Links A La Mode

Some of you may have noticed the ‘Independent Fashion Bloggers‘ badge to the right. I belong to a fabulous community of fashion bloggers who share this common interest. A special feature at IFB is known as Links A La Mode, where you submit a recent post that you’re proud of in the hopes of being shortlisted for this nomination. Well, I’m very proud to say that my blog made the cut this week with ‘Flappers: The Roaring Twenties and the New Woman‘ blog post along with 19 other nominees out of a large and competitive field of great posts. Please check out below, published in its entirety from IFB. I wasn’t kidding when i said it was a great week for the blog, between making Links a La Mode and receving the Versatile Blogger Award.


Edited By Taylor Davies

Perhaps the greatest thing about the IFB community is our diversity. We bring together bloggers from all over the globe, who want to come together and share and learn and talk about fashion! This week’s Links a la Mode selections represent a slice of just how far and wide our bloggers stretch across the world. We have a trend report from Japan, online law and legislation from the UK, a Finnish brand debut in Hong Kong, and more. From the Olympics to the Jubilee, and 3 interviews with stylists and costumers – this really is a stellar collection of links for the week. Enjoy!



Fashion Tees at ShopbopWildfox, Ella Moss, Splendid, Theory, Free People, LNA, Enza Costa, Joie, ALC, James Perse, Vince Tees & Haute Hippie Shirts

If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Flappers: The Roaring Twenties and the New Woman

“Flapper” cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 1922. Source: Wikipedia.

With the literary classic The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald being given new life in this year’s film remake, what better time than to take a trip to the 1920s? The Roaring Twenties was a time of affluence and hedonism following the Great War and before the stock market crash of 1929 that heralded the start of the Great Depression. Social values and fashions took a liberal turn.

Actress Louise Brooks. Source: Wikipedia.

The independent New Woman broke free from the conservatism and social propriety of the preceding decades beginning at the turn of the century. Distinctive cropped bobs, loose flapper style dresses, dramatic make-up and sexually liberal attitudes typified the New Woman. They sought equality with men in the workplace and in politics.

Patent for bust reducing lingerie. Source: Wikipedia.

Fashions changed rapidly, making a strong break from had come previously. Hourglass corsets were done away with in favour of lingerie that flattened the breasts to give a slim, boyish figure. An ample bosom was considered unseemly. Coco Chanel and French designers inspired the flapper look with simple silhouettes. Hemlines climbed, reaching to above the knee.

Now, let’s take a moment to have some fun and pay homage to the fashions of the era.

Vintage 1920s French Dress. Source: Vintage Textiles.

1920s silk beaded gown available from VeraVague.

1920s flapper wedding dress available from TheVintageMistress.

Beaded and sequined flapper headband from greenleafvintage1.

1920s flapper lingerie onesie / teddy available from MaryIkaVintage.

1920s flapper gold beaded bag from TreasuredTinks.

1920s cotton dress available from simplicityisbliss.

Gold beaded flapper dress available from saintvermillion.

Do you think you’ll experiment with the 1920s aesthetic?

x Rena