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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

1920's and the Great Gatsby

Once again I find myself working on a project that requires me to research the 1920's and my flapper makeup post has been one of my most popular.

 In the time of the Charleston, hems rose to an unheard of knee length.
 Women bobbed their hair and the finger wave became very popular.
 Waistlines dropped to about the hip line. Women would put powder on their stockings to dull the shine of the material. Flappers did not like to wear stockings so they would roll the down and put rouge on their knees to draw attention to the fact that their dresses were so short.
Cloche hats were also very popular because the brim allowed people to see your bobbed hair!
Clara Bow was a famous silent film star and the cloche hat was very popular because it showed off the short hair cut.
The term flapper was coined by writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. As most people probably know a remake of The Great Gatsby is being released starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Toby Maguire. Anyone excited?

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