A period of divinity, exquisite dressing, and splendor partying through the duration of the 1920s and has left a mark on many of us one hundred years later. The younger people of the time pushed the limits outside of Victorian thinking and dived into the lifestyle of the decadent. Women were finally able to vote and were nudging themselves into the workforce, and most of all, they were testing the way women were “supposed” to dress with shorter hemlines and très chic bobbed hairstyles. Women were feeling empowered and society was booming.
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Although prohibition was set in place to try to diminish the lavish partying and drinking, it couldn’t and wouldn’t stop them. The people partied harder and more extravagantly. There’s no doubt that it was an exciting time to be alive. They seemed to have no worries or a care in the world, dancing and drinking all night long.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
East Village Hats in New York City has beautiful, well crafted hats. This eggplant velour is gorgeous for winter. The parisisal straw asymmetrical sunhat with peacock feather detailing is perfect for the spring and summer season.
People were headed towards cities rather than farms more than ever, and people had more money than ever to add. Looking back at photographs it’s all so inspired and although there is darkness in this decade and it all ended with a war, there’s much greatness to take out of it all.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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The whole era is awe-inspiring. The way women were pushing the boundaries of dress was amazing, and reminds me of today as woman are wearing the power suit to their 9-5 jobs. Menswear and womenswear is being crossed over and we’re seeing collections that are completely unisex. The extravagant parties and way of life, although frivolous, is so exciting to read and watch films about.
Xoxo, McKenna Ramona Jennings
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