable. The pair in this post inparticular are beautiful. Love how vintage they look. :)

    Lauren x
    http://in-our-private-universe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, these pair are from the 1920's and are pretty amazing. I really love the design and I hadn't really seen any like it before.

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  21. My oh my! So many pretty items!

    Your fascinator is gorgeous! Do you wear them?

    I can't wait to see that movie. It'll be like fashion porn for me.

    Those shoes are something else.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I do wear my fascinators and hair flowers. I love them! ;-)
      Can't wait to see this movie too!

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