Great Gatsby

I am so excited and can’t wait for Leo DiCaprio’s latest movie: The Great Gatsby, set for release later this month.

The movie premiered last night at Cannes Festival, and I saw this morning it is ‘Coming Soon’ at Eikestad Mall Ster Kinekor.

Tobey Maguire, Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan, DiCaprio and Amitabh Bachchan at the Cannes Premier.

Tobey Maguire, Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan, DiCaprio and Amitabh Bachchan at the Cannes Premier. (Image fromhttp://news.sky.com/story/1091561/the-great-gatsby-premieres-at-cannes-festival)

If I could choose (fashion & music wise that is) when I wanted to live, it would either be the roaring 20′s or crazy 80′s.  Yes I know…80′s with the horrible fashion!  To me the 80′s represent experimentation, renewal & crazy fun.  Never has fashion been this (awfully) creative and expressive.  So yes…the 80′s.

Back to the the Roaring 20′s.

It was all about glitz and glamour. It was decadent and divine. Those were the roaring 20s. Fashion’s on-going love affair with this rebellious (i’m noticing a pattern) and glamorous decade is evident this spring. Laden with drop waistlines, flapper dresses, fringes and frills, hats, head/hair adornments and of course elaborate jewellery.

I am also a huge fan of Art Deco design, as in furniture & architecture.  Art Deco was  an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s, then waned in the post-World War II era. The style is characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. New York City (where I so want to live) has the most amazing Art Deco buildings, such as the Chrysler.  Even our beautiful Cape Town has a couple of stunning Art Deco Buildings.

Mutual Building with interior, Cape Town http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Building)

Mutual Building with interior, Cape Town
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_Building)

600px-Mutual_Building_Cape_Town_056 Mh-08r The_Fresco_Room_in_the_Mutual_Building_Cape_Town

With the upcoming release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, fashion lovers are in for a vintage treat, thanks to an array of 20s-inspired pieces worn by Carey Mulligan, who stars as Daisy Buchanan.  The movie is a remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel.  I can not wait.

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Did the movie follow this season’s fashion trends as seen on the Spring 2013 runways, or did fashion inspire the movie?  Who knows.

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(Images from http://www.ifashion.co.za)

Lastly, my avant garde makeup representation of 1920′s, the start of the SMOKEY EYE.

(Makeup by me, 2012)

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I am a people loving food and wine craving Interior Designer turned Makeup Artist and Personal Stylist. I love everything beautiful, all things related to fashion and all aspects of design. Creative people inspire me. In my blog I attempt to showcase new fashion, trends, products and even cool designs. I will even attempt being your 'agony aunt' answering your questions, where I can. Knowledge is power. I believe all people have the ability to be great. Some just need a little help realising their greatness. I want to help you be the best you can be. By sharing my little titbits of knowledge about makeup, style, colour, food, design and life in general, I aim to insipre all to live the bestest most fabulous life possible. Life should be fun. We should all be passionately tackle each day as an adventure. This said...it is also hard work, and an ongoing work of progress. Here's from me to you...a sneek peak into all that inspire, tantalise and evoke my passion. xoxo

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