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Recently I went to Barnes and Nobles to pick up a few rainy day reads and came across a shopping tote with the cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” I knew I had to have it. The lure of the flapper era is unflappable. Check out the ready-t0-wear lines for Fall and next Spring and you’re still likely to find bold detailing, drop waists and flowing layers. The Siesta Key University Jazz shirt channels the boldness and immense energy of the Roaring 20s without
Siesta Key University Jazz Shirt (www.siestakeyuniversity.com), Artwork by Mary Andrews (http://www.fiberartsnetwork.org/Mary_Andrews.htm), Mia Farrow in the Great Gatsby, Vintage Flapper Picture, Alberta Ferretti Fall 2011, Chanel Resort 2012, Some of the 20s inspired stuff from atop my dresser (Gatsby Bag (Barnes and Nobles, $1.99), Some glam golden items: sparkly headbands from Anthropologie, $38 (no longer available), Vintage Gold Wallet, Vintage Cigarette Case/Lighter, Glasses from a Moet party in Paris, 1945 copy of Great Gatsby, Fallper by Joshua Zeitz), Vintage Flapper Picture, Drew Barrymore in Alberta Ferretti, Vintage cover of Life Magazine
The fourth of July is just a few days away. Here are some images I’ve found that I think capture the American spirit: Beautiful, Proud, Hard-working, Free, Revolutionary and Wacky. It’s a little collage representing just a tip of the iceberg of what encompasses the American Spirit. I particularly love the banjo that pays homage to Woody Guthrie’s famous guitar that said, “This machine kills fascists.” Instead, the banjo states, ” This Machine Surrounds Hate And Forces It To Surrender.” Isn’t that a wonderful concept? You will also find Johnny Cash with the flag and the host of America’s best fourth of July picnic, Willie Nelson. And, yes…that is miss Marilyn Monroe amongst the vintage illustrations of American beauties. I wish I could create all of these photos individually, but unfortunately could not trace all the sources. America doesn’t have to be looked at everyday for it’s failings, falls and flippant flaunts. Let’s just pretend things are good for one day and celebrate our young countries vibrant past and present.