7 December 2013

1920's Glamour

Hello, everyone!

I'm so sorry that I didn't post last week. I've been incredibly busy with my new job and often, after a long, challenging day, I don't have enough brain power to then bash out a blog post! The bloggers that manage to post once a day, never mind once a week like I do, amaze me! You guys deserve a medal.

Anyway, this week's post revolves around the theme of Fossil's Christmas party this year - the 1920's. I'm absolutely in love with 1920's fashion, especially the era just before Coco Chanel revolutionised the wear women wore clothes. This was the era that had variety in the form of long, highly embellished dresses and then - at the other end of the spectrum - short, flapper-style dresses with an abundance of tassels!

I'm a big fan of Downton Abbey and the style of the characters, particularly Mary and Rose.

 

Therefore I decided to go for a look that was more Downton Abbey glamour goddess, as opposed to cheeky, party-girl flapper. This consisted of a long, flowing evening dress, of a bottle green hue, with a stunning, swirly, silver embellishment design. I teamed it with strappy, silver heels, a sparkly headband and pearls to create a look that communicated luxury and adornment.

I received lots of compliments when it came to my dress - it was actually £18 (including postage and packaging) from eBay! eBay always wins.


1920's-Style Dress - eBay
Silver, Strappy Heels - New Look @ ASOS
Silver Clutch Bag - Debut @ Debenhams
Silver Headband - Topshop
Pearl Jewellery - Primark

I then made my hair and make-up glamorous so that they weren't upstaged by my outfit.

I wanted to attempt finger curls for my hair do, but there just wasn't enough time! Instead I used my Vidal Sassoon heated wavers to put a modern twist on the effect of finger curls.


For my make-up, I accentuated my eyes with silver eyeshadow, black liquid eyeliner and a pair of fake eyelashes! You can't beat a good pair of lashes. I buy the Eyelure ones from Boots because they stay on all night and I can re-use them! I also used a classic red lipstick for a hint of retro allure.


Everyone from work put such a huge amount of effort into their outfits for the Christmas party and we all had such a good time!

It was held at the Woburn Safari Park Lodge and consisted of a three-course sit down meal, with a murder mystery performed by actors, followed by a disco.

I really enjoyed dressing up - I'd wear that dress everyday if I could! But I suppose it wouldn't be practical, hence why Coco Chanel came along and was so successful with her tailored trousers!


(Do you like my outfit? Have you dressed up 20's-style before? Thanks for reading! Until next time... Katie-xo)

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4 comments

  1. Everything about 1920's style makes me jealous of the decade! I wish I was able to travel time!
    I really like your headband from topshop! I myself dressed up in 20's gear for my 21st birthday, but I had to make do with a pearl necklace bobby pinned to my head!! hahaha! here's a link to my photographs; http://meganstwentyfirst.tumblr.com/

    http://ventthreads.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Megan! I'm going to look at your blog right now and leave some love :) Just looked at your 21st photos - amazing! You still managed to get the effect with the pearl necklace as a headband and I bet nobody could tell! Xo

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