May 25, 2013

The Great Gatsby!

The movie of the moment! Unless you've been living under a rock then you would've seen, heard or read about The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, to name a few. Released in the UK last Thursday, the film has already whipped up a storm, increasing sales of 1920s jewellery and 'frocks' up and down the high-street! I was lucky enough to see the film on the day of its release and it didn't disappoint. Not to mention its ah-ma-zing soundtrack! (Think Lana DelRey, Beyonce, Andre 3000... you get the gist!), though if like me you haven't read the novel you may find the plot slightly strange, but none the less intriguing. 

Visually The Great Gatsby cannot be faulted, a 1920s whimsical dream! 
Party scene from the film

Being crucially honest, I personally preferred the plot of Gangster Squad (released in Jan this year and also period-set) - maybe as it was based on a true story, so was more believable. Although it seems that perhaps this year there will be a theme of period-set films through the cinema? Last year it was all about Batman, Spiderman and all other superhero superstars, and that has too been reflected in the high street with stores from Topshop to Boohoo getting involved on the trend. 

Now back to The Great Gatsby... 

Jewels supplied by none other than Tiffany&Co.

In the run up to the films release I've received a load of Tiffany&Co emails adorned with even more decadent jewels than usual! And if you're particularly interested in the jewellery and costumes then check out this video: The Tiffany Jewels of The Great Gatsby

Tiffany's website is awash with styles designed for the film


Above a costume design for the character of Gatsby, and an image of socialite Scott Disick in an almost identical suit. If you or your boyfriend are brave enough then here is a similar style from Ted Baker, or a cheaper and little less brave version from River Island:

Ted Baker suit jacket: £275, Trouser: £125. 
River Island slim suit blazer £100, matching trouser also available at £40.

Now for the ladies;
Here are a few 1920s inspired pieces I've tracked down, which are all available online:

Pale mint dress: Topshop £75;
Embellished cut-out dress: MissSelfridge £85

Earrings: Tiffany&Co £365; Clutch bag: NewLook £19.99;
Shoes: MissGuided £29.99; Hair Slide: Accessorize £12  
Skirt: ASOS £32.50 nb: sale item

 And finally, a few images for you to enjoy of the film, and an upsetting one of the horror amount the boyfriend spent at the cinema! 

We accidentally spent a small fortune!
Yes, that is £37.53 for student tickets and some nibbles!
Characters Gatsby and Daisy 
Stunning muted tones on this dress
Amazing floral arrangement, oh and Leonardo
1920's glam!  
How could anyone resist that smile?!

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