Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Sunday Snag – Modern Day Flapper

Modern Day Flapper #1920s #fashion #vintage #flapper #deco

This was such a fun photoshoot you guys! Most of my outfits gravitate toward feminine and cutesy. I just can't help it really. I love girly things and am a sucker for darling little dresses and novelty prints. But! I also love bold, hard-edged looks...and really, if I'm honest, everything in between. I really just enjoy change and trying different things. I may go weeks crooning over a sweet as pie look and then all of a sudden I want something straight and sleek. I don't really think I have a "look". I may be wrong (I don't get the benefit of seeing myself through others' eyes), but I would categorize myself as a bit of a "shape-shifter" or chameleon of sorts. I imagine most of us are at one time or another. 

Art Deco inspired outfit #flapper #1920s #fashion #vintage #style #deco

Well, today, the chameleon has lost it vast pastel palette and shifted its skin into a sharp, angular monochrome! And sweetness be damned! Brash and bold rule this day! Okay, okay, I know I still have a bit of sweetness, but hey, I can't transform completely. A chameleon is still just a lizard at the end of the day? I don't know where I was going with this...

The outfit! That's right, I was talking about the outfit. I found this top on Ebay and was lucky enough to win it! The top was the inspiration for the whole outfit really. How could it not be?! Look at that detail! Such a fantastic Art Deco vibe with fan like cut-outs on a sheer silk crepe. My guess is that it is from the late 1940s/early 1950s maybe? My word how I enjoy this top! And taking cues from the daring flappers of yore, I wore it with just a black bra underneath (luckily my grandma doesn't read my blog!). 

I still wanted the look to be "classy" though, so I paired it with a simple, clean-lined pencil skirt in beige. Wanting to feel all "rule breaky", I decided to go with dark, punk inspired accessories with a feminine twist. Modern, black patent gladiators mixed with sultry, contrast seamed stockings equaled a pretty delicious combo. It really is hard not to feel playfully sexy with that black line running up the back of your leg.

Sassy Modern Flapper #1920s #fashion #deco #flapper #outfit #vintage

Art Deco today #1920s #flapper #vintage #deco #antique #fashion
Jewelry and hair were a fun experiment as well! I wanted a more 1920s vibe with the hair, so I tried to keep it a bit tighter to my face. To see the difference, see last week's Sunday Snag, Sugar 'n' Spice, where my hair was looser and more away from my face. My hair is getting a bit long (and it was windy that day), so I pinned the back curls under the upper curls in a faux bob style. In keeping with 20s tradition, I wanted to incorporate a headband. This one, "Night Atop the Stars", from my shop was just perfect for the look! If you didn't catch yesterday's Saturday Shop Talk, click here to see what this headband looks like worn flapper style across the forehead. It is beautiful that way too! By the way, the beadwork on that piece is over one hundred years old! How amazing that it can work so easily in a very modern look! My rings are also from my shop. "Voodoo Vixen", the round ring, is made from an antique cut glass button and "Black Hole Sun" is a vintage toggle button that is now a bad-ass rocker chic cocktail ring.

Modern Day Flapper #1920s #deco #fashion #flapper #vintage

Outfit Details
Blouse: 1940s/50s?, Ebay
Pencil Skirt: Years ago, Express
Shoes: Years ago, Nine West
Stockings: Contrast Seamed with Garter Belt, What Katie Did
Headband: "Night Atop the Stars", my shop ChatterBlossom
Knuckle Ring: "Black Hole Sun", my shop ChatterBlossom
Round Cocktail Ring: "Voodoo Vixen", my shop ChatterBlossom

Modern Flapper Outfit Detail #1920s #deco #rocker #fashion #vintage #flapper

Behind the Scenes Note: 
This particular photoshoot was really funny. The hubs and I decided to go to the art museum here in Raleigh to take the photos. They have a gorgeous surrounding park area and this particular evening was nice, cool and overcast. Well, we had quite a few spectators. I realize it's weird and interesting to see someone modeling or taking photos and I don't mind at all, but it's always funny to see the reactions. There were kids riding scooters around and one would just zoom in between me and the camera, dog walkers would look terrified because we were standing in the pathway (of course I politely apologized and moved aside), one little old lady stopped and took photos of me, and two middle school aged girls just leaned against a tree nearby and watched the photoshoot. I must admit, it is rather difficult to "model" with so many onlookers, which is why there were lots of bloopers, laughing, and ridiculous faces throughout the shoot. The three photos below are what the majority of the shots looked like from this outing. A somewhat bizarre and hilarious experience!

