This arrived today ! From etsy shop @laminuinettevintage And totally beguiled by it a circa 1920s French lace tulle wedding cloche trimmed with timeworn silk roses and lace panels to die for ......just love it !
I'll give you just a #PEEK from behind the sleekest #1930s fender I've had the pleasure to hide behind. Later @ginminsky & I had a #leg up on some fun #flapper antics. Thanks for the snap, Gin, and for helping create the BEST #Gatsby party!!! What a fun #miscellaneousoldtimey crew!
We are skipping around in a bit of a time machine for the Dec 17 #VioletteUnderground party, because #speakeasies did not come into existence until Prohibition in the 1920s, a few years after la Belle Époque ended.
"Only six months after Prohibition became law in 1920, women got the right to vote. Suffragettes were on the front line of this landmark battle, but flappers became the most visible heroines of the Jazz Age. The only grown women sporting short skirts and bobbed hair, flappers were easy to spot. They dared to smoke cigarettes and drink cocktails in public. They turned down their hose, powdered their knees and painted their lips bright red. They hung out in speakeasies and nightclubs"
Image via: http://riverwalkjazz.stanford.edu/program/speakeasies-flappers-red-hot-jazz-music-prohibition
Earlier today, I had a lovely talk with a sweet friend about my grandparents and how they influenced (and still influence) my life. I miss them and wish they were physically here, but I know they continually flourish in my heart. This is one of my grandmothers, Honora. She was glamorous, intelligent, loving, and sassy! I adored her sassiness! This photo is rebellious and sexy because -- gasp! -- she's showing her knee! Up until the 1920s, when this photo was taken, it was viewed as scandalous and provocative for a lady to let her knees peek out from behind petticoats and skirts. I so love this photograph and I think I get my sass from her. 💛 And I think she would encourage me to stop caring so much about what others think of my sassiness and to be true to myself. I'm glad I talked to my friend about her and my other grandparents. It got me thinking a lot today about family, roots, and personality -- and honoring yourself, your heart, and your sassy side!