September 21, 2011
"You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock…"

Hi guys. Maybe you read this often, you probably don’t…but guess what - I do. And I know I often refer to The Great Gatsby and how it’s my all time favorite book and how I can’t wait until Baz Luhrmann’s verion of the movie starring Leonardo di Caprio and Carey Mulligan come’s out in 2012 and how I wish I had been alive during the roaring 20’s or even the 30’s… but like I said, this isn’t another Gatsby post. It’s also not referring to THIS BOOK which I just read and highly recommend and cannot get off my mind:

Neigh, this is a post about the All-American himself, Mr. Ralph Lauren. His spring/summer 2012 show was one of the last of NYFW and possibly the best. Everything about it had a 1920’s nostalgia - from the flapper hats, to the floral prints and the drop waists and the bias cut. Everything about these looks made me wish I had a gin cocktail in hand and lived in New York sometime after the first World War and before the Depression.  

**i want the above dress more than anything i’ve ever wanted in my life. Sequins. Feathers. Be still my heart

The interesting thing about the 20’s is that given a few adjustments, it can be confusing with the 90’s. Take this Karlie Kloss look for example:

Remove the boa, volumize that hair and switch the sandals with platform white tennies and you have Jennifer Aniston in Friends, circa 1993. 

Regardless. I love this era, this collection. It makes me nostalgic for a time I never experienced. I guess all we have now is Billie Holiday, gin, and re-reading Fitzgerald.

"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

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