When I say 1920s, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Party like it’s 1920-1929? Flapper girls, economic prosperity, jazz or the Harlem Renaissance? Or maybe all of them? For me it’s a combination of a lot of things. I remember watching the movie the Great Gatsby. Of course, my fascination for vintage made my vision a little but colored, but I loved that movie. Especially the way the roaring twenties atmosphere was recreated. After the 1950s and 1960s, the roaring twenties have a special place in my vintage heart. That’s why it was time to think about randon thoughts that would cross my mind if I had lived in that time period. Please note, just like the previous episode If I lived in the early 1900s, most of the time I am on the don’t-take-it-too-serious road. What would life be back then?
Last week, I bumped into a dance video of that popular moonwalk. Not performed by Michael Jackson this time, but by Bill Bailey. If you follow my facebook page, you probably have seen this movie. It made me think about other popular dance styles or typical dance moves that ruled the dancefloor back in time. Here are a few popular ones that lasted from the 1920s until the 1960s including some movies that captured those lovely vintage dance styles!
Another trip down to retro fashion lane after the 1900-1915 retro trip. This time a flashback to the roaring twenties!
The bob, sequined dresses,head bands, fringe and pearls were keywords in that era.
What made the 1920s so roaring? Well, the jazz music became popular and Flappers made their lifestyle statement.
Flappers were young, western women who “rebelled” against the standard morals of the 1920s era. They “bobbed” their hair, wore short skirts and excessive make-up. Their lifestyle included everything that wasn’t considered acceptable behaviour including drinking, smoking and liberal social morals. They redefined the modern woman in the 1920s. And they did it very stylish…
Ziegfeld girls (showgirls on Broadway) | 1922
One of the very first IT girls…Clara Bow