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The Great Gatsby Effect: An Ode to the Flapper Girl

  This spring brings the return of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel The Great Gatsby back to our screens for the first time since 2002 starring the aptly-cast Leo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. A remake by ‘love or loathe’ director Baz Luhrmann, expect a glamorous  portrayal of the main protagonists to turn us [...]

The Jazz Age circa 2012

I’m a hat-happy kind of a girl. With the first hint of a chill, I’m digging out my cosiest, warmest beanies and fedoras. I don’t believe you have to be a “hat person” to partake either. Discovering that first perfect style that frames the face beautifully and adds a subtle elusiveness is the secret weapon [...]

Driving Miss Mulligan

Romance is in the air with the arrival of the most awaited film of the coming year, The Great Gatsby, and along with the roaring Twenties of course comes glitz and glamour. It’s the book that inspired Kate Moss’s ethereal wedding day, and countless more. F.Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel set in the heart of the Twenties, a time beguiled [...]

Literary Lookbook

There are thousands of places to go for style inspiration the usual being magazines, fashion blogs, television or if you’re me it’s generally just stalking Alexa Chung to check what she’s wearing. But recently in my geeky brain I’ve had a revelation, I decided to turn to my first love for inspiration, literature. Hundreds of [...]

Undressing the Dress

From Lily Allen wearing that pink Chanel dress with the matching quilted bag, to Crystal Renn in Zac Posen, January Jones in Versace or Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein, the dress has come in itself a long way. As high as your upper thigh or as low, so the skirt touches the ground, the dress [...]