Monday, September 28, 2009

Halloween Costume '09: Inspiration

Are you at all surprised? You shouldn't be! If you know me or read this blog regularly, you know the 1920s is my favorite decade. I was seriously born in the wrong era! So yeah, I want to go as a Flapper Girl this Halloween, but not the stereotypical, sequins & feathers Flapper Girl. No, no, no, that is not want I want to do at all. I want to do something much more chic, sophisticated and pretty.

I've already had this idea in my head for a while, actually since the Mix & Make where I made this headband. We were talking about costume ideas that night. Then I recently saw The September Issue, which I highly recommend for an interesting behind-the-scenes look at Vogue magazine. At the time of filming, they were working on the 2007 September issue, which featured this amazing 1920s-inspired fashion spread, "Paris, Je t'aime."

How gorgeous are these dresses?! I am so in awe. Later this week, I'll be heading over to Amelia's Retro-Vogue & Relics to see what I can find. I've heard great things about Amelia's so I'm really excited. I have a feeling I will see some fabulous gowns that I simply cannot afford, though...

I may opt to get a simple tank dress & then embellish it to the nines, with faux fur trim, fringe & beads, kinda like the grey frock on the left.

Then again, this elegant, silky gold number is to die for! So beautiful.

But then, this cute, vampy look is pretty hot... what to do? what to do?

all images: Vogue US | September 2007 | Paris, Je t'aime | Ph: Steven Meisel | Coco Rocha, Agyness Deyn, Sasha Pivovarova, Guinevere van Seenus, Caroline Trentini & Gemma Ward | scanned by sister-d @ bwgreyscale


  1. oh my gosh, those last two are so beautiful! i say go all out, how often do you get a chance to dress like a flapper girl?

  2. How fun! Are you guys throwing a Halloween party?

  3. We'll be going to the Mixx & Make Halloween Craftacular {} the weekend before, where we WonderCraft gals will be making masks, but I don't know yet what we're doing on actual Halloween. How about y'all?


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