When: December 15, 2012
Headpiece: Self Made
Dress: Leluxe via Decades of Fashion
Feather Stole: Self Made
Gloves: Costume Shop
Hosiery: Victoria’s Secret
Foundation Garment: ModCloth
Bag: Heirloom (was my Grandma Schroeder’s)
Shoes: Payless (c/o 2011)
Where: Goodbye to the Roaring 20s Birthday Party
Why: I need to start this post by shouting from the rooftops I have the best husband ever. For my 30th birthday (which is actually on 12-21-12), Adam threw me an amazing Roaring 20s party. I’m working on a separate post for all of the parties details, but Adam really outdid himself on this!
So for a 1920s party, you’ve got to have the perfect flapper dress! I found my bottle green Vamp dress atLeluxe Clothing and then ordered it from Decades of Fashion over the phone. I knew it was a splurge, but after talking with the super helpful sales clerk over the phone, I decided that a) it’s for my 30th birthday and b) it could be worn down the road to the Opera or another fancy occasion.
I did a lot of research on 1920s accessories and read somewhere that the forehead was deemed “unfashionable” at that time, so women did a lot to cover it up (think cloche style hats and beaded headpieces like this). I used some of the extra beads and sequins that came with the dress tried to replicate some of the same shapes with my beadwork. I finished it off with 1” wide elastic around the back.
Then I took all of my photo examples and had my hair done by Kate at Senoj Salon. We had tested some finger waves on a previous visit and my hair is just too fine to hold that kind of curl without setting it the old fashioned way. Instead, we pinned all of the curls into place which stayed perfectly until the wee hours of the night when the party ended.
I could have gone with normal tights, but I thought it would be more fun to wear stockings with garter undiesinstead. Oooh la la!
Finally there’s the feather stole I made using two 6” feather boas to resemble a fur (my mom offered to loan me hers, but I’ve made a personal decision against fur, especially fox fur, from now on). I think this definitely gives the look of luxury though! I used a broach to attach to my shoulder for the night. Lastly the gloves and handbag pull it all together!
I had the time of my life! Thanks to Adam and all my friends who celebrated such a special night with me.