Tuesday, July 7, 2009

20's Love

I've just spent the last half-hour fixing photos Flickr so I could upload them to Chictopia, and now I am tired. I shall, nonetheless, try to write a post that is not only coherent, but, perhaps, inspiring.

Well yesterday, prompted by a dress that had a flapper feel to it, I did some research on the 20's and flappers. My conclusion is that I don't hate them as much as I thought I did - on the contrary, actually - they are now my newest obsession. I'm not saying I'd want to live back then or anything, but I do like some of the styles - some of them I liked even before I realized they were popular in the twenties, oxfords for instance.

While looking around at photo's from the twenties, I came across these beautiful ones:





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The second to last photo is a picture of Gabrielle Chanel, founder of the Coco Chanel line. I just love her outfit! It's just so chic!

The last picture is a picture of Bessie Love, an actress of the 20's who stared mostly in silent films, but some early "talkies" too. I found several pictures of her here, and I love almost all of them. She looks so happy and cute and lady like. (I desperately want to get my hands on one of her films, I don't care if it's a silent or a talkie! If anyone has any ideas on where I could find one, I'd love any suggestions!) The funny thing about that particular picture of her is that I got a skirt almost exactly the same just a week or two ago! I didn't love it when I got it, but it was cute and for less than $3 I couldn't pass it up (though I nearly did! Now I'm so glad I didn't!). I hadn't worn it yet - until today. I decided to try my hand at a 20's inspired outfit, below are the results:





Photos taken from my Flickr Photo Stream


Alright, my family is watching a movie now, so I guess I'd better go, please comment!

~ Caitie


12 comments:

  1. Oh your blog looks fantastic! How did you add those lovely borders?

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  2. I think the second photo from the top looks like Emily Martin. Very neat post. And great finds!

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  3. I love silent film actresses! My favorite is Louise Brooks

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  4. I love that shot of Clara Bow--it was probably my favorite outfit that she wore in "It." There's something so modern about that look.

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  5. Your blog is darling!!!
    What lovely and inspiring photos, thank you for sharing :) And you look gorgeous!

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  6. Your outfit in the pictures above is so pretty! :)

    Thank you for your lovely comments btw :D!

    Love Kirsty .x.

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  7. It would be fun to hear your dream dinner party (I like it when people use their imaginations for fantastic settings and such); I would also appreciate a shout-out for the idea. :)

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  8. I just wanted to pop in to say hi and let you know that I nominated you for a Great Read Blog Award:) Just go to my post "Blog Award" if you want to accept it. Cheers!

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  9. Thank you for the wonderful comment Caitie! I'm glad you like the dress and I would love to visit a candy shop/vintage shop like the one you described. There's a cute little candy store near where we live and sometimes Dan and I walk down there to buy a bag of assorted things. Vintage hats too! That sounds like sheer heaven:) I look forward to more posts when you get back...and completely understand about the slow connection. My parents still have dial up on their farm too.

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  10. Hi Caitie

    Just thought I'd let you know that theres a fun little blog award over on my blog for you! :)

    Love Kirsty .x.

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  11. Just lovely! I have been wanting a cute pleated skirt lately - you made this outfit look perfect!

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