I thrifted this book a few months ago from a little shop in Stillwater. The antique stores that line Water Street are packed to the gills with anything and everything you could possibly imagine. Old armoires, typewriters, jewelry, clothes, vintage glasses, and what do I walk out with? A book on Art Deco fashion. Obviously. My first thought when I picked it up was "This would make an awesome coffee table book!" (It does). My second was "I wonder if Coco Chanel is in it?" (She's not). I recently read an interesting biography on Chanel. There are many but I read the one by Lisa Chaney. I love this quote on the back cover: "I regret nothing in life except what I have not done." The legendary designer is often credited with redefining how women dressed then and now.
Of the recent resurgences, the nod to the 1920s is one of my favorites. I find the era and the icons like Chanel who represent it fascinating. Needless to say, when I found this a beaded, drop-waist number at Rewind Vintage, I had to have it. I wore it along with a pair of t-strap heels for a Gatsby-themed evening at Parlour Bar. I wanted some sort of feather headpiece but couldn't find any that I liked. I ended up making my own with a bit of black ribbon and a sparkly hair clip.
Speaking of sparkle, this Art Deco brooch belonged to my grandmother. I must say the lady had style. Below is an old family photo of her wearing it. This photo of her and my grandfather was probably taken in the 1940s, but you get the idea. Now I just need a fur stole like hers!
What about you? Do you like the ‘20s fashion comeback?