Flapper: Term used in the early 1900 to describe a young girl who had yet to become a debutante. By the 1920’s it meant any young woman who cut her hair short, wore Cloche hats and later Berets, a short skirt and blouse, stockings rolled at the knees, and heeled – usually T-bar shoes. She was commonly thought of then, as now, as a rather ditzy young thing, flouting conventional behaviour.
With Gatsby-mania in full swing and the revival of all things twenties, I thought I would use this opportunity to indulge in some smoky eyes and plum pouts for a little impromptu photo-shoot.
Gallery below – click on the image to view full screen
Makeup and Hair: Anneke Irving
Photography: Anneke Irving
- The Great Gatsby’s Fabulous Betrayal of 1920s Fashion (theatlantic.com)