Trendspotting. Love it. All the time. Mind never stops. And I love seeing them about a million miles away. Art deco never really goes out of style, but with the new version of “The Great Gatsby” coming out combined with the success of “The Artist” last fall, it’s going to be HUGE for the next year. And why not? The graphic elements are amazing. There is a sleek modernity to the style, but with hints of fun and whimsy in fringe and feathers and beads (Oh, wow, the beads!) Zelda Fitzgerald. Flappers. Swankiness. Yes.
I am smitten with this idea like Gatsby is smitten with Daisy. So smitten I’m doing two posts this week on it. The first is a daytime affair…reminding me of Jay and Daisy watching swans swim by, of picnics on a too hot summer day, of expanses of lawn just waiting for a croquet game. I love how our thoroughly modern Chevron invitation can work with the graphics of the era. The sleek dress and perfect shoes are great, but how cute would your nephew look as a ring bearer in that outfit? I can smell the gin and tonic and feel the breeze right now…
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*Not actual number. Though we may reach it!