Vintage look & feel!

Hello blog readers!

This is Alex one of the costumers for Hamlet/R&G. I have spent a frightening amount of time recently looking at vintage pictures of fashion and hair from the 1920s/30s/40s. Part of this is for the show (think vintage inspired) and part of it is from my own obsession. The 1920s were such a great time for fashion, there was the explosion of women, suddenly women were liberated from dull structures and no makeup and they came out with a bang. Hair was chopped, as the bob soared in population (as a bob-wearer I appreciate my history), women began wearing ox red lipstick and wearing rouge in public. Hem lengths lifted (ankles and calves gasp!) and stockings became more of a statement and less of a nuisance. When you get to the late 20s the flapper look hit and that’s when we see the “classic 20s” look of a shapeless shift flapper dress. There are some true works of beauty in the flapper dresses, we aren’t talking crappy target Halloween costumes (no shame guys I’ve bought one too) but works of art (Exhibit A B and C).

If you are looking for some 1920s inspiration below are some of my favorite 1920s looks!

PS- Is anyone else completely psyched for the fantastic fashion of The Great Gatsby (May 10th here I come!)

Modcloth’s beautiful 1920s inspired section!
Every fashionista’s idol- Coco Chanel
Some seriously beautiful pieces!
Downton’s wonderful 1920s fashion (my favorite part of this depressing season)
Gatsby fashion!
More 1920s inspiration!

On that note I’m off to work on a borrow list for the show I should have finished. Hopefully next update we’ll have some exciting thrift shop purchases!

Stay classy folks,
Alex (head costumer for Players and Ensemble; assistant for all others)

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