All that Jazz

 

“I belong to another generation… “The Great Gatsby

 

 
. . A feeling that I share only too well with Fitzgerald’s Mr. Wolfsheim, at least too well for my own benefit most of the times. I dream, no, I yearn for a time when ladies wore hats and gloves, and fashion pioneering was still a real possibility.

I dream not of changing this world, but for exchanging it for a world were films were silent and music was loud. And, much as I try, I cannot seem to change myself for this world either. Thus I am stuck between fantasy and reality in a limbo where memory and imagination interweave in a web so thick that neither is distinguishable any more.

So I am left with the only possibility that we dreamers have: to inject the real world with as many ‘memories’ from another time as it will allow us.

Yet, since fashion and trends have become almost completely evocative of other periods in history we are sometimes rewarded with a glimpse into the era which lingers in our dreams.

The flapper is back as, from Stella McCartney, and Calvin Klein to Chanel, waistlines are dropping and garbs are getting glitzier. As for John Galliano and Marc J. for LV, I recon none what to see a girl who isn’t embracing her inner roaring 20s this Fall.

And, if this is not enough razzle-dazzle for you, then might I suggest the latest goodies from ghd? The Scarlet Collection is not only yet another amazingly effective hair styler, but it comes with an art deco clutch that Greta Garbo would surely wear and Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan would adore. View website to see more and let me know if I’m crazy for going head over heals for this one. Wouldn’t it make a lovely Christmas gift, even for the girl who already has a couple of stylers? A girl can dream …

And since we’ve begun by quoting The Great Gatsby, that is not only very representative for the 1920s, but one of my dearest classic novels, allow me to end on this cheerful note:

“Can’t repeat the past?… Why of course you can!”

And since I was so inspired I thought a 20s hairstyle tutorial couldn’t hurt, courtesy of my trusty styler, and this charming video. Illustrations courtesy of the boyfriend.
Just add a hair accessory to your liking and you’re set :)
And here’s the 360* look …
Any and all questions/complaints/compliments are encouraged and welcomed bellow.
Love.

55 Comments

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Rebeccak

    Love it! I just wish I had a touch longer hair so it doesn’t stick out in the bits it is still short! :)

    I also love your illustrations – are they photos you’ve altered?

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Ioana Liliana

    Oh that happened to me too, the bits sticking out I mean, so I just ended up using a lot of hairspray ..

    As for the illustrations, they’re hand-drawn by my bf :)

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Bree

    I love The Great Gatsby and I so agree with you! I love their styles back then and it would be amazing to bring those styles back. I always like incorporating a little vintage touch to my outfits. What a great hair tutorial and your bf is quite talented. <3

    P.S. Thanks for following my blog. I’m following you as well!

    XoXo, Bree
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Heather Fonseca

    Beautiful! I love your hair tutorial, and I’m always impressed with your boyfriend’s drawings.

    Heather
    http://thestyleconfessions.com/

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Maria Bastida

    you look sooooooo delicate in here!
    love it :)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    The white cabbage

    my commpliments to you and to your’s boy friend .

    nice result

    have a great day

    ave

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    The Fancy Teacup

    Very a la 1920′s. You look absolutely darling, my dear.

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    effortlesscool

    that is absolutely gorgeous! I’m going to have to remember to try it when I go to a Gastby themed party this winter!

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Keeping up with E.S.E.M

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Alina

    Wow…loved this post, great hairstyle, great tutorial and I can t believe the illustrations are hand-drawn by your boyfriend. Amazing!

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Sherin

    I love the 20′s as well. It’s one of my favourite eras and the flapper look is so much fun. Great tutorial! I have a 20′s party next month, so I’ll definitely be trying this out.

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    mariabordeanu

    Imi place mult postul :)

    Tocmai ti-am trimis un mail cu o propunere, sper eu, interesanta.

    http://mariabordeanu.wordpress.com/

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    The Hearabouts

    I adore the very painting-like photographs. And I share your dreams of that perfectly elegant and glamorous world. You managed to brilliantly bring a fragment of it in the present :)

    Hugs,
    S.

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    meelusha

    Wow! Fashezine, always mesmerizing :) Love to start my mornings with you! I love the 20′s as well, swing and big band music are my no1 faves…after the 50s, the 20s are number my no2 favorite fashion decade!

    Kudos to your BF, great illustrations!…but then again, since you are his muse …it figures :)

    Xoxo,

    meelusha

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Sunshine Sarah

    Love, love, love it! :D

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Bella Blithely

    Those illustrations are adorable! I must say the red lipstick is the perfect extra touch – you’re gorgeous!

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Sandra

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Plami

    You dear look gorgeous! Thank you for this great tutorial!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Biser Sable

    Oh, dear, thanks for the info!<3 It’s great!<3

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    stilistele

    very poetic and a lovely hairstyle!

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Anaivilo

    I resonate with you and I also yearning for that era myself, which is definitely my favorite. Right after I watched Midnight in Paris I felt that move was made for me and I was so envious of the main character.. Brilliant hairdo, I must try it myself. The last photo portraits you exactly like in those times, it belongs there!

