Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Great Gatsby

Anyone else super giddy at the thought of Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby? We've been goggly eyed over these stills from the eagerly anticipated movie which hits cinemas on the 17th May. The 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald follows the story of the dreamer and millionaire, Jay Gatsby and his love for the already married, Daisy Buchanan so naturally, drama ensues.

The Roaring Twenties make me think of Louise Brooks and her iconic black bob, dropped waist dresses dripping in embellishment and suited and booted boys with carefully groomed side partings. But it's also quite easy to think of Bugsy Malone and Claires' Accessories finest plastic bejeweled feather headbands so we are thrilled to see that Catherine Martin's costume designs remain glamorous without falling into cliche territory.

Carey Mulligan gives Mia Farrow a run for her money in this remake of the 1974 original, with her blonde bob and delicate features. We are certain that Mulligan is going to light up our screens as Daisy Buchanan, even if it's just these incredible dresses that sparkle - though we are pretty certain the Oscar nominee is going to nail it! But it's not just the girls, DiCaprio looks dapper as anything and I can't help but remember him as Jack in Titanic at dinner.

Release your inner flapper with the perfect 1920s accessories, headbands and scarves, cloche hats and long strings of pearls. Here are a few ideas...

See you at the Odeon on May 17th - excited!
Gina x

1 comment:

  1. Gosh! Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire in the same movie! How exciting. Two of my favourite actors! Have to confess that I hated Titanic but I think Leonardo Dicaprio has massively improved since then.