This week, a photo of Gemma Ward on the set of the filming for The Great Gatsby was leaked onto a Tumblr blog and now the fashion world is all in a-twitter. The Roaring '20s trend has been hot this year with flapper-inspired frocks that walked down the runways of Ralph Lauren, Alberta Ferretti, Sonia Rykiel and Gucci, and even inspiring Kate Moss' dreamlike wedding. This trend isn't going anywhere any time soon. It's infusing trends in beauty, shoes, hair and apparel for day as well as evening.
No need to wait until the movie's release in December 2012 to hop on this trend, it is an easy one to recreate, and a great way to glam up for the holidays.
Here are some tips on how to get the look of the Jazz Age without having to pay for a runway frock.
If you want to save big on clothes shopping, then you need to buy out of season. By thinking long term with your choice of fashions and clothing purchases, you can make your wardrobe last longer. It is possible to expand your overall clothing selection and accessorize without always replacing your entire annual wardrobe. If you do this right, it can also be a real boost to your clothing budget.
When we think of rainy days, we usually think of spring. As we all know, April showers bring May flowers! The thing is, it rains during other seasons, and come late summer and fall your candy pink umbrella and lemon yellow slicker may seem too spring-like to work with your wardrobe. I searched the web for some of my favorite fashion for inclement weather.
All of these pieces are long on style but short on price, ensuring you stay comfortable, dry, and stylish all season long:
A heat wave has spread across much of the United States; while writing this I am hiding out in my house blasting the A/C and keeping the shades drawn. Us fashionistas, however, need to leave our homes for work, errands and of course having fun.
How do you stay cool in such weather while still looking stylish?
I just got back from my annual beach getaway with my mom, sister and daughter. I love going to the beach--the surf, the sand, the sun and the great food and shopping! A key to a fun and relaxing beach getaway is packing appropriately for the event. Who wants to stress about what to wear when you are supposed to be relaxing?
After all my years as a beach fan, these are my must-pack items for a great beach getaway wardrobe:
Because you need a Mother's Day gift idea and because you really didn't think the Snuggie could get any warmer or cozier, I bring you the Coz-E Electric Blanket. Available from Urban Outfitters for about $68--a small price to pay to be swathed in awesome sauce and snuggly warmth. (Although an internet search find the electrically upgraded Snuggie is available for less $25 from Amazon.com...)
Don't let the photo fool you: the woman in the picture isn't actually upset about receiving and being made to model a Coz-E; she isn't frowning so much as giving you that "come hither" look. It has "come join me in my Coz-E and we can watch Golden Girls together" written all over it.