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THE 20’s AGE AND ALL THAT JAZZ

THE 20’s AGE AND ALL THAT JAZZ

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Do you remember what your teenage crush was? Their name, their face…? My ultimate teenage crush has never been a person. It was, and still, a time-related period. An Era. I grew up with an Uncle who were so much into movie and mostly attracted to the Glamour Hollywood in the 50’s, and I’m pretty sure he was the one who gave me the idea of associating myself with a specific period of time in history. I was so much into book - I think that books are magical and it influenced the way I think. But movies are fascinating to the eye - it helps me develop my feelings about colors, stories, dresses, makeup, and feelings. I got caught by the great 20’s movie stories such as Pandora’s Box, Phantom of The Opera, The Jazz Singer.

I started to dig a list of 20’s artists and fell in love with them instantly. Marion Davies. Greta Garbo. Louise Brooks. Mary Pickford. Constance Talmadge. CLARA BOW! The list of my reason can go on and on forever, but here’s some best things about the 1920’s era for you to be convinced:

The Roaring 20’s Fashion


The 1920s for women means saying goodbye to the conservative Edwardian looks and getting much much loose in terms of dressing and attitude. Sleeveless, non-waist dresses, a lots of beading and silk satin materials... Everyone needs to be on the modern side. And how I love this change! Women chop their hair short and start wearing more manlike clothing. As named by “roaring”, they really do show how glam and sparks could looked like.

The Iconic Sad-Looking Eyes and The Start of Make Up Industry


Before the 20th century girls don't normally wear makeup (they used to call it "face paint"). But then, thanks to the excitement in the 1920s that drives women for being free in expressing themselves, women also found a new need to wear more make-up and being creative with their facial looks. Example: for darker fuller lashes women used petroleum jelly (Vaseline) was mixed with soot or coal. The resulting solution was a dark gel that was then applied to the lashes with a fine brush - and so on. So thanks to the 1920s, we have now being able to have fun with variety of makeup products!

The flapper girls


Flappers are my favorite 1920s culture! They were a generation of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe. Their unique appearance really define the 1920s fashion, and how I love that short bob hairstyles!!

The Jazz Era


Flappers are my favorite 1920s culture! They were a generation of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles, and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms. Flappers had their origins in the liberal period of the Roaring Twenties, the social, political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of World War I, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe. Their unique appearance really define the 1920s fashion, and how I love that short bob hairstyles!!
The Jazz Age was a period in the 1920s in which jazz music and dance styles became popular, mainly in the United States, but also in Britain, France and elsewhere. The Jazz Age is often referred to in conjunction with the Roaring Twenties, happening at the same time of period. During the Roaring Twenties, music in particular underwent drastic changes that accurately represented the cultural evolution that was occurring during that decade of the twenties. This fundamental period of American music resulted in many important changes in song form, dance music, popular taste, and production that still have a resounding effect on music to this day. As someone who has a father with thick Jazz on his skin, I’m embracing this phenomenon as one of the swing to the graceful age of 1920s.

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway : The 20s Masterpieces


My dear literature geeks must known already why these two gentlemen really shaped the 1920s culture. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, known professionally as F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an American novelist and short story writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. His counterpart, Ernest Miller Hemingway, had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. They both were the biggest foreign authors who influenced my writings, and it’s not surprising anymore knowing they were big in the 20s.

The Chanel Effect


In the 1920s, Coco Chanel launched her first perfume and eventually introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress, with an emphasis on making clothes that were more comfortable for women. This changed the whole game of fashion, and for me, starting the age of authentic #girlboss. Women in suits - how liberating is that? She’s always going to be my favorite of all time.

I believe that something is charming when they’re full of dynamic - they won’t stop growing and keep challenging themselves. A charming person for me always a combination of warmth, authenticity and mystery. A charming era proves that it evolves continually, leaving marks of success but never stop being full of surprise. That’s the charm of 1920s era for me, the roaring age of all time. What makes you think that something is charming?

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