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Vale

    very very interesting!!i’m following you!!if you like mine, do the same!!!!

    http://www.zagufashion.com

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    london loves

    Oh you look so lovely! How did you do the illustrations, they are adorable! Obsessed about ur blog.
    xxx

    London Last Night

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Anna

    that hairstyle is so pretty! i love the `20s, it`s one of my favourite eras! you look beautiful <3

  • Reply October 27, 2011

    Shannon

    I love your blog so much. This is such a nice post. I love how you illustrated how to do the hair style.

    http://shannonsometimes.blogspot.com/

  • Reply October 28, 2011

    Caroline

    wow such a beautiful post! :) love this style, very simple yet elegant

    shenanigansofcaroline.blogspot.com

  • Reply October 28, 2011

    Hayley

    you are soo gorgeous!! and you did an amazing job… i love your boyfriend’s illustrations too!!

    now following x

    http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/hayley.hour

  • Reply October 28, 2011

    Hannah

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love your hair tutorials, by the way – you’re instructions are easy to follow so they always come out so well :) x

  • Reply October 28, 2011

    Cristina B

    I’m craving for a 20s comeback (and a 60s one)! I like your hair accessory, and the overall hair tutorial which is very inspirational!

    Cheers,
    http://www.5inchmemories.com/

  • Reply October 28, 2011

    chelseasgirl

    Fabulous Fabulous hair editorial! Love the Great Gatsby inspiration. Your hair color is to die for as well!

    Xx

    http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

  • Reply October 28, 2011

    Kimberly Capeto

    Hey !
    I’m in love with that hair do, it’s so chic and classy ! I would love to wear mine like that for a party or something :)

    xoxo

  • Reply October 29, 2011

    Nicole G

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I adore it :)

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time coz I have an Organised Crime party coming up!

    xox

  • Reply October 29, 2011

    Caroline Robianto

    OMG you’re so pretty.. and i CANNOT do my hair.. i fail at hairstyling

    http://WWW.CAROLCORALINE.COM

  • Reply October 29, 2011

    margaret cruzemark

    Great post girl!!! I adore all the pics!!! You look amazing.So nice from you for sharing this!!!
    Thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comment!
    Kisses and hugs
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

  • Reply October 29, 2011

    colorsdiary

    this is a great hairdo, i will surely try it

  • Reply October 30, 2011

    AzaharaJS

    he! you have a sweet blog.
    I follow you
    kisses
    AJS

  • Reply October 30, 2011

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  • Reply October 31, 2011

    rebelrousher

    I agree only too well with you! Love The Great Gasby too (did you know they are making it into a movie?) The dance between fantacy and reality is such an intersting one. You want to be yourself yet you dont want other people to think your a weirdo. I would love to live anytime pre-1985, but the 20′s is such a special time to me. Rebelion and womens sufferage sounds like the best place for someone like me :)

    xx
    Kat
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    lapetiteblonde

    omg!that is great!!
    kisses pretty and have a nice day=)

  • Reply October 31, 2011

    Sanne

    Wow, a while ago i posted also a blog about the roaring 20s! I love love love the 20s, especialy in Paris, have you seen the movie midnight in paris? it is a must see!
    I must say you have great writing skills!

    I hope you would consider taking a look on my blog and follow me

    have a nice day!

    xxx Sanne http://www.phassionforparis.blogspot.com

  • Reply November 1, 2011

    Cee

    I know just what you mean, I spend so much of my life longing for the days when ladies wore hats and gentlemen never left home without a tie. Since I can’t go back in time, in spite of my wishes, I try to inject as much of the things I love from that era into my style as possible. This retro haristyle is absolutely lovely and your instructions make it sound so attainable, I will have to try it myself! Wonderful tutorial :)
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply November 1, 2011

    Marica

    Great blog!! Now I’m a member of it. If you want visit my blog: http://www.drinkingacosmopolitan.blogspot.com
    and become member .
    THANKS A LOT!! I’ll follow you! Kiss

  • Reply November 1, 2011

    BB

    nice look!!!
    I like your blog!! i’m following you! hope you follow me back!! =)
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    B.

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    Mimi

    wow, that is beautiful! and the illustrated tutorial is so amazing and so unique! :)

    i love the great gatsby too, and i bet the clothes in the new movie are going to be just great. :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    Anna Pope

    This is gorgeous – both the hairstyle and the photos. I will be trying this soon enough, thank you so much for sharing the how-to darling ♥

  • Amazing, you are so pretty :)
    Kisses :*
    http://confessionsofthepsychocat.blogspot.com/

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    Andrea

    so pretty :)

  • Reply November 2, 2011

    Christina

    prettyness!! the hairdo is beautiful!

  • Reply November 17, 2011

    Teddi

    classic with a hint of now.

  • Reply May 12, 2012

    Simos

    Love it!

  • Reply June 3, 2012

    BatidaDeCocoloris

    On the second picture you look a little bit like kate winslet did in titanic <3

    great idea, very pretty!

  • Reply July 7, 2012

    xuxa

    Stii,numai pentru ca iti place moda anilor ’20-’30(presupun) nu inseamna ca “apartii altei generatii”.
    A apartine altei generatii inseamna a apartine din punct de vedere mental acelei ere; cand nu te poti integra si te disconforteaza tot ce se intampla in ziua de azi, cand fetele/femeile nu mai au nicio virtute, totul se bazeaza pe materialism, superficialitate si barbatii nu mai respecta femeile, sa nu mai spun de tineri..

  • Reply July 11, 2012

    Ioana Liliana

    Stii, cand eu spun ceva, chiar aia vreau sa spun.

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