Modern Flapper #1920s #deco #flapper #fashion #vintage
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60 comments:

  1. Hi :) I hope you are well!
    You look sooooo great again! I love this chic outfit from head to toe <3 Very elegant and sexy :)
    xoxo from Munich

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  2. Jamie, I'm loving the last pic so much! :) Greetings from Edinburgh! Maike

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    1. AAAAHHHH!! Maike!! Thank you so much, it has been so long!! I hope you are doing great in Edinburgh. My husband was just there last month!

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  3. Looking fantastic as always - and what fun the last three pics are.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  4. ha ha! I love that last shot : )

    You look va va voom in this.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. This outfit is glorious! I love every single thing about it! My most favorite- the stockings!!!! Ahhh, dying bc it's so cool!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha! Yes, the stockings make you feel fantastic too!

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  6. You take such beautiful pictures. I really love the art deco details on the top. The 1920s are a favorite of mine too and I actually just put a post up on my blog about the era, with my own sort of twenties outfit, a bit less daring then yours.

    Kate
    http://www.retrorover-vintagedogs.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooh, I will go check it out now, daring or no! ;-)

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  7. Hi dear, you look absolutely stunning, the sheerness of the top adds just a modern effect to this ladylike outfit. Happy September Doll!!

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  8. Wow!! Now that's a different outfit--but you look great! I love adding accessories with a slightly 'punk' flavor to alter the impression that the outfit gives.

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  9. Whoa! Great outfit. Lots of edge and you pull it off with aplomb.

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  10. Your camera takes some amazing pictures! You look lovely:)

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    1. Yup, best gazillion dollars i ever spent! ;-)

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  11. Oh my gosh! I am IN LOVE with this outfit! It is so fantastic. It's so sleek and modern, but has some of the best vintage touches. That blouse is just fantastic! I'm so envious of it! I also adore the headband! It's seriously tempting!

    And I hear ya on that it is difficult to model with people looking at you. Especially when it's just you and your photographer, not a group.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. It was funny too because my hubs (who is pressing the clicker) was in his basketball shorts and a white t-shirt and I was in this. Nice. ;-)

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  12. Great top and ring... and of course hair style!

    Have a wonderful month dear :)
    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  13. CLARE DANES!!! THAT'S who you remind me of!! I hope you take that as the compliment it is meant as!

    LOVE that toggle button ring!

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    1. Oh interesting! I wouldn't have thought about it, but now that you say that I completely see how you would think so! I love her, and think she is just beautiful, so I definitely take that as a compliment, thank you!!

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  14. Okay, this outfit is very sexy. I bet your husband couldn't wait to get you home from this photo shoot. :) I bet this makes for fun outings for you and him, and it's a great bonding experience I'm sure.

    I look forward to seeing what you all do next week. :) By the way, I'm quite confident many of my readers would love to see your blog on my Relaxing Sunday Blog Hop==http://www.tidbitsofexperience.com/relaxing-sunday-blog-hop-2/. Please consider linking up.

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  15. Congratulations on winning such a lovely top on eBay – I never think to look on there – I will now though! The photos are fabulous! Right I’m off to see the headband worn the other way now.

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  16. Loved the shoot, the outfit and bloopers (you look so adorable!) And the details of the blouse are gorgeous - what a great find! x

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  17. You are gorgeous! Sexy outfit.

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Finds: Golden Yellow Jewelry

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  18. Looking so beautiful Jamie, the last photo is my fav and just adore that precious headband! Kisses! xo

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  19. Wow, I love your fashion taste! : )

    ~Sarah

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  20. Wow... so stunning and chic look... love your style from head to toe! Check out my blog... and what do you think... do you wanna follow each other?
    www.styleofdarina.blogspot.com

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  21. This is a spectacular top, love the front and the back too! xoxo
    About women and not only Blog

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  22. Such a great find with lovely details! I love the bloopers...you are just too cute!

