"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Insist that a fashionista name his/ her sartorial inspiration from the Twenties, and the answer will most likely be a unanimous The Great Gatsby. My introduction to the nouveau riche happened as a result of high school reading, but in less than a year, I found myself reading Fitzgerald’s other works that included The Beautiful and Damned, and Tender Is The Night. I knew there would come a time when I pay homage to the jazz age as told by Fitzgerald via a blog blurb, but I didn’t want to do a modern, frivolous spin on The Great Gatsby alone. (I say frivolous because it is hard to illustrate Gatsby without highlighting its fragility and flaws) Sure, the iconic movie put Twenties fashion back on the map, but F. Scott Fitzgerald opened me up to a world of romance like I had never seen before, so I wanted my outfit to go beyond what meets the eye.
Eschewing whites just this one time to show you what a fantasy summer outfit looks like
Photos: Emily Wolfe
Romper: Forever 21 | Headpiece: Miraya | Gold Booties: BCBG Max Azria
Off-late, I've been experimenting judiciously with silhouettes, including my own versions of loosely cut "dresses" and oversized pieces. Summer, however, is a whole other ball game. I practice "buy now, wear forever" as best as possible, and this Forever 21 piece is over 2 years old now. This is a testament to the fact that a romper is a pillar of summer style year after year. While I recommend that you do something more utilitarian when you take your fun and flirty outfits out for a spin, the point behind adding this statement Prima Ballerina headpiece is to show you how to confidently punctuate any look. And you already know that bold, gold accessories have always semaphored an enlivened grace for me.
How to do in NYC in 2 days, the Thrillist way.
Shoes: BCBG Max Azria | Jewelry: Miraya | Brown sling bag: Mango
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Miraya originated as a concept magazine for a Publishing class, but much of it now exists online and has been adapted for this blog. The core remains intact, and that is to explore the changing landscape of contemporary Indian fashion through the international lens, engaging readers in a creative juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. It is spearheaded by the Founder and Creative Director, Namrata Loka.
Namrata R. Loka
Founder & Creative Director