May 26, 2013

The Great Gatsby

Last night I went to see The Great Gatsby and it is by far one of the best films I have ever seen. I won't go into too much detail for those of you that haven't seen it yet as it's the most annoying thing ever when people explain the whole plot. However, I am going to mention that the costumes and accessories are worth a cinema trip alone.

I've always been a huge fan of 1920's fashion. Women of that era had such grace and elegance and I often wish that I could have pranced around in overly large and fluffy fur stoles, pearls and heavily sequinned frocks. Instead I proceeded to dance, well wiggle, in my cinema seat and imagine how good it would have been to attend one of Gatsby's parties. (If you watch the film you will soon see what I mean!)

Carey Mulligan looked particularly amazing throughout the film and really suited the flapper girl look. My favourite part of the outfits had to be the beautiful hair accessories and headbands as they looked super pretty placed over sleek and sophisticated hairstyles. I'm thinking there will be a flurry of girls heading to their nearest salon to go for the Gatsby crop too...

 Although I am never going to afford a headband as intricate as Carey's, I've spotted this Asos number which is a great nod to the trend and era:

Asos Flapper Style Headband-BUY

Whilst watching the film I also had serious dress envy as many of the actresses swished around in the most intricately beaded and sequinned dresses. I've had my eye on both of these Miss Selfridge numbers which I think fit the Gatsby theme perfectly- lots of detail, plenty of sequins and of course, some feathers!

Miss Selfridge Embellished Cut Out Dress- BUY
Miss Selfridge Feather Sequin Dress- BUY

The Gatsby look is not complete without a subtle smokey eye and this new Clarins Splendours eyeshadow and eyeliner palette will accentuate the eyes and add a touch of Gatsby glamour to your beauty look.

Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet & Eye Liner Palette-BUY

Have you seen the Great Gatsby yet? Take a look at the trailor here:


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1 comment

  1. What a great post! I love your picks and I need to get to the cinema right away!
    Chloe xx


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