Age of Decadence

There is something magical about the 1920’s; pre-depression that is, that makes me want to travel back to that time. And watching Great Gatsby last night, confirmed the fact. I already spoke about it on Style City but just to re-emphasise, I love the clothes, the lifestyle, the homes, the parties, the cars everything of 1920’s. I know I am romanticising the concept, the 1920’s were probably not the best time for anyone under colonial rule or coloured skin or poor, oh! and of course a woman (I come in all categories) but that is the magic of books and cinema they only highlight the gloriousness of the days gone past. Like I said before I have not read the book so I don’t know how much justice the movie does, I liked it based just on that it is an entertaining movie. But if I was a rich, white girl living in a free country I think 1920’s is the year I would choose- if nothing else to party definitely.



In fact The Plaza, New York has revealed its Great Gatsby suite called the Fitzgerald suite named after the author of the book. Located on the 18th floor of the Plaza, the suite includes various Art Deco pieces and period furniture in addition to pictures of the author and his wife, and photos of the cast of the 2013 film taken by Douglas Kirkland. More unexpected additions to the décor include gramophone-shaped iPhone-compatible speakers and vitrines that will house sporting trophies supposedly won by Tom Buchanan, a prominent character in the film.


Trend: Revival of 1920’s

Fashion to Décor: Great Gatsby Inspired
With Great Gatsby being released all over the world last week and here in India tomorrow there is definitely a buzz around the Style, Fashion, Make-up and Design of the Cast and Set recreated by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan. I for one am super excited to watch the movie at the preview tonight as I have not read the book and nothing excites me more than Vintage Style. Normally after reading the books I am always disappointed by the movie but that is not to be the case this time. Well 1920’s has been in trending for quite a while in the fashion circuit, while art-deco is also inspiring décor. So this week’s Fashion to Décor is to recreate the look of 1920’s in your home. While Bryton Taylor tells us how to throw a Great Gatsby inspired party, while The Beauty Gypsy helps us with the make-up.


1.Vintage Trunk, Eastern Treasures
2.The Novogratz 1920s Ericsson Desk Phone, One Kings Lane
3.’Occhi’-Box, Fornasetti
4.Deco Oval Clutch Bag, Judith Leiber
5.Chanel No.5 Perfume, Parcos
6.Decanter and Glass, Nachtmann

Trend- 1920’s Revival of Decadence