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  23. Sexy outfit ))
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Do let me know on my blog :)
    http://astbakay.blogspot.ru/

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  24. This is such a beautiful look I love how u did ur hair! :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  25. You stunner! Rocking this edgier look, love how you clashed feminine and edgy into one cool and sexy look!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  26. This is very beautiful and I love everything about this look. I adore the detailing of the outfit such as the cut outs on the top and those amazing tights (I've wanted a pair of them for ages).

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  27. Oh, Lady! This post is so sweet, but you want to look as tough girl in this outfit ... no, your sweet face protrudes above everything else!

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  28. I truly adored this post! I love that top! Such an incredible find! The details are just outstanding! I love that you kept it sheer and just wore the bra to add some serious edginess! The stockings really are the perfect touch! wonderful styling!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  29. ahhh those stockings!! and you pull off the vintage vibe so well- especially with your gorgeous hair do. and I sometimes feel like a chameleon too. I usually go for the vintage, sweet looks, but sometimes i just want to gypsy myself out and be bohemian a week or two.you just get bored sometimes, ya know?

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  30. Woah! Love the top! I am DYING to try a sheer blouse... This might just e enough to push me there :)

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  31. I know how you feel---the more I post, the more I think that my forte is versatility with a dash of bright colors thrown in. I love this sheer top, and although I could never wear it to class, the lingerie trend for fall is one of my faves.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha! I had no idea there was a lingerie trend for fall! How fun that I was accidentally trendy!

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  32. Love your black see-through dress but I am don't have much courage to wear it myself. :) I must lose weight first. haha
    dressespro

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    1. Meh, I didn't care a bit. You can see my little back rolls through my top and I say "Who cares!". ;-)

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  33. Wow, I'm entranced by this outfit! It's edgy, feminine, naughty, elegant and chic and probably a billion other things too! The top is really beautiful and I love those shoes. I think I want to try this look too. Although, I think my top will not be sheer...!

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    1. Hahaha! Well, sheer or no, I think you should give it a whirl! ;-)

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  34. Wowzers, girl, you are the epitome of stylish modern meets vintage chic in this stellar outfit.

    ♥ Jessica

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  35. That top is beautiful, and I love the retro/modern look!

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  36. Haha, I love your outtakes and description of the photoshoot! I can see why so many were intrigued -- you definitely are a showstopper in this retro (yet also modern) look! You definitely caught my eye in the Style Sessions linkup :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

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  37. I love the vintage inspiration, I go to a lot of vintage events and just adore vintage clothing so I love finding fellow bloggers who like vintage!! Also I love the top and your hair!!

    xoxo,
    Avo www.avoslife.com

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    1. Yay for another vintage lover!! hope to see you here again! :-)

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  38. This top is every kind of amazing! I love it so much! I have a couple of sheer tops that I've been daring myself to wear, but I have yet to work up the courage. The way you styled this outfit makes it sweet, with a nice dose of sexy. Very nice!

    Found you via Style Sessions. Find me at http://greenandgorgeous.net

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    1. Oh you should definitely try it! Very liberating and fun!

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  39. I know I stopped by before but this outfit deserves another yowzers! Stopping by from the Trend Spin Link Up!

    -http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  40. I love this outfit. It is both vintage and contemporary at the same time and that always presses all my button! i am so glad you wore contrast seams rather than nude - they work with your fabulous shoes so well. K x

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    1. Why thank you so much! The contrast seams alway get my blood pressure up and I consider that a good thing! ;-)

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  41. I absolutely adore this, you look like a bombshell! That shirt is beautiful, and that toggle ring is so cool. I think I am a bit of a chameleon with my looks too, I can never decide entirely on one, which makes it way more fun.

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  42. This is truly stunning and a little daring... and I LOVE IT! Not sure where I've been, because I know it was a few weeks ago, but let me chime in now to say DAMN.

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